Monday, May 13, 2019

Is Installing a Kitchen Appliance a DIY Job?

I’m sure you would like to think it is.  If you are handy, then why not install your own refrigerator, dish washer, or garbage disposal?  Installing appliances takes a certain amount of know-how, but some people in the Seattle area are capable of tackling the task if they familiarize themselves with the process and follow it religiously.

Here are some steps –

1.  Make sure there is plenty of room in which to fit the new appliance.
2.  When the door swings open, does it hit something?
3.  Check the wattage so that you don’t overload the circuit.
4.  Shut off the water or the gas.
5.  Make sure that the newly installed appliance is level.

You COULD do it, I suppose, but why not spend a little and have complete peace of mind.  Call Shawn Allen the Snohomish plumber who has been serving the Seattle area’s plumbing needs for decades.  Installing new appliances is not a plumbing emergency.  Don’t turn it into one!  Call Shawn your trusted plumber in Snohomish at (425) 367-4744.     

Friday, May 3, 2019

I Love Living in the Woods.

There are times when having a lot of trees on your property is a beautiful thing, then there are the times when those tree roots infiltrate your sewer pipes resulting in potential disaster on your property.  Don’t assume that cutting down the trees will alleviate your problem.  Clay and cast iron are rarely used these days because of those loose-fitting joints that tree roots can penetrate.

Here are some steps that may need to be taken –

1.  Digging up the old line and replacing it with plastic
2.  Poisoning the old tree roots that are causing the problem
3.  Covering the existing pipe with plastic fabric and cement

Do you have the equipment, the expertise, and the basic knowledge to do all of this safely and completely?  Shawn Allen does!  Shawn is your Snohomish full-service plumbing professional.  Sewer repair is just one of the many services that he provides in the Seattle area.  Contact Snohomish plumber Shawn Allen at (425) 367-4744.   

Monday, April 15, 2019

Spring Rains Could Cause Sump Pump Failures.

Yes, even here in the Seattle whenever it rains (statistics show that spring is NOT our rainiest time of year) sump pumps are in jeopardy of failing.  With over-saturated soil, repeated showers with little interval between them cause problems.  It is a simple equation…more water with nowhere to go equals hard work for your sump pump.

Just one good spring rain can cause your sump pump to fail if it hasn’t been serviced and maintained properly.  Sump pumps need to be checked regularly—usually once in the spring and once in the winter.  If you don’t have your sump pump checked at least once a year, you may need to be ready to handle residual damage to your home!

By the way, we have not even addressed the fact that you simply need a new one.  Whether it’s repair, a check-up, or a replacement the sump pump pro in Snohomish is Shawn Allen.  Shawn is THE Snohomish plumber serving the surrounding Seattle area.  Just give Shawn a call any time to check out your sump pump at (425) 367-4744.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Sewer Cleaning…How Much do you Want to Know?

The very thought of cleaning a sewer can send some people into nausea.  It is one of those unpleasant tasks that people ACTUALLY train to do.  Since one of those people is not you it is important to know that an abundance of unscrupulous entrepreneurs in the sewer and drain-cleaning business has led to an all-time low in trustworthiness for the industry!

Here are some tips to avoid unnecessary service –

1.  Spot the wrong questions so you are not preyed upon as an elderly person.
2.  Beware of those traveling in pairs playing “good cop…bad cop”.
3.  Make sure that watching a video inspection is really done live on YOUR property.
4.  Do a little research on the sewer cleaner that you hire.

How does over four decades of expertise in the field of sewer cleaning sound?  That is what Shawn Allen of brings to the table!  Shawn has been up to his knees in (you know what) more times than he can count, and YOU can count on him.  For honest sewer cleaning in the Seattle area call Shawn at (425) 367-4744.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Find that Leak…Find that Leak.

There are few things more annoying in your life than seeing leaks in your home and not knowing where they are coming from.  The best way to determine if you have a leak in your home’s plumbing system, is check your water meter.  Some folks in the Seattle area may not know where their water meter is located.

Here are some steps –

1.  Check the leak indicator to make sure it is moving
2.  Read the meter, then go back in a couple of hours and read it again
3.  Shut off the main water valve
4.  Call a plumber

Let’s face it…that last option may well be the best!  The right plumber for the job of detecting and fixing leaks in the Seattle area is Snohomish plumber Shawn Allen.  He has been around a long time checking for leaks in our homes.  He knows how to quickly find them and STOP them.  Give Shawn Allen a call at (425) 367-4744.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

St Patrick’s Day in Seattle

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"St Patrick’s Day in Seattle invites everybody to be Irish for the day. Unlike parades in other American cities, the Seattle St Patrick’s Day parade welcomes the public to participate in the procession."

Monday, March 4, 2019

How Many Plumbers Do You Need on the Job?

Have you ever thought about that?  When you call a plumber for an emergency how many people show up at your home to repair the problem?  Unless someone is studying as an apprentice the answer almost always is one.  Yes, one plumber will almost always be able to achieve the results you seek.

If a plumbing company has 25 plumbers working for it that rarely does you any good.  Perhaps you should look at it this way…if, for any reason, you have questions for the plumber who shows up to repair that leak, replace your water heater, unclog your drain(s), etc. he is the court of last resort.  You won’t hear…let me ask the boss and get back to you!

That is the luxury of hiring Shawn Allen.  Shawn is a sole-proprietor plumber out of Snohomish, WA serving any and all plumbing needs in the Seattle Metro.  When a plumbing problem arises at your castle or at your business remember his name.  It is Shawn Allen The Snohomish plumber at (425) 367-4744.