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Avoiding Common Plumbing Mistakes in Your Bathroom Remodel

June 3rd, 2024

Remodeling your bathroom can be an exciting endeavor, offering the opportunity to transform a functional space into a personal oasis. However, amidst the excitement, it’s crucial not to overlook the importance of plumbing when it comes to the functionality of your brand-new bathroom. 

A well-executed plumbing system is the backbone of any bathroom, ensuring functionality and efficiency. In this guide, we’ll explore common plumbing mistakes that can happen during a bathroom remodel in Olympia if you fail to hire a professional plumbing company.

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5 Tips to Get Your Plumbing System Ready for the Summer

May 6th, 2024
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As the temperatures rise and the days get longer, it’s essential to ensure that your plumbing system is ready to handle the demands of summer. Neglecting plumbing maintenance can lead to costly repairs and inconveniences, so taking proactive steps to prepare your home is key. In this blog post, we’ll discuss five tips to get your plumbing system ready for the summer months, helping you avoid potential headaches down the road.

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The Role of a Plumber: Debunking Myths and Misconceptions

April 8th, 2024
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We understand that maintaining a healthy plumbing system is essential for the comfort and functionality of your home. However, we also recognize that there are numerous myths and misconceptions surrounding plumbing that can lead to costly repairs and unnecessary headaches for homeowners.

In this blog post, we aim to debunk some of the most common residential plumbing system myths and provide you with accurate information to help you better care for your home’s plumbing system. Following these tips can help you avoid the need for the help of a plumber in Olympia, WA. 

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Why Traditional Tank Water Heaters Are the Better Option

March 4th, 2024
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When it comes to choosing a water heater for your home, the debate between traditional tank water heaters and tankless water heaters often arises. While tankless water heaters have gained popularity in recent years, traditional tank water heaters still hold their ground as a reliable and cost-effective option for many homeowners. 

In this blog, we will explore why traditional tank water heaters are the better option, considering factors such as cost-effectiveness, reliability, performance, and environmental impact.

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How Drain and Sewer Cleaning Prevent Clogs and Backups

February 5th, 2024

A functioning drainage system is a vital component of any residential property. When left unattended, common issues such as clogs and backups can arise, leading to inconvenience, potential damage, and costly repairs. 

In this blog post, we’ll explore the significance of regular drain and sewer cleaning by professional plumbers in preventing these problems and maintaining a smoothly running plumbing system.

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Plumbing Resolutions for the New Year

January 3rd, 2024

As we usher in the New Year, it’s the perfect time to reflect on ways to improve our lives, including taking steps to care for our homes. One often overlooked aspect is the plumbing system—a vital component that ensures your daily activities run smoothly. 

Let’s go over some essential plumbing resolutions for Pacific Northwest homeowners to adopt in the coming year. By incorporating these resolutions into your routine, you can prevent costly plumbing issues and invest in your plumbing system’s health.

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Plumbing Tips for the Ho-Ho-Holidays

December 18th, 2023

Christmas and New Year’s are just around the corner. It’s a busy time of year for many people who find themselves at home more, baking and cooking more, and having more guests over than at perhaps any other time of year.

All that extra activity means that your plumbing system will also be used a lot more than it usually is. From hosting out-of-town visitors, to cooking a huge meal for the family, the last thing you want is for your plumbing to suffer a major breakdown during the most wonderful time of the year.

Here are some tips on how to keep your plumbing system running smoothly during the ho-ho-holidays. In fact, these tips could be applied to just about any time of year.

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Efficiency Ratings on Water Heaters: Why It’s Important

November 6th, 2023

Did you know that water heaters account for around 18% of your home’s energy usage? It makes sense when you consider what a workhorse your home’s water heater is. It keeps you supplied with hot water for numerous everyday tasks, whenever you need it.

Because you rely on your water heater so much, it pays to do some research on water heater efficiency. Here are some things to consider if you’re in the market for a new water heater. Doing 5 to 10 minutes of research can pay off in the long run when you’re an informed homeowner.

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6 Fall Plumbing Maintenance Tips

October 9th, 2023
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Fall is officially here in the Pacific Northwest! That means it’s time to bust out your fall home maintenance checklist.

What’s that you say? You don’t have a fall home maintenance checklist? Well, now is the perfect time to start one! That’s because as a homeowner, you need to do everything you can to make sure your home sails through our extended season of cold, rainy weather and short, dark days. The last thing you want interrupting your enjoyment of fall is having to call a plumber for a burst pipe or a flooded basement.

Let’s go over 6 essential fall plumbing maintenance tasks.

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7 Small Plumbing Issues That Can Become Big Problems

September 11th, 2023

When you’re a homeowner, your list of things to stay on top of is long. We know how much there is to do and how easy it is to overlook small things that aren’t causing any problems right now. However, the keywords here are “right now.” Just because a tiny problem isn’t causing chaos doesn’t mean it should be completely dismissed.

When it comes to your DuPont, WA home’s pipes and plumbing, what might seem like a minor inconvenience right now has the capacity to escalate into a costly, major repair. To avoid future disasters down the line, it’s wise to call for plumbing service before they worsen.

Here are seven plumbing problems that you shouldn’t ignore.

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