Women Plumbers: Is it weird for a woman to become a plumber?

Women plumbingCan women become plumbers in Tacoma?

Yes, women can become plumbers no matter the city or state they live in. Is plumbing mostly male dominated? Yes, but so are many other fields that women are breaking into.

We think it is cool to teach our daughters and young girls about plumbing so they can rely on themselves if they choose to, why should it only be for the boys and men?

Breaking barriers: Why not become a Tacoma plumber?

Women are breaking barriers, literally, making their path and history at the same time, putting food on their table with hard labor and feeling great about it.

Women are finding rewarding, high wage, high skill careers as plumbers, pipefitters, welders and HVACR technicians and are part of an ever-growing union.

Tacoma Plumbing: How to get into the field.

In order to become a plumber in Washington State, you must first become a trainee and get a certificate and work with a certified plumber.

You must renew your certification every year and pass an exam to become a journey or specialty plumber.

An additional 8hours of approved continuing education per a year is also required.

To learn more, visit here

Tacoma Plumbing: And Mental Toughness in a male-dominated field.

Our piece advice is for you to kick-ass and do not worry about who you are surrounded by, women break barriers every day and get up and take care of their families and livelihood.

If plumbing is what you want to do, go for it and don’t look back. Don’t overthink it, and just make it happen.

Tacoma Plumbing Wages: How much can you earn?

According to salary.com, a plumber can earn up to $66,206 a year as of January 2nd, 2018, not bad if you ask us! Check out more on their report by visiting here


How do you unblock a toilet without a plunger?

So how do you unblock a toilet without a plunger?

Good question, there have been times when we didn’t have a plunger in our apartment because we threw out the old one and had planned on buying a better plunger when we moved in.

Unfortunately, we didn’t get to one in time and our toilet was clogged.

 So let’s get into it… pun intended.

Rubber gloves. Do not forget those yellow lifesaver rubbery hand slips. You might have to get in deep, but before we recommend doing that, let’s try some things first.

If you have the funds, go by a plunger, could save you from using elbow grease on trying out various methods.  The clog can wait, it will surely be welcoming you back, with your plunger in hand.

But assuming you have no funds or can’t leave the house, check out our tips below.

How To Unlock a Toilet Without a Plunger

Dish soap! Lay some towels around your toilet. Remove as much excess water as possible.

Pour 1 cup of dish soap into the toilet. Let it do the work by letting it sit as it will act as a lubricant.

Then add hot boiling water after 30 minutes as the hot water will work with the soap, kind of how dish soap and hot water works on greasy pans.

Continue to add hot water if the toilet begins to drain, repeat until the blockage is cleared.

how to unclog a toilet with baking soda

Baking soda and vinegar is our second method.

You’ll want your toilet surround by towels again in case of an overflow.

Remove as much excess water as possible to make sure the baking soda doesn’t become diluted. Pour half a box down the drain. Then half a cup of vinegar.

Wait for 30 minutes so that it has time to break down the blockage.  Then flush the toilet, if it starts to drain, then repeat the process until your toilet is fully unclogged.

how to unclog a toilet with a coat hanger

The good old Coat Hanger is our final solution, let’s get our trusty friend, and go for a hail mary, shall we.

Straighten the coat hanger, wrap the end of the wire with a rag, use tape or something to keep the rag in place.  Then get down and dirty, try pushing, twisting or maneuvering the blockage.

Another method to the coat hanger is if you don’t care about the enamel inside of the toilet, leave the rag off, and try making a small hook on the end of the hanger and then pulling out the blockage.

If the above methods don’t work…

It’s time to scrounge up change for a cheap plunger at the dollar tree or call a plumber.

Here are some Tacoma plumber reviews.

Scottco Plumbing

Larson Plumbing


Bob Larson Plumbing Tacoma Reviews

Bob Larson plumbingBob Larson Plumbing Reviews.

Bob Larson plumbing is a company located in Tacoma, serving the greater Tacoma area.

Reasons to choose them as your plumbing solution, full price upfront, which means you won’t be pacing back and forth wondering how much you’re going to be charged – trust, we all hate that feeling.

Other reasons to choose Bob Larson plumbing…

They offer written guarantees, which means you’ll have what was communicated to you and the plumber in writing, which is a big plus.

On-time service is proudly mentioned on their website, so when you schedule your appointment, you can expect them on time.

I love this, however, I do know sometimes being late is inevitable with any business, but their customer service element is huge on their website.

Their employees are clean cut and presentable.

Bob Larson plumbing services offered

Bob Larson Plumbing offers many services including…

Tacoma Plumbing and Heating, helping customers choose the right water heater, including, repair and installing.

