Sunday, May 6, 2018

Oh Boy, It’s Sump Pump time.

Spring rains bring flooding conditions and you had better have the right sump pump in your castle.  Homes with basements and low water tables require sump pumps to discharge the water before it causes damage. Sump pumps remove excess water from any place that might collect water where you don't want it.

Pick a sump pump according to its base type. Sump pumps are available with pedestal mounts or are submersible.  Make sure you select a pump for the power needed to empty the area of water.  You will probably want to opt for a pump with a capacitive switch for hassle-free automatic operation.  Select a sump-pump with a vertical switch that mechanically turns the sump pump on or off automatically.

Those are just a few tips to help you along the way.  The best tip of all, is to choose the right person to install it.  In Snohomish, WA and the surrounding area that man is Shawn Allen, the owner of Allen Plumbing.  He has been a Seattle area sump pump installation expert for decades.  Give Shawn a call today at (425) 367-4744.

Seattle Mother's Day Brunch, Lunch & Dinner Specials

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"Dine out this Mother's Day Sunday, May 13, 2018.
Let us help you make this Mother's Day special with delicious specials to celebrate the ladies we love."

Monday, April 16, 2018

My Plumbing Wish List.

I think I speak for other plumbers across the country when I say, “I wish I were there to tell you what NOT to do before you had to call me”.  Plumbers from coast to coast will tell you that their area home owners make mistakes that end up costing them hundreds of dollars or more trying to fix their own plumbing.

Here are a few tips I would like to impart –

1.  Don’t automatically reach for the Drano.  Chemicals rarely do the job.
2.  Please don’t think of your toilet as a garbage can.
3.  Do not go searching for the main water valve.
4.  Stop with the drop-in tank toilet fresheners already.
5.  Your water heater is past its expiration date…just acknowledge it!

These and many other helpful plumbing tips might keep a major plumbing problem from occurring.  I just want you to know that I will be there when you need me.  I am Snohomish, WA area plumber Shawn Allen.  I have been here for decades and you can count on me in the future.  Just give me a call at (425) 367-4744.

Don't Miss the Apple Bottom Festival - Wenatchee, WA

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"This annual festival, which started in 1919, showcases the beautiful blooms of Wenatchee Valley. It includes a carnival, a golf tournament, a food fair, multiple parades, and more."


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Don’t Ignore your Bathroom(s).

These are some of the most visited rooms in our home, but we tend NOT to pay as much attention to them as, say our kitchen, living room, or family room.  Maybe it is time to pay some mind to these frequently used portions of your castle.  You can devote as much money as you want toward remodeling, just make sure that it is done right the first time!

Here is a partial checklist to follow –

1.  Leave the plumbing where it is already located.
2.  Look for flooring alternatives.
3.  Consider putting in open shelves.
4.  Go to the light…pay attention to the lighting.
5.  Make sure the paint keeps the area bright and inviting.

There is a great master plumber in the Seattle area who is also very adept with refurbishing projects.  He is Snohomish area bathroom remodeling expert Shawn Allen.  Why not give him a call before you take the next step and share with him your hopes and dreams for the project?  His phone number is (425) 367-4744. 

Fireworks, Bobbleheads, Kids Opening Day among special events for Seattle Mariners 2018 season

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"The Seattle Mariners 2018 schedule features a variety of special events and promotions with four bobblehead giveaways, five postgame fireworks shows, four Bark at the Park nights, a special Kids Opening Day, and some of the unique, even quirky promotions Mariners fans have come to expect."

Thursday, March 15, 2018

My Garbage Disposal Stopped Working!

Little brings a kitchen to a screeching halt more than a broken garbage disposal.  Now you have a smelly mess and you need to keep running into the garage with bags of goo until the waste pick-up people come to your curbside.  When your disposal is on the fritz there are some things that you can try at home to fix it.

Some of those tactics are –

1.  Flip the switch.  Is there power going to the disposal?
2.  Unplug it for a few minutes, then plug it back in.
3.  It may be clogged.
4.  Reconnect the power and run water through the drain.

None of these methods may fix your problem, so then it is time to call a master plumber.  The right man for the job is Snohomish, WA garbage disposal repair and replacement professional Shawn Allen.  It seems like Shawn has been working on Seattle area garbage disposals since woolly mammoths were chewing up waste!  Give him a call at (425) 367-4744.