• Welcome to Big Bird Plumbing
    Serving the Gig harbor and surrounding areas for almost twenty years.
  • Welcome to Big Bird Plumbing
    Serving the Gig harbor and surrounding areas for almost twenty years.
  • Welcome to Big Bird Plumbing
    Serving the Gig harbor and surrounding areas for almost twenty years.

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Serving the Gig harbor and surrounding areas for almost twenty years. Your plumbing brings you life giving water and improves your quality of living, and we take that very seriously. Big Bird Plumbing is committed to giving you the highest quality Plumbing Service in the Gig Harbor Area. Cal and Jason are your, “go to” plumbers. Happy to be there with you through every phase of the construction or repair process. We specialize in every facet of plumbing, from servicing your faucets and sinks, to installing whole house water filters & filtration systems, to complete remodels. From well pumps to the newest tankless water heaters, we are committed to all your plumbing needs. We understand that having a perfectly operating plumbing system in your home is an integral part of your life, so call us, we’ll fix it.

OUR SERVICES

Faucet Repair & Installation

When it comes to sink faucet repair and installation...

Sewer Pipe Repair & Replacement

Big Bird Plumbing provides a free and fast estimate...

Toilet Repair & Installation

Toilet RepairOnce your toilet begins to behave...

Waterline Repair & Replacement

Waterline RepairBroken waterlines...

SOME OF OUR WORKS

Latest Posts

  • What Is the Proper Toilet Flange Height?
    October 27, 2021 Comments Off on What Is the Proper Toilet Flange Height? When your toilet flange is unlevel or not set to the right height, the toilet may wobble or even leak at the base. To eliminate these issues, it’s important to ensure your flange is set to the right height, and if it’s broken or damaged in any way, you’ll also want to replace it. If you’re unsure what exactly is a toilet flange is, it’s what your toilet sits on. This little device connects your toilet to your home’s waste line. This is why it’s so important for the flange to level. An unlevel flange-like already mentioned, can make your toilet wobble or leak at the base. If you think your flange is not set to the right height, or it needs to be replaced, then you’ll want to do that right away. For those that don’t already know, the proper toilet flange height is when it’s flush with the top of the finished floor. The optimum height is about ¼ inch. It’s easier to get your flange flush with the floor if you first lay your flooring before you install the flange. If you’ve already laid your flooring, and the toilet flange is too high or unlevel, there are a few things you can do. First, you can pack grout into the gap between the floor and the flange. Give the grout 24-hours to dry and sand down the rough edges.Second, you can raise your floor by laying down thicker tile. This is quite a job and takes a while.Third, you can take off the flange as well as the toilet and trim down the waste pipe that comes up through your bathroom floor. This opening of this pipe should be level and flush with the floor. You’ll need some sort of a saw to do this. Your last option is to simply replace the flange. Replacing or adjusting the height of your flange Standart wax ring When you install your toilet flange, it should be installed on top of the finished floor, and it should also be installed perfectly level. If your flange sits even or below the floor, then it’s wrong. It has to sit evenly on top of the finished floor. This is very important. The reason being is because the toilet recesses into the flange when fully installed, but when the flange sits even or below the floor, the toilet can’t properly recess into the flange. As a result,

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  • How to Replace a Shower Diverter
    October 14, 2021 Comments Off on How to Replace a Shower Diverter Switching on your shower should be as simple as the flip of a switch. But when your shower diverter breaks, showering is not so easy– water continues to put from your tub’s faucet after you have actually changed the diverter. Thankfully, repairing a shower diverter fasts and relatively basic. Shower Diverter Spout Type What is a Shower DiverterA shower diverter is the mechanism that reroutes the water from your tub faucet to your showerhead. Many shower diverters are managed by a pin knob that you pull, but there are numerous types. Possibly yours is switched on with a button or with a 3rd faucet handle in between the bathtub’s hot and cold knobs. Finding Out if the Diverter is BrokenThis one’s simple. If, after you activate your shower diverter, water continues to leakage out of the tub spout rather than the showerhead, the shower diverter is not working appropriately. This might suggest that the inner rubber stopper isn’t creating a good seal to totally block and reroute the flow of water, or it could be another problem. Follow the actions listed below to troubleshoot and address the issue. Repairing the Shower DiverterAs soon as you have actually determined that your shower diverter is broken, don’t postpone in repairing it. It may be a simple job to put off, a damaged shower diverter wastes water and creates a bad shower experience. Repairing a shower diverter is a DIY job that you can complete in simply one day. Here’s how to repair a shower diverter in 7 easy actions: Shut off the supply of water to your shower.Seal your drain with tape so that small screws or other vital parts are not lost down the drainpipe.Tighten the screws behind the faceplate of the diverter valve. If you try this fix but the water continues to pour or leakage slowly from the bathtub spout after the shower diverter has been engaged, proceed to the next action.Disassemble the shower diverter. If your diverter has a rotating valve, loosen the nut at the stem of the diverter and get rid of the entire valve. If it has a gate-type valve, unscrew the threaded tub spout.Change the diverter. To be sure you acquire the appropriate replacement, bring your old diverter with you to the store.Install the new diverter, making sure that the parts do not cross-thread each other. Utilize a wrench to tighten up the diverter,

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  • Bathtub Parts You Should Have On Hand Just In Case
    October 1, 2021 Comments Off on Bathtub Parts You Should Have On Hand Just In Case We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. The bathtub is one place you may take for granted. Being able to enjoy a bath for hygienic purposes as well as relaxation is vital for a healthy body. However, even bathtub parts are susceptible to breaking down or could use replacement on occasion. Just in case, it is a good idea to keep specific bathtub parts around the home, in case the need for them arises. Most bathtub parts are affordable and easily accessible at your local hardware store. If a specific part needs replacing, chances are that you can fix it yourself instead of having to call a professional. When you need to replace a part, it may also prove a good excuse to upgrade the look and feel of your bathtub. Sometimes, the standard parts that make your tub function can look a little lackluster and could use a little sprucing up. Common Bathtub Parts That Break Or May Need Replacement Thanks to repetitive use, age, and the risk of corrosion from water damage, hair, and other debris, individual parts for your bathtub may eventually require replacing. Handles Image Source: Pexels The handles to turn on the tap for a bathtub may vary; your tub may be outfitted with two separate knobs to control the temperature and force of water that comes through. Other bathtubs may have a single fixture with only one knob to turn the water on and off, as well as set the temperature of the water. If you are looking for a simple way to update the look and feel of the handles for your bathtub, you can find a plethora of handle types at your local plumbing or hardware store. Handles are relatively inexpensive depending on their materials. If you end up having to replace the handles, you can choose from clear snap on faucet handles to lever style handles in a mirror polish. You can enjoy a lot of freedom with the aesthetics of a set of handles, which is sold singly or in a pair. There are also handle kits available for purchase at retailers, so you have all the parts necessary to install a new set of handles, depending on the style of your toilet and tap. Valves

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