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Micellar Water

Water Mitigation & Cleanup

Not only can our master plumbers help repair your pipes we can also help clean up and dry out after a water emergency. We also contract with a mold specialist to make sure you can get back to normal after any sort of plumbing emergency.

All-In-One Service

After the repair job is complete let us help take care of the mess from any water that has been left behind. Things to look out for are soaked carpets, ruined curtains, or any other soggy mess made from leaking water. The first thing to do after the leak is stopped is to get lots of air flowing and start to dry things out. We can help take care of any demolition or cleanup that is needed as well as removal of ruined or water soaked furniture. We work with qualified specialists to help identify and remove any mold as well as provide repairs to your house to recover after a water leak or flood event.

  • What is water mitigtaion?
    Water mitigation is the act of preventing or minimizing the impact from water damage. It means we will help stop the water leak, remove or dry out any wet or flooded items, as well as stabilize and dry the home and get it ready for any repairs that are needed.
  • Can water damage be fixed?
    Absolutely! Don't despair, we can help dry things out for anyone located in Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Everett, Bellevue or other Eastside locations and many others in the northwest. Carpets can be torn up and replaced, drapes and curtains can be washed or replaced, and finally any structure damage can usually be contracted out to a reputable construction company to help get your house or condo back to normal.
  • Can water damage cause mold?
    The answer is yes, mold can thrive in any space that is damp. We contract with a mold specialist to help determine where any mold might be hiding and remove any that is found. Cleaning up hidden sources of mold can help with air quality and could help alleviate breathing problems.
  • What types of plumbing systems are there?
    Plumbing systems include everything from your whole house filters to your water heating system and finally ending with any filters near the end of the line. Filters include reverse osmosis filters, activated carbon filters, ultraviolet light filters, water softeners, or water conditioners for just some examples. To heat your water there are tanked and tankless solutions that can run on gas, electric. Heat pumps have been becoming more popular to help boost the performance of a traditional water heater. Tankless systems deliver hot water on demand and can be more efficient.
  • How Do I Stop A Leak Under The Sink?
    You can try to wrap plumbers tape / pipe thread tape around the threads of the pipe and then screw the pipe back into place. Remember to wrap the tape in the same direction as the threads. If the pipe has a small hole you can try to use silicone tape, or a pipe clamp and a piece of rubber to seal the leak. Keep in mind these types of repairs are meant to be temporary.
  • How To Find A Plumber Near Me?
    Google is a great place to start and there are other market places such as Angi, Yelp, NextDoor, etc. However it's always best to talk to family or friends to get their recommendations as you are more likely to find someone who is local and trustworthy. If you are looking for a plumber in Bellevue, Bothell, Everett, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Renton, Seattle, Shoreline, Tacoma, or other locations in Western Washington.
  • Do Plumbers Fix Broken Pipes?
    Absolutely we do! Sometimes the pipe can be sealed but other times the pipe might need to be replaced. Find more information on our Pipe Repair & Replacement page including tips on how to keep those pipes from breaking.
  • How can I prevent my pipes from freezing?
    Disconnect any hoses and cover outside faucets with insulation to prevent the cold temperatures from freezing the water inside of the pipes. Keep garage doors closed to retain as much heat as possible. Open kitchen or bathroom cabinets to help warmer air circulate around the pipes. If you will be leaving home, do not turn the heat off. Instead try setting your thermostat lower although do not go lower than 55 degrees. Consider adding insulation to your attic, basement, or crawl space. As a last resort you can try to leave a faucet dripping as running water will not freeze, however prepare for a bigger water bill than usual! Also too many people dripping their faucets can also cause problems with the city water pressure.
  • How do I know if my pipes need to be replaced?
    Low water pressure or contaminated water are good signs that the water pipes in your house or business need to be replaced. The material the pipes are made with can also be a factor. If you have steel water pipes that were installed after the 1950's there is a good chance you should replace them due to inferior galvanization. This leads to much faster corrosion and failure. Copper pipes can last for decades and usually don't need to be replaced unless they are physically damaged. Plastic water pipes can be chewed up by rodents and are much easier to damage than metal pipes and may need to be replaced more frequently.
  • How much does it cost to replace pipes?
    We always recommended getting in touch with an expert plumber to create an estimate as there are just too many variables that can affect the price. Use the Contact section above to get your free plumbing estimate today.
  • What causes broken pipes?
    When the temperature gets cold it can cause the water to freeze inside the pipes in your walls. Ice takes up more space than liquid water and so when it's trapped inside the confines of a pipe it can cause the pipe wall to fail. When the temperature warms up the ice melts and the pipe begins to leak. Shut off the water ahead of the leak and call a plumber right away to minimize water damage! Tree roots can also be a cause of broken pipes. Rust or corrosion can also cause pipes to fail. High water pressure or hard water can also cause pipes to fail.
  • Is it time to repair or replace your faucet?
    Check to see if the fittings are loose or there is any visible rust or worn out parts. Some internal parts can be replaced however it's usually easiest to simply replace the entire faucet than it is to disassemble it. Exterior nicks or blemishes can sometimes be cleaned off. If the faucet is loose try to tighten the retaining bolts under the sink. If the faucet is spraying water or leaking then this is a sign that the internal components are worn out and the faucet likely needs to be replaced.
