Brooks Plumbing Co. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Plumber’

The Danger of Store-Bought Drain Cleaners

Monday, September 14th, 2020

water-running-down-a-drainIf you’re like most homeowners, then your first instinct when you encounter a clog or backup in a sink within your home is likely to reach for that bottle of store-bought drain cleaner you keep on hand. This seems like a good idea in theory, and will probably solve your problem, for a while, anyway. However, it won’t get to the root of the problem causing the clog, and may actually do more harm than good!

Look, we get it. The way that these drain cleaning “solutions” are marketed to homeowners makes it sound like they’re the best and most obvious resolution there is for drain clogs. But no professional plumber would ever recommend this. Read on to learn why.

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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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Could Your Water Heater Use a Repair or Two?

Monday, February 17th, 2020

water-heaterWhat if you were offered an all-inclusive 12-night stay at a luxurious hotel in the Carribean… but, in order to go, you had to get rid of your water heater? Would you do it? No, of course not! Heck, you probably wouldn’t even get rid of your water heater if you were offered a million bucks — it’s just that important to your comfort!

Because your water heater is one of THE MOST important components of your plumbing system, it is important that you take care of it. Of course, that includes calling for repairs as soon as you notice a problem. Fortunately, there are a number of signs that suggest your system needs repair, 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 our team when you need a plumber in Yelm.)

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Don’t Let Frozen Pipes Ruin Your Winter!

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Icicles hanging from a brown pipe. Frozen water and metal surface, winter time concept. selective focus shallow depth of field photoIt’s awfully cold outside, and although temperatures rarely drop below freezing here, doesn’t mean they can’t — just look at how crazy the weather’s been already! For this reason, it is important that you pay close attention to your plumbing system, particularly your pipes, as they can freeze when temperatures drop too low.

Of course, frozen pipes are a BIG deal, so it is important that you do what you can to prevent this problem from occurring. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do, and below, we have outlined some of them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more (and yes, remember to call our team when you need a plumber in Tumwater, WA.)

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Remodeling Your Bathroom? Here are Some Tips

Monday, 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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With the Holidays around the Corner, Protect Your Plumbing

Monday, November 12th, 2018

person washing lettuce under kitchen sink faucetWhether you realize it or not, the holidays are just around the corner. If you celebrate these holidays and plan on hosting guests in your home this season, then the following tips regarding protecting your plumbing are for you.

If we can, we’re always happy to help our customers avoid any major issues with their living space—particularly, their plumbing. This has got to be one of the worst times of the years to have to deal with a plumbing problem after all. Although, there never really is a convenient time to have a plumbing problem!

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Can a Plumbing Problem Ever Wait?

Monday, October 1st, 2018

An old pipe breaks Sometimes, there are plumbing issues that can, in fact, wait a bit. For instance, if you have a dripping faucet, a running toilet, or a single drain clog, you could probably let it go a day or two without causing irreversible harm. We don’t recommend this as it wastes water, but these are just a few examples of issues that aren’t that major.

But what about more severe problems? What if you hear water rushing behind a wall, or feel a hot spot on your floor indicating a hot water line ruptured and you have a slab leak? Or, what if you noticed multiple drains in your home are backing up, which is the sign of a sewer line blockage? These all constitute as hygienic and/or damaging emergencies and definitely require a call to a professional plumber in Olympia, WA. But what can you do in the meantime?

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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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