Barbos Plumbing LLC

Helpful Plumbing Tips

Keep Your Garbage Disposal Running Longer

Kitchen Sink: A shot of a kitchen sink and tap

If you are a homeowner than most likely your kitchen has a garbage disposal. A garbage disposal is a common kitchen device that can be found underneath your kitchen sink. Your garbage disposal’s main job is to shred up food that goes down the sink. By shredding food waste into smaller pieces you will run a lesser chance of clogging up your pipes.

It is important to note that there are certain things that should not be put into the garbage disposal including:

  • Coffee grounds
  • Grease
  • Celery
  • Potato peels
  • Fruit pits
  • Egg shells

In addition, our plumber recommends that you routinely flush water down your garbage disposal and clean it regularly.

If you’re interested in garbage disposal installation then contact our Olympia, WA office today to schedule an appointment!

How Old is Your Water Heater?

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Did you know that the typical lifespan for a water heater is 10-12 years? This is on average and depending on a few factors your water heater might last longer or possibly need to be replaced before it hits the 10-12 year mark.

Your water heater’s lifespan varies based on:

• Location of the unit
• Quality of installation
• Manufacturer
• Water quality
• Frequency of usage
• Maintenance schedule
Regular maintenance of your water heater will help you troubleshoot any issues before they arise or become bigger problems. In the long run this will improve the longevity of your water heater.

Barbos Plumbing in Olympia, WA is experienced with maintenance and installation of all makes and models of water heaters. If you are in need of reliable water heater services in our area then contact our office today to schedule an appointment!


Tired of Struggling With Your Hose?

Holding Water Rubber Hose Tube. Watering: Holding a water rubber hose tube. Watering

When you think plumber, you might not think that we can help you with your landscaping. However, our plumbing contractor offers a variety of indoor and outdoor plumbing services across Olympia, WA. One of the most common outdoor plumbing requests that our plumber receives is to install a yard hydrants.

We know that after a long work week you want your hobbies to be as carefree as possible. This including gardening! Yard hydrants are a great addition to any garden for quick and easy watering.

In addition, to yard hydrant installation we also provide winterization of outdoor plumbing. Due to the lower temperatures that Olympia, WA experiences during the winter it is crucial that you take these extra measures to avoid issues with your plumbing freezing.

Call our plumber to install a yard hydrant


Prepare Your Outside Plumbing for the Spring!

Barbo’s Plumbing recommends that you always winterize your outdoor faucet to help prevent your outside pipes from bursting during the colder months. Hopefully you have already taken this preventative step this season.

As temperatures start to rise in March and April our plumber suggests that you take off the hose bibb/ outdoor faucet insulation and give it a try to make sure that they turn on and shutoff without any leaks. This will help you get in front of any potential issues with your outside plumbing before the spring planting season hits.

If you notice signs such as cracks or leaks then don’t hesitate to contact our plumbing company. We’ll come out to your home and inspect your outdoor faucet and pipes to ensure that you are ready for the spring and summer season!

Hire a Plumber to Winterize Your Pipes

Our plumbing company services Olympia, WA and surrounding areas

With the colder months quickly approaching in Olympia, WA you as a homeowner need to ensure that your home is prepped for the winter months. One of the most important things for you to have done to get ready for the winter is to have a plumber winterize your outside pipes.

A typical american house in winter. Snow covered.

Having your pipes winterized by an experienced plumber will help prevent your pipes from bursting or experiencing additional damage.

Our plumber will come out to your home to winterize your pipes for the season and return in the spring to de-winterize your pipes.


Inside Pipe Tips

Our plumbing company also recommends that homeowners take a few additional precautions on their own to avoid inside pipes from bursting. Our plumbers recommend that:

  • You keep garage doors closed if there is any water piping/ plumbing that runs through the garage
  • You crack the doors of cabinets underneath your inside sinks that are located on exterior walls
  • You keep a slow drip on indoor faucets if extremely low temperatures are expected
  • You keep your thermostat at the same temperature all day
  • Disconnect hoses from exterior hose bibbs
  • If exterior hose bibbs are the frost free style then insulating is not necessary
  • If exterior hose bibbs are not the frost free style they should be insulated to help prevent freezing

Call our plumbers today to learn more about your plumbing winterization options!