Are You at Risk from Lead Pipes in Your Vintage Seattle Home?

The latest Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) water quality report shows, on average, that lead is below the level that requires action in Seattle homes but, bear in mind, that’s an average. Some homes may have discernable lead levels above the threshold the EPA considers actionable. You can have your...

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Combined Sewer Pipes and Storm Water Put Seattle Wildlife at Risk

Roughly one-third of Seattle has old pipes called “combined” pipes that serve for both storm water and sewage waste. Aged pipes and infrastructure are a risk to Seattle’s water and wildlife when the sewers are taxed beyond their capacity. When sewage flow exceeds the capacity of the pipes, it...

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Sewer Risks for Older Seattle Buildings

Seattle Businesses in Older Buildings at Risk for Massive Sewer Repair Bills Seattle is almost 164 years old and so is much of the infrastructure our city rests upon – including the sewers, pipes, and plumbing works. If you own a business in an older building, you should be...

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Flushable Wipes – Should you flush them?

The Dangers of Flushable Wipes to Your Precious Pipes If you’ve fallen for the hype of flushable wipes and stock your bathroom with these cleansing TP alternatives, beware! There is no such thing as a “flushable” wipe and you’re begging for a sewer line disaster by using these moist...

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The Dangers of Playing in Sewers

The Dangers of Playing in the Sewers – Don’t Mess Around, Call a Professional A recent news story from Federal Way, Washington showed that some children were believed to be living down in the sewers. Other versions of the story had the kids playing down there rather than being homeless kids...

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7 Tips to Prevent Clogged Pipes

With Holidays Around the Corner, Don’t Clog Your Pipes with Grease and Gunk The holidays are the perfect time to enjoy family, friends and lots of food. Whether it’s a family get-together or big holiday blowout, Thanksgiving and the winter holidays bring good times but can also bring drain...

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7 Benefits of Horizontal Directional Drilling

Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) is a newer technology in pipe and utility installation that allows greater accuracy and flexibility in placement and ends the need for costly digging, large crews, road closures and other complications of traditional digging and pipe installation. The traditional system of digging down to install...

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What Is a Side Sewer and Why Is It So Important to Your Home?

What you need to know about your side sewer A side sewer connects your house to the sewer line that runs along your street. This line is critical because while the sewer line in the street is the responsibility of the local sewer utility, your side sewer line is...

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Water Main Blowout

Is Your Water Main Due for a Blow Out? Seattle’s Aging Pipes Going Bad Fast America’s water delivery infrastructure has aged to the point of near collapse. Across the US, at least 240,000 water mains go bad every year according to a recent EPA study. Water mains at the...

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