Brooks Plumbing Co. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Olympia’

Here’s Why You Need a Backflow Prevention Device

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

children-in-tubHave you ever been brushing your teeth, washing your face, or taking a shower and suddenly there was gross water bubbling up and out of your drain? If the answer to this question was “Yes”, then you definitely have a backflow problem on your hands.

See, backflow is a serious, not to mention yucky, issue faced by homeowners, which is why installing a backflow prevention device is a great idea. In fact, there are quite a few reasons why you should consider installing one of these devices in your home, and below, we’ve explained it all for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us when you need backflow prevention in Olympia, WA.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Water Heater?

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

shower-head-dripping-waterCan you imagine waking up on a chilly, winter morning, having to leave the comfort of your warm bed, and jumping right into a cold shower? Of course not! The last thing anyone wants to do on a brisk winter morning is take an icy cold shower!

Your water heater is absolutely essential to your comfort, which is why you definitely don’t want to take it for granted. But unfortunately, there will come a day when your water heater just won’t be able to keep up and you’ll find yourself in need of a replacement. In fact, there are plenty of signs that indicate its time for a new water heater, and below, we have listed them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (and of course, remember to call us for your Olympia plumbing.)

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Ready For Some Potty Talk? We’re Talking About Low Flow Toilets!

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

low-flow-toiletIf you don’t know anything about low flow toilets, you’re about to! See, regular toilets are becoming a thing of the past — low flow is the way to go! Why? This is because installing a low flow toilet in your home is one of the best way s to conserve water, which, of course, is good for both the environment and your wallet.

Low flow toilets offer a number of benefits and, below, we have outlined some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (oh, and as always, remember to contact our team when you need a plumber in Olympia, WA.)

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Welcome to the 2020 Water Heater Debate!

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Good evening everyone, and welcome to the first water heater debate of this election season. Tonight, we will be asking our candidates, the tank and the tankless water heater, to demonstrate their ability to keep up with your hot water demands. This will be a competition of cost, efficiency, and comfort, so don’t go anywhere.

Understanding the differences between the tank and tankless water heaters can make a huge impact on your decision-making process, so if you are in the market for a brand-new water heater this year, keep reading below (Oh, and of course, remember to schedule your water heater services in Olympia, WA with our team, a proud sponsor of the 2020 Water Heater Debate!)

Now, on with the debate!

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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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Here’s Why You Need Regular Plumbing Services

Monday, 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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How a New Water Heater Will Benefit You

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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