Monday, December 18, 2017

A Happy Northwest Holiday.

Seattle is a great place to be during the holiday season.  It will also have many traveling relatives and friends joining us for an end-of-the-year celebration.  We hope that you and yours have a very Merry Christmas and a warm, happy holiday season.  At this time of year, we reflect on the past and anticipate the future.

Plumbing problems, unfortunately know no season.  They crop up when you least expect them and never come with our blessing.  Something may go wrong with your home’s plumbing or perhaps, the sewage system around it.  Just keep an eye out for potential plumbing problems while you celebrate this holiday season.

Your friends at Allen Plumbing have been here through it all for decades.  Shawn heads up an owner-operated plumbing company that handles jobs large and small.  You will never be just another number with Shawn.  Happy Holidays from Allen Plumbing, and if you need us we will be there.  Just call anytime at (425) 367-4744. 

Friday, December 15, 2017

Family holiday and Christmas events in Seattle 2017

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"The holiday season will be filled with family-friendly events in Seattle and the surrounding area. Take the family to enjoy visits with Santa and his reindeer, to see the holiday decorations, listen to joyous music and to enjoy special activities like ice skating and holiday markets."

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

How Long Should a Water Heater Last?

Here is the best “guesstimate”.  Generally speaking, a gas water heater should last about a decade (maybe a dozen years if you are lucky).  With an electric model you may get a few more years of efficiency (up to maybe 15 years).  If it is anything beyond those numbers then your water heater is living on borrowed time!

Let us use an equation, because often times people wonder how long should the hot water continue to flow.  For example, if your water heater holds 30 gallons and someone in your home just took a 15-minute shower then you can anticipate that there is about 5 minutes of hot water left.  If YOU want to spend 15 minutes in the shower, then you need to wait about 45 minutes.

Nothing about water heaters is an exact science, of course.  What is a sure thing in Snohomish, WA is that Shawn Allen should be called if you need your water heater repaired or replaced.  That makes it really easy!  Snohomish and Seattle area residents have trusted Shawn for their plumbing needs for decades.  Give him a call at (425) 367-4744.

23rd Annual Garden d’Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden

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"Garden d’Lights features over half a million sparkling lights formed into the whimsical shapes of plants, flowers, birds, animals, and cascading waterfalls set amid the natural beauty of the Bellevue Botanical Garden."

 November 25 through December 31, 2017
Hours: 4:30pm to 9:00pm (the lights go out at 9:30pm),
every evening, including holidays.