Our Heating Services


South West Plumbing provides heating service, maintenance, repairs, and new installation for all kinds of heating systems including:

  • Gas furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Radiant Heating
  • Gas, electric, and tankless water heaters

Did you know that you should have your furnace serviced at least once a year?

Our heating technicians can provide regular servicing for your furnace with pre-winter and pre-summer check-ups.  Those can make sure you are ready for the weather and that your furnace is working in top condition for years to come.

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South West Plumbings Code of Ethics…

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Code Of Ethics

As part of the PHCC (Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Contractors) and the NEXSTAR Network, we abide by a code of ethics that guides and directs the quality of our service to you. South West Plumbing is committed to serving you in a fast, friendly, and efficient manner, and we stand by our commitment.

*If you live in one of these counties but are not accessible by bridge (I.e. Vashon Island) we apologize for any inconvenience but are unable to service your location.

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South West Plumbings Process…


Our Process

We work evenings and weekends at no extra charge.  So if you need emergency plumbing or heating services, don’t hesitate to call—we’re ready to serve you!

We are available to answer the phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We aim to bring a technician to your door at a time best suited for your schedule. Our customer service team will scheduled an appointment at your convenience and our dispatch team will call you with information about your technician once he is on his way.

Work By The Job, Not The Hour

It is South West Plumbing’s policy to present the full-cost to you, the customer, before any work begins. We work by the job not by the hour. Our licensed plumber will inspect and diagnose the situation, and will give you the cost only after doing so, but before any work is done. We always obtain your approval first.

Proper Clean-Up

We promise to leave your home as clean as we find it. Our plumbers come prepared; not only to do the work, but to make sure they leave a job well done. This means clean tools, brand new fixtures, professional uniforms, shoe-covers, red carpets to cover floors, counter covers, and proper clean-up of any materials after work is complete.

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Our Plumbers And Technicians Are Certified And Prepared


All South West Plumbing plumbers and technicians are certified and come prepared with fully-stocked trucks that have everything they need to do the job rightWe have friendly, professional, and uniformed technicians that are trained on an ongoing basis to ensure that they can perform your plumbing service with both precision and accuracy. We are the plumbing service company YOU can count on.

Available 24 Hours a Day 7 Days a Week

Our licensed plumbers are backed by an outstanding group of customer service and dispatch professionals. Together they ensure that we can get to you and be ready to solve your problems in record time, and usually the same day you call. We are available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.

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About South West Plumbing


South West Plumbing Was Started Over 35 Years Ago

South West Plumbing was started over 35 years ago by Bill and Connie Buckingham out of their home with just one truck. Now South West has over 40 trucks that serve King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties*. The name South West Plumbing came from the notion that we began serving only the West Seattle area; but over time, and with the addition of the West Seattle Bridge, serving a wider area became easier.

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Have you experienced our services lately?

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We set a very high bar for ourselves when it comes to our customers. In order to successfully maintain this level of services, we need to be informed if and when issues arise. We have set up a simple way for our clients to submit their feedback to us and would like you to take a moment to let us know how we are doing. Please use the included link below to submit your comments, concerns and/or praises. In advance we at South West Plumbing thank you for your time and efforts with this process.

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Services: Drain Cleaning/Sewer


The specialized South West Plumbing Sewer Team can assist with any sewer issues you have. We offer traditional trench digging and repair as well as trenchless solutions. Our team is equipped to assess your problem and help find the solution that is right for you!

Sewer Camera Inspections

Our sewer line cameras can be used for inspection of your main line.

These specialized cameras help us to discern between a mere blockage and a major problem with the structural integrity of the line, such as a broken or collapsed portion of the line. This save a lot of time and money because no digging or heavy equipment is used.

Knowing what is going on in your sewer line can provide you peace of mind. We can locate any potential problem areas and make recommendations on what the camera shows. We also have the ability to provide you with a DVD copy of the inspection.

Sewer Line Repair and Replacement

While many stoppages can be handled with a drain cleaning machine, sometimes we find that the main drain is broken and needs repair.

Drain lines can be affected by tree roots, shifting earth, ground water, etc. Our experts can electronically locate the affected area and dig down to make the necessary repairs.

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Top 5 Tips for Cutting Your Heating Bill

Although spring in full swing, 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 last chills of the season come, review our tips for saving energy. They might just put a little extra money in your pocket.

1. Use Passive Solar Heating

During the daytime, pull all of your curtains back. Even the limited sun we see in winter will warm up
your home. Take note of which windows in your home are south-facing. This aspect emits light from sunrise to sunset, maximizing the amount of solar heating your home can absorb. If you utilize passive solar heating all winter, it can reduce your heating bill by approximately 30 percent.

In the evening, make sure to close the curtains. Doing so will keep the cool temperatures out. Get in the habit of opening your curtains in the morning again, just after you wake up.

Consider buying heat-insulating drapes, which contain the warmth emitted from light within your home.

2. Cover Your Windows With Plastic Film

Decide which windows you absolutely must see clearly through, and which ones you don’t mind covering with a translucent film. Next, measure your windows.



Prevent Frozen Pipes!

If you’ve ever had your pipes burst in the winter, you already know it can be devastating to your home. Far beyond the cost of replacing the pipes is the expense and heartache of restoring or replacing structures and personal belongings damaged by the deluge. If you haven’t yet been among one of the 250,000 people each to suffer the consequences of frozen pipes, consider yourself blessed!


Pipes can burst when the water inside of them drops below freezing. As you probably learned in science class as a kid, water expands when it freezes, which is a big problem if it’s in an enclosed space with nowhere to go. You may be surprised to learn, though, that most breaks don’t occur where the ice forms. Instead, the pipe usually ruptures between the ice and your faucet. The ice expands, pushing the water toward the faucet, but because the faucet is closed, the water has nowhere to go. The pressure builds up until KABLOOEY! Soon, water begins to gush out, soaking your floors, walls, carpeting, furniture, family heirlooms …

Fortunately, whether you’ve had to deal with this unpleasant situation or not, you can prevent your pipes from bursting in the future by taking a few simple steps. 

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Maintain Your Septic System Naturally!

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While this isn’t a pleasant topic for polite conversation, having your septic system back up into your home is anything but pleasant. There are steps that you can take, not only to prevent septic problems from happening, but to ensure that the process of breaking down flushed waste occurs as it should.


A more descriptive title for this article could be, “The Care and Maintenance Of The Gut in Your Yard.” If you understand the importance and benefits of eating dietary fiber, alkaline forming foods and taking probiotics for your own gut health, you’ll quickly see the similarity in maintaining a well-functioning septic system.


Like our own digestive systems, there are certain things that you should avoid putting into any septic system and certain things that are beneficial. There are proactive measures that you can take to keep things functioning well in the tank beneath your lawn. If you wait until there is a problem, you’ve waited too long, and should immediately call a septic cleaning company to pump your tank.