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No Water From Your Taps? Follow These Steps!

January 20th, 2020

faucet-dripWe can bet that you don’t think too much about your taps… that is until something goes wrong. You depend on your taps to keep your home healthy, hydrated, and clean, so when there’s suddenly no water,  it can definitely be a BIG deal.

Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do if you experience a lack of water from your taps, and below, we have outlined them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (and of course, remember to contact our team when you need a plumber in Yelm, WA.)

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Be On the Lookout For These Plumbing Problems this Winter!

January 6th, 2020

pipes-frozen-on-outsideWinter can be a magical time — we’ve got snow, we’ve got hot chocolate, and of course, we’ve got all the wonderful holidays! However, winter can be quite a difficult time for your plumbing system, which is why our team is here to help!

There are a number of issues that can pop up within your plumbing system during the winter, so below, we have outlined some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (and yes, remember to call our team when you need a professional plumber in Yelm!)

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Ready For Some Potty Talk? We’re Talking About Low Flow Toilets!

December 23rd, 2019

low-flow-toiletIf you don’t know anything about low flow toilets, you’re about to! See, regular toilets are becoming a thing of the past — low flow is the way to go! Why? This is because installing a low flow toilet in your home is one of the best way s to conserve water, which, of course, is good for both the environment and your wallet.

Low flow toilets offer a number of benefits and, below, we have outlined some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (oh, and as always, remember to contact our team when you need a plumber in Olympia, WA.)

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Don’t Let Frozen Pipes Ruin Your Winter!

December 9th, 2019

Icicles hanging from a brown pipe. Frozen water and metal surface, winter time concept. selective focus shallow depth of field photoIt’s awfully cold outside, and although temperatures rarely drop below freezing here, doesn’t mean they can’t — just look at how crazy the weather’s been already! For this reason, it is important that you pay close attention to your plumbing system, particularly your pipes, as they can freeze when temperatures drop too low.

Of course, frozen pipes are a BIG deal, so it is important that you do what you can to prevent this problem from occurring. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do, and below, we have outlined some of them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more (and yes, remember to call our team when you need a plumber in Tumwater, WA.)

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Do You Have a Slab Leak?

December 2nd, 2019

white-question-mark-blue-backgroundSurely, any issue with your plumbing system is enough to bring on a headache. However, if there is one issue that’s more troubling than all others, it’s the slab leak.

Why?

Because slab leaks can go months and months before they’re detected, and once they are, they’ve usually already caused a pretty serious amount of damage.

Luckily, there are a number of signs that suggest you’ve got a slab leak, and below, we have listed some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more! Oh, and one more thing: remember to call our team when you need a plumber in Tumwater, WA!

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The Holidays Are Coming! Protect Your Plumbing!

November 11th, 2019

professional-plumber-plumbing-preparationIt’s hard to believe that the Holidays are just around the corner! Before you know it, you’ll be gathering around the table with friends and family, fighting strangers for the ultimate shopping deals, and eating lots and lots of food!

Of course, all this excitement can take quite a toll on your home, specifically your plumbing system! But don’t worry just yet — we are here to help! Below, we have given you some tips on how to protect your plumbing system throughout the Holiday Season.  All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more and of course, remember to call us when you need a plumber in Tumwater, WA!

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Here Are the Answers to All Your Hydro-Jetting Questions

October 28th, 2019

white-question-mark-blue-backgroundThe hydro-jet is perhaps a plumber’s favorite tool. However, we find that many homeowners still have a lot of questions about how these nifty little devices work (okay, maybe little isn’t really the right word). In any case, the hydro-jet is the preferred method of cleaning drain pipes, as it uses highly pressurized water to scour out any debris that’s built up inside.

…But is it safe?

This is just one of many questions that homeowners frequently ask, so below, we’ve answered this question and many others to give you the peace of mind you deserve. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more (and of course, remember to call our team when you need a plumber in Yelm!)

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Welcome to the 2020 Water Heater Debate!

October 14th, 2019

Good evening everyone, and welcome to the first water heater debate of this election season. Tonight, we will be asking our candidates, the tank and the tankless water heater, to demonstrate their ability to keep up with your hot water demands. This will be a competition of cost, efficiency, and comfort, so don’t go anywhere.

Understanding the differences between the tank and tankless water heaters can make a huge impact on your decision-making process, so if you are in the market for a brand-new water heater this year, keep reading below (Oh, and of course, remember to schedule your water heater services in Olympia, WA with our team, a proud sponsor of the 2020 Water Heater Debate!)

Now, on with the debate!

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Does DIY Drain Cleaning Work?

September 30th, 2019

water-going-down-drainWe could answer this question with a simple “no”, but we figure we should explain why DIY drain cleaning methods are never as effective as hiring a professional plumber for the job. Yes, we understand that there are lots and lots of online tips and tricks, but if you want the job done right, scouring the internet certainly isn’t the answer.

Of course, there are some plumbing problems that do not require a professional — take, for instance, unclogging a clogged toilet with your handy dandy plunger! However, if you are looking for a true cleaning, toilet plungers and chemical drain cleaners simply won’t do. Below, we have compared some at-home drain cleaning solutions with professional drain cleaning tools, so you can decide for yourself which is best. Keep reading to find out more! (And of course, remember to schedule your plumbing in Tumwater, WA with our team!)

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Does Your Main Water Line Need Repair?

September 16th, 2019

Your plumbing system is perhaps the most important system in your home:

Shower? Important.

Kitchen Sink? Important.

Toilet? Very important.

But, there are two components of your plumbing system that are more important than all else — your main sewer line and your main water line. And in this week’s blog, we are going to be talking about your main water line, specifically, how to tell that it’s in trouble! You see, trouble with your main water line can cause all sorts of issues for your entire plumbing system, so it’s important to call for repairs at the first sign of a problem.

There are a number of signs that suggest your main water line is in trouble, and below we have listed a few of them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more. (And, of course, remember to contact our team for 24-hour plumbing in Tumwater, WA!)

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