Monday, May 13, 2019

Is Installing a Kitchen Appliance a DIY Job?

I’m sure you would like to think it is.  If you are handy, then why not install your own refrigerator, dish washer, or garbage disposal?  Installing appliances takes a certain amount of know-how, but some people in the Seattle area are capable of tackling the task if they familiarize themselves with the process and follow it religiously.

Here are some steps –

1.  Make sure there is plenty of room in which to fit the new appliance.
2.  When the door swings open, does it hit something?
3.  Check the wattage so that you don’t overload the circuit.
4.  Shut off the water or the gas.
5.  Make sure that the newly installed appliance is level.

You COULD do it, I suppose, but why not spend a little and have complete peace of mind.  Call Shawn Allen the Snohomish plumber who has been serving the Seattle area’s plumbing needs for decades.  Installing new appliances is not a plumbing emergency.  Don’t turn it into one!  Call Shawn your trusted plumber in Snohomish at (425) 367-4744.     

Friday, May 3, 2019

I Love Living in the Woods.

There are times when having a lot of trees on your property is a beautiful thing, then there are the times when those tree roots infiltrate your sewer pipes resulting in potential disaster on your property.  Don’t assume that cutting down the trees will alleviate your problem.  Clay and cast iron are rarely used these days because of those loose-fitting joints that tree roots can penetrate.

Here are some steps that may need to be taken –

1.  Digging up the old line and replacing it with plastic
2.  Poisoning the old tree roots that are causing the problem
3.  Covering the existing pipe with plastic fabric and cement

Do you have the equipment, the expertise, and the basic knowledge to do all of this safely and completely?  Shawn Allen does!  Shawn is your Snohomish full-service plumbing professional.  Sewer repair is just one of the many services that he provides in the Seattle area.  Contact Snohomish plumber Shawn Allen at (425) 367-4744.