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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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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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