Brooks Plumbing Co. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘DuPont’

NEVER Throw These Items Down Your Garbage Disposal

Monday, April 29th, 2019

You wouldn’t flush fruit pits or rinds down your toilet, so why treat your kitchen plumbing any differently? It might sound crazy, but the pipes underneath your kitchen sink are no different than the pipes leading out of your bathroom, and therefore need to be treated with the same level of care. Yes, owning a garbage disposal in DuPont is a great way to reduce the risk of clogs, but garbage disposals were not designed to handle everything that homeowners throw their way. In fact, there are a variety of things that should never be thrown down your garbage disposal.

In case you aren’t sure what can and can not be thrown down your garbage disposal, keep reading below! We have provided our list of garbage disposal dos and don’ts. 

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The Qualities of a Reputable Plumber

Monday, 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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What Should You Know about Garbage Disposal Care?

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Closeup of the hands of a woman washing a lettuce and some other vegetables in the kitchen sinkOne of the great luxuries that modern plumbing has brought into many homes is that of the garbage disposal. And if you have one in your kitchen, you likely can’t even imagine cooking and cleaning up without it. Unfinished meals, kitchen scraps, or even spoiling leftovers are easily and hygienically disposed of, rather than sitting in your trash can and smelling up the place. But, could this dependence on your garbage disposal system get in you trouble?

If you’ve ever found yourself frustrated by your garbage disposal getting jammed up, more than once, or you’ve had to call a professional Dupont plumber to fix the mechanism, then chances are you aren’t giving this appliance the proper care it needs. This isn’t your fault, though, if you don’t know what items and do not belong in your garbage disposal system to begin with! Keep reading to learn more.

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Expert Tips to Prevent Water Waste

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Rusty burst pipe in Baku Botanic GardenThere are many articles and pieces of advice out there on how to efficiently use the appliances in your home in order to save money. For instance, you can set your AC thermostat to 78° rather than any lower than that to save on your cooling costs. Or you can use energy-saving lightbulbs to cut back on your electric bills. But what about water waste?

You can, of course, call in a professional plumber in DuPont, WA when you have a big emergency, but there are also subtle ways in which you may be wasting water in your home and unintentionally raising your bills. Keep reading for some tips on preventing water waste and thus saving money.

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Why Should You Choose a Professional Plumber?

Monday, July 10th, 2017

hire-professional-plumberCouldn’t a general handyman, whose services you’d pay less for, do just an effective job? We know this seems like a simple solution to your plumbing problems, but your experience simply won’t be the same. Our professional plumbers have been in the industry for a long time, so we’ve seen what can happen when homeowners believe in this common misconception. Plumbing is a tough job, and even something that appears simple—like unclogging a drain—can require plumbing expertise.

We’re here to tell you how important it is to hire a licensed and insured—and experienced!—plumber when you need this type of work in your home. Although hiring a handyman may make it seem like you’re saving some money initially, in the end hiring the wrong team for the work can cost you a lot more.

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What You Should Know About Your Garbage Disposal

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

garbage-disposal-you-should-knowThere is at least one component in today’s modern kitchens that many homeowners take for granted—the garbage disposal system. Without a garbage disposal, you’d spend way more time scraping things into the kitchen trash bag, and subsequently more time taking the trash out to avoid a smelly home. Thankfully, most of our food waste can be put down the drain—but not all of it!

One of the most common reasons we get calls for professional DuPont, WA garbage disposal services is because something has been put down the drain that was never meant for a garbage disposal to manage. To ensure a fully operational garbage disposal and to help you avoid problems, we’ve shared some facts below that you should know about the system.

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When You Need Drain Cleaning, Trust the Professionals

Monday, March 20th, 2017

drain-cleaningThe drains and pipes of your plumbing system probably aren’t something you think about a whole lot. That is, until something goes wrong with them. And even then, you’re likely tempted to go out and by a chemical drain cleaner, or perhaps even attempt drain snaking on your own to remove a stubborn clog.

First off, store-bought chemical drain cleaners can actually do more harm than good—clogging up your drains even further and even causing corrosion. Attempting drain snaking on your own—without the appropriate training, experience, or knowledge of how to use the tools involved—can end in property damage and personal injury. What you need instead are professional drain snaking services in Dupont, WA.

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Is Damage from Frozen Pipes Preventable?

Monday, January 23rd, 2017
A burst pipe - what you want to avoid this winter

A burst pipe – what you want to avoid this winter

If weather events such as Winter Storm Kori are any indication, winter time can pack quite the serious punch in Washington State. Of all the home components to protect and prepare for weather such as this, your DuPont, WA plumbing system should rank high on your list. The reason: the expansion of water as it transforms to ice puts a high amount of pressure on whatever is containing it—even if that is your metal or plastic pipes.

No matter how strong your plumbing system is—even if you’ve just recently had a brand new system installed—expanding water can cause the pipes to break. The pipes most susceptible to this damage include outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supply lines, water sprinkler lines, and water supply pipes in unheated interior spaces such as basements, attics, garages, and even behind or under kitchen cabinets.

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Watch for These Common Winter Plumbing Problems

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

The holiday get-togethers may be over with, but winter is definitely a time we all stay indoors, and cook big, comfort-food type meals. That being said, you could be tempted to put all your food waste down the drain.

But if you have a garbage disposal, you’d be better of disposing of some items in your trash can—such as hard foods, fibrous foods such as celery, and excessive potato peels. This is just one of the common winter plumbing problems homeowners deal with. Keep reading to learn more.

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Water Heater Disasters that Professional Maintenance Can Completely Prevent

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Water heaters are one of those home appliances that are typically out of sight, and as a result, out of mind. That is, until something goes wrong. If you’re fortunate, when something goes wrong it will just be a simple repair need and your water heater will be back up and running in no time.

However, if you skip maintenance, then you could find yourself facing one of the following disasters. We don’t just think “maintenance is a good idea.” We see it as an absolute necessity, to keep your home and your family safe.

Avoid Home Flooding

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