Brooks Plumbing Co. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing Maintenance’

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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Looking to Save Some Water? Here Are Some Tips!

Monday, March 30th, 2020

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 windowThere are many reasons why homeowners wish to conserve water — perhaps they’re thinking about the environment? Or maybe, they’re concerned about their high water bills? Either way, we can help because saving water is a lot easier than you might think!

In fact, there are plenty of ways that you can do your part in conserving water, and below, we have outlined some helpful tips for you! All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us for your plumbing in Yelm.

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Here’s What Leads to Early Pipe Replacement

Monday, March 16th, 2020

pipes-with-internal-build-upOf course, you depend on your plumbing system every day for things like laundry, bathing, cooking, and cleaning, so surely, you don’t want to take it for granted. Unfortunately, though, one issue that many homeowners find themselves facing is early pipe replacement.

Luckily for you, our team is well-versed in the issues that tend to lead to early pipe replacement, and below, we’ve outlined the two most common 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, WA.

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The Holidays Are Coming! Protect Your Plumbing!

Monday, November 11th, 2019

professional-plumber-plumbing-preparationIt’s hard to believe that the Holidays are just around the corner! Before you know it, you’ll be gathering around the table with friends and family, fighting strangers for the ultimate shopping deals, and eating lots and lots of food!

Of course, all this excitement can take quite a toll on your home, specifically your plumbing system! But don’t worry just yet — we are here to help! Below, we have given you some tips on how to protect your plumbing system throughout the Holiday Season.  All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more and of course, remember to call us when you need a plumber in Tumwater, WA!

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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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3 Reasons Not to Repair Your Own Plumbing

Monday, May 25th, 2015

We’re used to doing things on our own here in Olympia, WA. That often extends to plumbing problems, which many people feel they can solve themselves with store-bought tools. Nothing can be further from the truth. Homeowners hoping to perform repairs themselves often cause more damage than they solve, and can turn relatively minor problems into very large ones. Here are 3 reasons not to repair your own plumbing, which you should seriously consider before climbing under your sink.

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Lacey Plumber’s Guide: What You Can Do to Prevent Problems in Your Drains

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

When you look at your Lacey home’s drains, they seems fairly simple. You pour things down and they disappear into the ether, never to be seen again. Of course, that logic goes out the window the second the drain starts to backup or overflow. There are things you can do to avoid such problems though and most of the time, they cost nothing and take only a few minutes a week.

Simple Household Drain Maintenance

The first step to avoiding a problem is not putting anything down your drain that might cause said problem in the first place. Specifically, avoid grease, food, or other objects that might build up in your drains if not properly disposed.

Food can be broken down by a garbage disposal or, even better, placed in a compost pile. Grease, however, should never enter your sink at all. Pour all old kitchen grease into a coffee pot or bucket and dispose of it carefully. It can be thrown away in some places, or it can be recycled. Whatever you do, though, don’t pour it down the drain.

Another easy tip to keeping those drains clear is to pour a natural compound down every now and then like dishwashing liquid or baking soda and vinegar. Expensive drain cleaners are not only unnecessary – they are unsafe for the person using them and can cause damage to the pipes if you are not careful. To avoid such damage, stick with hot water based compounds and vinegar. The key is to do it preventatively.

If you wait until a full blown clog occurs, baking soda and vinegar may not get the job done and you’ll need to call a plumber who has a snake or other equipment to get the clog out.

Professional Maintenance

While regular flushing of your drain with hot water and vinegar allows you to clear out the vast majority of the stuff that builds up there every week, it’s also a good idea to call a professional for annual maintenance. Such annual maintenance involves visual inspection, professional grade clearing of food and waste products and a full flush. Done properly, this will minimize the cost of future repairs and replacements and keep your plumbing running smoothly for years to come.

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