American Pump and Drilling Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

3 Essential Tips for Your Next Yard Project

Monday, December 5th, 2022

So, you’ve decided that come next spring you’re finally going to build that deck, garden, or fence you’ve always dreamed of. More power to you! DIY lawn projects are some of the most enticing things about living on property that you own. Essentially, the world is what you make it, and we commend anyone willing to learn about these kinds of projects and execute them with precision.

However, as your local plumber and water-source experts, we need to talk about a few issues that people run into with this kind of work. If you’re not careful, you could rupture your main water line, burst a hole in your sewer, and even strike an electrical line. There are a few things that you should always do before you start this kind of work, and as always, call our team for plumbing services in Olympia, WA. We do everything by the book!

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Could You Use a Sump Pump?

Monday, November 7th, 2022

Sump pumps are powerful tools that help protect our homes from an influx of floodwaters. If your home has a deep basement, which many homes do, then you could be at risk for a basement flood which can be a problem for many reasons. So, why are we talking about this today?

The most important reason to mention sump pumps is to help homeowners understand what they’re for. If you’ve ever encountered a flooded basement or a sudden wash of rain that threatens to flood a section of your home, then you might need a sump pump installation in Olympia, WA.

The second reason we want to talk about this subject is simple—temperatures are cooling as winter quickly approaches. Snow will fall, ice will coagulate, and you might see a few warm days when all of the snow begins to melt. This can easily flood areas like a basement if you’re not protected by a sump pump.

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The Benefits of a Water Softener

Monday, October 24th, 2022

Have you wondered about the quality of your water? While you might know that it’s safe (especially if it comes from a public water utility), it still might not be great for your home appliances, your plumbing, and your personal health. Hard water can be a problem, especially for those of us up north, and it’s easily fixable with a water softener.

Today, we’re going to cover all of the basics behind hard water and how a water softener in Olympia, WA can help. If, after this blog post, you think that a water softener might be a great addition to your home, then we recommend calling our team and scheduling an appointment as soon as possible.

Water softeners are appliances that aren’t as widely used as water purifiers or filters, but they’re incredibly helpful for customers who need to eliminate excess minerals from their water supply.

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Why You Should Decommission Your Well

Monday, October 10th, 2022

In Washington State, it’s illegal to abandon a well on your property without it being properly decommissioned. There are plenty of reasons for this, but some might impact homeowners more than others. Just because you might get fined or sued for having an abandoned well on your property doesn’t mean that’s the only reason to have it properly decommissioned. There are some other reasons that we’ll get into today.

The truth is that well-decommissioning services are designed to cap the well so that it doesn’t rise to the surface or contaminate other sources of groundwater. The water in the abandoned well isn’t being drawn, used, or tested anymore, so it’s hard to monitor how it changes over time. The only way we can return it to its natural state is to decommission it and set it up so it can’t bother anyone.

Here are three good reasons to decommission a well in Olympia, WA.

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Watch Out for Summer Plumbing Leaks

Monday, August 1st, 2022

We all use more water during the summer months. Whether we’re watering the lawn, washing the car, or filling up the kiddie pool, it’s important to be aware of potential plumbing leaks. 

Outdoor water-using appliances are more likely to leak or waste water, and a small leak can quickly turn into a big problem. Let’s take a look at some of the ways a plumbing leak can impact your home and what you can do to prevent them.

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