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    What is Hydro Jetting?

    Last updated 29 days ago

    There are plenty of DIY methods to get rid of clogged drains, but not all of them work. Especially when you’re dealing with a stubborn clog deep inside the pipe or slow sewage lines, the best option is to hire a Seattle plumber to hydro jet your home’s plumbing lines. A blast of high-pressure water is sent into the lines at about 4,000 PSI to remove blockages and build up. Because the high pressure can damage lines if they are not properly inspect first, hydro jetting should be done by a professional plumbing contractor.

    If your home or business has a stubborn clog or problem drain, contact O’Neill Plumbing to learn about our hydro jetting services. We have been serving the Seattle area since 1917. Contact us online or call us today to receive your free estimate or talk to one of our plumbers about the problems you are experiencing. 

    The Advantages of Trenchless Sewer Repairs

    Last updated 1 month ago

    In the past, major plumbing and sewer line repairs tended to be costly and caused serious damage to properties. Fortunately, new trenchless sewer repair technology makes it possible to carry out large-scale sewer repairs underground without tearing up the land above. The advantages of trenchless sewer repairs are highlighted below.


    Traditionally, sewer repairs have taken several days or weeks to carry out. Trenchless sewer repair technology can cut the time it takes to conduct a major sewer repair in half. Some repairs can even be carried out all in one day, keeping the inconvenience you face to a minimum.


    With trenchless sewer repair technology, you do not have to worry about your yard looking as if it was hit by a tornado during and after the repair process. Just one or two small holes will be the only disruption that the surface of your property will have to face during a trenchless sewer repair, meaning that your lawn and garden can remain intact.


    Since less labor and less time are required to repair damage to sewer pipes using trenchless techniques, you can save money by opting for a trenchless solution. The costs associated with use of trenchless technology may be a bit more expensive for your plumber, but are generally offset by the time and labor saved on a job.


    The materials your plumber will use during trenchless repairs should be of the highest quality. Regardless of whether you are having your pipes lined or replacing them altogether, a plumbing repair specialist should be able to provide you with joint-free piping that is better designed to resist cracks and invasive roots than your existing pipes.

    At O’Neill Plumbing in Seattle, we strive to stay ahead of the latest plumbing technologies, and our experienced plumbers are well-versed in the art of trenchless sewer repair. No matter what plumbing problems you face or what your pipes are made of, we will be able to provide you with a clean and efficient solution. To schedule a service appointment, give us a call at (206) 395-3964.

    Should You Install a Tankless Water Heater?

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Replacing your water heater is not something you should have to do frequently. When your old water heater does display signs of imminent failure and you decide to have your local plumber replace it, the big question will be whether you want an updated model of your previous water heater or whether the time has come for you to go tankless. To help you decide, take a look at the following benefits that tankless water heaters have to offer.

    Endless Supply of Hot Water

    A tank-based water heater heats, stores, and reheats water for you to use when you need it, while a tankless system produces hot water only as it is required. The benefit of this is that tankless water heaters can provide an endless supply of hot water on demand. While tankless water heaters have an impressive capacity to heat water, they do have their limits. If you run multiple appliances or have multiple people take showers in your home at the same time, a tankless water heater may not be able to supply hot water at the rate you need it to.

    Long Lifespan

    Tankless water heaters are impressively durable, lasting between five and 10 years longer than traditional water heaters on average. This means that a properly installed and well-maintained tankless water heater can meet your water heating needs for somewhere between 15 and 20 years.

    Space-Saving Appliance

    For residents living in small homes, another advantage afforded by tankless water heaters is that they are compact. You will not need to have a designated water heater closet—a tankless water heater can be mounted on a wall in your bathroom or outdoors if your indoor space is limited.

    Energy-Efficient Option

    Tankless water heaters are significantly more energy efficient than traditional water heaters, so they can reduce the cost of heating water in your home by up to 25%. Over time, these savings can really add up. The flip side to that is that the initial cost of a tankless water heater can be higher than that of a traditional water heater, although the purchase may qualify you for certain tax benefits.

    Since we have helped residents of west Seattle stay on top of their plumbing maintenance needs since 1917, O’Neill Plumbing is highly qualified to repair or replace your home’s water heater. To enquire further about the differences between tankless and traditional water heaters or to schedule a plumbing service appointment in your Seattle home, call us at (206) 395-3964.

    Important Facts about Your Sewer Line

    Last updated 1 month ago

    As the link between your home’s plumbing system and your municipal wastewater management network, your sewer line is a crucial plumbing component. For some important consumer information that pertains to your home’s sewer line, check out this brief video clip. In it, you’ll learn about the importance of having your sewer line inspected by a professional.

    Regardless of whether your home is a few years or a few decades old, the sewer line through which all wastewater leaving your home flows may be old and in need of repair. Homeowners are generally responsible for repairing damage to their sewer lines, and sewer line damage only gets more expensive to repair over time.

    If you live in the Seattle area and would like to have your sewer line inspected by a plumbing professional who specializes in trenchless sewer repairs, call O’Neill Plumbing at (206) 395-3964. You can also find out more on our website.

    The History of O'Neill Plumbing

    Last updated 1 month ago

    After working out of his home for several years, handyman and self-made plumbing professional Jim O’Neill decided he needed a shop and a team of plumbers. The year was 1917, and a plumbing legacy was about to be born. Business was good for a few years, but the Great Depression was not far off.

    While business was slow at times, O’Neill Plumbing weathered the Depression and took off again once the economy picked up. In 1938, a contract initiated with the city of Seattle became a real boon to the O’Neill family’s plumbing business. There have been ups and downs since, but embracing new plumbing technology and sticking to the business’s core values of providing quality service and satisfying the customer have helped O’Neill Plumbing prosper and build a loyal customer base.

    With nearly a century of experience, O’Neill Plumbing is qualified to handle any plumbing problem that may arise in your Seattle home or office. The next time you need a plumber’s assistance, call (206) 395-3964 to hire someone you can trust to work efficiently and effectively to solve your plumbing problem.

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