Wednesday, November 6, 2019

What is Repiping?

Maybe you thought it was something your grandpa did when he reloaded his pipe.  As it pertains to your home in the Seattle area, repiping is simply referred to as the process by which all the cold and hot water pipes throughout the entire home are removed and replaced.  Is it time for your home to undergo this process?

Here are a few signs that it may be time –

1.  Your home is more than 50 years old.  That means the pipes are galvanized.
2.  Rust is appearing in your water.  Also, look for lower water pressure.
3.  Frequent leaks in different pipes.

You can hide your head in the sand (until it becomes flooded!), or you can call Shawn Allen.  He is a Snohomish-based plumber who has been serving Seattle area plumbing needs (and emergencies) for decades.  Don’t hesitate.  It may be time to call Shawn your Snohomish plumber at (425) 367-4744. 

Gig Harbor Veterans Day Celebration 2019, Nov 11th

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Annual Gig Harbor Veterans Day Celebration with Lunch and Program

Monday, November 11, 2019

Honoring and expressing gratitude to those men and women who faithfully served our Nation during war and peace.

Monday, October 14, 2019

It’s Just too Important to Trust to an Amateur.

Sometimes a handyman can do the job, but when it comes to the plumbing in your home that may NOT be the case!  Most of your modern day conveniences are linked to the plumbing systems in your home.   Dishwashers, washing machines, toilets, sinks, and hot water heaters are the biggest conveniences that keep our homes running.

What are some of the reasons that you should hire a seasoned, professional plumber?

1.  Time…just call the pro, already.
2.  Money…it’s just the opposite of what you thought, but you can’t afford a money pit.
3.  Experience…nothing beats someone who has done this job hundreds of times.
4.  Peace of Mind…isn’t that what it’s all about?

You can check all the boxes when you hire Shawn Allen to fix your plumbing problem in the Snohomish and greater Seattle area.  He brings over four decades of experience to your plumbing emergency.  Peace of mind…there is no substitute for it!  The next time you need a plumber in Seattle call Shawn Allen at (425) 367-4744.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Snohomish County Halloween Attractions & Events

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"Snohomish county has some of the best Haunted Attractions in Washington. Whether you're looking for a good fright, want to go pumpkin picking, or simply looking to create amazing fall memories, then you'll want to head out to Snohomish county this Halloween season." 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

It’s That Necessary Evil in your Garage.

No, this is not the beginning of some weird horror movie.  It is about that highly efficient, but eventually outdated water heater that allows you to take comfortable showers and wash dishes.  The average life expectancy of a tank water heater is about eight to 15 years.  That’s a wide gap, but know this…after 10 years, its operating efficiency dramatically reduces.

Here are some signs that it is time to replace that old water heater –

1.  Simply its age.
2.  Strange noises are coming from the unit.
3.  The water is suddenly rust-colored.
4.  There is water at the base of the tank.
5.  The water in your shower is not as hot as it used to be.

Shawn Allen has seen thousands of water heaters “give up the ghost”.  If your water heater has reached the end of its shelf life and you live in Snohomish or the greater Seattle area call Shawn.  You can always find him on the web at  Check him out, then give him a call for all of your plumbing needs at (425) 367-4744.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Ballard Oktoberfest, Sept 28th

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Knock back eight-ounce pours of German-style beers at this Ballard Oktoberfest celebration, which also promises food and music.


Monday, September 16, 2019

You’ve Got a Great Set of Pipes.

That is something you would love to hear at Karaoke.  It is also something you wouldn’t mind hearing about your home.  As a Seattle area homeowner, you understand the potential damage that could result from a neglected plumbing leak.  Preventing this possible water damage isn’t always “piece of cake”, especially for homeowners with no plumbing experience.

Here are just some of the common causes for leaks –

1.  Corrosion can eat away at your pipes
2.  Rubber seals degrade over time
3.  Too much water pressure (especially at shower time) could be too much
4.  A crack caused by an accident such as a child throwing a toy at a pipe
5.  The pipes were laid incorrectly in the first place

Pipes can crack or break almost without warning.  If they do so in your Snohomish or Seattle area castle you should call Shawn Allen immediately.  Shawn can be found on the web at  Shawn has served the area for decades and you can count on him to repair your home’s pipes the first time.  Just call Shawn at (425) 367-4744.