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

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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Does Your Main Water Line Need Repair?

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Your plumbing system is perhaps the most important system in your home:

Shower? Important.

Kitchen Sink? Important.

Toilet? Very important.

But, there are two components of your plumbing system that are more important than all else — your main sewer line and your main water line. And in this week’s blog, we are going to be talking about your main water line, specifically, how to tell that it’s in trouble! You see, trouble with your main water line can cause all sorts of issues for your entire plumbing system, so it’s important to call for repairs at the first sign of a problem.

There are a number of signs that suggest your main water line is in trouble, and below we have listed a few of them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more. (And, of course, remember to contact our team for 24-hour plumbing in Tumwater, WA!)

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Uh-Oh! I Think I’ve Got a Leak!

Monday, August 19th, 2019

So, you think you’ve got a leak, huh? Well, how can you be so sure? Unless you’ve got water puddling everywhere, it can pretty hard to tell that you’ve even got a leak at all!

Fortunately, though, there are plenty of other signs that suggest you’ve got a plumbing leak somewhere in your home, and below, we have listed the majority of them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more! (And of course, remember to schedule your plumbing services with us!)

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Plumbing 911, What’s Your Emergency?

Monday, May 13th, 2019

plumbing-emergencyThe last thing that any homeowner would want to deal with a plumbing emergency: they’re messy, they’re yucky, and they can lead to all sorts of damage to your home and property. Of course, it’s impossible to prevent all emergencies, however, you do have the ability to contact your local emergency plumber as soon as disaster strikes!

Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t know what “qualifies” as a plumbing emergency and are often left to face the problem on their own. Therefore, we have provided a list of some of the most common plumbing emergencies so you can jump into action ASAP! All you have to do is keep reading below to find out more!

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NEVER Throw These Items Down Your Garbage Disposal

Monday, April 29th, 2019

You wouldn’t flush fruit pits or rinds down your toilet, so why treat your kitchen plumbing any differently? It might sound crazy, but the pipes underneath your kitchen sink are no different than the pipes leading out of your bathroom, and therefore need to be treated with the same level of care. Yes, owning a garbage disposal in DuPont is a great way to reduce the risk of clogs, but garbage disposals were not designed to handle everything that homeowners throw their way. In fact, there are a variety of things that should never be thrown down your garbage disposal.

In case you aren’t sure what can and can not be thrown down your garbage disposal, keep reading below! We have provided our list of garbage disposal dos and don’ts. 

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Never Ignore a Leaky Kitchen Sink

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Of course, the sound of constant dripping can be quite annoying, but isn’t easier to just tune it out? It may be easy to brush off as “no big deal”, however, a leaky kitchen sink is never something to ignore. Your kitchen sink is pushed to its limits every day, and we often take for granted just how much it can endure. You utilize it for everyday washing, cooking, cleaning, and drinking, making it the most used faucet in your home. But, this repeated use can quickly create problems in the faucet mechanism, leading to a problematic drip.

If your kitchen faucet is leaking, do not hesitate to contact a professional plumber in Yelm. A leaky kitchen sink can lead to serious problems, including water damage to your home and property. Plus, any leak is extremely wasteful, which can cause monthly water bills to sky-rocket. In case you aren’t yet convinced, we have outlined some of the reasons why you need to call a plumber ASAP. Keep reading below to learn more.

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The Time to Prevent Frozen Pipes is Now

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Icicles hanging from a brown pipe. Frozen water and metal surface, winter time concept. selective focus shallow depth of field photoWhen compared to parts of the east coast and the Midwest, our winters aren’t that cold, right? We don’t really need to worry about much as far as weather-related incidents. One wintertime problem you should be aware of though, is the threat of frozen pipes. And no, it’s not too early to begin thinking about this and preparing for potential plumbing issues.

Historically, our temperatures rarely dip below freezing, but it does happen. This is a reason to be even more diligent about this issue, because even though we don’t think about it as much as homeowners in colder climates, just a few days of temperatures at 30° or below this winter can result in frozen—and subsequently burst—pipes in your home. So, what can you do to prevent this?

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Low Water Pressure: What It Means and What to Do

Monday, June 11th, 2018

faucet and water drop isolated on white backgroundUnexpected low water pressure has to be among the most frustrating problems for a homeowner to face. After all, when the water pressure is subpar, so too is your ability to shower effectively, do your dishes, or perform any daily task that requires a pressurized stream of water. Naturally, you want to get to the bottom of your low water pressure problem. The good news is, there might be a simple fix.

Keep reading to learn if your water pressure trouble is a simple repair you can do on your own, or if it’s time to call a professional Olympia plumbing repair technician. We are standing by and ready to help!

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3 Ways to Stop Frozen Pipes

Monday, October 5th, 2015

We get our share of cold weather here in Olympia, WA every winter, and one of the biggest problems that can cause is frozen pipes. Water expands when it freezes, and if that water is in your plumbing system, it can create tremendous pressure on the pipes. Burst pipes can be a catastrophe if they aren’t dealt with quickly, and even if you react to them immediately, they will still incur a great deal of hassle and expense getting them fixed. It’s better to simply prevent the problem in the first place, and with temperatures still relatively warm, now is the time to do it. Here are 3 ways to stop frozen pipes in their tracks.

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3 Good Reasons to Call in a Plumber

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Plumbing problems are part and parcel of owning a home, and here in Olympia, WA, there are plenty of homeowners who may want to save a few pennies by performing repairs themselves, perhaps with the aid of an over-the-counter solution. In most cases, however, this can be a big mistake. Anytime you attempt to repair a plumbing problem yourself, you invite a whole host of larger issues that could turn a simple operation into a huge headache. Here are 3 good reasons to call in a plumber on any issue with your pipes, no matter how minor.

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