Brooks Plumbing Co. Blog

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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Is Your Water Heater Ready to be Replaced?

June 26th, 2017

water-heater-ready-replacedWhen it comes to underappreciated appliances, water heaters are near the top of the list. Even though we rely on them daily, even hourly, we often don’t give a whole lot of thought to them—until something goes wrong, that is.

Tank water heaters—still the preferred choice for a number of homeowners—do their jobs quietly, and unfortunately, this means that problems can creep in unnoticed. If your system is more than 10-15 years old, these problems can lead to a full system breakdown, which means you may have to replace it unexpectedly. Fortunately, our team does provide water heater installations in Tumwater, WA and beyond. But we’d like to help you avoid an emergency replacement, if at all possible!

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Is It Time to Change Out Your Toilet?

June 12th, 2017

change-out-toilet-timeIf there’s any plumbing problem you’d want to face less than any other, it’s likely a malfunctioning or overflowing toilet. Toilet problems are among the most unpleasant and messiest problems that a home plumbing system can face. That being said, it’s important that you keep a close watch for signs that your home’s toilet needs repairs from professional plumber.

And sometimes, you might need Olympia, WA bathroom plumbing services beyond a simple repair—your toilet may need to be replaced altogether. At some point during your homeownership, it’s far better to have an old an inefficiently working toilet torn out, and a new one installed. But do you know the signs?

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How to Spot Hidden Plumbing Leaks

May 29th, 2017

spot-hidden-plumbing-leaksWhen you consider the most common problems faced by homeowners, plumbing leaks definitely rank near the top. Pipes are designed to be long-lasting. However, nothing lasts forever, and age and pressure eventually take their toll—so you never know when a leak might spring up.

Our professional plumbing services in Lacey, WA are all you need to get the problem corrected in most cases, and you should always let someone with appropriate licensing and experience handle your plumbing issues. However, a professional plumber can’t fix the problem unless you know there’s a problem to be dealt with in the first place.

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What You Should Know About Your Garbage Disposal

May 16th, 2017

garbage-disposal-you-should-knowThere is at least one component in today’s modern kitchens that many homeowners take for granted—the garbage disposal system. Without a garbage disposal, you’d spend way more time scraping things into the kitchen trash bag, and subsequently more time taking the trash out to avoid a smelly home. Thankfully, most of our food waste can be put down the drain—but not all of it!

One of the most common reasons we get calls for professional DuPont, WA garbage disposal services is because something has been put down the drain that was never meant for a garbage disposal to manage. To ensure a fully operational garbage disposal and to help you avoid problems, we’ve shared some facts below that you should know about the system.

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Tree Roots: A Common Plumbing Threat

May 1st, 2017

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There are many reasons that your plumbing system’s sewer line is buried beneath your yard. First off, it’s more attractive this way! But it’s also for safety and functionality purposes. Unfortunately, this means that not only is it out of sight—and thus hard to spot problems right away—it is susceptible to issues such as tree roots searching for a water source.

Tree roots are actually a fairly common cause of sewer line damage and clogs, which require professional Tumwater, WA sewer line services to resolve. As can be expected, tree roots crave water. So even the smallest leak in your sewer line can attract them. Tree roots are not the only threat to your sewer pipe, but it’s certainly an important one to be aware of.

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Don’t Delay These Commercial Plumbing Repairs!

April 17th, 2017

commercial-plumbing-repairs-dont-delayCommercial drain issues are an understandably awful thing to deal with, and they only get worse the longer they are neglected. Though many commercial plumbing problems start off small, they can cause a considerable amount of damage if they aren’t repaired right away.

Without prompt Olympia, WA commercial plumbing services, you could find yourself replacing a pipe or an entire section of your commercial plumbing much sooner than you may have had to otherwise. Not only is this a costly inconvenience, but it can cause significant business interruption to your commercial space. Keep reading to find out more about some of the commercial drain problems that warrant prompt service, before they endanger the rest of your plumbing system.

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Is Your Sewer Line in Trouble?

April 3rd, 2017

sewer-line-troubleWhile you aren’t responsible for your community’s municipal sewer service, you certainly shouldn’t ignore the sewer lines that run from your home to where they connect to that service at the street. You can count on your city to handle the maintenance and repairs of their portion, but it’s up to you to care for your part of the system.

Fortunately, when you do find yourself in need of Lacey, WA drain and sewer repairs, you needn’t look any further than our team. But first, you’d need to know the signs that something is actually wrong. There are a number of issues that can cause sewer line problems, from the growth of tree roots to a backup of waste in the line. Keep reading to learn more about the signs of sewer line trouble.

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When You Need Drain Cleaning, Trust the Professionals

March 20th, 2017

drain-cleaningThe drains and pipes of your plumbing system probably aren’t something you think about a whole lot. That is, until something goes wrong with them. And even then, you’re likely tempted to go out and by a chemical drain cleaner, or perhaps even attempt drain snaking on your own to remove a stubborn clog.

First off, store-bought chemical drain cleaners can actually do more harm than good—clogging up your drains even further and even causing corrosion. Attempting drain snaking on your own—without the appropriate training, experience, or knowledge of how to use the tools involved—can end in property damage and personal injury. What you need instead are professional drain snaking services in Dupont, WA.

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Leaky Faucets: More than Just a Minor Inconvenience

March 6th, 2017

leaky-faucetsNobody wants to deal with a plumbing problem in their home. But the fact of the matter is, leaks and other issues do occur. Fortunately, you can call on us for professional Tumwater, WA plumbing repairs. But perhaps you’re tempted to wait—after all, a leak is just a little inconvenience, right?

Actually, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the average household’s leaks can account for over 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year! Not only is this a terrible waste of a precious resource, but it’s hurting your wallet too.

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