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As the Holidays Approach, be Cautious with Your Kitchen Plumbing

November 13th, 2017

group of friends cooking at home to have dinner together. spending time with old friends and sharing good moodIt may be a bit of an eye opener to state, but the holidays are just around the corner. This means it’s the perfect time to prep your home for the occasion—start planning parties, do some winterization tasks around the home, and maintain your plumbing system! Yes, that’s right, when you have increased guests in your home, you want to think about your plumbing system, since it’s going to be getting a lot more use this time of the year.

In fact, one of the most common Olympia, WA emergency plumbing calls that professionals get is about clogged drains during this time of the year. Maintenance is the best way to prevent the biggest of plumbing emergencies, but there are also precautions you should take at home to help avoid certain issues.

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Should You Schedule Video Pipe Inspection?

October 30th, 2017

Plumber unclogging a tub drain with an electric auger.One of the biggest issues homeowners face with their plumbing systems is how hard it can be to keep them in good shape. When an AC unit or heating system malfunctions, it can be pretty clear early on that you need to call for repairs. If anything, you can always give your HVAC system a quick lookover if you’re worried about its performance.

Plumbing systems are different, however. They are hidden from sight, mostly. You can’t really inspect it without professional equipment, and chances are you don’t have access to this equipment nor would you know how to use it, if you did. That’s why it’s a good idea to schedule one very important Lakewood, WA plumbing service. And that is video pipe inspection!

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How to Avoid Frozen Pipes this Winter

October 16th, 2017

hand gripping pipe under sinkWhile it may not get as bitterly cold in our area as it does in other parts of the country, frozen pipes are still unfortunately a fairly common occurrence during the winter. And, they can cause a fair amount of damage if they are not dealt with. The reason for this is because as water in the pipes freezes, it expands and places pressure on the linings of the pipes.

As a result, you could find yourself with cracked or burst plumbing. To protect your pipes from freezing in the first place, there are a few steps you can take. Keep reading to learn more, and if you discover any problems with your plumbing this fall or winter, contact a professional plumber in Tumwater, WA, such as one of the members of our team.

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When a Plumbing Problem Is an Emergency

October 2nd, 2017

high pressure pipe leakingHave you ever had a plumbing problem that just couldn’t wait? The fact of the matter is, when emergencies like this happen, it’s never at a convenient time. As much as we would like, leaks, clogs and other disruptive issues just don’t always make themselves known during “normal business hours!” Because your plumbing system is so vital to the functionality of your home, you may find yourself in need of Olympia, WA emergency plumbing services.

But what constitutes as an emergency? Should you call for any given plumbing problem? Obviously, a burst pipe with no access to a shut-off valve is cause for an immediate call, but is a dripping faucet worth it? It will depend largely on your specific situation whether or not emergency services are needed, but we’ve offered some guidelines below on the most common emergency calls we receive.

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Garbage Disposal Overload: Taking Care of Your Kitchen Sink Plumbing

September 18th, 2017

Closeup of the hands of a woman washing a lettuce and some other vegetables in the kitchen sinkThere are certain plumbing appliances in your household that you could probably never imagine living without. Take, for instance, your water heater. There are others that are—fair enough to say—more of a luxury than a necessity, such as the garbage disposal. Still though, even though you don’t have to have a garbage disposal, it’s still pretty handy!

Once you’ve gotten used to the benefits and convenience that a garbage disposal has to offer, it’s easy to see why a problem with this system can leave you feeling rather frustrated. Fortunately, if you do run into a problem with this system, you can give us a call for quality Lacey, WA kitchen plumbing services. But we’d also like to help you avoid a garbage disposal malfunction to begin with, if at all possible.

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Expert Tips to Prevent Water Waste

September 4th, 2017

Rusty burst pipe in Baku Botanic GardenThere are many articles and pieces of advice out there on how to efficiently use the appliances in your home in order to save money. For instance, you can set your AC thermostat to 78° rather than any lower than that to save on your cooling costs. Or you can use energy-saving lightbulbs to cut back on your electric bills. But what about water waste?

You can, of course, call in a professional plumber in DuPont, WA when you have a big emergency, but there are also subtle ways in which you may be wasting water in your home and unintentionally raising your bills. Keep reading for some tips on preventing water waste and thus saving money.

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Drain Cleaning: When Do You Need It?

August 21st, 2017

clearing of blocked hammered polluted black metal U siphon for wash basin, sanitary devices, plumbing fixtures red special means cleanser with bubbles. For labels of cleaners, printed materialsThe drain and sewer system of your Tumwater, WA home is one of the most important parts of your plumbing system, if not the most important part. If it isn’t well cared for, it can create serious problems for the entire plumbing system. Fortunately, though, it’s actually fairly easy to keep your drain system in good shape.

You need just remember to schedule drain cleaning services on a routine basis. But how do you know when it’s time to do so? Keep reading to learn some of the signs to look for, which indicate a drain cleaning session should be a priority for you.

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Low Water Pressure: What Causes This?

August 7th, 2017

faucet and water drop isolated on white backgroundOne of the most frustrating plumbing problems that a homeowner can have is that of low water pressure. When your water pressure is suffering, so are your showers, your dirty dishes, and any other task that requires a pressurized stream of water. Getting to the bottom of your water pressure issues may not be as complicated as you may think, fortunately.

Keep reading below to learn whether your water pressure troubles have an easy fix, or if it’s time to call for backup—if the latter is the case, we are the team to call for professional and quality plumbing repairs in Olympia, WA.

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Signs You Need Sewer Line Repair

July 24th, 2017

need-sewer-line-repair-signsWhile your sewer line isn’t something you likely give a whole lot of thought to, it probably is one of the most important components—if not the most important aspect—of your plumbing system. This is the main line that removes wastewater from the plumbing in your home and moves it to the civic sewer system. Since sewer lines are most commonly buried under the ground in your yard, they are typically safe from damage and wear from the weather.

However, a lot can go on underground, and when trouble does arise, you’ll need professional Lacey, WA drain and sewer services from a team you can trust, such as ours. A reliable company will have plenty of techniques and methods to repair leaks, clogs, and other issues with your sewer line in an effective and efficient manner.

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Why Should You Choose a Professional Plumber?

July 10th, 2017

hire-professional-plumberCouldn’t a general handyman, whose services you’d pay less for, do just an effective job? We know this seems like a simple solution to your plumbing problems, but your experience simply won’t be the same. Our professional plumbers have been in the industry for a long time, so we’ve seen what can happen when homeowners believe in this common misconception. Plumbing is a tough job, and even something that appears simple—like unclogging a drain—can require plumbing expertise.

We’re here to tell you how important it is to hire a licensed and insured—and experienced!—plumber when you need this type of work in your home. Although hiring a handyman may make it seem like you’re saving some money initially, in the end hiring the wrong team for the work can cost you a lot more.

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