  • Do shower head filters work?
    Shower filters work much like your drinking water filter by removing heavy metals and contaminants from your water. Filtered water can be better for your hair or skin especially if you use color or dye. Filtered water will not leech the color from your hair and can help with sensitive skin conditions. The filter cartridge should be replaced from time to time as it will eventually saturate and stop working as well.
  • How to fix a leaky faucet?
    Check the faucet handles are tightly closed. Try tightening the faucet washers or screws. Replace any old or worn out O-rings. Try to tighten the packing nut on the stem of the faucet. Make sure the faucet is properly aligned. Ensure the water pressure is not too much for the faucet. Clean any debris or buildup from hard water. Try tightening the nuts on the water supply.
  • How to clean / descale a shower head?
    Either remove the shower head or prep a plastic bag to wrap around the fixture and tie it in place. Prepare a cleaning solution of baking soda and vinegar (mix slowly!), lemon juice, or a commercial descaler. Soak the head in the solution for several hours. Run hot water through the shower to rinse. Finally use a toothpick to unclog any nozzles that still have buildup. If your shower head has a filter check to see if the screen needs to be cleaned, you can use the same cleaning solution for this.
  • Where should I buy a new faucet or shower head?
    Home improvement stores, contractor supply stores, trade shows or road shows, specialty bathroom stores, and finally online marketplaces can be excellent places to look for new faucets or shower heads.
  • Why do FAQs matter?
    FAQs are a great way to help site visitors find quick answers to common questions about your business and create a better navigation experience.
  • What is an FAQ section?
    An FAQ section can be used to quickly answer common questions about your business like "Where do you ship to?", "What are your opening hours?", or "How can I book a service?".
  • Where can I add my FAQs?
    FAQs can be added to any page on your site or to your Wix mobile app, giving access to members on the go.
  • How do I add a new question & answer?
    To add a new FAQ follow these steps: 1. Manage FAQs from your site dashboard or in the Editor 2. Add a new question & answer 3. Assign your FAQ to a category 4. Save and publish. You can always come back and edit your FAQs.
  • How do I edit or remove the 'Frequently Asked Questions' title?
    You can edit the title from the FAQ 'Settings' tab in the Editor. To remove the title from your mobile app go to the 'Site & App' tab in your Owner's app and customize.
  • Can I insert an image, video, or GIF in my FAQ?
    Yes. To add media follow these steps: 1. Manage FAQs from your site dashboard or in the Editor 2. Create a new FAQ or edit an existing one 3. From the answer text box click on the video, image or GIF icon 4. Add media from your library and save.
  • How to repair a water heater system?
    Typically water heater repairs can only be done by a plumbing professional. If you have experience with plumbing, electrical work, and gas connections you may have the knowledge and skills to repair your own hot water system but we always recommend getting in touch with a professional plumber.
  • What is the difference between a tankless water heater versus hot water tank?
    A traditional hot water tank stores many gallons of hot water that is ready for instant use which means it may produce more hot water over an extended amount of use. However tankless systems are generally more efficient because they only heat water when needed. Tankless systems can end up costing more to purchase and install but typically have better life spans. Tankless systems take up a lot less space so if you have a cramped area the tankless setup may be the better option. Contact us today to find out what system will work best for you.
  • How long should a water heater last?
    A traditional tank water heater should last anywhere from 6 years to 12 years before it needs to be replaced. Variables such as water quality and pressure can greatly affect the life span as well as performing regular maintenance such as flushing sediment out. A tankless system can last up to 20 years with proper maintenance.
  • Can chemical drain cleaners damage my pipes?
    Yes, using a chemical drain cleaner can potentially damage your pipes. Drain cleaners are typically very powerful liquids that can eat away at the pipes themselves. It's possible that the cleaner will eat away at plastic pipes or cause pinholes in metal pipes. They are also toxic and can create dangerous fumes. Repeated use of a drain cleaner can corrode your pipes over time and are a clear signal that the drain should be cleaned using a snake or hydro jet to physically remove the clog. Give us a call to find out how we can help with your stuck or clogged drain.
  • Why does my drain keep clogging?
    Clogs often form over months or years through the accumulation of soap residue, fats, hair, and other organic debris. Some methods only remove a piece of the clog which means it doesn't take much to stop the drain up again. A drain that is being stubborn by repeatedly clogging or draining slowly usually means a more powerful method should be used to avoid more costly repairs down the line.
  • How do I clean or unclog my drains?
    We at Smart Plumbing Solutions highly recommend avoiding chemical drain cleaners. They can weaken plastic pipes and also create pin hole leaks in galvanized and copper pipes. We recommend using natural solutions like soap and hot water, and then using a snake or plunger to get things flowing again. If the problem is a sink it's possible to remove and clean the p-trap below the sink. If these methods don't clear the clog out then the next step should be to call a plumber and have them take a look.

Shawn W | Renton,WA

“James and his team helped me out on a large project for one of my construction home projects. He helped from the rough plumbing to the finish plumbing and was very responsive and easy to work with. I would recommend James from Smart plumbing solutions and will continue to use him on future projects."
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