Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Did you ever Try to Install a Sump Pump Blindfolded?

It’s a joke, of course.  No one would do that, but after nearly four decades of installing and maintaining them in Snohomish and the surrounding area you wouldn’t put it past Shawn Allen for being able to do that!  There is no need to challenge him…just know that if you are thinking of installing a sump pump Shawn is your man.

There are a variety of options for those that wish to install a sump pump in the Seattle area.  There are sump pumps, well pumps, and entire flood control systems available.  Which one is the best for your home may well be a collaborative decision between you and Shawn.

Why not call Snohomish plumber Shaun Allen for a visit to your home in the Seattle area to discover which one is right for you?  Shaun Allen has been doing plumbing repair, installation, and replacement for well over 35 years.  Give him a call today at (425) 367-4744.  And, don’t forget to call him for any plumbing emergency.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

It Doesn’t Always “Come with the Territory”.

When a business has been around for decades that does not necessarily mean that people who deal with them (in this case, him) have glowing things to say about them.  In the case of Snohomish, WA plumber Shawn Allen, however this is definitely the case!  Look at just a few of the comments that satisfied customers have made about his work.

Barbara says, “I had a water service emergency and Shawn was right there”.  Margaret was pleased to get same day service and owner Shawn Allen also took care of a couple of minor (plumbing) annoyances.  And then there is Linda who wrote, “I was so impressed that he was willing to help us first before he would need to come out”.

Owner Shawn Allen of Allen Plumbing IS the plumbersnohomish.com.  He and his crew serve the greater Seattle area with fairly priced plumbing repair and troubleshooting.  It has been his passion to help for decades.  When you have a plumbing problem in 2020 train your vision on the Snohomish Plumber, Shawn Allen.  Just call (425) 367-4744.   

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Thank You Arthur Denny.

The very beginning of our city of Seattle was in 1851.   Only six short weeks after the Arthur Denny party made their historic landing from the small schooner known as The Exact, it was Christmas time.  Arthur’s younger brother David, along with a man named John Low, actually walked up from Oregon to scout out our area and return to Arthur to give him the news.

Up until Christmas of 1851 there was a “lean-to” comprised of four walls and little else.  On Christmas Day, along with that structure, now being securely roofed, there was another, larger log house, and two homes built using split-cedar boards, patterned after the dwellings of the local Indians who lived in the region.

Needless to say, during that first Christmas plumbing was NOT a consideration…survival was!  Fast forward 168 years and no Seattle or Snohomish area homeowner can live without it.  That is why our area counts on Shawn Allen to clean up plumbing problems.  If you need a plumber in the Seattle area count on Snohomish plumber Shawn Allen at (425) 367-4744.     

Monday, December 9, 2019

Dec 14th - Sippin & Shoppin Wine Walk

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Stroll through 150 year old streets decorated for the holidays and bustling with shoppers. Surround yourself with history; encounter architecture and attitudes of yesteryear while strolling from shop to shop sampling delicious regional wines.





Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Take a Moment to Vent.

We could all use one now and then.  Your water heater needs to do so all the time!  All water heater venting systems use a vent duct or pipe (it is also known as a chimney or flue) to bring exhaust gases from the water heater to the wide-open outdoors. The duct may be metal or plastic, depending on the type of vent system you have.

The most common problem associated with water heater venting is a condition called backdrafting (not the fireman movie!).  In this case, exhaust from the water heater fails to exit your home via the vent and instead ends up in the house.  Backdrafting can have many causes, but it is most commonly due to poor vent design or installation.

You don’t necessarily need to know all of this, but Shawn Allen does.  Shawn is professional water heater installer out of Snohomish who services the plumbing needs of the greater Seattle area.  For water heater repair or replacement, or any other common plumbing problem call Shawn Allen at (425) 367-4744.    

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

It is All Interconnected.

That is what it’s like beneath your Seattle area home.  It is out of sight, out of mind, but all of the plumbing fixtures, drains, and pipes in your home are connected to the biggest (and most important) piece of plumbing in your entire home.  That is the main sewer line.  Over time, the main sewer line can take a REAL beating!

Here are some of the common causes of a clogged sewer line –

1.  Broken or ruptured sewer pipes
2.  The line is sunken due to changing soil conditions.
3.  Tree roots…they are lovely to look at above ground, but destructive below.
4.  Every time you pour grease down the drain it takes a toll.

And so on, and so on it goes.  There are plenty of reasons for main sewer lines to “give up the ghost”.  There is one man in Snohomish who can fix it for you.  He is Seattle area drain cleaner Shawn Allen.  At the very first sign of a clogged drain…think about the main sewer line and call Shawn at (425) 367-4744.    

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.