Monday, November 21, 2016

Sump Pump 101.

Now there is a topic we all love discussing…right?  That would be a no.  Who wants to worry about their sump pump as we head into another Seattle area winter?  Anyone who has been through any type of flooding knows only too well that having a sump pump does NOT assure them that there will be no basement flooding.  The world’s first fail-safe sump pump has yet to be invented.

Here are some of the most common problems with these devices-

1.)    If the power fails it becomes worthless.
2.)    Make sure that the sump pump switch is not stuck.
3.)    Simple old age…like any other appliance.

There are several others, of course.  You are not an expert in this area, nor would you want to be.  I’ll introduce you to someone that is.  He is Snohomish WA area sump pump repair and replacement expert Shawn Allen.  The Seattle area has counted on Shawn for all of their plumbing needs for over 30 years.  As always…It starts with a phone call to (425) 367-4744.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Winter Plumbing Tips for the Seattle Area.

Winter may not be as harsh here as it is in Chicago, but don’t tell that to your plumbing.  It needs your full attention as winter approaches.  If you ignore the changing season you could be looking at severe plumbing problems and huge expenses.  If you observe the proper winterizing tips you can rest easily throughout the next 6 months.

Here are some preventative maintenance reminders –

1.  Make sure that your pipes are insulated.  Freezing pipes can result in water everywhere.
2.  Check around the foundation of your home.  Water may leak into your basement.
3.  If you have a well as a water source then have your pump house checked.
4.  Don’t let your water heater give out in mid-winter.

There are others, of course.  There is one way to make sure the job is done completely the first time.  Call Shawn Allen.  Folks in the Snohomish, WA area have counted on this master plumber to do ALL of their plumbing maintenance and repairs for well over 30 years.  As always…It starts with a phone call to (425) 367-4744 and have Shawn do your plumbing inspection for winter.