As the largest plumbing company serving the King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties — South West Plumbing is the 1 to call! From our licensed plumbers to our call center our motto is customer service. We have been helping customers for over 35 years and guarantee our work with friendly, professional, and uniformed plumbers that are trained on an ongoing basis to ensure they can fulfill your plumbing needs.
South West Plumbing technicians can take care of any clogged drain issue, from your upstairs bathroom sink to that downstairs laundry drain.
One of the most problematic drains is your main sewer line; all of the drains in your home eventually lead there. If the main line becomes blocked or plugged, all of your fixtures are affected.
Most modern homes have an access called a cleanout located just outside the house. This allows our skilled technicians to use their specialized equipment to clear your main line from the outside. This is always the best option. Clearing a secondary drain is a common task our plumbers perform daily. When it is necessary to clear the tub drain or sink drain we take great care to protect your home.
Once the main line is clear we can perform a sewer line camera inspection to see if there is a bigger problem lurking. Our expert technicians can see potential problems, obvious cracks and breaks or, in most cases, certify that your main line is good to go.
If you happen to be on a septic tank we can unclog the line between the house and the tank. A septic tank should be pumped approximately every 4 to 5 years to ensure proper operation. If your home has a sewage ejection pump, we can handle that as well. From pulling the pump for service to a full replacement of your sewage pump or grinder pump.
On particularly difficult clogs, or grease laden lines we can bring in our high pressure hydro jetting machine. The water jets can remove the debris and scour the inside of your pipes to restore them to the best possible condition. Whatever the case, South West Plumbing the 1 to call!
Faucets and Sinks+
Drip, drip, drip. Whether in your kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room a leaky faucet can be one of the most frustrating issues.
A leaking faucet or sink can not only cause a mess and annoying noise, but it can run up your water bill.. It might be a simple fix, or you may choose to have the appliance completely switched out. Maybe you just want an upgrade. Whatever the case, our technicians have the resources to locate the problem and get it fixed for you.
Did you know that the toilet is one of the largest consumers of fresh water in your home?
Today toilet manufacturers are developing new ways to decrease the amount of water needed to operate your toilet safely and effectively. The newest generation of toilet uses only 1.1 gallons of water per flush. Some models have a dual flush mechanism that use less water when less of a flush is necessary.
It was not so long ago that a toilet used 3.5 gallons per flush and the older toilets from 1950 used up to 5 gallons per flush. We stock EPA certified toilets on every truck and can get you on track to saving water, and being a little more environmentally conscious. Less water per flush means less water going to the treatment plant. Therefore, less water is released from those plants into the rivers, lakes, and streams.
Of course, we can unclog your clogged toilet or repair anything that needs to be fixed with your current toilet. Many times it can make more sense to upgrade to a newer and more efficient toilet than to simply keep paying for repairs on an older one, but our plumbing technicians aim to give you all the options on how to solve any plumbing problem concerning your toilet fixtures.
Tubs and Showers+
The most effective way to update your bathroom is with a new bath tub or shower.
We have many options available, including fiberglass, cast iron, and steel tubs, as well as 2-, 3-, or 4-piece showers. We also have options for our customers with disabilities including wheelchair accessible showers and walk-in tubs.
Or, if it’s a simple clog or piping issue we can handle that too. Click here to read more about drain cleanings. Whatever your concern, ask your tech what he can do for you!
Let us help you choose the water heater that is right for you.
Gas Water Heaters
Heating water with gas is one of the most efficient methods of supplying baths, faucets, or even radiant heating systems with hot, steaming comfort. Tank type water heaters allow you to have 50, 65, or even 75 gallons of hot water at the ready when you need or want it. While the efficiency factor of these tank-type water heaters has increased over time this has unfortunately shortened the life span of these units. The average water heater in our area has a useable life span of 9 to 11 years. The plus side is the newer units will save money over their life span and keep your energy cost low.
Electric Water Heaters
Electric water heaters work very well and are very dependable, with minimal parts to wear-out or break. Quite often natural gas is not available and electricity is one of the only options. Today’s electric water heaters will supply enough hot water for the average family and although the operating cost may be a little higher, they are extremely reliable.
Tankless Water Heaters
Many customers choose the newest generation of tankless water heaters. Whether gas or electric these heaters supply an endless amount of hot water. These units cost more than the conventional tank-type units, but are often chosen for the comfort of a lengthened supply of hot water. Tankless water heaters can also be considered a “green” product, and are good for the planet (depending on how they are used). They can save energy and pollute less, plus they use less metal and less plastic at the manufacturing stage.
Water Lines and Piping+
Every home has a water line that delivers fresh water and every home is going to have a leak in their water line at some time.
This line may come from the city meter or from a well, or even from a community water system. This line is called a “water service”. Your water service may be made of copper, Galvanized steel, Polyethylene, or PVC.
The effective lifespan of these different materials vary greatly. Our technicians are trained to locate the area of the leak and determine if repair or replacement is necessary. Should you choose to replace the line (most commonly selected option), we can get this job done in quickly so you have the least amount of inconvenience possible. Also, we have the ability to install the new line with minimal disruption to your landscape.
Even past your main water line, pipes leak – we can handle it.
Our technicians have years of experience to draw from in finding and repairing leaks inside your home. Most of the time only a small hole is required pinpoint the source and repair the problem. Our licensed plumbers can repair all types of pipes in any location of your home.
Older homes will need to be repaired. Our licensed and professional plumbers can carefully plan the new system for you and keep demolition of your walls and ceilings to a minimum. Quite often we can install piping in existing chases or hollow areas, and reuse the existing holes. With new plumbing pipes, you not only increase the value of your home, but it becomes a joy to bathe and cook with bountiful amounts of fresh clean water.
Whatever option you choose, you can be sure that the job will be done quickly, professionally and correctly at a price that you approve up front!