Brooks Plumbing Co. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Rainier’

How Video Pipe Inspection Protects Your Plumbing

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Sure, some plumbing issues can be resolved with a good, old fashioned plunger and a couple of flushes. However, not all plumbing problems can be resolved that easily. Some issues lie deep within your plumbing system, which is much more intricate than you might think. The majority of your plumbing system is hidden beneath floors and behind walls, so pipes aren’t always so easy to reach, making it quite difficult to diagnose deep clogs and leaks. So how do plumbers do it?

With the use of the latest plumbing technologies, plumbers are able to detect and diagnose problems without having to tear apart walls and floors. Video pipe inspection is one method that trained plumbers have been using for the last few years to find issues that might have otherwise gone unnoticed. With regular inspection, homeowners no longer have to wait until disaster strikes to know that there is a problem brewing in their plumbing systems. Keep reading below to learn more about video pipe inspection. 

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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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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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