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Ways to Keep Your Water Pressure High

There are few things more frustrating than putting up with a snail-slow flow of water from the faucet or showerhead. When you discover you have low water pressure, even tasks like showering or washing dishes can take far longer than they should. While the location of your home in relation to the municipal water supply… Read more »

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Top 3 Plumbing Myths Debunked

As a homeowner, you should understand all the most important systems in your home, especially your plumbing. Many people develop their own methods for maintaining their plumbing, which they begin sharing with others. Do these rumors and DIY plumbing “life hacks” hold any truth or efficacy, though? Before you start taking a friend’s advice, be… Read more »

Plumbing Projects Best Left to the Professionals

Knowing how to fix a leak or find a blockage in your home’s plumbing system can be valuable skills. It’s important to be familiar with as much of your home as possible so you understand the potential time, effort and cost of repairs when problems occur. However, some issues are too specialized for even the… Read more »

Symptoms of a Hidden Water Leak

Symptoms of a Hidden Water Leak

Washington residents know better than most how much damage water can cause if allowed to collect. Your home is one of your most vital assets, and, as the weather warms up for spring and summer, it may be in danger of springing a leak. With an influx of April showers and a lack of dry… Read more »

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Find Your Perfect Toilet Seat

Homeowners often don’t realize the impact their toilet seats have on the overall appearance and cleanliness of their home. Because we spend so much of our lives in our bathrooms, and, in particular, on the toilet, it’s important to make sure your toilet seat provides a comfortable, clean and welcoming place to sit. Depending on… Read more »

types of toilet flushing systems

Types of Toilet Flushing Systems

While you might not think about how your indoor toilet works very often, you may be surprised to know that a number of different systems and models are available. Whether you’re more interested in a quiet flush or something more environmentally friendly, here are some of the most common toilet flushing systems available on the… Read more »

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4 Types of Sink Faucets

Repairing a kitchen or bathroom sink may seem as easy as turning a wrench. However, depending upon your faucet type, your plumber’s repair approach may differ. Here are 4 types of sink faucets to be aware of. Please contact South West Plumbing if you have any questions.

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How to Repair a Leaky Faucet

The constant drip of a leaky faucet is enough to drive anyone crazy, and your water bills won’t make you feel any better. If unwanted water is coming out of your faucet, you need to get the problem taken care of before it becomes more serious. While it’s always best to call the professionals, here… Read more »

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Why is My Faucet Leaking?

Faucets are an important fixture in any home, giving you access to clean water for drinking and cleaning. Keeping them in working condition is imperative for you and your household’s comfort and health. Leaky faucets can not only be frustrating, but add unneeded costs to your water bill. Before your dripping fixture becomes a bigger… Read more »

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6 Tips to Keep Your Drains Clear

Drains are responsible for filtering and flushing away water and debris, whether it’s food particles down the kitchen sink or shampoo down a shower drain. However, drains often clog themselves in the process of serving this purpose. Common culprits behind clogged drains include: Cooking grease Coffee grounds Hair Soap scum Here are some ways to… Read more »