A frustrated potential customer calls because she’s having trouble getting a permit from the local city, for an ADU (accessory dwelling unit) Sound familiar? In most cities in the Puget Sound region, you can tap into your homes existing sewer connection to the city sewer main for your mother in law or ADU structure built […]
The wisdom is that you have to blog in order to be relevant, so I’ve decided to take some risks here with my blogging. My subject matter will always be true stories, but might be embellished a bit to give humor and a little bit of insight into areas of improvement I might suggest (if […]
Management by crises Nobody wants to get bad news and sometimes it seems to be easier just to ignore it. Unfortunately, when it comes to drain pipes, that strategy can be very costly. From time to time I have conversations with customers that go something like this: “yes we had roots in the pipe before, […]
Many homes have downspouts that feed into an in ground pipe that carries water away. When these in ground pipes become clogged, the first choice for a homeowner is usually a garden hose. A second choice could be a drain snake that is rotated (by hand or machine). If this doesn’t do the trick, a […]
They serve us for years and years without a peep. No complaints, no drama. They’re not pretty (believe me-I know) and they never ask for anything. They invite us to take them for granted. In fact, they take a lot of c*** from us. But they don’t last forever. One day they start demanding our […]
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