Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Is Your Water Heater Wheezing?

It may not be doing that, but it may be at the end of its efficient life in your garage.  With 2020 well underway, have you thought about your water heater recently?  I’m sorry if you actually have, but this hard-working appliance that heats up your home’s water has a shelf-life of about 10-15 years.  How old is yours?

Let’s face it, the worst possible time to find out your water heater has died is when you are in the shower with a head full of shampoo.  Water heaters are often taken for granted and pushed well beyond their intended life spans. If you are aware of when a water heater is about to give up the ghost it will prevent icy showers and also save money at the same time!

That last part should get your attention.  If you invest in a newer more efficient water heater now you may save yourself discomfort and $$$ in the future.  Have your water heater checked and possibly replaced by Snohomish Plumber Shawn Allen.  Shawn solves water heater problems throughout the Seattle area.  Just give him a call at (425) 367-4744.   

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Boom…There Go the Pipes. Now We Really Have a Mess!

No one in the Seattle area wants to deal with the damages and expenses caused by burst pipes.  So, what causes these pipes to burst during the winter?  The basic answer is that the water coming into your house from the outside is colder than it was during the warmer months.  The cold water causes your pipes to contract and in weaker parts, can cause the pipe to burst.

Here are some tips in order to prevent disaster –

1.  On the coldest days keep your faucets dripping.
2.  Direct any warm air to colder areas of your home.
3.  Leave your cabinet doors open.
4.  Disconnect any hoses from outside spigots.
5.  Seal any leaks that allow cold air in.

Naturally, if you have any sign of burst (or about to burst) pipes in your Snohomish or Seattle area home call Shawn immediately.  Shawn Allen is our area’s plumbing professional and will minimize or even avoid the nightmare of burst pipes in your home.  Shawn is the Snohomish plumber you have trusted for decades.  Just call (425) 367-4744.  


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