• 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.

About

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

  • Cold Water Not Coming Out of the Shower
    September 15, 2021 Comments Off on Cold Water Not Coming Out of the Shower The only thing worse than a cold shower is a scorching-hot one. If there’s no cold water in your shower, you’ve come to the right place. Lack of cold water is usually caused by a defective pressure-balancing valve in a cartridge. This part is located inside the shower faucet. So, are you feeling handy? With a few tools and some patience, you may be able to replace the valve cartridge on your own. No Cold Water in Shower Begin troubleshooting by checking other faucets around the house. If these all don’t have cold water, you can begin to trace the problem. Look for the shutoff valves in your basement or wherever the main water supply line is. A valve may have been accidently turned off. Hopefully, you can just turn the shut-off valve back on and be good to go. If this isn’t the problem, you should call a professional. If the other faucets around the house do have cold water, then the problem is most likely the pressure-balancing valve. Why Is My Shower Cold? Has your shower become far cooler than normal? There are several possible causes of a cold shower. The first and easiest thing to check is the other faucets in your house. See if they run hot and cold water. If the other faucets around the house do have hot and cold water, then the problem is most likely the pressure-balancing valve in your shower. Why Pressure-Balancing Valves Fail Pressure-balancing valves regulate both pressure and the ratio of cold and hot water that flows out of the showerhead. Over time corrosion and mineral buildup can ruin a cartridge, especially if the faucet is not turned on very often. Replacing a faucet valve cartridge isn’t hard but requires taking the faucet apart. The hardest part of this repair is getting the old cartridge out. This is a good time to call a professional if you don’t feel comfortable with this repair. Feeling confident? Keep reading: How to Replace a Shower Cartridge The first step is purchasing a new shower cartridge at your local hardware store. The best way to find an exact replacement cartridge is to remove the old cartridge and bring it with you to the hardware store. This job is easiest with a cartridge puller, which you can purchase at the hardware store. Shower Cartridge Replacement Tools Flat head and Phillips screwdriverCartridge puller or tap with matching 4”

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  • 8 Steps to Cleaning Your Sump Pump Properly
    September 1, 2021 Comments Off on 8 Steps to Cleaning Your Sump Pump Properly Sump pumps are an integral part of maintaining a dry basement. Due to the nature of this helpful household appliance, sump pumps require regular cleaning to keep their systems functioning properly. We suggest annual sump pump cleaning, including removing and washing off the pump, clearing the check valve, removing water and debris from the pit, and more.  If it has been a while since you’ve cleaned your sump pump, or this is the first time you’ve even considered it, continue reading for seven steps to clean your sump pump correctly. What you’ll need First, it’s important to gather the necessary materials and items for cleaning the sump pump.  A tarp or plastic sheetingA tool useful for scraping debrisA large bucketA garden hoseA wet/dry vacuum for final cleanup How to clean a sump pump Before anything, make sure it’s not rainy outside, or you don’t have any appliances that drain into the sump pump basin. It’s important that there is no water coming into the area as you are working on the sump pump.  Disconnect the sump pump from the power supply. Unplug the sump pump or turn off the circuit breaker at the power source. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP! Attempting to repair or clean a sump pump while connected to the power source is extremely dangerous.Wrap the pump. Save yourself from extra cleanup by wrapping the bottom of the pump itself in the plastic tarp/sheeting. Set the pump in an area that will allow you to access all sides for easy cleaning.Clean the pump. Now for the fun part. Start the cleaning process by spraying the pump with the garden hose. Once the pump is sprayed and all loose residue has been removed, use the scraping tool to remove any stuck-on debris.Rinse the pump. Spray the pump again with the garden hose, rinsing off any last residue that might be remaining.Drain the check valve. Keep your bucket handy while draining the check valve. Any water from the check valve will be caught in the bucket. Use the wet/dry vacuum to remove standing water from the sump pit. This step is self-explanatory. Use your shop vac to remove excess water from the sump pit. You’ll also likely need the shop vac to clean up any water or residue that might have made a mess of the cleaning space. Reconnect the pump. Reconnect the sump pump and make sure all components are situated in the

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  • Summer Is Here! Is Your Plumbing Ready?
    August 23, 2021 Comments Off on Summer Is Here! Is Your Plumbing Ready? It’s summertime! The last thing you’re thinking about is your plumbing, right? I mean, you made it through winter without any pipes freezing. The water heater held up. You didn’t have to use your sprinklers, so they’ve got to be good. Plumbing problems and summer do not go together, right?Sometimes yes, sometimes no.  As is the case with most plumbing problems, you can rarely predict them. However, there are steps you can take to prevent issues from occurring. Or at least catch a possible problem before it escalates into a disaster. Sprinklers. Like it’s stated above, you went the winter and probably most of the spring without having to use your sprinklers. A little rain and a sun that isn’t baking everything help keep those sprinkler heads in the ground. However, it doesn’t mean they still didn’t experience some wear and tear during their off-season. The best thing to do is run them at the beginning of late spring or early summer to check for damaged heads, leaks and make sure your timer is operating as it should. Often, non-use can be just as damaging as overuse. Checking your irrigation system early and fixing any issues will ease most concerns if you keep your sprinklers on a timer and go out of town on vacation.Dishwashers. Summer equals more kids around the house since school is out. More friends over. Cookouts and holidays with friends and family. Which also means more dishes and more dishwasher cycles. Get up-to-date on your dishwasher manufacturer’s recommended maintenance and upkeep and ensure it’s ready to rock. Also, climb under the sink and inspect the supply and drain lines, ensuring everything is tight and there are no weeps that may become full-fledged leaks.Garbage disposal. With all those extra dishes from all that extra food you’ll be grilling comes grease. The easiest way to deal with it is to drain it off your cookware or soak it up with paper towels and dispense it into the trash. Do not just rinse it all off into the sink’s disposal or put the dishes into the dishwater covered in grease. Grease can gunk up your disposal and drain line. It also serves as a nice resting place for food debris to build up. Slow and clogged drains are sure to follow.Air conditioning. As the summertime heat kicks up, so will the use of your air conditioning. And the harder

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