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A water heater in a home basement

How to Flush a Water Heater

Perform Crucial Home Maintenance When it comes to maintaining your home’s essential systems, the water heater often takes a back seat. However, neglecting this crucial appliance can lead to reduced...
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How to Fix a Leaky Bathtub Faucet

Prevent Water Damage in Your Bathroom Dealing with a leaky bathtub faucet can be frustrating, but fear not! In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps on how to...
A plumber fixing a sink in a bathroom

How Much Does Emergency Plumbing Cost?

Fixing Problems That Pop Up When a plumbing emergency strikes, the last thing you want to worry about is the cost of fixing the issue. However, understanding the factors that...
A smoke detector on the ceiling of a home

How to Change a Smoke Detector Battery

Keep Your Family Safe Changing a smoke detector battery is a simple yet crucial step that can make a significant difference in your family’s safety. Let’s dive in and learn...
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Why is My Sewer Bill So High?

Have you ever opened your monthly utility bill, only to be greeted by a jaw-dropping figure for your sewer charges? If you’ve found yourself wondering why your sewer bill seems...
Human hand wearing yellow rubber gloves is using a plunger to fix a clogged toilet bowl.

Why Do Toilets Clog?

Most of us have been there at one time or another – you flush the toilet and instead of everything going down, it starts to come up. Whether you’re rushing...
Man installing garbage disposal in home.

How to Reset a Garbage Disposal

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, we often take our kitchen appliances for granted until they suddenly decide to go on strike. If you’ve ever experienced the frustration...
Kitchen sink does not drain because it is clogged

How to Unclog a Grease Clogged Drain

Dealing with a stubbornly clogged drain is a common headache for homeowners, and when that clog is caused by a buildup of grease, it can be particularly frustrating. Grease, over...
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When to Call an Electrician

Electricity is an incredible force that powers our modern world, making our lives more convenient and comfortable in countless ways. From lighting up our homes to running our appliances, we...
Clearing a clogged shower drain

How to Fix a Clogged Shower Drain

There are few things more frustrating than standing ankle-deep in soapy water during what should be a refreshing shower. A clogged shower drain can turn a daily routine into a...
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What Amp is a Dryer Plug?

Laundry day, a chore that inevitably finds its way onto everyone’s to-do list, would be a far more daunting task without the trusty dryer. This essential appliance efficiently dries your...
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How to Fix a Wobbly Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans are a welcome addition to any home, offering a cool breeze during sweltering summer days and distributing warmth in the winter. They not only provide comfort but also...
What is an Electric Panel

What is an Electric Panel?

When it comes to the modern convenience and functionality of our homes, few things play as crucial a role as the electric panel. This unassuming device is the heart of...
What is Pex Plumbing

What is Pex Plumbing?

In the world of modern plumbing, innovation is a driving force that shapes the way we manage water in our homes and businesses. One of the remarkable advancements in this...
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What Are the Most Common Plumbing Emergencies?

Plumbing emergencies can strike at any time, causing inconvenience, damage, and stress. As a homeowner or business owner, being prepared for such unexpected situations is crucial. South West Plumbing understands...
How Long Does a Tankless Water Heater Last

How Long Does a Tankless Water Heater Last?

When it comes to essential household appliances, few are as vital as the water heater. If you’re exploring the idea of upgrading your water heating system, you might have heard...
What Size Tankless Water Heater Do I Need

What Size Tankless Water Heater Do I Need?

If you’re looking to upgrade your water heating system to a more energy-efficient and space-saving solution, a tankless water heater is an excellent choice. These compact marvels provide hot water...
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How to Get Rid of Drain Flies

Pesky drain flies can quickly become a nuisance in any home or business, leaving you feeling frustrated and eager to find a solution. These tiny, flying insects are commonly found...
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How to Drain a Hot Water Heater

A hot water heater is an essential appliance in any home, providing us with the comfort of warm water for bathing, cooking, and cleaning. However, over time, sediment buildup can...
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What is Hydro Jetting?

