Brooks Plumbing Co. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

“Does My Tankless Water Heater Really Need Maintenance?”

Monday, August 17th, 2020

tankless-boiler-water-heaterThe short answer to this is, “Yes.” Of course, we’ll elaborate on that more below.

Look, we understand why you may not think a tankless water heater needs servicing just like a tank system would. While tank systems are large, sometimes fairly noisy, and have a pretty obvious presence in or on your property, a tankless system is just a small addition to the home.

But yes, they do need maintenance, and actually that maintenance is pretty similar to what a conventional storage tank system needs!

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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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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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Plumbing Inspections Aren’t as Scary as You Think

Monday, October 15th, 2018

entrance of a pipe from the insideHave you ever wondered how plumber can diagnose problems with pipes that are hidden from view? Chances are you haven’t, but now we’re inviting you to think about it. You might have a vision of plumbers busting into walls and totally up-heaving your home or property in order to find the source of a leak or a clog.

Obviously, this is not an ideal situation, and something you’d like to avoid (and may avoid or put off calling for professional services if you suspect a problem with your plumbing in Yelm.) We’re here to put your mind at ease. The fact is, when your professional plumber is equipped with the right video pipe inspection equipment, and they have the skill and training needed for adequately using that equipment, you needn’t have these concerns. Keep reading, and when you suspect or discover problems with your pipes, give our team a call!

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The Only Drain Cleaning That Matters Is the Professional Kind!

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Plumber unclogging a tub drain with an electric auger.Drain clogs are one of those Yelm, WA plumbing problems that practically all homeowners have to deal with at some point. But clogs are also one of those things that many people deal with the wrong way. When a drain clog forms in the average home, homeowners are, more often than not, tempted to reach for some type of store-bought drain cleaning solution to manage the problem.

Unfortunately, this is not a great way to deal with it—in fact it can do more harm than good. Keep reading to learn why you should only trust a pro for this type of plumbing issue.

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Is It Time for Whole House Repiping?

Monday, February 5th, 2018

blue houseWhat is repiping? It’s the task of replacing an old or faulty length of pipe in your home with a new one. Sometimes, this means only replacing a single length of pipe or a section of plumbing. However in other more serious cases, we may recommend whole-house repiping.

Fortunately for you, our Rainier, WA plumbing experts have plenty of experience with this kind of job and are here to help you make an informed decision about how to best treat a failing plumbing system. But before we even get there, we’d like to let you in on some signs that you may need to repipe.

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Beware These Common Winter Plumbing Woes

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Icicles hanging from a brown pipe. Frozen water and metal surface, winter time concept. selective focus shallow depth of field photoThe chilliness of winter brings with it a number of problems when it comes to maintaining indoor comfort, particularly if you have a malfunctioning heating system. But heaters aren’t the only parts of a home that run into problems when temperatures get too chilly. And though we don’t usually experience the same freezing temperatures as other parts of the country, it has been known to happen—and it’s always better to be safe than sorry, and try to avoid common winter plumbing problems.

Our Yelm, WA plumbing professionals are familiar with all the winter plumbing problems that might affect you, and how to help correct them. But we’d like to give you some info about the most common of these winter issues so you’ll know how to keep a watch for them, and possibly even avoid them.

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Pinhole Leaks: Small Problem, Big Consequences

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

brown pipe with growing pinhole leakPlumbing issues can often be hard to detect without professional equipment and experience. In fact, they almost always are. Most of your Rainier, WA plumbing system is hidden from view, after all, and the problems that usually impact it are subtle to start with—pinhole leaks being one of those problems.

This is a big part of the reason we suggest scheduling preventive plumbing maintenance at least once a year. However, you should know the warning signs that you do have a problem with your plumbing system. A pinhole leak, as we mentioned above, is a fairly common plumbing problem. And while its impact isn’t always felt right away, as it continues or grows in size, it can have big consequences, such as:

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Keep Store-Bought Cleaners Away from Your Drains!

Monday, December 11th, 2017

water going down a drainDrain clogs are an unfortunate reality, and one that many homeowners have to deal with at some time or another. However, clogs are also one of those things that people address incorrectly. When a clog develops in a drain, most people reach for some type of store-bought drain cleaner to manage the problem. This is actually not a good way to deal with it at all. Keep reading to learn why you instead want to trust your drain cleaning needs to trusted Lakewood, WA plumbing professionals.

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Should You Schedule Video Pipe Inspection?

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Plumber unclogging a tub drain with an electric auger.One of the biggest issues homeowners face with their plumbing systems is how hard it can be to keep them in good shape. When an AC unit or heating system malfunctions, it can be pretty clear early on that you need to call for repairs. If anything, you can always give your HVAC system a quick lookover if you’re worried about its performance.

Plumbing systems are different, however. They are hidden from sight, mostly. You can’t really inspect it without professional equipment, and chances are you don’t have access to this equipment nor would you know how to use it, if you did. That’s why it’s a good idea to schedule one very important Lakewood, WA plumbing service. And that is video pipe inspection!

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