Have you ever experienced a burst pipe in the middle of the night? Or how about a backed up sewer that is likely only to occur on a Saturday? It always seems that things like this happen during the time when the professionals are unavailable. But if you are looking for quality plumbing services any time night or day, then you are in luck.
Three Amigos Plumbing & Maintenance located in Sandpoint provides emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, something that is hard to come by in many towns. Their territory extends beyond Bonner County, and they are pleased to offer services throughout North Idaho.
Purchased by Todd Janssen in 2006, Three Amigos has thrived in what has otherwise been a down economy. Janssen credits that in part to their dedication to using high-end equipment as well as his quality staff.
Whether performing water line or sewer line replacements, it is all done trenchless. “We have a directional drill so we do water line and sump pump lines without digging up your yard,” said Janssen, who goes onto explain the technique.
“A small hole is drilled from one location to another. Once the drill rod comes to the end of the bore, the new pipe is attached and pulled back eliminating open excavation.” Because it provides less wear and tear on the property, using the directional drill helps keep the cost down and restoration at a minimum.
The services provided by Three Amigos that utilize directional drilling include water and sewer lines, pipe bursting, vacuum excavation, underground drainage, under pavement projects, parking lots, underground utilities, erosion control, irrigation lines, and much more.
While about 80 percent of the work they perform is done commercially, including providing the plumbing maintenance for Bonner General Health and working with Northland Cable and Avista, Janssen said they welcome all jobs no matter how small.
Janssen had worked at Three Amigos for five years prior to purchasing it. He has expanded considerably from the original six employees to now having ten. He also has a fleet of eight service trucks. All of his employees are journeymen or apprentices and all are licensed. In addition to having their HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) license, Three Amigos also has it Public Works license.
“All our employees are highly qualified,” said Janssen.
Prior to coming to North Idaho in 1997, Janssen was stationed in Mississippi where he was a Seabee, a member of the United States Navy Construction Battalion. “That is where I got most of my experience,” said Janssen. Originally from Libby, Montana, Janssen had a desire to return to the area and that is when he decided to make North Idaho his home.
In being true to their belief that the community and the loyal clients are what make them successful, Janssen said Three Amigos does all it can to support the local businesses, buying nearly 100 percent of their supplies in North Idaho.
Three Amigos Plumbing
1424 N Boyer Ave #106
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864