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Washington State New Flow Regulations

With few exceptions, this new code went in to effect on January 1, 2021, requiring that products manufactured on or after January 1, 2021 that are sold, offered for sale, or installed in the State of Washington must comply, or face a potential $250 per day penalty.

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Contact us

Built in to the website itself. Need help finding the right part? Navigating the website? Building a Stockroom List? Tracking your orders? We can help you find what you need, directly on our website through Live Chat

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Stockroom List

Stockroom lists are typically a list of items that are regularly purchased, or they may be items for a specific project. They can be created by either our team here, or one of your team members.

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Digital Catalog

Two-Thirds of your maintenance costs are labor. We can help reduce that.

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Where's My Stuff

Using our robust order tracking tools at www.thepartworks.com, you can check the status of your order by Order History, Sales Orders, Purchase Orders, Date, Amount, or Status. Simply click on your account in the top right corner, then click on Orders. Under Orders you will see your an option for your Order History, Returns, Items for Reorder, and Quotes.

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Meet our Inside Technical Specialists

Our team of inside technical specialists are uniquely important in creating those positive experiences, so we want to tell you a little bit more about who these wonderful people are.

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About Our Website: PartPro

Through your PartPro membership login: • View preferred pricing on items • Track quotes, orders and shipment tracking • Access your custom digital stockroom list.

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The University of Washington

Many times, we have helped to bridge the competing priorities of the budget-oriented procurement teams, with the building up-time oriented maintenance teams. Saving money is important for budget conscious facilities and we help our customers gain visibility into the full cost of repairs: for every $100 in maintenance materials cost, the average project requires between $235-$1,000 in labor. “By relying on The Part Works expertise, our customers save the cost of excessive wasted time researching hard to find parts, misidentifying parts, ordering (and returning) incorrect products, re-work due to poor quality off-brand replacements, long delivery delays, and other sourcing inefficiencies.”

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Kohler Commercial

The story gets interesting around 2012, when a surprise visitor showed up at our will call counter.

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Backflow Prevention

You should have more than a bot or digital matrix that determines how to prevent or solve your backflow failure.

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*NEW* C19 Emergency $$ Available to Schools in WA & OR

The Oregon and Washington K12 education departments have issued guidelines for federal emergency funding related to Covid 19

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Critical Kitchen Maintenance

Kitchens, like restrooms require flushing and checking each system. Ice machines can be a source for growing microbes if left to sit. Dried out floor drain traps can create odors. Janitorial closet faucets and service sinks need to be run and flushed as well.

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Critical Maintenance for Restrooms

Some of the biggest risk for transmission of infection is in the restrooms. A regular flow of users, touching the same handles on toilets, faucets, soap dispensers, paper towel dispensers, and entry doors can spread infection. Touch points can be addressed with touch-less solutions, or antimicrobial treated handles and touch-less surfaces.

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Critical Maintenance Checklists

Every facility manager knows which systems are critical and must be operational at all times. Many facilities have established preventative maintenance schedules to keep critical systems running and plan for upcoming repairs and maintenance. But changing the basic operations of a building changes all of those plans. What happens if the building has been closed for an extended period?

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Celebrating Our Veterans

Veterans Day holds a special place for me, it’s a time to thank those who do the often-thankless job of defending our values, our ideals, and our families. It’s a day to celebrate the people who willingly put on the uniform, putting themselves in danger, committing to get their hands dirty in order to protect and serve.

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Meet Our Sales Team

Last year, as we approached our 40th Anniversary, we detailed the account of who we are, and where we came from as a company. This year as we continue to celebrate that anniversary, we sat down with some of our amazing staff members to learn more about them, and who THEY are as individuals. Who do you think has the best plumbing joke?

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Touch-Free Restroom Shopping Guide

As buildings prepare for re-opening, we’re seeing an increased investment in touch-free and sensor solutions.In this blog, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions we’ve heard from our clients about upgrading to touch-free parts in facility restrooms. We hope to help you avoid some of the common setbacks that cost time and money, and to identify the right solutions for your specific restrooms and budget.

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Healthcare Plumbing Specialties

Healthcare presents unique challenges when it comes to maintaining extremely high levels of sanitation within a complex environment. To meet this challenge

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Upgrading Your Facility with Anti-Microbial

Upgrading your facility with anti-microbial solutions can take anywhere from a few months -- when property managers and engineers are in agreement on which solutions to apply -- to a few years.

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Standing Water and Air Quality

Often overlooked areas in the plumbing system where microbes can grow are places where air can enter the plumbing system, and standing or stagnant water. These situations can be addressed.

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