• “Joe's experience shows as soon as you he starts to talk. I felt confident that he knew how to handle my septic problem and it wasn't going to cost the tens of thousands other services estimated it would. He found the problem and had the solution."

    Joan 5-10-2007

  • “If you have a septic problem, call GSS. They were professional and reasonable."

    Marty 6-28-2007

  • “Joe inspected the situation and had a couple of ways to handle the problem. He explained the situation and remediation procedures in simple terms and gave us a choice to how we wanted to handle it."

    Barry & Kayla 9-6-2007

  • “I needed to have new septic fields dug and it was going to cost me $25,000 until I met Joe at Garden State Septic Service. Joe inspected and evaluated the situation and gave me a guarantee that he could remediate my existing leach fields with the Terra Lift system. It cost less than $4,000 and I am thrilled. Don't let anyone do the work without talking with Joe first.”

    Jim 9-8-2007

  • “I hightly recommened Garden State Septic to anyone needing service.”

    Ed 3-12-2008

  • “Joe knows his stuff. There is no doubt that he enjoys his work and is loyal to his customers. I am eternally grateful for the service he provided and money he saved us. I have already referred him to my friends an neighbors.”

    Geri 3-13-2008

Owner Steve Egner has over 29 years experience. Steve started his career in Austin, Texas in 1978. He moved to Edmonds, Washington in 1986 and worked for a couple of different plumbing shops before starting Steve's Plumbing, LLC in 1995.

Steve holds a journeyman's license in both Washington and Texas and has an extensive knowlege of the plumbing industry, it's regulations and codes. If it is quality plumbing service you want, call us today.

What to expect
We know your time is valuable. We schedule appointments within a two hour window, and we will always call you to let you know the technician is on his way. That way, you don't have to leave work early and waste precious time waiting. Your technician will completely diagnose the problem you are having, discuss your options for repair or replacement and give you a Straight Forward Price™ before any work begins. We want to make sure all your questions are answered and you have made the best and most informed decision for your home and family. After receiving permission, the technician will complete the task and will leave your home as clean as when he started the work.

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Clogged Drain &
Rooter Services

If your drains are clogged or your sewer is backed up, Gene Johnson Rooter Services is the way to go.  We will be there in a flash! 
We will clear your drains and/or sewer. Once the work
has been completed, we will guarantee your drains will remain unclogged for one year, along
with a free video inspection.

Our video inspection camera:



There are typically three solutions to remedy your clogged drains or problem sewer:

  1. Spot Repair or Sectional Repair
    In the unfortunate event that your sewer or drain cannot be cleared, we can help you with that as well.  Perhaps a spot repair or a section of pipe should be replaced.  We will diagnose the problem and fix it right, the first time.
  2. Trenchless
    If your entire sewer line is failing, new trenchless technology could be a great solution.   Your deteriorated sewer can be rehabilitated to like new condition with only one or two small holes.
  3. Complete Replacement

The three stages to sewer damage: 

1. Roots have entered the sewer system,
    causing partial stoppage. This can     usually be spot repaired.
2. Roots have clogged the sewer system     causing serious damage. This can     normally be fixed by replacing a section
    of your sewer.
3. Roots have caused the sewer to collapse or have severely damaged the pipe. This usually causes a catastrophic stoppage. Sewer rehabilitaton will be required.
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What is trenchless sewer pipe replacement?
We are able to replace the pipe without digging up the entire area of the pipe. We actually rehabilitate the old pipe using using Perma-Liner technology. The new pipe is guaranteed by the manufacturer for 50 years!

Why use trenchless pipe replacement rather than the traditional replacement
of the old pipe?

Normally, it costs less and is just as reliable as the replacing the pipe with similar material. Additionally, existing pavers, patios and landscaping are minimally disturbed.  Only by inspecting the pipe can we determine your best option.

How long does it normally take for either traditional or trenchless
pipe replacement?

Typically, a trenchless solution involves at least a day of prep work and a day of rehabilitation work.  A traditional solution takes longer, as more digging is required.  The traditional method of sewer repair or replacement can take a week or longer. 

What is the best method to determine what my sewer problem is?
You should have an inspection to determine the scope of the work needed. We will
use a video camera to determine the pipe condition and advise you of any repairs required.

Do you clear drains?
Yes, we do.  We provide free estimates for sewer stoppages. 

Can you fix a sewer break in the street?
A break in the street may be the city's responsibility.  Gene Johnson Plumbing can fix your sewer from the house to the city connection.

What areas do you service?
We provide services in the greater Seattle area. 

How big of a tankless water heater will I need?
We evaluate your specific needs and make a recommendation. As a guideline, the smallest unit (20 H x 14 W x 6 D) will supply hot water to one shower and one appliance simultaneously.  A larger unit can handle up to four showers at once.  Multiple units can be installed to handle any capacity.

Can I install the tankless water heater myself?
The tankless water heater should be installed and serviced by a licensed plumber
or service technician.  The manufacturer voids the warranty if the unit is installed by an unlicensed person.

Where do you install the tankless water heater?
The tankless unit can be installed almost anywhere with access to adequate air ventilation and where the heater exhaust can be vented to the outdoors. If you are replacing your current heater, we normally install the tankless where the old water heater is located.

Are there any special venting requirements for the tankless water heater?
Yes, you must use a dedicated, approved stainless steel vent pipe for the entire
exhaust run.

Will I have instant hot water at all my faucets and showers once I have installed the tankless water heater?
No, the water still needs to reach your faucets. For instant hot water, you need a recirculation pump.

Can I use a recirculation pump?
Yes. Recirculation pumps must be sized properly.  Gene Johnson Plumbing can help you determine which one will be the best fit for you.

How long does a tankless water heater last?
The average life is between 15 to 20 years. This is compared to a 6-10 year lifespan of a traditional tank water heater.

Why does my toilet overflow when I run my washing machine?
The lowest plumbing fixture in the house can overflow when another fixture is draining if your drains are plugged.  Most likely the main drain is plugged or the septic tank needs to be pumped, or there is a break in the sewer pipe outside. 

Our technicians are professionally trained for plumbing service and repair. Our trucks are a "warehouse on wheels" stocked with everything needed to take care of your plumbing concerns. If it's a replacement you need, from a bathroom faucet to a new water heater, we have that too!

Just fill out the form below and hit the "Submit" button. Your request will be reviewed shortly and we will call you or email you to confirm your appointment and go over any additional information needed to take care of your plumbing needs.

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  • All plumbing service and repair
  • Install all plumbing fixtures
  • Toilet repair and installation
  • Faucet repair and installation
  • Outside hose bibb repair and replacement
  • Sink installation
  • Water heaters
  • Garbage disposals
  • Icemaker lines
  • Drain leak repair
  • Water filtration systems
  • water leak repair
  • water line repair and replacement
  • drain cleaning
  • Drain Vision TM video camera line inspection
  • jetting (high pressure drain line cleaning)
  • gas lines
  • repair all types of leaks, gas or water
  • freeze breaks
  • plumbing system inspections

Service area
Woodway, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mukilteo, Everett, Lake Stevens, Marysville, Snohomish, Monroe, Duvall, Carnation, Mill Creek, Bothell, Woodinville, Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue, Newcastle, Clyde Hill, Medina, Renton, Sammamish, Issaquah, Shoreline, Lake City, Seattle.

Our area is growing quickly, if you don't see your city mentioned here, please call to verify it's within our service area. It probably is!