Clogged drains are a common problem in every household, and it can be frustrating when the drain keeps backing up. Over time, dirt, hair, grease, and oil can build up...
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Reasons You Might Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade

Why a Service Panel Upgrade Is Necessary As the hub of your home’s electrical system, your electrical panel is much more important than you may realize. It manages electricity distribution...
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Top Reasons to Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Breathing clean air is something we often take for granted. However, there is a hidden danger that can lurk in our homes and threaten our health without us even knowing...
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What Dissolves Tree Roots in Sewer Lines?

Maintaining a functional sewer system is crucial for the smooth operation of any residential or commercial property. Unfortunately, one common issue that property owners face is tree roots infiltrating their...
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What Does an Anode Rod Do?

Water heaters are essential for any household, providing hot water for various purposes, such as cooking, bathing, and cleaning. However, like any other appliance, it requires regular maintenance to ensure...
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Why Won’t My Dishwasher Drain? Troubleshooting Tips and Solutions

A dishwasher is a modern-day convenience that saves us time and effort in the kitchen. However, encountering drainage issues can quickly turn this convenience into a frustrating ordeal. If you...
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How To Unclog A Toilet: DIY Ways to Handle Serious Toilet Clogs

Clogged toilets are an issue every person experiences at some point in time. Fortunately, you don’t have to call a plumber right away! With this guide, you’ll learn how to...
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What is Trenchless Pipe Repair and When Is It Necessary?

There’s nothing worse when a pipe breaks in your home — except if it is a sewer line. Leaking human waste and sewage is more than just a giant inconvenience...
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Building an Outdoor Kitchen? We Can Help

Are you looking to enhance your backyard living space and take your culinary expertise to the next level? Consider building an outdoor kitchen! A well-designed recreational area outside can expand...
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How to Clear a Clogged Drain with Standing Water

Dealing with a clogged drain can be an inconvenient and frustrating experience. When you find yourself facing a clog with standing water, the situation becomes even more challenging. However, fear...
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How Long Does a Water Heater Last?

A reliable and efficient water heater is a crucial component of any household, providing the comfort of hot water for daily activities such as showering, cleaning, and cooking. However, like...
Sewer line installation

How Deep is a Sewer Line Buried?

When it comes to essential infrastructure, sewer lines play a vital role in maintaining the cleanliness and hygiene of our communities. Though often unseen, these underground passages serve as the...
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3 Common Reasons You Have a Clogged Kitchen Sink

Navigating a Clogged Kitchen Sink A clogged kitchen sink is a common household problem, and it can be a nuisance and cause many headaches if not addressed quickly! While it’s...
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The Dangers of Frozen Pipes

The Impact of Frozen Pipes On Your Home During the winter months, frozen pipes can cause various issues and become an expensive disaster for homeowners. Knowing the potential causes and...
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5 Reasons Why You Are Not Getting Enough Hot Water

Have you ever gone to take a hot shower only to discover that the water isn’t nearly as warm as it should be? This can be incredibly frustrating, especially if...
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Keep an Ear Out for These Plumbing Noises

It’s common to hear noises from your plumbing system, such as a running toilet for a few seconds after you flush. However, some plumbing noises can signal an issue with...
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Common Winter Plumbing Issues

As the winter weather starts to take hold, it’s important to be aware of possible plumbing issuesthat could arise. For example, low temperatures can cause pipes to freeze and burst,...
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How to Tell if You Have a Leak

How To Detect a Leak in Your Home Detecting a leak in your home can be tricky and often requires assistance from a professional.However, there are some steps that you...
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We’re giving away a FREE tankless water heater!!

We love making you guys happy and, more than that: Making your lives a bit easier! Therefore, South West Plumbing is giving away a FREE tankless water heater from Rinnai....
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A Day in the Life of the Hydro Jetting Team

We tagged along one of our hydro jetting teams, Nate and Leon, on a day in their lives on the job, and WOW, did we learn a LOT.  Hydro jetting...
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What’s in Your Truck with Plumber Evan

In this week’s episode of What’s in Your Truck we meet plumber Evan. He’s one of the more organized plumbers we have on the house; although all our plumbers and...
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South West Plumbing Has Moved Offices!

