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5 Effective Tips To Light Water Heater Pilot Light

Your water heater pilot light is the light that powers up your water heater and the main indicator that all is well in your plumbing paradise. Occasionally, however, it acts up. Sometimes, the light flickers temporarily due to fluctuations in electric voltage. In more unfortunate circumstances, you may find that your water heater is malfunctioning…

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10 Reasons to Install a Home Water Filtration System

Clean water is vital to your health for drinking, showering, and cooking your food. Most people today drink chlorine-treated water that still contains many harmful bacteria, chemicals and other contaminants. Water, like oxygen is crucial to maintain life. Every person needs to have enough water each day for the body to function effectively, since over…

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DISPOSABLE WIPES CAN CAUSE EXPENSIVE DRAIN PIPE CLOGS

Disposable Wipes Can Cause Expensive Drain Pipe Clogs

Disposable baby wipes came out late in the 1970s but manufacturing cost was too high. Only a few major brands commanded the market. It took almost 20 years before smaller brands were able to make an appearance. Initially, disposable wipes were sold in the diaper section of supermarkets. Today, they are available almost everywhere, from…

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Is An On Demand Water Heater Right For You?

A tankless or on demand water heater is just that; a water heater, minus the tank. On demand water heaters only heat water when you turn on a faucet as it flows through the system. There is no storage tank that has to be continually kept at 120F degrees like a traditional tank style water…

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emergency plumbing

Plumbing Emergency – The Plugged Garbage Disposal

This is the last and final articles in our series of four plumbing emergencies (and how to handle them). So far we have discussed what to do if you have a burst pipe, a clogged drain, and how to locate the shut off valve to your water supply All important things to know. Our last tip…

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Plumbing Emergency Tips – Part 3 – Shutting Off Your Water Supply

It happens to almost every homeowner at one time or another – the leaky pipe. Although sometimes it’s an easy fix, other times, like when you look up and see a soggy ceiling or water is streaming out of a wall, you have an emergency on your hands. You must know how to shut off…

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Plumbing Emergency Tips – Part 2 – Blocked Drain

Plumbing Emergency Tips – Part 2 – Blocked Drain 206-337-2406 Welcome to the second in our series of four common plumbing emergencies that may happen in your home. Part 1 – a burst pipe – can cause havoc and severe damage to your home. Part 2 – a clogged drain pipe – can be frustrating,…

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Plumbing Emergency Tips From Fischer Plumbing – Part 1

Your biggest asset, your home, is also a big responsibility. Keeping it in good condition takes time and effort. What happens when an emergency pops up? Are you prepared? This is the first of a four part series about plumbing emergency tips that are handy to know and practice – to avoid excessive damage, like…

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True or False – 8 Plumbing Myths From Fischer Plumbing

When it comes to plumbing myths (think Mario the Plumber) there are many that are really more old wives tales than truth. And, if you don’t know what is what when you see a leak or hear a gurgling in your walls, you could be setting yourself up for trouble – and a very large…

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Fun Facts About Seattle From Fischer Plumbing

Fun Facts About Seattle Summer is officially here. Hopefully your drains are running smoothly, your toilets are flushing without an issue, and you are enjoying the warmer weather so many of us love. Here at Fischer Plumbing, Seattle is our home base.  We thought you would like to know these 20 fun facts about Seattle…

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reduce water costs

8 No Brainer Ways To Reduce Water Costs In Your Home

You have heard the saying, “there goes your money – down the drain!” Here at Fischer Plumbing, we don’t like that saying and are always looking for ways to save you money and reduce water costs. Here is our no-brainer checklist of things you can do around the house and yard to be sure you…

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Winter Proofing Your Home the Right Way

Winter cold causes a very serious amount of damage to many homes every year, and while people usually consider these damages unavoidable, there are plenty of ways to prevent them. If you don’t act in time, it can cost you a lot of money both in terms of insurance premiums and bills, even though the…

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