Our Company

South West Plumbing has earned a reputation for customer service, quality plumbing work, expert consulting, and a dedication to serving the Seattle area. With a team of Washington State Certified Plumbers and a fleet of fully-stocked trucks, we aim to get the job done right the first time around. This means no second-rate work and fair pricing to families with ongoing plumbing issues.

From repairing faucets and laying pipes, to clearing out sewer lines and water heater installations, we at South West Plumbing are the 1 to call.

Excellent Customer Service

South West Plumbing customers have come to trust us for excellent customer service and always a job well is done. It begins with the preparation to do the job right, every time. South West Plumbing’s certified plumbers come prepared with large, fully-stocked trucks that have everything they need to do the job right the first time.

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“When you find someone you enjoy having in your home and completely trust to honestly, thoroughly, respectfully, and painstakingly take care of every detail of a repair as well as offer advice on how best to prevent any type of plumbing issue in the future, well, that is an invaluable gift. And that is exactly how I view Andrew C. and Jose who completed work in my home today. This is now the fifth plumbing issue that needed to be addressed in our home, and each time Andrew and Jose’s work has been outstanding…”

– L. Hillier, Read More on Google

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Rolling Warehouses

Our trucks are like rolling warehouses brought right to your door, making it easy to solve your plumbing, sewer, drain cleaning, or heating problems fast—so you can get on with your day. We are the plumbing service company you can count on.

From Humble Beginnings

Since our founding in 1983 to today, South West Plumbing has remained Seattle’s  #1 family-owned plumbing business. Bill and Connie Buckingham started the company over 35 years ago with just a single truck. The name “South West Plumbing” came from the assumption that Bill and Connie would only serve the West Seattle area. However, as time passed and the business gained the trust of the community it served, the Buckingham’s were able to invest more and more into it. South West Plumbing then hired more Washington State Certified Plumbers, heating experts, acquired more trucks and supplies, and steadily broadened their ability to serve families all around Washington State.

Today, South West Plumbing employs over 100 Washington State Certified Plumbers and technicians, owning nearly 40 trucks ready to serve your neighborhood. With a larger crew, more equipment, and the construction of the West Seattle Bridge, our reach has expanded past King County and into Snohomish and Pierce Counties as well.

Washington State Certified Plumbers

South West Plumbing’s dedication to providing customers with the best means we hire only the best. Every plumber in our staff is highly trained and licensed as an official Washington State Certified Plumber. This means that they have completed on-the-job training and the state certification exam to become officially licensed to operate on residential properties. Moreover, our technicians continue training on an ongoing basis to keep their knowledge and skills sharp and stay capable in the field.

As experts in the Seattle area, we make sure to equip our crew with the tools and materials needed to get the job done the first time around. Our plumbers are outfitted with a fully loaded truck containing everything needed for most plumbing or heating project. With everything on hand, repairs and installations can be performed quickly and usually on the same day, without leaving a mess behind, allowing you and your family to get back to your life, free of worry and as soon as possible.

Comprehensive Services Provided

Your home’s plumbing is something that is easy to take for granted―up until it stops working. Plumbing problems can take on a variety of forms and can range from minor nuisances to unexpected emergencies. Because of this, South West Plumbing plumbers are trained and equipped to provide a broad range of inspection, installation, and repair services for your home. This includes both directly plumbing-related services and other adjacent projects such as heating, drainage, and sewer lines.

The following services are provided throughout the King, Snohomish, and Pierce County area:

  • Drain cleaning and unclogging
  • Water line/piping repairs
  • Fixing or replacing leaky faucets and pipes
  • Installing a new toilet, sink or other fixture
  • Adding new features to your bathtub or sink
  • Maintenance and installation of gas, electric, or tankless water heaters
  • Installation or repair for boilers, gas furnaces and radiant heating systems
  • Sewer line inspection and diagnosis, using specialized camera equipment
  • Sewer drain cleaning
  • Septic tank pumping and sewage pump replacement
  • Trench digging for sewer line repair
  • Trenchless sewer replacement via pipe bursting or lining

Whatever your project is, our technicians and certified plumbers have the skills and tools to get it done. Don’t forget to check out our special offers, as they can be redeemed when your plumber arrives at your home.

Working on Your Terms

Putting the customer first means being ready to respond when the call comes in. Our customer service representatives are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can be reached by phone, email, or online request form. When you call in, our reps work with you to schedule a visit from in a timeframe that works around your family’s schedule. Our dispatch team will then contact you as the plumber’s head out to your property. As plumbing emergencies do not always happen at a convenient time, we are ready and able to provide service at a time that best fits you; including weekends, evenings, and holidays at no extra charge.

Before any work begins, the plumber will inspect the situation to assess the project at hand. Once a full investigation is conducted, and a plan of action is decided on, a quote is given. As every job is unique, we do not provide a quote until the plumber has personally investigated, and do not start working until receiving your approval.

The full cost of the project is based on the job, not by the hour, so you will know what you are paying before the work starts.

Once these steps have been completed, our team is then ready to work! The technicians will have all the necessary equipment in one of our 40 fully stocked trucks, striving to complete the job on the same day. This includes not only the initial work but the set-up and finishing touches to ensure your house is left clean and ready for use.

“Prompt scheduling and arrival. Bob B. worked so hard and solved our drainage problem. He played attention to keeping our house clean with rugs and cleanup. So grateful for Bob and South West Plumbing. THANK YOU!!!”

Bonnie, Read More on Review Buzz.

Contact Us Today

With our friendly staff, comprehensive training, our team of Washington State Certified Plumbers, and customer-first approach, many local families are pleased to work with South West Plumbing. Year after year, customers turn back to us to continue helping them with plumbing and heating needs, where we continue to give them our best. In fact, we served over 15,000 customers last year.

If you need plumbing, heating installation, sewer installation, or repair work done anywhere within the King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties, contact us today! Our representatives will help you move forward to get the service you need.

For immediate response, call the number for your area to get the closest technicians available. Alternatively, fill out the form below to request an appointment for service. If you have any other questions or feedback, reach us by email at

Having served the Seattle area for over 35 years, helping thousands of customers along the way, let South West Plumbing serve you next, and find out why we’re The 1 To Call!

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