Hi everyone! In case you missed it, South West Plumbing has moved to our new 40,000-square-foot facility across from Ikea in Renton, WA. We are still proudly serving King, Snohomish,...
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What’s in Your Truck with Drain Technician Chris

We started a new series! You would not believe the things you can find in South West Plumbing Trucks: From plumbing gear to jetters to TV’s for those breaks between...
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Ask a Plumber: Kitchen Faucet Spraying Water

We’ve all been there: you hear the “drip-drip” sound from the kitchen, thinking you must’ve not turned the faucet entirely off, we try and tweak it a bit, and we...
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Ask a Plumber: Why is my Hose Faucet Freezing?

Kirk is back with another “Ask a Plumber” episode! And this time around, it’s all about the hose faucets. One of the more common questions we get from our customers...
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Ask a Plumber: Signs You Should Replace or Repair Your Toilet

In this week’s episode, Kirk gives you some tips on whether or not you should replace or repair your toilet. Does a leaky faucet mean that you need to replace...
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Ask a Plumber: Water Leaks

Giving you another episode of South West Plumbing’s “Ask a Plumber” series! This time Kirk talks about water leaks and how to solve them. A lot of figuring out water...
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Ask a Plumber: Garbage Disposals

Introducing South West Plumbing’s new series: “Ask a Plumber,” with one of your favorite plumbers Kirk Thompson. As a home service company, some questions are bound to be asked more...
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Drain Clogs and How to Fix Them

We’ve all experienced it before. On those stressful mornings, when you need that 5-minute shower to wake you up, and then… it happens. Your bathroom drain clogs, and you’re standing...
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3 Signs You Should Replace Your Water Heater With a Tankless One

When you replace your water heater next, have you thought about switching to a tankless option? Here are 3 signs you should! Find out the benefits in the article Mike...
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5 Signs You Need to Repipe Your House

Plumbing pipes in your home are comprised of two different types of pipes: water supply pipes and drain-waste-vent pipes. Water supply lines bring water into your home, first passing through...
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World Water Day 2022- Donations to Charity Water

South West Plumbing, Seattle’s leading provider of plumbing services is making sure to give back this year for World Water Day, which celebrates clean water and raises awareness of the...
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Plumbing Improvements for New School Year

South West Plumbing recommends plumbing improvements for the new school year Seattle residents receive recommendations for maintaining household efficiency SEATTLE — Sept. 10, 2021 — With the children at home...
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Clean Water is Essential!

South West Plumbing celebrates National Water Quality Month Seattle residents receive tips for keeping water clean from leading plumbing provider SEATTLE — August 10, 2021 — South West Plumbing, Seattle’s...
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Maximize the life of your water heater!

Maximize the life of a water heater with proactive maintenance South West Plumbing provides tips for prolonging the life of a water heater SEATTLE — July 5, 2021 — South...
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Keep your home safe while on vacation by being proactive

Keep your home safe while on vacation by being proactive South West Plumbing urges residents to take precautions before taking an extended leave SEATTLE — June 10, 2021 — South...
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Protect your drains this summer

Be proactive in protecting your drains this summer South West Plumbing offers advice on how to prevent plumbing issues SEATTLE — May 11, 2021 — South West Plumbing, Seattle’s leading...
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We encourage water conservation this spring!

South West Plumbing encourages water conservation in April Residents urged to watch water consumption for Earth Day by leading Seattle plumbers SEATTLE — April 13, 2021 — South West Plumbing,...
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A twist on spring cleaning

South West Plumbing puts a twist on spring cleaning Area residents receive advice on house preparation from leading Seattle plumbers SEATTLE — March 10, 2021 — South West Plumbing, Seattle’s...
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Four ways to ace DIY plumbing repair projects

Four ways to ace DIY plumbing repair projects South West Plumbing offers their top dos and don’ts for Seattle area homeowners SEATTLE — Feb. 10, 2021 — South West Plumbing,...
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South West Plumbing encourages regular home maintenance in 2021

