Archives

Skagit County HVAC Experts

What is a MERV Rating and Why Should You Care?

Air filters are the unsung heroes of our heating and cooling systems, silently laboring to keep dust, dander, and other airborne particles from recirculating through our homes. But did you know that not all air filters are created equal? The difference lies in their MERV ratings – an officially determined score that tells you just

Read More »
Plumbing Inspection

How to Clear a Blocked Kitchen Sink

There’s nothing quite as maddening as a clogged kitchen sink rendering your primary prep and cleaning area completely unusable. One minute you’re rinsing vegetables or washing dishes, the next you’re staring down a backed-up, smelly pooling mess with water stubbornly refusing to drain. Fortunately, most kitchen sink clogs are pretty manageable to clear on your

Read More »
Skagit County Plumbers & HVAC Experts

How to Prevent Shower Drain Blockages

Shower drain blockages are an all-too-common household headache that no one wants to deal with. We’ve all been there – trying to wash up in ankle-deep, dirty water because the drain can’t keep up. Or worse yet, having to call in a plumber to deal with a total clog backup. It’s unsanitary, inconvenient, and can

Read More »
Ductless Air Conditioning

Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell Bad?

There’s nothing worse than walking into a sweltering home and being smacked in the face by a putrid smell emanating from your AC unit.  From musty mildew funk to the unmistakable stench of something dead and decaying, foul odors can make running the air conditioner pretty unpleasant. But before you resign yourself to endless nose-crinkling

Read More »
Skagit County Plumbers & HVAC Experts

Why Does My Drain Smell Bad?

There’s nothing quite like stepping into your kitchen or bathroom and getting a big whiff of…well, let’s just say it’s an unpleasant aroma. You do a quick scan of the room but can’t pinpoint the culprit. That funky smell seems to be wafting up from the depths of your sink or shower drain. Stinky drains

Read More »
Skagit County Plumbers & HVAC Experts

What is a Plumbing Snake and How Do You Use It?

Dealing with clogged drains is a common but frustrating challenge that many homeowners encounter. Whether it’s a blocked kitchen sink or a slow-draining bathtub, the quest for an effective solution can be daunting. Enter the plumbing snake, a tool revered for its ability to tackle those stubborn clogs that just won’t budge with a plunger. 

Read More »
CPI Plumbing - Truck

Why Does My Sump Pump Run When There’s No Rain?

There’s an unsettling sound coming from your basement – the telltale hum of your sump pump running constantly. But here’s the odd part – there hasn’t been a drop of rainfall in weeks. So why is your sump pump running nonstop when there’s no apparent water for it to be pumping out? While sump pumps

Read More »
Toilet running all the time

Why Does My Sink Gurgle When the Toilet Flushes?

It’s an unfortunately common plumbing quirk – you flush the toilet, only to hear an unsettling gurgling noise coming from a nearby sink drain. While usually more annoying than a major issue, those gurgling sounds can certainly be unpleasant if you’re not expecting them. But what causes sinks to gurgle when toilets get flushed? Is

Read More »
Water running in drinking fountain

Can a Water Softener Cause Water Pressure Problems?

Water is a vital resource in our daily lives, but sometimes, the systems we use to improve its quality can create unexpected challenges. One such example is the impact of water softeners on home water pressure. In this guide, we delve into the intricacies of how water softeners might affect your home’s water pressure. From

Read More »
Water running in drinking fountain

What are the Most Common Water Softener Problems?

Water softeners play a vital role in many households, ensuring that the water running through our pipes is free from excessive minerals that can harm appliances and affect water quality. Nevertheless, like any other household device, these systems can encounter a variety of challenges. Here, we will delve into the prevalent issues experienced by individuals

Read More »
Tankless Water Heater not working

What are the Most Common Water Heater Problems?

Water heaters, an essential household appliance, often fade into the background of our daily lives – that is, until something goes wrong. When a water heater starts acting up, it can range from a minor inconvenience to a significant disruption. Understanding the most common issues these appliances face can be the key to quick fixes

Read More »

Licensed & Insured

Enjoy endless benefits and savings by becoming a member of our annual maintenance plan program.

Want To Stay In Touch?

Scroll to Top

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Notice

At CPI Plumbing & Heating, we are committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities enjoy full access to our websites. In recognition of this commitment, we are in the process of making modifications to increase the accessibility and usability of this website, using the relevant portions of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) as our standard. Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing. If at any time you have difficulty using this website or with a particular web page or function on this site, please contact us by phone at (360) 219-9468; or email us at customerservice@cpiplumbing.com and place “Web Content Accessibility (ADA)” in the subject heading and we will make all reasonable efforts to assist you.