Brooks Plumbing Co. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Tumwater’

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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Is Your Water Heater Ready to be Replaced?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

water-heater-ready-replacedWhen it comes to underappreciated appliances, water heaters are near the top of the list. Even though we rely on them daily, even hourly, we often don’t give a whole lot of thought to them—until something goes wrong, that is.

Tank water heaters—still the preferred choice for a number of homeowners—do their jobs quietly, and unfortunately, this means that problems can creep in unnoticed. If your system is more than 10-15 years old, these problems can lead to a full system breakdown, which means you may have to replace it unexpectedly. Fortunately, our team does provide water heater installations in Tumwater, WA and beyond. But we’d like to help you avoid an emergency replacement, if at all possible!

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Tree Roots: A Common Plumbing Threat

Monday, May 1st, 2017

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There are many reasons that your plumbing system’s sewer line is buried beneath your yard. First off, it’s more attractive this way! But it’s also for safety and functionality purposes. Unfortunately, this means that not only is it out of sight—and thus hard to spot problems right away—it is susceptible to issues such as tree roots searching for a water source.

Tree roots are actually a fairly common cause of sewer line damage and clogs, which require professional Tumwater, WA sewer line services to resolve. As can be expected, tree roots crave water. So even the smallest leak in your sewer line can attract them. Tree roots are not the only threat to your sewer pipe, but it’s certainly an important one to be aware of.

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Leaky Faucets: More than Just a Minor Inconvenience

Monday, March 6th, 2017

leaky-faucetsNobody wants to deal with a plumbing problem in their home. But the fact of the matter is, leaks and other issues do occur. Fortunately, you can call on us for professional Tumwater, WA plumbing repairs. But perhaps you’re tempted to wait—after all, a leak is just a little inconvenience, right?

Actually, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the average household’s leaks can account for over 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year! Not only is this a terrible waste of a precious resource, but it’s hurting your wallet too.

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How to Tell You Have a Leak

Monday, January 16th, 2017

If not caught quickly, plumbing leaks have the potential to cause thousands of dollars in damage, not only to the plumbing system itself but also to your property and the furnishings within. Unfortunately, they’re typically very hard for the average homeowner to detect, particularly since your piping runs behind walls and other unseen locations. If you know what to watch out for though, you might be able to detect warning signs of a leak, and know that it’s time to call for professional leak detection services.

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