South West Plumbing encourages regular home maintenance in 2021 Leading Seattle plumber asks homeowners to make New Year’s resolutions for the homes SEATTLE — Jan. 8, 2020 — South West...
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South West Plumbing provides advice for preventing frozen pipes

Leading Seattle plumber asks homeowners to take plumbing precautions during the winter SEATTLE — Dec. 9, 2020 — South West Plumbing, Seattle’s leading provider of plumbing services, is offering local...
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South West Plumbing encourages safe plumbing practices during the holidays

Leading Seattle plumber offers advice to keep Thanksgiving, Christmas gatherings running smoothly SEATTLE — Nov. 13, 2020 — South West Plumbing, Seattle’s leading provider of plumbing services, is offering several...
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Seattle plumbing service offers 5 tips to lower utility bills

Area residents can save money by following advice from South West Plumbing SEATTLE — Oct. 22, 2020 — South West Plumbing, Seattle’s provider of plumbing services, is offering advice to...
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Types of Bathroom Sinks

The right sink can completely transform a bathroom. Having trouble deciding on a style? Take a look at these seven popular bathroom sink options. Whether you’re looking to repair a...
Plumbing on the International Space Station

Plumbing in the International Space Station

It’s much harder to shower, wash your hands and use the bathroom in space. Here’s a look at the inner workings of the International Space Station’s plumbing system. Luckily, it’s...
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Is It Safe for Pets to Drink Toilet Water?

Our furry companions have some strange habits, including drinking from the toilet. Owners might be tempted to accept this as a harmless character flaw, especially if they keep their toilets...
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Tips for Choosing the Right Toilet Height

From flushing mechanism to gallons per flush to tank capacity, there are many features to consider when choosing a new toilet. It turns out there is a good reason to...
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Why You Should Fix Your Leaky Pipes

The sooner a leak is fixed, the sooner you can start saving money! Contact the certified plumbers at South West Plumbing to request your leak repair today....
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When Repiping Your Home Is the Best Option

Repiping your home is a large undertaking, so it’s important to know when it’s warranted or when a smaller repair may be more appropriate. Here’s a quick overview of the...
Things To Never Put In The Kitchen Drain

How These 8 Common Household Items Can Harm Your Kitchen Sink

If you find your kitchen sink requires frequent drain cleaning, consider the things you put into it. Many people assume garbage disposals can take care of everything they throw at...
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Why Food Grease Ruins Your Pipes

Is grease gunking up your drains? Contact the certified plumbers at South West Plumbing today!...
Low Water Pressure

6 Reasons You Have Low Water Pressure

Are you experiencing low water pressure in your home? Request a service appointment with South West Plumbing today!...
Leaky Pipe

Plumbing Problems You Should Never Ignore

When your toilet clogs or your sink is slow to drain, you may assume it’s no big deal. However, even seemingly minor issues can quickly escalate into expensive repairs. Here...
Toilet Water

Why is the Water in My Toilet Orange & Brown?

Ready to eliminate the orange/brown water in your toilet for good? Contact the certified plumbers at South West Plumbing!...
When To Repipe Your Home

When to Repipe Your Home

Do you see signs that your home needs repiping? Contact the certified plumbers at South West Plumbing!...
Automated Sprinkler Systems Installations

Six Great Reasons to Install an Automated Sprinkler System

DIY sprinkler systems are risky to install. Trust the certified plumbers at South West Plumbing instead! Call (206) 210-3268 to schedule service today....
Hard Water Damage

How Hard Water Damages Your Home

Does your home’s tap water taste more bitter than salty? If so, you may need to worry about the health of your pipes and appliances.  ...
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Watering Your Lawn With Soft Water

During the spring and summer, Americans spend much of their free time outside in the sunshine enjoying the warm weather. As a homeowner, this probably means you’re preparing your lawn...
Showers or Baths

Which is Better: Showers or Baths?

