Friday, September 15, 2017

Experience vs. Apprentice.

Before you pick up that phone next time think about whom is going to come into your home or business and fix your toilet, your sink, your water heater, your sump pump (NOT IN your home, I hope), etc.  Do you want an experienced veteran or someone who is cutting their teeth working for a large plumbing company?

Perhaps the choice lies in reputation.  Since the apprentice does not have one yet, it reverts to the veteran plumber with years of success in his chosen field.  If that particular plumber did all of the above repairs and has done them since the 1970’s I think I might take a careful look at his website and check him out.

So, do it!  If you live in the Seattle area visit  Shawn Allen has been doing all of this and more out of Snohomish WA for about 4 decades.  As a master plumber working in the Seattle metro he truly is the last plumber that you will ever need to call.  Next time, pick up the phone and punch in (425) 367-4744.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Historic Downtown Snohomish 4th Annual Zombie Walk

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"We're inviting all Zombies and ghouls to Downtown Snohomish for a friendly (or not!) visit. In preparation for the impending Zombie-Apocalypse, we're asking all participants and spectators to bring "rations for the survivors". (Food donattions to benefit the Snohomish Food Bank. Cash donations are also welcome.)"

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Sump Pump 101.

What do you need to know about replacing or installing a sump pump?  Luckily, around here the answer is very little!  It really is not rocket science, except that you should buy a new one before the old one conks out.  The right time to buy a new sump pump in the Seattle area is BEFORE the next big storm…not AFTER it.

If your sump pump has given you loyal years of service and has just been worn down by age, the proper decision is probably just to buy a new one of the same model.  A couple of different types are the submersible pump and the pedestal pump.  We don’t expect you to know all of the specifics.  That is why you trust a professional.

Why not call Snohomish, WA sump pump expert Shawn Allen and get those specifics as to the right choice for your Seattle area home.  Shawn has spent the last four decades knee deep in s---.  We don’t recommend that you do that.  We do, however recommend that you call Shawn for a visit to your home at (425) 367-4744.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

It's back to school for Seattle - know these dates!

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 Get ready for Back to School Seattle!!  Here are the school calendar dates you should know about! 

It seems like it is ALWAYS Raining around here!

You chose to live in the Seattle area for all of its inherent beauty, but you also have that little matter of 38 inches of rainfall every year.  The simple math tells us that is 3 inches a month.  Then there’s the snowfall.  With that comes the necessity of having a quality sump pump in your home to keep your head above water.

Installing a sump pump is not exactly an easy do-it-yourself job - in fact, it is considered “heavy construction” by many in the building trade.  There is the digging of the hole, the removal of the dirt, perhaps punching a hole through the exterior basement wall for the drainpipe, and more.  That is definitely NOT a DIY job!

You know whose job it is right?  If you have lived in Snohomish for any length of time you may know the name Shawn Allen.  Over the last 35+ years he has been your Seattle area sump pump installer and repair pro.  If you don’t know Shawn and your sump pump is on your mind visit his website at  Then call him at (425) 367-4744.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Things to do in and around Seattle, August 2017

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Find things to do in Seattle and the entire Puget Sound region!

Bringing Your Household to a Screeching Halt!

This time of year, before school is back in session your home and living area have probably had quite a workout.  People are coming in and out, toilets are flushing more often, etc.  One thing that will paralyze the flow of your daily routine is a backed-up sewer.  The truth is, it may be getting slowly worse with the passage of summer.

Back in the old days someone had to put on their gear and get into the system to check it out.  Fortunately, today there is something called video inspection.  What happens in this case is that a video camera takes the brunt of the sewage and reveals exactly what is the root of the problem.  It could be a root itself or even cracked pipes.

No question about it, having your sewer system inspected is essential to your family’s comfort.  Whenever that happens in the Seattle area you immediately call Shawn Allen.  He is Snohomish Washington’s sewer video inspection professional and has been since the technology has existed.  Call Shawn right away at (425) 367-4744.