Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Thank You Arthur Denny.

The very beginning of our city of Seattle was in 1851.   Only six short weeks after the Arthur Denny party made their historic landing from the small schooner known as The Exact, it was Christmas time.  Arthur’s younger brother David, along with a man named John Low, actually walked up from Oregon to scout out our area and return to Arthur to give him the news.

Up until Christmas of 1851 there was a “lean-to” comprised of four walls and little else.  On Christmas Day, along with that structure, now being securely roofed, there was another, larger log house, and two homes built using split-cedar boards, patterned after the dwellings of the local Indians who lived in the region.

Needless to say, during that first Christmas plumbing was NOT a consideration…survival was!  Fast forward 168 years and no Seattle or Snohomish area homeowner can live without it.  That is why our area counts on Shawn Allen to clean up plumbing problems.  If you need a plumber in the Seattle area count on Snohomish plumber Shawn Allen at (425) 367-4744.     

Monday, December 9, 2019

Dec 14th - Sippin & Shoppin Wine Walk

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Stroll through 150 year old streets decorated for the holidays and bustling with shoppers. Surround yourself with history; encounter architecture and attitudes of yesteryear while strolling from shop to shop sampling delicious regional wines.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Take a Moment to Vent.

We could all use one now and then.  Your water heater needs to do so all the time!  All water heater venting systems use a vent duct or pipe (it is also known as a chimney or flue) to bring exhaust gases from the water heater to the wide-open outdoors. The duct may be metal or plastic, depending on the type of vent system you have.

The most common problem associated with water heater venting is a condition called backdrafting (not the fireman movie!).  In this case, exhaust from the water heater fails to exit your home via the vent and instead ends up in the house.  Backdrafting can have many causes, but it is most commonly due to poor vent design or installation.

You don’t necessarily need to know all of this, but Shawn Allen does.  Shawn is professional water heater installer out of Snohomish who services the plumbing needs of the greater Seattle area.  For water heater repair or replacement, or any other common plumbing problem call Shawn Allen at (425) 367-4744.