Although this is mostly a matter of personal preference, there are some differences between showers and baths beyond sitting and standing that people often take for granted....
Sink Drain

The Differences Between Cleaning and Clearing a Drain

Many people have experienced residential drain problems in the past. Whether it’s a slow drain, foul smell or line backup, it’s a nuisance to say the least. Most people assume...
How To Prevent Basement Flooding

How to Prevent Basement Flooding

Consider these helpful tips for preventing basement flooding so you can avoid costly damage in the future....
Water Heater

Traditional vs. Tankless Water Heaters

If you’re considering upgrading or replacing your home’s water heater, you probably already know you have many options. It’s common to have questions about which type of water heater is...
Bathtub

How Do I Know When To Replace My Bathtub?

The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the home. You use it daily for your hygiene regimen, so it’s no wonder some fixtures in the bathroom wear...
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Types of Home Heating Systems

Have a new heating system installed or repaired by professional technicians from South West Plumbing....
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Maintenance Tips for Your Water Heater

Have your water heater inspected or repaired by professionals from South West Plumbing today....
Furnace Needs

Tips for Recognizing When Your Furnace Needs Service

Just as your car shows signs of needing repair before breaking down, your furnace displays signs as well, including things like odd sounds or smells. Still, many people either aren’t...
Earthquake

How an Earthquake Could Cost You

We don’t have tell you that earthquakes present many serious ramifications for homeowners. Most notably, there’s the potential for costly damage to your home in addition to major safety concerns....
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Your Furnace Winter Checklist

If your heating system needs maintenance or repair this winter, the certified technicians at South West Plumbing can help. Call today!...
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Your Plumbing Winter Checklist

Schedule a plumbing inspection with South West Plumbing Today! Call [bpl_main_phone]....
Winter Heating

Common Winter Heating Problems and How to Fix Them

Seattle can get surprisingly chilly in the winter, with average lows in the 30s. The last thing you want at that temperature is a heating system malfunction that leaves you...
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Dead-of-Winter Plumbing Woes

It feels like technology seems to fail us when we need it most – in the case of cold winters, heating and plumbing systems tend to bite the dust just...
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Sewer Sorrows: Has a Sewer Pipe Burst In My Yard?

We rely on our water pipes and sewer lines to shuttle clean water into our homes and dirty water out. With so much waste water from our toilets, showers and...
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How to Choose the Right Piping for a Repair or Replacement

Most of the time, homeowners don’t worry about their piping as long as it reliably delivers water to the places they need it most, like the shower, sink and toilet....
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Tips for Conserving Water in Your Home

We’ve all heard about how certain regions are dealing with droughts and even enforcing strict local water conservation laws in some cases. Even if you aren’t required by law, adopting...
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Revamp Your Kitchen and Save Money While Doing It

Food brings people together, which may be why the kitchen is often the center of the home. Of course, that also means your kitchen gets the most use, and as...
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Why is My Bathroom Grout Cracking?

Tile is one of the most timeless and popular home finishing materials. From contemporary subway tiles to elegant marble tile, this flooring or wall material is ideal for use in...
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Put That Wrench Down!

A little DIY knowledge can fix many things, but it isn’t going to fix most of the complex problems that arise when attempting to repair an intricate plumbing system. The...
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How Nature Can Affect Your Home’s Value

As a responsible homeowner, you likely take every necessary precaution to ensure your home is in tip-top shape. Regular maintenance of important systems such as plumbing and heating can go...
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How to Tell If Your Plumbing is Up To Code

Building codes can vary from city to city, but all serve the same purpose. The extensive list of rules and provisions list the minimum requirements for the design and construction...
Water Heater

Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

How They Work All heating systems work by heating water that passes through a tank or coil system. In a traditional heater system there’s a large tank that both holds...
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How You Know When You Need to Replace Your Toilet

Even though we use them daily, most people don’t consider the working condition of their toilet until something goes wrong. After years of usage your toilet can start to degrade...
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Ways to Keep Your Water Pressure High

There are few things more frustrating than putting up with a snail-slow flow of water from the faucet or showerhead. When you discover you have low water pressure, even tasks...
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Top 3 Plumbing Myths Debunked

As a homeowner, you should understand all the most important systems in your home, especially your plumbing. Many people develop their own methods for maintaining their plumbing, which they begin...
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Plumbing Projects Best Left to the Professionals

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...
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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...
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Find Your Perfect Toilet Seat

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,...
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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...
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4 Types of Sink Faucets

Repairing a kitchen or bathroom sink may seem as easy as turning a wrench. However, depending upon your faucet type, your plumber’s repair approach may differ. Here are 4 types...
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How to Repair a Leaky Faucet

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...
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Why is My Faucet Leaking?

