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Kitchen and Bathroom Sink Problems That Require a Plumber

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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Strange Things Put Down Sinks and Garbage Disposals

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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How to Tell If You Need Professional Drain Cleaning Services

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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Yes, Your Water Heater Needs Professional Maintenance Because…

October 17th, 2022

water-heaterYou 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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How to Spot Hidden Plumbing Leaks

September 5th, 2022

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. 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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Why You Should Hire a Pro for Your Commercial Plumbing Repair

August 8th, 2022

commercial-sinksWhen 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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Signs You Need Sewer Line Repair

July 4th, 2022

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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Drain Cleaning: Why Professional Services Are Better Than DIY Attempts

June 6th, 2022

drain-with-water-going-downChances are, you don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the drains in your home all that much. That’s okay! Most homeowners don’t. However, it is important that you know that if you don’t keep your drains and pipes in good shape, it can cause a number of issues for you in the long run.

It’s important to know when to call for professional drain cleaning, to keep your plumbing as healthy and efficient as possible. Professional services outweigh DIY attempts like chemical drain cleaners because it’s healthier for your plumbing. Chemical drain cleaners you can buy at the store are quite caustic and can cause corrosion and more clogs over time, defeating their purpose.

Read on to learn when it’s time to call a professional.

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7 Signs You Have a Leak

May 9th, 2022

leaky-pipe“I never saw it coming!” 

That’s what many homeowners say when their busy lives are disrupted by plumbing leaks. Chances are high that most never smelled it coming, either. That’s because many leaks are silent and odorless until they become severe enough to cause visible damage to your property. 

You don’t want to wait for a waterfall to pour out from under your kitchen sink or a floor to get soggy and cave in. Now is the time to check your home for seven common signs of an indoor leak. Keep these signs of a leak in mind to increase your chances of quickly catching any leaks that may break out in the future. 

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How to Choose the Right Plumbing Repair Service

April 4th, 2022

contractor-at-homeowners-front-door-giving-them-business-cardHaving been in this industry for quite a while now, we have seen what can occur when you have the wrong contractor for the job, whatever that job may be. In the case of plumbing, while some jobs may be relatively simple to complete, others can be much more complex, and really need a plumber’s expertise. But how do you find the right plumber–you know, one who has the proper licensing, insurance, and experience for the job?

It is important that you hire an actual professional and not just a general handyman. Sure, you may be saving some money upfront with the latter, but if they don’t do the job well, then you might be paying for more repairs later on! Read on as we uncover how to choose the right plumbing repair service, and why this is important.

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