Monday, September 17, 2018

What is a Grinder Pump?

You may be familiar with it…possibly not.  A grinder pump is a conveyance device for wastewater.  Water from such appliances as dishwashers, toilets, bathtubs, etc. flows through the home’s pipes into the grinder pump’s holding tank.  Once a certain level of water is reached the pump engages and grinds the waste sending it to the main sewer system or septic tank.

Obviously, this is where things can go wrong and leave you, the homeowner with a real mess!  Grinder pumps can be installed in the basement or in the yard.  If they are installed in the yard, the holding tank must be buried deep enough that the pump and sewage pipes are below any possible frost line.  Grinder pumps are either semi-positive displacement or centrifugal.

Knowing the ins and outs of a grinder pump is probably insignificant for a Seattle area homeowner.  What is essential is knowing whom to call to fix yours.  That man is Shawn Allen, a Snohomish, WA plumbing professional who knows his way around sump pumps, grinder pumps, etc.  If you are having trouble with your pump call Shawn at (425) 367-4744.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

An Incredible Feast, Sept 23rd

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"This extremely popular annual fundraiser features over fifteen of Seattle’s best and most innovative chefs, paired with market farmers to create an incredible feast of unique and delicious bites, showcasing fresh farm ingredients. PLUS: local breweries, wineries, lovely music, carnival style games and a fabulous silent auction."



Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Cleaning Commercial Drains.

For commercial property owners, drain cleaning and plumbing upkeep is not something the average person thinks about every day, and it can be easy to neglect simply out of a lack of urgency; that is, until clogs or similar major plumbing problems occur.  Prevention is always the best way to handle commercial plumbing.

Let’s face it, it can be a real pain to deal with this kind of care as frequently as, perhaps commercial plumbers would recommend.  While not all plumbing disasters can be avoided through preventative care, here is a tip…have your drains cleaned on a regular monthly schedule.  We have found that to be a happy mix.

The job of drain cleaning in businesses around Seattle and Snohomish should be left to plumbing professional Shawn Allen.  Shawn is the owner of Allen Plumbing.  He has been cleaning commercial drains in our area for more than 40 years.  Call ahead to have Shawn come out to your business (425) 367-4744.    

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018

Do You Need to Replace Your Sewer Line?

Nobody looks forward to it, of course, but many residents of Snohomish and the Seattle area will be faced with it sooner or later.  Tree roots often invade and clog broken sewer lines. It has been said that copper sulfate, available from plumbers repels roots.  While this may only be a temporary fix, it can buy time before extensive work is required.

Have you looked at your homeowner’s insurance policy?  They generally EXCLUDE sewer line replacements.  If you are looking at a sewer line endorsement to your policy, it may cost you about $100 per year.  Depending on your family’s situation this may be a viable alternative worth looking into.

When and if that time comes the right man to call will be Shawn Allen.  For decades, as the owner of Allen Plumbing, he has repaired and replaced sewer lines in Snohomish and the surrounding area.  Whenever you have a plumbing need in the Seattle area call Shawn at this phone number first (425) 367-4744. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

2018-19 School Year Calendar for Seattle

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In case you didn't know - "Students are released 75 minutes early every Wednesday, except for the first day of school. This is to support improved teacher collaboration and student academic performance."

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Hang on Mom and Dad…It’s Almost Over.

Yes, summer is winding down and the kids will be back in school in a month.  In the meantime, they may be pouring anything and everything down the sink and your garbage disposal is getting quite a workout.  Fixing a cranky garbage disposal by yourself may not only be an exercise in futility, but downright dangerous!

Here are some signs when you should be calling a plumber

1.  You turn it on, but there is no noise.  It may be shot.
2.  Water is leaking from the disposal.
3.  It is draining at a glacial pace.
4.  Something is blocking the flywheel.

There are others, but these are just some signs that it is time to call in a pro.  In Snohomish and the Seattle area that man is Shawn Allen of Allen Plumbing.  He will fix or replace your dying disposal quickly and efficiently…guaranteed.  Call Shawn.  He has decades of experience with Snohomish area plumbing problems.  His phone number is (425) 367-4744.