May 8th, 2023
So you want to DIY install a water heater. You’ve seen a few YouTube videos. You’ve got your eye on the model you want at the big-box hardware store. You consider yourself a fairly handy person. You’re thinking, “Why shouldn’t I install my water heater myself?”
Well, we’re here to tell you the many reasons why DIY water heater installation is a bad idea no matter how many tutorials you’ve seen. From needing a permit to the many safety hazards, installing a water heater yourself is risky for several reasons.
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April 10th, 2023
There are some bathroom plumbing issues that are easy to ignore. A running toilet and a leaky faucet are some things you may be tempted to put off having fixed for as long as possible.
However, there are some types of problems with your bathroom plumbing in Olympia, WA that shouldn’t be ignored. Unless they’re addressed soon, they can quickly become big problems. Let’s look at four of the most common bathroom plumbing problems so you’ll know which can wait and which should be fixed as soon as possible.
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March 6th, 2023
There’s a reason why the toilet is commonly referred to as “the throne.” The toilet is an essential plumbing fixture in your home. You need your home’s toilets to function properly because their failure to do so can result in worst-case scenarios such as an overflowing or leaking toilet.
The nickname “throne” conveys durability and stability, but just like any other household fixture or appliance, toilets don’t last forever and will need to be replaced. The question to be answered isn’t, “Does my toilet need to be replaced,” but “When does my toilet need to be replaced.” How do you know when it’s time to take this step with your bathroom plumbing in Tumwater, WA? Let’s take a deep dive into the answer.
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February 6th, 2023
Plumbing isn’t exactly a topic that generates a lot of excitement and discussion. In fact, plumbing is more likely to be the “butt” of jokes rather than a fascinating topic to discuss at your next social event. Have you ever thought about the science going on behind the scenes in your home’s plumbing?
When you think about it, the science behind plumbing is actually quite interesting. Chemistry is essential to making your water safe to drink. Physics is the concept behind how water moves through pipes. And engineering makes it possible for your home to tap into the Earth’s water supply. Let’s take a deep dive into which science concepts will affect your need for plumbing services in Olympia, WA.
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January 9th, 2023
Your home’s kitchen and bathroom sinks are the workhorses of your house. They’re used multiple times throughout the day and despite their frequency of use, they rarely give you major problems.
Although minor problems can be fixed by savvy homeowners, it’s important to know when to call for professional plumbing services in Olympia, WA. Sometimes calling in the pros is much easier–and cheaper!–than a DIY attempt.
We often receive service requests for bathroom and kitchen sink issues that might seem simple, but that are really only easy for someone with the skills and expertise. Here are some examples of kitchen and bathroom sink issues where it’s better to call a plumber.
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December 12th, 2022
When it comes to clogged and blocked drains and garbage disposals, plumbers tend to see the same types of service requests. Soap scum in tub drains, food waste in the garbage disposal, and foreign objects down toilets are typical issues.
Ask any plumber and they’ll probably tell you a story about a time they saw something truly strange causing a clog or blockage. Here are some examples of items that are unusual, but also somewhat common. By reading these examples you can hopefully avoid the need for plumbing repairs and garbage disposal service in your Olympia, WA home.
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November 7th, 2022
Chances are, you probably don’t think very much about the drains throughout your household. That’s alright! Not many homeowners do. However, it is important to know that if you don’t keep your drains in great shape, it can cause a number of problems for you over time.
It’s important to know when the best time is to call for professional drain cleaning services so that your drains can be as healthy and efficient as possible. Read on as we uncover the top signs that you’re in need of professional drain cleaning services.
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October 17th, 2022
You may have heard the term “hard water” before, even if you don’t know exactly what it refers to. But hard water is the reason that your water heater needs routine professional maintenance!
Why? Because hard water is water with a high level of minerals in it that turns into something called scaling, which can have a detrimental effect on the inside of your water heater tank, not to mention your whole entire plumbing system.
Scaling is a build-up of the minerals calcium, magnesium, and sometimes iron. You may see a chalky white or yellowish buildup around your faucets and drain openings–this is scaling. It’s easy enough to clean up from your sinks and bathtub, but imagine that building up inside your water heater.
Read on to learn more about this issue, and to learn just why it’s so important to have professional water heater maintenance done once a year.
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September 5th, 2022
When 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. Yu 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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August 8th, 2022
When you have a plumbing problem in your home, you’re hopefully able to get it resolved pretty quickly and affordably, relatively speaking. Relative to what, you ask. Well, relative to if you own a commercial property that has a plumbing issue!
We know, we know… it’s not pleasant to think about it. But the fact is, plumbing problems are non-discriminatory. They can happen in any building. This is especially true in older structures that have old pipe materials like galvanized steel that can corrode faster that the pipe materials used today, like PVC or PEX.
Why should you hire a pro when you need a commercial plumbing repair, though? Couldn’t you just trust your building’s general maintenance personnel? Well, you could, but they wouldn’t be able to guarantee their work, nor would they be able to do the work efficiently.
Our professionals have extensive experience working in commercial spaces of all kinds and can repair your plumbing with as minimal business interruption as possible. Read on to learn about what kind of commercial plumbing problems we deal with!
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