Brooks Plumbing Co. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Olympia’

The Role of a Plumber: Debunking Myths and Misconceptions

Monday, April 8th, 2024
Technician servicing an hot-water heater

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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Why Traditional Tank Water Heaters Are the Better Option

Monday, March 4th, 2024
Technician servicing an hot-water heater

When it comes to choosing a water heater for your home, the debate between traditional tank water heaters and tankless water heaters often arises. While tankless water heaters have gained popularity in recent years, traditional tank water heaters still hold their ground as a reliable and cost-effective option for many homeowners. 

In this blog, we will explore why traditional tank water heaters are the better option, considering factors such as cost-effectiveness, reliability, performance, and environmental impact.

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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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Efficiency Ratings on Water Heaters: Why It’s Important

Monday, November 6th, 2023

Did you know that water heaters account for around 18% of your home’s energy usage? It makes sense when you consider what a workhorse your home’s water heater is. It keeps you supplied with hot water for numerous everyday tasks, whenever you need it.

Because you rely on your water heater so much, it pays to do some research on water heater efficiency. Here are some things to consider if you’re in the market for a new water heater. Doing 5 to 10 minutes of research can pay off in the long run when you’re an informed homeowner.

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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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Why You Shouldn’t DIY Install A Water Heater

Monday, May 8th, 2023
Technician servicing an hot-water heater

So you want to DIY install a water heater. You’ve seen a few YouTube videos. You’ve got your eye on the model you want at the big-box hardware store. You consider yourself a fairly handy person. You’re thinking, “Why shouldn’t I install my water heater myself?” 

Well, we’re here to tell you the many reasons why DIY water heater installation is a bad idea no matter how many tutorials you’ve seen. From needing a permit to the many safety hazards, installing a water heater yourself is risky for several reasons.

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4 Common Bathroom Plumbing Problems

Monday, April 10th, 2023

There are some bathroom plumbing issues that are easy to ignore. A running toilet and a leaky faucet are some things you may be tempted to put off having fixed for as long as possible. 

However, there are some types of problems with your bathroom plumbing in Olympia, WA that shouldn’t be ignored. Unless they’re addressed soon, they can quickly become big problems. Let’s look at four of the most common bathroom plumbing problems so you’ll know which can wait and which should be fixed as soon as possible.

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The Science Behind Plumbing Services

Monday, February 6th, 2023
high pressure pipe leaking

Plumbing isn’t exactly a topic that generates a lot of excitement and discussion. In fact, plumbing is more likely to be the “butt” of jokes rather than a fascinating topic to discuss at your next social event. Have you ever thought about the science going on behind the scenes in your home’s plumbing?

When you think about it, the science behind plumbing is actually quite interesting. Chemistry is essential to making your water safe to drink. Physics is the concept behind how water moves through pipes. And engineering makes it possible for your home to tap into the Earth’s water supply. Let’s take a deep dive into which science concepts will affect your need for plumbing services in Olympia, WA.

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Kitchen and Bathroom Sink Problems That Require a Plumber

Monday, January 9th, 2023

Your home’s kitchen and bathroom sinks are the workhorses of your house. They’re used multiple times throughout the day and despite their frequency of use, they rarely give you major problems. 

Although minor problems can be fixed by savvy homeowners, it’s important to know when to call for professional plumbing services in Olympia, WA. Sometimes calling in the pros is much easier–and cheaper!–than a DIY attempt.  

We often receive service requests for bathroom and kitchen sink issues that might seem simple, but that are really only easy for someone with the skills and expertise. Here are some examples of kitchen and bathroom sink issues where it’s better to call a plumber.

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Strange Things Put Down Sinks and Garbage Disposals

Monday, December 12th, 2022

When it comes to clogged and blocked drains and garbage disposals, plumbers tend to see the same types of service requests. Soap scum in tub drains, food waste in the garbage disposal, and foreign objects down toilets are typical issues. 

Ask any plumber and they’ll probably tell you a story about a time they saw something truly strange causing a clog or blockage. Here are some examples of items that are unusual, but also somewhat common. By reading these examples you can hopefully avoid the need for plumbing repairs and garbage disposal service in your Olympia, WA home. 

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