Brooks Plumbing Co. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Yelm’

Here Are the Answers to All Your Hydro-Jetting Questions

Monday, October 28th, 2019

white-question-mark-blue-backgroundThe hydro-jet is perhaps a plumber’s favorite tool. However, we find that many homeowners still have a lot of questions about how these nifty little devices work (okay, maybe little isn’t really the right word). In any case, the hydro-jet is the preferred method of cleaning drain pipes, as it uses highly pressurized water to scour out any debris that’s built up inside.

…But is it safe?

This is just one of many questions that homeowners frequently ask, so below, we’ve answered this question and many others to give you the peace of mind you deserve. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more (and of course, remember to call our team when you need a plumber in Yelm!)

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Do I Need a Sump Pump?

Monday, March 18th, 2019

If you’ve ever had a pipe burst in your home, you know just how extensive the damage can be. Water rising in your basement can spell serious trouble for your furnishings, your walls, and your electronic appliances. Not to mention that repairing all of that damage can be quite costly. Now, imagine just how much damage can accrue when there is a major rainstorm or even a flood? The results of those events can be devastating.

So, what do you do to prevent flooding in your home? Today, one of the most effective methods of removing water from your home is to install a sump pump. By installing one of these systems, you won’t have to worry about the effects of a pipe leak or a flood. So, consider upgrading your plumbing in Yelm with the addition of a sump pump. Keep reading below to learn more. 

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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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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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How Can You Tell If Your Sewer Line Is in Trouble?

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

white question mark on a blue backgroundWhile you probably don’t think very much about it, your home’s sewer line is a vital part of your plumbing system, hygienically removing wastewater from the plumbing in your home and transferring it to the city’s sewer system. Your sewer line is most likely buried beneath your yard and property, which keeps it safe from damage and wear from the weather.

Unfortunately, when trouble does arise, it requires a professional plumber in Yelm to manage. But fortunately, we have the most up-to-date equipment and training to handle the job with ease. We’re able to fairly easily access your sewer line, repair leaks, clean out clogs, and manage any other problems without even needing to excavate the pipe.

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Tree Roots: A Major Sewer Line Threat

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Split drainage pipe caused by ingress of tree rootsThere’s a perfectly good reason that your plumbing system’s sewer line is buried beneath your yard. First off, it’s more attractive this way—but that’s not the main reason. Having your sewer line located beneath your property is for your safety and convenience. But unfortunately, when something is out of sight like this, it’s hard to spot problems right away. This makes this portion of your plumbing system more vulnerable to problems such as tree roots searching for a water source.

Tree roots are a pretty common reason for sewer line damage and clogs, and they require professional Yelm plumbing services to overcome. As you can likely guess on your own, tree roots crave water. Therefore, all it takes for them to be attracted to your sewer line is a small leak. Tree roots, of course, aren’t the only threat to your sewer line, but they definitely are a major one.

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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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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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