Thursday, September 24, 2020

Bellingham Plumbers

 This shower drain was leaking through the ceiling. The 20' high ceiling. Luckily, the previous owner cut out the ceiling and tacked up a piece of painted cardboard. No lie.

Leaking Bellingham Wa shower drain

I replaced the shower drain and a short piece of pipe and the new homeowner was making calls to a drywaller to get the ceiling professional done.

New Bellingham Wa shower drain

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Bellingham Covid Sewer

 This was done during the height of the pandemic scare. To say everyone--from the city to the team--was distracted by events is a huge understatement. 

It was particularly bad because my sinuses were in full revolt. I freaked out the team and homeowners.

Masks are difficult when you're breaking up six tons of 75 year old concrete, so it was bad all the way around.

It'll last 50 years or more (the sewer, not my sinus condition), so all's well that ends well.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Pretending it is the New Normal

 Here's a few pictures of recent jobs. 

Bellingham Wa. Water Heater

This was a funny one to me. My work is the left one and another company is on the right. Not all companies are the same.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Never shake hands with a plumber...

I've said that how many times in my long career?

Nothing will change in my work habits because I've always taken care of myself and my customers.

As best I can, at any rate.

Remember that your plumber is a human, too.  We're every bit affected by the local and federal events as our customers. To say we're distracted by recent events, our homes, and our workplace dangers is putting it mildly.

Cut your plumber some slack in the coming months. We're trying the best we can, too.

Tipping my cap to all the home service industries. Cops, too. Can't imagine their worries....

Sunday, March 8, 2020

A few things that I see on a daily basis.

Bellingham sewer clean out

Bellingham telephone line

Ferndale Wa utilities

Friday, March 6, 2020

Website address change

I've switched the Google listing website from the old to the new will still exist on the web and this blog will still be under the ballplumbing name, but that's about it for actively using the Ball name. I doubt will be updated. I've a hard enough time keeping all this in motion.

I still think it's a great name, Ball. George Washington's mother's maiden name was Ball, for Goodness Sake.

Barkley Plumbing is dba under Ball Plumbing Services, LLC, still.