Top Plumbers Tacoma, WA South West Plumbing

South West Plumbing has 35 years of experience serving the people of Tacoma. Our full suite of services is available to everyone, including homeowners, business owners, property managers, and municipal managers. Our services are affordable and address all general plumbing and heating applications, from sewer line repair to water heater installation to slab leak detection.

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters install and repair piping fixtures and systems.

Chapter 9: Plumbing | Healthy Housing Reference Manual | NCEH

NCEH provides leadership to promote health and quality of life by preventing or controlling those diseases, birth defects, or disabilities resulting from interaction between people and the environment

Nicole Krawcke: Empowering women in the trades

When I first started working for Plumbing & Mechanical’s sister publication, The ACHR NEWS in 2014, I was often the only woman in the room at industry events. Those first few conferences were j

Uponor North America push-to-connect fitting system

TotalFit is the professional-grade, engineered polymer (EP), push-to-connect fitting solution that provides greater value for residential projects with the same versatility and speed as brass push-to-

Johnson Controls building automation system

The EasyIO controller platform is completely customizable. Use it with the full range of smart, connected devices; create your own dashboards, applications, views and reports, and take advantage of op

Brad Williams: 2023 predictions

 As 2022 comes to a close it is now time to review my predictions from last year as well as predict ten more trends I see as we enter 2023. Just like last year, I will stay away from prognosticatin

Intellihot commercial tankless heat pump water heater

The Electron electric tankless heat pump water heater for commercial use runs on electricity and heats water from energy stored in a thermal battery.

Uponor North America multizone wireless controller

Introducing the newest dimension of smart home technology that offers wireless control of radiant heating and cooling along with forced-air heating and cooling in multiple zones throughout a home.

Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US cold-climate heat pump

The MUZ-FS H2i plus heat pump from Mitsubishi Electric keeps homes warm and cozy in the winter and cool in the summer.

Matt Michel: Opportunities in the coming recession

If the country is not already in recession, it appears likely one will arrive in 2023. Here are six ways to turn the downturn into an opportunity.

RGF Environmental Group whole-home air purification system

REME HALO®Zero utilizes RGF’s proprietary aGHP-Cell™ technology to create low-level, airborne Gaseous Hydrogen Peroxide (aGHP™) throughout the air-conditioned space reducing bacteria, viruses,

Taco Comfort Solutions air-to-water heat pump system

The System M consists of a sleek, quiet, inverter-driven outdoor heat pump that can be up to 4 times more efficient than a gas furnace, the company says.

Cleaning Hacks That Can Damage Your Toilet

There are household chores, and then there is cleaning the toilet. Check out these dos and don’ts when it comes to doing the job right. Don’t Fall for the TikTok Fabuloso Hack While scrolling thro

What To Do When Your Pipes Freeze

As cold as it can get in the Mid-Atlantic region, frozen pipes are always a possibility, especially when temperatures drop below 32 degrees overnight or for a sustained period. Should any of your pipe

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 your system.  South West Pl

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, leading tocostl

5 Reasons It’s Time to Flush Your Water Heater

There is nothing like a nice hot shower on a cold winter’s morning! But there’s nothing like the wake-up call you get when your shower runs frigid! Here are a few simple tips for ensuring your wat

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 can take to try and identify the

Preparing Your Plumbing System for Winter

The average wintertime low in San Jose may be in the mid-40s, but that doesn’t mean it can’t dip below freezing sometimes. Make sure your plumbing is ready for colder temperatures with these tips

7 Common Plumbing Problems

It’s easy to take your home’s plumbing for granted. But with so many pipes, fittings, fixtures, and appliances in a single system, something is bound to go wrong eventually. Learn what to do abou

Leaving Town for the Holidays? You Need These 6 Things on Your Plumbing Checklist

You’ve packed your swimwear or your snow gear, and you’re heading out of town for the holidays. But your return home could be less than relaxing unless you’ve taken a few precautions with your p

Do Water Heaters Need Maintenance?

Your water heater is one of the hardest working appliances in your home, but it can’t do all that work on its own! Water heater repair and maintenance services are crucial for keeping this applianc

Would You Recognize the Signs of a Sewer Line Problem?

Would You Recognize the Signs of a Sewer Line Problem? It’s easy to tell when a sink is backing up or when a toilet is overflowing, but what about your sewer line? This component of your home’s p

Garbage Disposal 101

    You would never dump food scraps into the bathroom sink, but you don’t think twice about rinsing your plate in the kitchen sink. You have your garbage disposal to thank for your confidence. H

Guide to Replacing Your Plumbing Fixtures

Your home’s faucets, showerheads, sinks, toilets, and other plumbing fixtures allow you to tap into the water supply for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and showering. Unfortunately, these fixtures ev

6 Places You Should Clean This Holiday Season

It’s the holiday season, and in addition to shopping, wrapping presents, and cooking, deep cleaning your home should be on your holiday prep list. Here are six places homeowners forget when making t

DIY Tips for Keeping Your Plumbing Healthy

DIY Tips for Keeping Your Plumbing Healthy When your plumbing goes awry, it can cause major problems. Not only can plumbing problems damage your pipes and the structure of your home, but water damage

What to Check Before Leaving Your Home for Vacation

What to Check Before Leaving Your Home for Vacation Are you going to be leaving your home for an extended time this summer? Whether you’re taking a long vacation or you have a second residence, the

How Does a Sump Pump Work?

When you think of your home’s most important plumbing fixtures and appliances, the sump pump might not be top of mind—but maybe it should. After all, this device helps prevent flooding and water

Choosing the Right Fixtures for Your Home

Choosing the Right Fixtures for Your Home When you’re choosing fixtures for your home, it might seem like a minor detail. In fact, the fixtures you choose make a big difference in the look of your

Why Is My Water Is Taking Too Long To Heat?

When you need hot water in your home, you don’t want to wait. If your shower takes too long to warm up or you’re dealing with slow hot water throughout your home, there are some things you can do

7 Reasons To Install a Touchless Faucet

Touchless faucets are a new technology that helps conserve water, free your hands, and help keep your faucet handles free from dirt and germs. What Is a Touchless Faucet? A touchless faucet eliminates

Are Flushable Wipes Really Safe To Flush?

Have a sewer backup or main line clog? If so, call Len The Plumber for fast, reliable main drain repair service! Our expert plumbers can efficiently diagnose...

Boost the Value of Your Home With These Plumbing Upgrades

Before putting your home on the market, you might give it a new coat of paint or spruce up the landscaping. Did you know there are seven important plumbing upgrades you should make to your home that c

Why Does Hot Water Come Out of the Cold Faucet?

Sink faucets have two knobs (or a directional knob) with one marked as hot and the other as cold. With that being said, have you ever had hot water come out of the faucet when the cold knob was turned

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. The giveaway takes place on

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 is an effective tool that uses tools to push highly pre

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 technician have their own system

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, and Pierce Count

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 clients. Starting the series off

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 go about our day. That is unt

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 is exactly related to that:

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