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Here’s Why You Need Regular Plumbing Services

April 1st, 2019

There are a number of reasons why homeowners do not contact their local plumbers when there is a problem with their plumbing systems. Often, though, the reason is that they are blissfully unaware that there is even a problem brewing.

Therefore, homeowners wind up waiting until disaster strikes to make the phone call. Of course, this is the last thing that you would want to happen, which is why it is so important to detect plumbing issues early.

As you know, your plumbing in Olympia, WA is vital to your everyday life. An efficient plumbing system provides clean water for bathing, drinking, cleaning, and etc. Like all other systems in our homes, our plumbing systems need regular upkeep and maintenance services to prevent problems in the first place. It pays to be proactive, and below, we are going to explain why.

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Do I Need a Sump Pump?

March 18th, 2019

If you’ve ever had a pipe burst in your home, you know just how extensive the damage can be. Water rising in your basement can spell serious trouble for your furnishings, your walls, and your electronic appliances. Not to mention that repairing all of that damage can be quite costly. Now, imagine just how much damage can accrue when there is a major rainstorm or even a flood? The results of those events can be devastating.

So, what do you do to prevent flooding in your home? Today, one of the most effective methods of removing water from your home is to install a sump pump. By installing one of these systems, you won’t have to worry about the effects of a pipe leak or a flood. So, consider upgrading your plumbing in Yelm with the addition of a sump pump. Keep reading below to learn more. 

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Never Ignore a Leaky Kitchen Sink

March 4th, 2019

Of course, the sound of constant dripping can be quite annoying, but isn’t easier to just tune it out? It may be easy to brush off as “no big deal”, however, a leaky kitchen sink is never something to ignore. Your kitchen sink is pushed to its limits every day, and we often take for granted just how much it can endure. You utilize it for everyday washing, cooking, cleaning, and drinking, making it the most used faucet in your home. But, this repeated use can quickly create problems in the faucet mechanism, leading to a problematic drip.

If your kitchen faucet is leaking, do not hesitate to contact a professional plumber in Yelm. A leaky kitchen sink can lead to serious problems, including water damage to your home and property. Plus, any leak is extremely wasteful, which can cause monthly water bills to sky-rocket. In case you aren’t yet convinced, we have outlined some of the reasons why you need to call a plumber ASAP. Keep reading below to learn more.

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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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