Drain Cleaning, unclogging drains can be a pain in the butt as we all know and have experience.

Bathroom Fixtures, including installing, maintaining and of course, repairing.

Outdoor, including water faucets and fixtures.

Frozen pipes which can bring on serious problems.

Additional Bob Larson Plumbing Information.

You can contact them at 253-475-8440. Visit their website.

Business hours are Mon – Fri 8 am -4 pm, however, they do offer 24-hour emergency services.

Address: 4320 128th Street E
Tacoma, WA 98446

They won Angie’s list super service award in 2015.

Articles on their website…

If you’re interested in finding out more information on plumbing you can read some of their articles

Their Tacoma Plumbing Reviews…

Currently, on google, they hold 4.1 out of five stars on google with 33 reviews.

On Yelp, they hold a 3.5 out of five with 23 reviews.

Bonus: On the BBB website their ratings are 4.3/5 out of 2 reviews.

Final thoughts….

When it comes to choosing a plumbing company, it can be nerve-wracking because you want to make the best choice and know that you are getting your money’s worth.

So, our hope is that our Tacoma plumbing guide has helped you in making the best-informed decision.

Scottco Plumbing Tacoma Reviews

Scottco plumbingScottco plumbing Reviews

Scottco plumbing is a company in Tacoma Washington. Their services are for commercial, residential and industrial.

24/7 Hour emergency service is offered and their belief is that you shouldn’t have to pay more out of wallet because of an after plumbing and draining emergencies.

Services offered by Scottco plumbing…

They offer free-onsite estimates for any job. Their current deals are sewer pipe video inspection, $149 Plumbing inspection and free pressure check as of November 27th, 2017.

Drain Services, Hyrdo Jetting of Drain Lines, Sewer line repair, and replacement, Video Inspection and more.

Their Tacoma Plumbing services include 24/7 emergency plumbing, shower, and bathtub installation, mixing values, audio leak detection, water heaters with code compliance, toilets, urinals and more.

Scottco plumbing for commercial

For their commercial plumbing service call 253- 310-6873.

additional scottco plumbing information.

They were ranked #1 out of 166 Tacoma plumbers.

As of November 2017, they are currently hiring top talents Tacoma plumbers, you can call them at 253 – 209-6416.

They offer their services in Pierce County, Thurston County, King County in Washington State.

You can contact Scottco plumbing on facebook, by email at scott@plumbingtacoma.com or at their non-commercial line 253-209-6416 or visit their website.

Scotto Plumbing reviews…

Their reviews are currently a 4.8 out of five stars on google out of 66 reviews.

“We had an upstairs toilet leak through the ceiling downstairs. I called at 8 in the morning and they were there by 9.”

“I called about a plumbing problem at noon. Scott said he could be there by 3. He and his crew showed up before 2 and had the problem fixed by 2:30.”

Those are just some of their reviews on google, and on Yelp, they hold a 4.5 rating out of 48 reviews.

Final thoughts….

When hiring any company, customer service is important and it seems that Scottco understands that and prides themselves are providing the best service for their customers.

Our whole point of Tacoma plumbing guide is to help everyone save money, find the best plumber and help them move forward.

Tacoma Plumbing Tips for the Holiday Season.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone from Tacoma Plumbing!

The turkey is in the oven, pies are smelling good, stuffing prepared, cranberry sauce in the dish, ham with pineapple rings and cherries, and you’re three dishes away from finishing up and suddenly your sink is clogged and you’re in overtime panic mode because the relatives are coming.

What could have gone wrong? How did the sink go from being a helpful resource to being a complete nuisance?

Tacoma Plumbing tips on keeping your kitchen plumbing clear.

When it comes to your kitchen disposal, it’s like a vacuum it is not meant to take in everything. We love to think our home appliances are durable, bulletproof and strong and that anything we throw at them will not destroy them.

However, as annoying as it is, we still have to be careful of what we put down the kitchen sink even when we are in a hurry.

Food Items to keep away from your kitchen drain.


Photo Peels.


Pasta, Rice, and Photo Peels can affect the water flow by turning to goo causing a blockage within the pipes. Pasta and Rice continue to expand even after cooked.

Of course, fat, grease, and oil.

Turkey bones, yes including the wishbone.

Leftover celery and asparagus from your stuffing.

Coffee grounds, we understand we all need coffee in the morning while doing our cooking and some of us are daredevils and go out for a night in town for Black Friday shopping, but you’re only asking for trouble if the remnants from your morning pick me up end up down the sink drain.

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For more details on how to get the holiday season to go smoothly, read up on these holiday plumbing tips.

Another great article on kitchen plumbing and about foods that should never go down the kitchen drains.