Brooks Plumbing Co. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Plumber’

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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What Low Water Pressure Means for Your Home

Monday, August 6th, 2018

shower head dripping waterLow water pressure can be one of the most frustrating, and even perhaps alarming, of plumbing problems you might deal with. You may be in the shower when it happens, or washing your dishes, or doing any other daily task that depends on a pressurized stream of water. In some cases, there is a simple fix for your water pressure woes. In others, it may be necessary to call in a professional plumber in Tumwater, WA.

Keep reading to learn more about what causes low water pressure, and what you can do about it.

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How Can You Tell If Your Sewer Line Is in Trouble?

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

white question mark on a blue backgroundWhile you probably don’t think very much about it, your home’s sewer line is a vital part of your plumbing system, hygienically removing wastewater from the plumbing in your home and transferring it to the city’s sewer system. Your sewer line is most likely buried beneath your yard and property, which keeps it safe from damage and wear from the weather.

Unfortunately, when trouble does arise, it requires a professional plumber in Yelm to manage. But fortunately, we have the most up-to-date equipment and training to handle the job with ease. We’re able to fairly easily access your sewer line, repair leaks, clean out clogs, and manage any other problems without even needing to excavate the pipe.

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How Do You Treat Your Kitchen Plumbing?

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Young beautiful mother and her cute curly toddler daughter washing vegetables together in a kitchen sink getting ready to cook salad for lunch in a sunny white kitchen with a big garden view windowMore specifically, how do you treat your garbage disposal? This is arguably one of the greatest plumbing innovations to make its way into homes, making cooking and cleanup must more convenient and allowing for less waste in the trash can. The garbage disposal takes care of everything, right?

Well, not quite. There are a few common misconceptions about garbage disposals that unfortunately lead many homeowners to treat their garbage disposal the wrong way. And while you might not have a problem right away, if you continue to abuse your garbage disposal—albeit unintentionally—it’s going to eventually fail on you. To avoid trouble, take a look at the following misconceptions and explanations of how you should treat your disposal system.

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Signs You Need a New Water Heater

Monday, November 27th, 2017

tank water heaterAssuming you keep up with care for your water heater, you can reasonably expect it to last a pretty long time. No water heater lasts forever, however, no matter how well maintained it may be. At some point, you’ll need to invest in a new system. The key is to know when that is required, and then to hire a professional Tumwater, WA plumber to do the installation correctly.

There are a variety of signs that you can look for that indicate your water heater is nearing the end of its life. If you start to notice one or more of the following signs, it’s a good idea to consult with a professional about whether or not it’s time to replace the system. Continue reading to learn more.

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