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 »

15 Items You Should Never Flush Down the Toilet

A clogged toilet is one of the worst plumbing problems you have to deal with. It’s gross, extremely inconvenient, and disruptive to have to bring in a plumber to figure out what’s wrong. It’s better to do everything you can to prevent toilet issues by not flushing certain items. While we all know things like… Read more »

7 Easy Ways to Conserve Water

According to Washington State’s Department of Ecology, we have a better water supply in 2016 than we did in 2015. Even so, it’s important to pay attention to how much water we use. Along with helping the environment, conserving water can save you money on utility bills. Follow these tips and do your part to… Read more »

Plumbing Problems to Avoid This Summer

When your kids are home for summer break, they can give your plumbing systems a workout. This increased usage can often result in various plumbing problems and repairs throughout the warm, summer months. Fortunately, you can avoid some common problems by following a few preventative maintenance tips. Here are a few plumbing problems and solutions… Read more »

Do You Need Professional Drain Cleaning? 6 Indicators

It’s easy to take your home’s plumbing system for granted. That is, until you notice issues with the way water enters or exits your home. Many common piping, faucet, and drain problems result from buildup within your pipes. Luckily, a professional drain cleaning can often resolve minor issues completely and prevent serious clogs, backflow issues,… Read more »