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

Does DIY Drain Cleaning Work?

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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Some Things to Consider When Installing a New Sink

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

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 windowIf there is one plumbing fixture that you use above all else, it’s your sink. So, whether it is your kitchen sink or your bathroom sink, you want it to look good! Replacing a sink is a great way to transform a space and increase its functionality, so of course, you want to make sure that you consider all your options before you go forward with purchasing a new sink.

There are a number of factors to consider before you install a new sink, and below, we’ve listed some of them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more! (And of course, remember to call us for your sink plumbing in Tenino, WA.)

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Uh-Oh! I Think I’ve Got a Leak!

Monday, August 19th, 2019

So, you think you’ve got a leak, huh? Well, how can you be so sure? Unless you’ve got water puddling everywhere, it can pretty hard to tell that you’ve even got a leak at all!

Fortunately, though, there are plenty of other signs that suggest you’ve got a plumbing leak somewhere in your home, and below, we have listed the majority of them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more! (And of course, remember to schedule your plumbing services with us!)

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Eek! Troubles With Your Garbage Disposal? Here’s Why!

Monday, August 5th, 2019

If you’re lucky enough to have a garbage disposal in your home, you know just how awesome these nifty little inventions are — let’s face it: you probably use it just about every day for every little thing! But one thing’s for sure — your garbage disposal was not designed to handle every little thing that’s thrown its way, and therefore, homeowners often find themselves dealing with a troubled disposal.

Not to worry though — below, we’ve explained some of the most common problems that occur with garbage disposal units. That way, you can learn to avoid these issues altogether! All you’ve got to do is keep reading below to find out more! 

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Is It Time for Whole-House Repiping?

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Surely, replacing all of the pipes in your home is a large undertaking — but don’t stress just yet! Whole-house repiping is a service that is performed only when it is absolutely necessary.

Of course, though, there are quite a few cases in which whole-house repiping is going to be the best solution, especially if you’re dealing with multiple plumbing problems. And if it is done right, it will ensure your plumbing system will work efficiently and effectively for many decades to come.

But still, how do you know that whole-house repiping is the best option for your home? Well for one, you can always call in a professional plumber in Tenino, WA for advice, and two, you can keep reading below! We have listed some of the signs that it might be time to repipe your home.

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Is It Time to Let Go of Your Water Heater?

Monday, July 8th, 2019

We absolutely get it: letting go of your water heater can certainly be hard, and of course, you have every right to be sad about it. However, we discourage you from being too sad about, especially because installing a new water heater can certainly be exciting — there are just so many benefits of doing so!

There are plenty of signs that suggest it’s time to let go of an older, outdated water heater, and below, we have listed some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading below to find out more! (And remember to contact our team when you need plumbing in Tumwater, WA.)

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Could Your Drains Use a Cleaning?

Monday, June 24th, 2019

pipe-burstYour drain and sewer system is arguably one of the most important parts of your plumbing system, so it’s no wonder why plumbers can’t stress enough the importance of regular drain cleaning services! You see, left undealt with, clogs and blockages will quickly build up inside your drain pipes, leading to all sorts of other issues. And, of course, you certainly don’t want that.

Many homeowners don’t know the signs that their drains are in need of a good cleaning, so below, we have listed some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more. And remember, if you notice any of the following signs, be sure to schedule your drain cleaning services right away to keep your Olympia plumbing in good shape! 

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Your Guide to Installing a New Water Heater

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Owning a great water heater is absolutely essential to your comfort — stepping into a hot shower is perhaps the *best* feeling in the world! And without a great water heater, how would you wish the dishes, do your laundry, or enjoy a bath after a long day at the office?

So, if your hot water heater is no longer getting the job done, it might do you well to consider installing a new one. Now, we know what you’re thinking, and yes, installing a new water heater can certainly be a little overwhelming. But, that’s why we are here to help!

Below, we have provided you with a sort of quick-guide to installing a new water heater. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more! 

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How Video Pipe Inspection Can Help You

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Your plumbing system is quite large, quite complex, and quite hidden from view. So, how is it that plumbers are able to pinpoint even the smallest issues? Surely, it’s impossible to spot pinpoint leaks in pipes hidden beneath floors and behind walls, right?

When you encounter problems with your drains, pipes, or even your main sewer line, you don’t want a plumber coming into your home and tearing your property apart. So, it is for this reason that plumbers now use video pipe inspection. This technology allows plumbers to see every detail of your plumbing system to locate an issue without ever having to dig through drywall or unhinge a floorboard to get to it. Below, we will explain how video pipe inspection works and how you can benefit from these services.

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