South West Plumbing Blog

Tips & Maintenance: Home Safety

Keep Flammables Under Wraps Never store flammables in the vicinity of a furnace, boiler, or water heater, especially one with a standing pilot light. This is a more common mistake than you may think, because basements and utility rooms are commonly used as storage areas as well. Some combustibles that people often don’t recognize are […]

Tips & Maintenance: Heating

Furnace filters ideally ought to be changed four times a year, and certainly at least twice a year. Yet, heating technicians routinely encounter furnaces where the filters haven’t been changed in years. Ask your South West Plumbing technician about a new “permanent” filter or possibly an “electro-static” air filter. At South West Plumbing, we can […]

Tips & Maintenance: Water Heaters

It takes only ½ second to scald someone in 150ºF water, 1 second in 140ºF water, and 4 minutes in 120 ºF water, according to the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association. Modern water heaters are factory set at 120 ºF, but many older models deliver much higher temperature water. South West Plumbing technicians can inspect and […]

Tips & Maintenance: Extend the Life of your Faucets

Treat faucets gently When turning water on and off, use normal hand pressure only. Clean chrome fittings With a soft cloth moistened with vinegar, rubbing alcohol, or glass cleaner. Use Mild Detergent For lacquered brass faucets, use a mild detergent…for un-lacquered brass faucets, brass cream will do the job nicely. Coating the Scratch If the […]

Tips & Maintenance: Plumbing

Corrosive drain cleaners, such as those sold on supermarket shelves, frequently cause injury to plumbers or homeowners when they open up pipes or sink traps to do repairs. Non-corrosive drain cleaners are much better choices. One of the best, Bio-Clean, is sold exclusively through plumbing contractors and South West Plumbing will be glad to demonstrate […]

Toy Drive

South West Plumbing was proud to partner with a Toy Drive in conjunction with KOMO news for the 2014 holiday season.  The Toy Drive is a Salvation Army program with the aim of providing Christmas gifts for less fortunate children in communities across the country.  This is the first year South West Plumbing has participated in […]

Join Us…

Join us March 15, 2014 at Walmart in Spanaway Washington to help support Girl Scout troop #43886 to raise money for McKenzie Harris. McKenzie, a member of that troop, and her family were in a  terrible New Years Day accident that left young McKenzie a quadriplegic. South West Plumbing is teaming up with 94.1 KMPS […]

Make-A-Wish Donation

South West Plumbing donated $400 to the Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington branch in August 2013. Make-A-Wish of Alaska and Washington mission is simple and clear. They do one thing: grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. More information and how you can donate […]

5th Annual Southwest Family Fest & Car Show

South West Plumbing was happy to participate in the 5th Annual Southwest Family Fest & Car Show. The weather was great, the food was good and even though there were not to many cars on display as in previous years, the work that Southwest Teen Life Center does is just fantastic. Thank you to all […]

Join us August 10 at the 5th Annual Southwest Family Fest & Car Show

The 5th Annual Southwest Teen Center Family Fest and Car Show will be held on Saturday August 10th at Southwest Teen Life Center on 2801 SW Thistle Street. The family friendly event will feature a Car Show, Bounce Houses for the kids, Face Painting, Live Entertainment, Vendor Booths, Food Booths and a Free Public Swim […]