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Plumbing Projects Best Left to the Professionals

DIY Plumbing Projects | South West Plumbing - Seattle WA

Knowing how to fix a leak or find a blockage in your home’s plumbing system can be valuable skills. It’s important to be familiar with as much of your home as possible so you understand the potential time, effort and cost of repairs when problems occur. However, some issues are too specialized for even the most experienced DIYer. There are some plumbing emergencies ...

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Symptoms of a Hidden Water Leak

Symptoms of a Hidden Water Leak

Washington residents know better than most how much damage water can cause if allowed to collect. Your home is one of your most vital assets, and, as the weather warms up for spring and summer, it may be in danger of springing a leak. With an influx of April showers and a lack of dry weather to evaporate all that moisture, it’s important to know how to ...

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Find Your Perfect Toilet Seat

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Homeowners often don’t realize the impact their toilet seats have on the overall appearance and cleanliness of their home. Because we spend so much of our lives in our bathrooms, and, in particular, on the toilet, it’s important to make sure your toilet seat provides a comfortable, clean and welcoming place to sit. Depending on a homeowner’s needs, they may choose between a wide variety of toilet seats to ...

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Types of Toilet Flushing Systems

types of toilet flushing systems

While you might not think about how your indoor toilet works very often, you may be surprised to know that a number of different systems and models are available. Whether you’re more interested in a quiet flush or something more environmentally friendly, here are some of the most common toilet flushing systems available on the market today.

Gravity Flush

Traditional flush systems are powered by gravity, using the weight of ...

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How to Repair a Leaky Faucet

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The constant drip of a leaky faucet is enough to drive anyone crazy, and your water bills won’t make you feel any better. If unwanted water is coming out of your faucet, you need to get the problem taken care of before it becomes more serious. While it’s always best to call the professionals, here are a few things you can try on your own.

Before You Start

Before you start taking apart ...

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Why is My Faucet Leaking?

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Faucets are an important fixture in any home, giving you access to clean water for drinking and cleaning. Keeping them in working condition is imperative for you and your household’s comfort and health. Leaky faucets can not only be frustrating, but add unneeded costs to your water bill. Before your dripping fixture becomes a bigger problem, try to figure out the source of the issue.

Faulty O-Ring

The handle of your faucet is ...

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6 Tips to Keep Your Drains Clear

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Drains are responsible for filtering and flushing away water and debris, whether it’s food particles down the kitchen sink or shampoo down a shower drain. However, drains often clog themselves in the process of serving this purpose. Common culprits behind clogged drains include:

  • Cooking grease
  • Coffee grounds
  • Hair
  • Soap scum

Here are some ways to keep your drains clear and how to dispose of common coagulants.

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HVAC Tips To Help Reduce Allergens

hvac tips to 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 vents. Here are some HVAC tips to help you keep allergens out of ...

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The Differences Between Gas and Electric Heating

What is the difference between gas and electric | South West PlumbingGas 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 solution for your home is dependent ...

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