hvac tips to reduce allergens

HVAC Tips To Help Reduce Allergens

 As the weather begins to warm, flowers and other allergen irritants begin to bloom. No matter how often you clean your home and attempt to prevent allergens from entering, they still find a way inside, either on your clothes, through open doors and windows, on pets, in the hair of dirty, rambunctious children or external… Read more »

What is the difference between gas and electric | South West Plumbing

The Differences Between Gas and Electric Heating

Gas and electrical heating are the two most common ways Americans keep their homes warm during the winter. While natural gas is the most commonly used method in the United States, it is not available in all areas, and sometimes electric heating may be a better option. Each option has advantages and disadvantages. The best… Read more »

The Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

If you have ever had your yard and property torn up and destroyed because your sewer line needed to be repaired, you probably found yourself thinking: there has to be a better way! The truth is that there is a better way that many homeowners aren’t aware of: trench-less sewer line repair. Traditional sewer line… Read more »

Gift Essentials for the Home

There’s no better gift than a gift you can put to use right away. Home improvement products always make for great, useful gifts including plumbing-related gifts. Plumbing Gifts Your Family Will Love There are dozens of plumbing gift ideas to choose from. The best way to break it down is by what your loved one… Read more »

Preparing Plumbing for Holiday Travel

Preparing Your Plumbing for Your Holiday Travels

Winter is a popular time for travel, with nearly 100 million Americans going to visit family during the holiday season each year.  If you happen to be hosting a large family gathering, one thing you may not think twice about is your home’s plumbing system. With all the extra usage due to cooking large meals,… Read more »

Celebrities who were Plumbers

Five Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Plumbers at One Time

You probably think of plumbers as being hard workers who aren’t afraid to use their hands and get a little dirty on the job. That’s kind of the opposite assumption most people make about the famous celebrities of our time. That’s not to say every celebrity was born with a silver spoon in their mouth…. Read more »

Winterizing Your Plumbing

Freezing temperatures can destroy your plumbing system from the inside out. Extremely low temperatures can freeze sitting water in your pipes, causing the water to expand. If it expands just enough, your pipes will burst, causing extensive damage. Fortunately there are several different ways you can prepare for cold weather and winterize your pipes to… Read more »

Maintaining Complex Plumbing Systems the Right Way

Trying to save money by fixing your home plumbing systems by yourself isn’t always the best idea. You may have the tools and some handyman knowledge when it comes to plumbing systems, but only certified plumbers can ensure a maintenance or installation job is done correctly with the right tools for the right job. Unlicensed… Read more »

Preparing Heating System

Preparing Your Heating System for Winter

Although living in the Seattle area can be beautiful many parts of the year, we all know how important it is to have a properly functioning heating system in your home once those crisp, wet winters roll around. Imagine not having heat during the coldest part of winter, only because you forgot about or put… Read more »

Plumbing Leaks and Household Pests

Plumbing Leaks, A Pest’s Best Friend

  Plumbing leaks are certainly an annoyance, but they can actually cause more problems than you probably realize. In addition to wasting water and causing an irritating dripping sound, plumbing leaks can create a veritable paradise for household pests. You may not like your plumbing leaks, but cockroaches and other pests really love them. Seeing… Read more »