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...
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6 Tips to Keep Your Drains Clear

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...
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HVAC Tips To Help 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...
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The Differences Between Gas and Electric Heating

Gas 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...
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The Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

If you have ever had your yard and property torn up and destroyed because your sewer line needed to be repaired, you probably found yourself thinking: there has to be...
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Gift Essentials for the Home

There’s no better gift than a gift you can put to use right away. Home improvement products always make for great, useful gifts including plumbing-related gifts. Plumbing Gifts Your Family...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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5 Hacks to Prevent Shower Clogs

Every morning, you rush out the door to get to work on time. When you run late, you don’t even have time to shave or do your hair, so you...
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Top 5 Tips for Cutting Your Heating Bill

Although spring is coming, we still have a couple of months of chilly weather. You don’t want to lose big chunks of your paycheck to your heating bill. Before the...
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Main Sewer Line Cleaning

Print off this coupon to take $79 off a main sewer line cleaning with our spring and summer special! Being proactive in taking care of your sewer line will bring...
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Summer Plumbing Tips

Summer is in full swing around the Puget Sound area! While you are enjoying the sun with family and friends your plumbing may be suffering. With kids out for summer...
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West Seattle Relay For Life 2015

We were happy to be able to participate in the West Seattle Relay for Life this summer! Relay for Life is put on in over 20 countries each year by...
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2015 PHCC Golf Tournament

As Bill, one of the South West Plumbing owners, is on the board of PHCC we were able to compete in their golf tournament this June. The South West Plumbing...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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5th Annual South West Family Fest & Car Show

South West Plumbing was happy to participate in the 5th Annual South West Family Fest & Car Show. The weather was great, the food was good and even though there...
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Join us August 10 at the 5th Annual South West Family Fest & Car Show

The 5th Annual South West Teen Center Family Fest and Car Show will be held on Saturday August 10th at South West Teen Life Center on 2801 SW Thistle Street....
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Updating Our Website

We are proud to announce that we have updated our website to be more compatible with mobile and pad platforms. New colors, new layout and new navigation bars make it...
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It’s A Great Day at South West Plumbing. How May We Help You?

South West Plumbing & Water Heaters Inc. is a full service general plumbing company that has been serving King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties for over 35 years.  We offer all...
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A Great Day at South West Plumbing

It’s something we say, and have said for years when our people pick up the phones here at South West Plumbing.  For instance, if you called our phone number RIGHT...
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What To Expect When You Call South West Plumbing

When you call South West Plumbing, whether you live in Seattle or anywhere in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, we want you to know that there are certain things that...
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Plumbing Upgrades in the Bathroom

Spring is here and it’s time to think about fixing up the house for summer guests. How is that guest bath looking anyway? The quickest, easiest way to improve the...
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Searching for a Plumbing Fix? At what cost?

In a recent search of the internet we discovered some great information. Customers are looking for answers to their plumbing problems online and what they are finding is not what...
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Plumbing Insurance?

I get calls everyday wanting to know if there is such a thing as plumbing insurance. The short answer is, YES. You can insure anything that you want if you...
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Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

Hope you enjoy this little bit of Christmas parody……… T‘was the month before Christmas and throughout the abode Were rusty old faucets and an outdated commode. The plans had been...
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Our Thanks and Apologies

First off we want to thank all of our customers for calling South West Plumbing over the last few weeks. When the cold hits and the storms bring the heavy...
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Winter Preparation

Winter is just around the corner! Every year we get hundreds of calls for broken water pipes. This time of year the cold weather sneaks up on us and before...
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Top Ten Reasons Customers Call Us

Top Ten Reasons customers call South West Plumbing: 10: They love to speak with the friendly ladies who answer the phone. 9: They want a technician at their house today....