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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


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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Bathroom Remodel: Factors to Consider

February 20th, 2017

bathroom-remodel-factorsHome plumbing projects are high up on the list of home remodeling projects that you shouldn’t attempt on your own—and that’s because you could end up doing more harm that good, however well-intentioned the project may be. However, bathroom remodeling projects are becoming more and more popular, and with good reason.

While your bathroom may not be the first room you consider when you’re thinking of undergoing a home remodel of any kind, it’s easy to understand how you’d want to make this room as functional as possible, for your comfort and the comfort of your family, and perhaps even your guests. When you are ready to undergo an Olympia, WA bathroom remodeling project, we are the team to call. In the meantime, however, we have many factors for you to consider.

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Take Care to Avoid These Common Plumbing Emergencies

February 6th, 2017

avoid-these-plumbing-emergenciesIn addition to causing significant damage to your home, plumbing problems have the potential to negatively impact your water bills each month as even the smallest leak can account for a lot of wasted water. Fortunately, if you do run into a plumbing problem, you can rely on our quick and efficient Lacey, WA plumbing repairs. However, we can absolutely understand why you’d want to try to avoid having a plumbing problem to begin with—particularly an emergency. Keep reading for some common plumbing emergencies we receive calls for, and what you can do to potentially avoid them.

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Is Damage from Frozen Pipes Preventable?

January 23rd, 2017
A burst pipe - what you want to avoid this winter

A burst pipe – what you want to avoid this winter

If weather events such as Winter Storm Kori are any indication, winter time can pack quite the serious punch in Washington State. Of all the home components to protect and prepare for weather such as this, your DuPont, WA plumbing system should rank high on your list. The reason: the expansion of water as it transforms to ice puts a high amount of pressure on whatever is containing it—even if that is your metal or plastic pipes.

No matter how strong your plumbing system is—even if you’ve just recently had a brand new system installed—expanding water can cause the pipes to break. The pipes most susceptible to this damage include outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supply lines, water sprinkler lines, and water supply pipes in unheated interior spaces such as basements, attics, garages, and even behind or under kitchen cabinets.

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How to Tell You Have a Leak

January 16th, 2017

If not caught quickly, plumbing leaks have the potential to cause thousands of dollars in damage, not only to the plumbing system itself but also to your property and the furnishings within. Unfortunately, they’re typically very hard for the average homeowner to detect, particularly since your piping runs behind walls and other unseen locations. If you know what to watch out for though, you might be able to detect warning signs of a leak, and know that it’s time to call for professional leak detection services.

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