Brooks Plumbing Co. Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

How Not to Treat Your Kitchen Sink

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

woman-and-little-girl-washing-veggies-at-kitchen-sinkHave you ever tried to throw a banana peel down the drain, hoping your garbage disposal will grind it up? You might have been unpleasantly surprised…

Garbage disposal systems certainly are very convenient and easy to use, but they were not designed to chew up all types of garbage or uneaten scraps. In fact, there are quite a few things that homeowners throw down their kitchen sink that could damage the garbage disposal or even the drain itself.

So, we thought we’d provide you with a little guide below about what it is that shouldn’t go down your kitchen sink. 

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Ready to Remodel Your Bathroom? Here’s What You Ought to Know!

Monday, May 25th, 2020

kids-in-bathtubDeciding 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. Below, we have outlined some tips to help make remodeling a breeze! All you need to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us when you need a plumber in Olympia, WA. 

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Here’s Why We Love Video Pipe Inspection

Monday, April 27th, 2020

entrance of a pipe from the insideWe may not have super cool superpowers, like x-ray vision, but modern technology has brought us pretty close! That’s right: we are talking about video pipe inspection and why plumbers love it so much! In fact, we think you should love it too!

There are plenty of reasons to schedule video pipe inspection services for your home, and below, we have listed some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us when you need a plumber in Olympia, WA.

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Tips to Avoid a Plumbing Emergency

Monday, April 13th, 2020

plumbing-emergencyOf course, we all love and appreciate emergency plumbers, but that does not mean we want them in our homes. Why? Because having to call an emergency plumber means that you’ve likely got a plumbing emergency on your hands!

Fortunately, we know quite a few tricks to help you avoid plumbing emergencies, and below, we have outlined some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us when you need an Olympia, WA plumber! 

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Looking to Save Some Water? Here Are Some Tips!

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Young beautiful mother and her cute curly toddler daughter washing vegetables together in a kitchen sink getting ready to cook salad for lunch in a sunny white kitchen with a big garden view windowThere are many reasons why homeowners wish to conserve water — perhaps they’re thinking about the environment? Or maybe, they’re concerned about their high water bills? Either way, we can help because saving water is a lot easier than you might think!

In fact, there are plenty of ways that you can do your part in conserving water, and below, we have outlined some helpful tips for you! All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us for your plumbing in Yelm.

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Here’s What Leads to Early Pipe Replacement

Monday, March 16th, 2020

pipes-with-internal-build-upOf course, you depend on your plumbing system every day for things like laundry, bathing, cooking, and cleaning, so surely, you don’t want to take it for granted. Unfortunately, though, one issue that many homeowners find themselves facing is early pipe replacement.

Luckily for you, our team is well-versed in the issues that tend to lead to early pipe replacement, and below, we’ve outlined the two most common for you! All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call our team when you need a plumber in Yelm, WA.

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Here’s Why You Need a Backflow Prevention Device

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

children-in-tubHave you ever been brushing your teeth, washing your face, or taking a shower and suddenly there was gross water bubbling up and out of your drain? If the answer to this question was “Yes”, then you definitely have a backflow problem on your hands.

See, backflow is a serious, not to mention yucky, issue faced by homeowners, which is why installing a backflow prevention device is a great idea. In fact, there are quite a few reasons why you should consider installing one of these devices in your home, and below, we’ve explained it all for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us when you need backflow prevention in Olympia, WA.

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Could Your Water Heater Use a Repair or Two?

Monday, February 17th, 2020

water-heaterWhat if you were offered an all-inclusive 12-night stay at a luxurious hotel in the Carribean… but, in order to go, you had to get rid of your water heater? Would you do it? No, of course not! Heck, you probably wouldn’t even get rid of your water heater if you were offered a million bucks — it’s just that important to your comfort!

Because your water heater is one of THE MOST important components of your plumbing system, it is important that you take care of it. Of course, that includes calling for repairs as soon as you notice a problem. Fortunately, there are a number of signs that suggest your system needs repair, and below, we have outlined some of them for you. All you have 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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Is It Time to Replace Your Water Heater?

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

shower-head-dripping-waterCan you imagine waking up on a chilly, winter morning, having to leave the comfort of your warm bed, and jumping right into a cold shower? Of course not! The last thing anyone wants to do on a brisk winter morning is take an icy cold shower!

Your water heater is absolutely essential to your comfort, which is why you definitely don’t want to take it for granted. But unfortunately, there will come a day when your water heater just won’t be able to keep up and you’ll find yourself in need of a replacement. In fact, there are plenty of signs that indicate its time for a new water heater, and below, we have listed them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (and of course, remember to call us for your Olympia plumbing.)

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No Water From Your Taps? Follow These Steps!

Monday, 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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