Thursday, March 15, 2018

My Garbage Disposal Stopped Working!

Little brings a kitchen to a screeching halt more than a broken garbage disposal.  Now you have a smelly mess and you need to keep running into the garage with bags of goo until the waste pick-up people come to your curbside.  When your disposal is on the fritz there are some things that you can try at home to fix it.

Some of those tactics are –

1.  Flip the switch.  Is there power going to the disposal?
2.  Unplug it for a few minutes, then plug it back in.
3.  It may be clogged.
4.  Reconnect the power and run water through the drain.

None of these methods may fix your problem, so then it is time to call a master plumber.  The right man for the job is Snohomish, WA garbage disposal repair and replacement professional Shawn Allen.  It seems like Shawn has been working on Seattle area garbage disposals since woolly mammoths were chewing up waste!  Give him a call at (425) 367-4744. 

2018 Washington Cask Beer Festival

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"Experience the artistry of craft brewing in the form of traditional cask-conditioned beer. The Washington Cask Beer Festival features one-of-a-kind handcrafted cask-conditioned beers from over 40 Washington breweries." 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Help…My Sink is under Water!

It starts out slowly.  Your kitchen or bathroom sink is not emptying at the same pace that it used to.  It seems to happen suddenly, now your sink is literally overflowing if you leave the faucet on for any length of time.  This situation is not only annoying it can result in a lot of damage to the floors below.

What are some DIY solutions to a clogged sink?

1.  Fill your sink with enough water to cover the rubber of a plunger.
2.  Now apply elbow grease and move the plunger up and down several times with gusto.
3.  See if the water is receding.  If not, try again.
4.  You might pour one cup of baking soda down the drain combined with a cup of vinegar.
5.  This solution will foam up, so don’t freak out.

For any major clogs in your home’s sinks call the plumber.  In Snohomish that man is Shawn Allen a master of unclogging sinks at your home or office.  Shawn has been a master plumber in Snohomish for decades.  When you have any plumbing need, especially emergencies rely on Shawn Allen your Seattle area plumber.  Call (425) 367-4744.

Dino Days - Burke Museum

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Saturday, March 3, 2018Sunday, March 4, 2018
10 AM – 5 PM
See hundreds of exciting dinosaur fossils and other prehistoric creatures from the Burke's collection!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Installing a Fiberglass Tub and Shower.

This is a great project for winter.  Imagine the hours of comfort and joy that you will derive from a brand-new shower and luxurious tub!  Hopefully, this is the year that you have decided to remodel your bathroom.  You certainly spend enough time in there.  Why not enjoy the experience to the fullest?

Here are some installation tips –

1.  In most cases, replace the shower valve while the wall framing is still exposed.
2.  Attach the overflow pipe to the tub prior to the installation.
3.  Apply putty to the threaded portion of the strainer.
4.  Install the trip lever from inside the tub.
5.  Very carefully set the tub into place against the wall studs.

There are many other steps.  It doesn’t seem like a DIY job does it?  It is, in fact one of the many talents of Snohomish master plumber Shawn Allen.  He is a Seattle area bath tub and shower installation expert.  Now that you have saved for the project, make it come to life by calling Shawn at (425) 367-4744.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Seattle Wine and Food Experience, Feb 22-24

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"This annual extravaganza of all things edible and drinkable is an ode to gluttony in three parts."  

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Look for that Leak.

This time of year, you may notice a tell-tale sign of water leaking into your home.  First of all, check your toilets.  Make sure that no valve is stuck then check your water heater.  Those cranky appliances have a way of slowly giving out as they age.  Then look at any and all appliances that have some sort of water connection.

Your first call might be to the utility company serving you in the Seattle area.  They are responsible if the meter needs to be repaired or replaced.  The great news is this…the utility company is responsible by law to reimburse you for any and all overages that you may have paid during the leakage.

When the problem occurs in your castle with the water line itself then you need a master plumber.  In Snohomish and the surrounding area that call should be made to Shawn Allen.  He will come to your home and either replace, repair, or re-route your water line.  For all general plumbing needs keep this number handy (425) 367-4744.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

America's Largest Antique & Collectible Show, Feb 3-4

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"The largest Antique & Collectible Show in the Puget Sound happens twice a year with 400 booths of all vintage items."

Monday, January 15, 2018

Out with the Old…In with the New.

It is a typical New Year’s mantra.  You have hopes and dreams for 2018.  Some are personal, while others tend to be more practical.  In that latter category lies a new sink, bathtub, or toilet.  It may be a modest goal, but it will instantly do two things…enhance the quality of your family’s life and increase your home’s value.  That’s not a bad combination!

How old is your home?  How long have you lived in it?  Has your family grown over the years?  These are always considerations when it comes time to consider new fixtures.  A new sink or tub may require a bit of planning and expertise, so please DO NOT try to tackle this project by yourself lest you end up knee deep in water!

Your plan for new bathroom fixtures starts with Shawn Allen of Allen Plumbing.  For more than four decades Shawn has repaired and replaced plumbing fixtures throughout the Snohomish and Seattle area.  Make a New Year’s resolution to invite him into your home for an estimate of your project by calling him at (425) 367-4744.

The Top Things to do or see in Seattle, January 2018

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"St. Vincent blesses the Moore Theatre, ‘Two Trains Running’ explores gentrification in the late ’60s, and Lewis Black yells about Trump."

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Keep your Drains Running Freely.

A backed-up drain can bring a household to a standstill.  The water is just one problem…the smell is another.  It is simply something you wish to avoid before you have to make that inevitable call to your favorite plumber.  So, let’s try to keep it from happening in the first place.  Wouldn’t that be better?

Every time you use your sink run some hot water through it.  How many of us do that?  Now and then, throw a handful of baking soda down the drain and run hot water through it.  Have you tried vinegar?  You may be surprised at its effectiveness.  Just pour a cup down the drain, let it sit for 30 minutes, then wash it down with (you guessed it) hot water!

All of these methods may make a big difference on how often you need to call a professional.  Fortunately, if you do then you know whom to call…drain busters!  Shawn Allen of Allen Plumbing is your Snohomish area drain cleaning pro.  If you need him call him any time of the day for all general plumbing services at (425) 367-4744.