Brooks Plumbing Co. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Olympia’

Beware These Signs That Repiping Is in Your Future

Monday, July 20th, 2020

plumber-working-on-sink-pipeWhen it comes to plumbing problems, hearing that you need repiping services can be pretty daunting. After all, in some cases, repiping is necessary for the entire home. It’s an unfortunately common problem as the homes in our area continue to age, and their plumbing systems age with them. The good news is, once you have your home repiped, you don’ have to worry about it again for decades.

Before repiping can happen, however, you would need to know the signs that it’s even necessary, right? This can be a hard thing to spot since, after all, your plumbing system is mostly hidden from view behind walls or in your crawlspace. There are symptoms you can watch out for though, which we’ve covered below.

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How Not to Treat Your Kitchen Sink

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

woman-and-little-girl-washing-veggies-at-kitchen-sinkHave you ever tried to throw a banana peel down the drain, hoping your garbage disposal will grind it up? You might have been unpleasantly surprised…

Garbage disposal systems certainly are very convenient and easy to use, but they were not designed to chew up all types of garbage or uneaten scraps. In fact, there are quite a few things that homeowners throw down their kitchen sink that could damage the garbage disposal or even the drain itself.

So, we thought we’d provide you with a little guide below about what it is that shouldn’t go down your kitchen sink. 

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Ready to Remodel Your Bathroom? Here’s What You Ought to Know!

Monday, May 25th, 2020

kids-in-bathtubDeciding 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. Below, we have outlined some tips to help make remodeling a breeze! All you need to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us when you need a plumber in Olympia, WA. 

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Here’s Why We Love Video Pipe Inspection

Monday, April 27th, 2020

entrance of a pipe from the insideWe may not have super cool superpowers, like x-ray vision, but modern technology has brought us pretty close! That’s right: we are talking about video pipe inspection and why plumbers love it so much! In fact, we think you should love it too!

There are plenty of reasons to schedule video pipe inspection services for your home, and below, we have listed some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us when you need a plumber in Olympia, WA.

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Tips to Avoid a Plumbing Emergency

Monday, April 13th, 2020

plumbing-emergencyOf course, we all love and appreciate emergency plumbers, but that does not mean we want them in our homes. Why? Because having to call an emergency plumber means that you’ve likely got a plumbing emergency on your hands!

Fortunately, we know quite a few tricks to help you avoid plumbing emergencies, and below, we have outlined some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us when you need an Olympia, WA plumber! 

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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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