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How Can You Tell If Your Sewer Line Is in Trouble?

July 23rd, 2018

white question mark on a blue backgroundWhile you probably don’t think very much about it, your home’s sewer line is a vital part of your plumbing system, hygienically removing wastewater from the plumbing in your home and transferring it to the city’s sewer system. Your sewer line is most likely buried beneath your yard and property, which keeps it safe from damage and wear from the weather.

Unfortunately, when trouble does arise, it requires a professional plumber in Yelm to manage. But fortunately, we have the most up-to-date equipment and training to handle the job with ease. We’re able to fairly easily access your sewer line, repair leaks, clean out clogs, and manage any other problems without even needing to excavate the pipe.

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For Your Plumbing Woes, Only Trust the Pros

July 9th, 2018

woman under sink with worried expression on her faceNo matter what plumbing repair or service needs you may have, they are likely going to be complex. And if you hire the wrong team for the job, the results can be detrimental to your plumbing system and to your home. Even something as seemingly easy as unclogging a drain can go wrong without the right equipment, training, and expertise. Still, though, we get how tempting it is to “save a few bucks” by hiring a standard handyman, or even a neighbor who is really enthusiastic about DIY projects.

We’re here to encourage you to consider how important it is to hire a licensed, insured, and experienced Olympia plumbing company when you need any sort of plumbing work done on your property. Sure, it can seem like a good idea to save some money upfront. However, in the long run, hiring the wrong plumber can cost you more.

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Signs of a Failing Water Heater

June 25th, 2018

tank water heater in homeWith summer officially here, many homeowners are turning their focus to their air conditioning systems, making sure they are ready to keep them comfortable all season long. And when summer is over, their attention will be turned to their heater. What most people don’t give much consideration to, is a home comfort appliance they use year-round: their water heater.

This system is designed to last for quite a while, especially if they are properly maintained and cared for. No appliance or electrical system lasts forever, though, and eventually you will need an Olympia, WA water heater replacement. But what if you don’t know if the time has come to start shopping for a new water heater? Are there signs to watch out for?

Certainly! Keep reading to learn more.

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Low Water Pressure: What It Means and What to Do

June 11th, 2018

faucet and water drop isolated on white backgroundUnexpected low water pressure has to be among the most frustrating problems for a homeowner to face. After all, when the water pressure is subpar, so too is your ability to shower effectively, do your dishes, or perform any daily task that requires a pressurized stream of water. Naturally, you want to get to the bottom of your low water pressure problem. The good news is, there might be a simple fix.

Keep reading to learn if your water pressure trouble is a simple repair you can do on your own, or if it’s time to call a professional Olympia plumbing repair technician. We are standing by and ready to help!

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FAQ: Can I Fix My Own Kitchen Sink?

May 28th, 2018

Professional plumber doing reparation in kitchen home.Well, it depends on what exactly is wrong. If we’re talking about a dripping faucet, then you can likely purchase a small part and replace it on your own. But there are some issues where you really need a professional. Take clearing a drain clog, for instance. You may think that this is something you can do on your own, but in order to prevent unexpected sink repair in Olympia, you really need professional assistance.

“But wait, can’t I just use a store-bought drain cleaner?” We get it, this is the instinct of many a homeowner when a drain clog forms. But this is not a good way to deal with drain clogs.

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Don’t Let These Leaks Hide From You!

May 14th, 2018

old pipe with pinhole leakThere are a number of incidences that can impact your plumbing system. One such incidence is a leak—but not all are created equal. While some leaks are obvious—a dripping faucet or a loose connection under your kitchen sink—some can be a little more subtle (and yet, lead to hundreds and thousands of dollars in damage).

We’re talking about things like slab leaks. 24-7 plumbing services are available, but we’d like to help you avoid an emergency to begin with. There are signs you can watch and listen for which indicate you may have a slab leak, pinhole leak behind a wall, or some other form of water loss that could lead to a bigger problem.

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Don’t Underestimate the Power of a Toilet

April 30th, 2018

top view of a low flush toiletThis one might have you scratching your head. Why are we so interested in talking about toilets? Bear with us!

Have you ever questioned how much you are paying for your water each month? Maybe you’d like to lower those water bills, but is there such a way to do that without having to sacrifice USING your water? The answer is, yes!

You can contact our Tumwater, WA plumbers to see what your low-flow plumbing fixture options are, such as a low-flush toilet.

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Tree Roots: A Major Sewer Line Threat

April 16th, 2018

Split drainage pipe caused by ingress of tree rootsThere’s a perfectly good reason that your plumbing system’s sewer line is buried beneath your yard. First off, it’s more attractive this way—but that’s not the main reason. Having your sewer line located beneath your property is for your safety and convenience. But unfortunately, when something is out of sight like this, it’s hard to spot problems right away. This makes this portion of your plumbing system more vulnerable to problems such as tree roots searching for a water source.

Tree roots are a pretty common reason for sewer line damage and clogs, and they require professional Yelm plumbing services to overcome. As you can likely guess on your own, tree roots crave water. Therefore, all it takes for them to be attracted to your sewer line is a small leak. Tree roots, of course, aren’t the only threat to your sewer line, but they definitely are a major one.

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How Do You Treat Your Kitchen Plumbing?

April 2nd, 2018

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 windowMore specifically, how do you treat your garbage disposal? This is arguably one of the greatest plumbing innovations to make its way into homes, making cooking and cleanup must more convenient and allowing for less waste in the trash can. The garbage disposal takes care of everything, right?

Well, not quite. There are a few common misconceptions about garbage disposals that unfortunately lead many homeowners to treat their garbage disposal the wrong way. And while you might not have a problem right away, if you continue to abuse your garbage disposal—albeit unintentionally—it’s going to eventually fail on you. To avoid trouble, take a look at the following misconceptions and explanations of how you should treat your disposal system.

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Is Your Sewer Line in Trouble?

March 19th, 2018

water line with leak in itThe sewer line in your plumbing system is the main line that removes wastewater from your home and moves it into the civic sewer system. Sewer lines are typically buried under the ground in your yard, which keeps them safe from damage and wear from the weather.

When trouble crops up, it requires the services of a professional plumber. We carry the most up-to-date equipment and use professional methods to access the sewer line, enabling us to repair leaks, clean out clogs, and address other issues without needing to excavate the pipe.

Of course, this would mean you actually spotted signs of sewer line trouble to begin with, and know that you need Olympia, WA sewer line services. It’s important as a homeowner that you don’t attempt to formally diagnose a problem with your sewer line. However, you can spot the common signs of a problem. When this happens, it’s time to call in a pro ASAP.

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