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How a New Water Heater Will Benefit You

February 18th, 2019

No matter the temperature outside, you depend on hot water for warm baths, clean clothes, and sparkly dishes. This is why it is especially important to make sure that your hot water heater is running as efficiently and effectively as possible. So, what do you do when your water heater no longer can keep up with your hot water demands?

Of course, deciding to replace your water heater is not always an easy decision, which is why hiring the right plumber in Olympia is super important. Replacing an old, outdated water heater can end up saving you hundreds of dollars in the long run. Sure, the initial purchase price of a new system can be a little overwhelming, but installing a new water heater can definitely be a worthwhile investment. In case you aren’t yet convinced, we have listed some of the many ways that installing a new water heater can benefit you. Keep reading to below to learn more! 

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Here’s Why You Should Invest in Hydro-Jetting

February 4th, 2019

Leaks and clogs in your plumbing system can wreak havoc on your home and property. Of course, many issues can go unnoticed simply because the majority of your plumbing system is tucked away behind walls and underneath floors. This is why it is especially important that you receive Olympia plumbing services regularly to avoid the costs and damages associated with major plumbing issues.

The best way to keep your plumbing out of harm’s way is to tackle problems head-on, both by reducing the risks of them forming and scheduling prompt repairs when they occur. There is one method that plumbers utilize that does both: hydro-jetting. This method of drain cleaning is used both proactively and reactively, making it a worthwhile investment for homeowners all across Washington. Keep reading to learn more. 

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How Video Pipe Inspection Protects Your Plumbing

January 21st, 2019

Sure, some plumbing issues can be resolved with a good, old fashioned plunger and a couple of flushes. However, not all plumbing problems can be resolved that easily. Some issues lie deep within your plumbing system, which is much more intricate than you might think. The majority of your plumbing system is hidden beneath floors and behind walls, so pipes aren’t always so easy to reach, making it quite difficult to diagnose deep clogs and leaks. So how do plumbers do it?

With the use of the latest plumbing technologies, plumbers are able to detect and diagnose problems without having to tear apart walls and floors. Video pipe inspection is one method that trained plumbers have been using for the last few years to find issues that might have otherwise gone unnoticed. With regular inspection, homeowners no longer have to wait until disaster strikes to know that there is a problem brewing in their plumbing systems. Keep reading below to learn more about video pipe inspection. 

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Here’s How a Low Flow Toilet Can Save You Money

January 7th, 2019

Get ready for some potty talk because today we are going to be talking about your toilet. We help many homeowners make the switch to a low flow toilet. Installing a low flow toilet in your home is one of the best ways to conserve water, which is good for the environment and your wallet!

There are a number of low flow toilet options, so it important to consult with a professional plumber in Olympia, WA before you make any final decisions. Brooks Plumbing Company offers a great selection of these products, and we will be glad to work with you to find just the right one for your home! If you are looking to save money on your water bills this year, all while protecting the environment, consider installing a brand new, low flow toilet. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of these toilets. 

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Remodeling Your Bathroom? Here are Some Tips

December 24th, 2018

Deciding to remodel your bathroom can be both exciting and stressful. You are excited to have a beautiful, new bathroom, but you might not be sure how to get there. Hiring the right contractor for your home project can make a world of difference in saving you both time and money. We understand that doing it yourself might seem like the cheaper route, but trust us, a major project such as a remodel is best left to the professionals.

We recognize that you want your bathroom to be functional and comfortable, which is why we are here to help make that possible. Brooks Plumbing Company offers bathroom remodeling services in Olympia, WA. If you are seeking the right plumber for your project, consider us. Below, we have provided you with some cost-saving tips to consider before you begin your bathroom remodel. 

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What to Know about New Plumbing

December 10th, 2018

copper pipes and plumbing fixturesOver the course of the years, many advancements have been made to indoor plumbing to further improve how fresh and wastewater are transferred to and from homes throughout Olympia and beyond. For many decades, the type of piping materials most commonly used included clay, cast iron, and galvanized steel. But each has fallen out of use by professional plumbers due to their tendency to break down or corrode.

So if you are looking to schedule a new Olympia plumbing installation to replace your existing pipes (this service is called repiping), it’s probably because your home was built in a time that these materials were still common, and your current plumbing is in danger of failure from corrosion. Fortunately, when you call on our team for this service, you can count on our plumbers using the right material, to ensure that your new plumbing lasts for many, many years. So, what are these materials?

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The Qualities of a Reputable Plumber

November 26th, 2018

Technician servicing an hot-water heaterA competent, reputable plumber is as important to the functionality of your home as a reputable mechanic is to your car or a dentist to your teeth. When issues arise with your plumbing system, you should be able to rely on not only a professional plumbing contractor but on one that provides 24-hour plumbing in DuPont among their comprehensive services.

You might have a number of plumbers you’re aware of in your area, or who you’ve seen driving around town. But, do you know what qualities are most important to look for in someone who is going to work on your plumbing? Before hiring someone, we urge you to read the guidelines we’ve provided below when choosing the right professional.

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With the Holidays around the Corner, Protect Your Plumbing

November 12th, 2018

person washing lettuce under kitchen sink faucetWhether you realize it or not, the holidays are just around the corner. If you celebrate these holidays and plan on hosting guests in your home this season, then the following tips regarding protecting your plumbing are for you.

If we can, we’re always happy to help our customers avoid any major issues with their living space—particularly, their plumbing. This has got to be one of the worst times of the years to have to deal with a plumbing problem after all. Although, there never really is a convenient time to have a plumbing problem!

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Is It Time for a Water Heater Upgrade?

October 29th, 2018

Pipes of a heating systemYour home’s water heater was built to last a long time, especially if you give it proper care and maintenance. However, no matter how well you take care of this system, eventually it will need an upgrade. The trick is to be able to identify when you’ll need an upgrade.

The last thing you need is to find out your water heater has permanently failed, while taking a shower or doing something else that requires effective hot water usage. Keep reading to learn some of the warning signs to watch out for that indicated it’s time for you to go shopping for water heaters in Olympia, WA.

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Plumbing Inspections Aren’t as Scary as You Think

October 15th, 2018

entrance of a pipe from the insideHave you ever wondered how plumber can diagnose problems with pipes that are hidden from view? Chances are you haven’t, but now we’re inviting you to think about it. You might have a vision of plumbers busting into walls and totally up-heaving your home or property in order to find the source of a leak or a clog.

Obviously, this is not an ideal situation, and something you’d like to avoid (and may avoid or put off calling for professional services if you suspect a problem with your plumbing in Yelm.) We’re here to put your mind at ease. The fact is, when your professional plumber is equipped with the right video pipe inspection equipment, and they have the skill and training needed for adequately using that equipment, you needn’t have these concerns. Keep reading, and when you suspect or discover problems with your pipes, give our team a call!

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