Brooks Plumbing Co. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Tumwater’

Does DIY Drain Cleaning Work?

Monday, September 30th, 2019

water-going-down-drainWe could answer this question with a simple “no”, but we figure we should explain why DIY drain cleaning methods are never as effective as hiring a professional plumber for the job. Yes, we understand that there are lots and lots of online tips and tricks, but if you want the job done right, scouring the internet certainly isn’t the answer.

Of course, there are some plumbing problems that do not require a professional — take, for instance, unclogging a clogged toilet with your handy dandy plunger! However, if you are looking for a true cleaning, toilet plungers and chemical drain cleaners simply won’t do. Below, we have compared some at-home drain cleaning solutions with professional drain cleaning tools, so you can decide for yourself which is best. Keep reading to find out more! (And of course, remember to schedule your plumbing in Tumwater, WA with our team!)

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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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Is It Time to Let Go of Your Water Heater?

Monday, July 8th, 2019

We absolutely get it: letting go of your water heater can certainly be hard, and of course, you have every right to be sad about it. However, we discourage you from being too sad about, especially because installing a new water heater can certainly be exciting — there are just so many benefits of doing so!

There are plenty of signs that suggest it’s time to let go of an older, outdated water heater, and below, we have listed some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading below to find out more! (And remember to contact our team when you need plumbing in Tumwater, WA.)

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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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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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Don’t Underestimate the Power of a Toilet

Monday, April 30th, 2018

top view of a low flush toiletThis one might have you scratching your head. Why are we so interested in talking about toilets? Bear with us!

Have you ever questioned how much you are paying for your water each month? Maybe you’d like to lower those water bills, but is there such a way to do that without having to sacrifice USING your water? The answer is, yes!

You can contact our Tumwater, WA plumbers to see what your low-flow plumbing fixture options are, such as a low-flush toilet.

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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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How to Avoid Frozen Pipes this Winter

Monday, October 16th, 2017

hand gripping pipe under sinkWhile it may not get as bitterly cold in our area as it does in other parts of the country, frozen pipes are still unfortunately a fairly common occurrence during the winter. And, they can cause a fair amount of damage if they are not dealt with. The reason for this is because as water in the pipes freezes, it expands and places pressure on the linings of the pipes.

As a result, you could find yourself with cracked or burst plumbing. To protect your pipes from freezing in the first place, there are a few steps you can take. Keep reading to learn more, and if you discover any problems with your plumbing this fall or winter, contact a professional plumber in Tumwater, WA, such as one of the members of our team.

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Drain Cleaning: When Do You Need It?

Monday, August 21st, 2017

clearing of blocked hammered polluted black metal U siphon for wash basin, sanitary devices, plumbing fixtures red special means cleanser with bubbles. For labels of cleaners, printed materialsThe drain and sewer system of your Tumwater, WA home is one of the most important parts of your plumbing system, if not the most important part. If it isn’t well cared for, it can create serious problems for the entire plumbing system. Fortunately, though, it’s actually fairly easy to keep your drain system in good shape.

You need just remember to schedule drain cleaning services on a routine basis. But how do you know when it’s time to do so? Keep reading to learn some of the signs to look for, which indicate a drain cleaning session should be a priority for you.

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