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Jul

While the possibility of a water leak someday occurring in a building and around its property is nothing new, the technology used today to detect that potential water leak is evolving. Water leaks are serious business. The damage leaks can cause in repair costs, damaged property, emotional stress, and sometimes even physical well-being can be significant. Undetected leaks…

07

Jul

Water that is leaking from pipes in a home, puddling from a yard sprinkler system, or overflowing from sewer lines can cause more than just simple property damage. This water overflow can run into our stormwater system and travel straight to Puget Sound. While as a society we have mostly moved away from the days…

23

Jun

A Tale of Two Cities’ Leaks Niles Village, Illinois Wikipedia describes Niles as a small town of around 30,000 people, Niles was settled in 1827. The town is near Chicago and is known for its small scale version of the Leaning Tower of Pisa which was featured in Wayne’s World. The town is now making…

22

May

As the days get longer and the air gets warmer, many of us begin tackling dust bunnies and over-cluttered cabinets in a frenzy of Spring Cleaning. But your home has endured more than you might think over the last year, and over-looking minor flaws in your home’s structure now could end up costing you big if…

12

May

We all understand that water leaks, even small ones, can be disastrous for your home and business; but just how much damage water can really do. Understand the power of water to cause immense problems like these real life examples. Baltimore, Maryland Excessive rains may have contributed to a giant car-swallowing sinkhole in Baltimore. In…

22

Apr

Water is one of our most valuable resources on the planet. And, though the earth holds around 332.5 million cubic miles of water, less than four percent of it is fit for consumption. In honor of Earth Day we salute the local Seattle businesses that have made great efforts in water conservation. In an effort to…

17

Apr

Ever had a pricey water leak in your home?  One of the most common and expensive home insurance claims is water damage. Who is Wally? The Insurance Information Institute estimated that nearly 14 million home owners were financially stricken from damage due to water, freezing, and mold in 2011, which caused $11 billion in property loss. In an effort…

21

Mar

National Fix a Leak Week is March 17-23, 2014. According to the EPA, “household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide.” Learn about the facts on leaks and the importance of leak detection and timely fixes. Quick Facts on Water Leaks From www.epa.gov: An average household leaks can waste 10,000…

17

Mar

What started as a peaceful day in February quickly turned into one of stress and panic as the Nisqually earthquake shook the state of Washington. Suddenly, roads trembled and broke apart, buildings crumbled and fell to the ground and thousands of Seattle residents found themselves scrambling to mend broken homes and roadways. Over a decade…

06

Mar

Do you suspect that your water bill is a little higher than it should be? If so, you might have an undetected leak somewhere on your property. Understanding normal water consumption rates per person will help you understand what your household likely uses, thereby allowing you to judge your water bill accordingly. Plus, these surprising…