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

5 Tips to Get Your Plumbing System Ready for the Summer

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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How Drain and Sewer Cleaning Prevent Clogs and Backups

Monday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Monday, 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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6 Fall Plumbing Maintenance Tips

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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How To Waste Less Water in Your Bathrooms

Monday, August 7th, 2023

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we’re blessed with an abundance of freshwater sources. However, that isn’t a free license to waste water. In fact, many Washington State homeowners pride themselves on their low environmental impact. Part of “being green” in the Evergreen state means not being a water hog. Using less water has other benefits besides the environmental benefits: it will also reduce your water bills, something every homeowner will welcome.

We often receive questions from homeowners about ways to decrease the use of water in the home. Let’s focus on some of the ways you can decrease your water use in the bathroom. From showers, baths, and toilets, bathrooms are the biggest water hogs in a household, accounting for almost half of a home’s water use. Here are some easy ways to conserve water that’ll save you hundreds or even thousands of gallons of water a year.

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Common Summer Plumbing Problems in the Pacific Northwest

Monday, July 10th, 2023

Summer is the perfect season for many fun activities we don’t do as frequently at other times of the year. Outdoor barbecues, camping, and beach trips are some things we enjoy here in the Pacific Northwest.

Summer also brings a host of plumbing issues that people don’t experience during other times of the year. Also, just having more family members at home during the day can make demands on your plumbing system that it isn’t used to.

Let’s go over four examples of summertime activities that might result in the need for drain cleaning in Olympia, WA.

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Warning Signs of a Damaged Sewer Pipe

Monday, June 5th, 2023

If you were to think about how much your home’s drains and sewer lines get used on a daily basis, it’ll make you wonder how they last so long without developing problems. In a year, the average family drains thousands of gallons of water, sewage, paper products, and grease through sewer pipes. All of this combines to significantly raise the risk of damage to a sewer pipe or the creation of blockages.

Homes that were built in the 1970s or earlier are particularly vulnerable to damaged sewer pipes because these were often made using cast iron. Because sewer line issues are something that no homeowner wants to ever have to deal with, it’s important to know all the warning signs that your home has a damaged sewer pipe. If you ever suspect an issue, be sure to call us for plumbing services in Lacey, WA.

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