Category: Plumbing

The Impact Plumbers Have on Society and Our Daily Lives

The Importance of Plumbing

Imagine if you didn’t have any plumbing in your house or apartment or office. How awkward would that be in this day and age? What would life look like if everyone still used outhouses and had to clean their clothes on a scrub board down at the local river? In today’s modern society, both plumbing… Read more »

What Makes a Great Plumber?

Great Plumbers

Certain people would make terrible plumbers. For example, if someone had no interest in working with tools, had no patience with pipes or people, and was always late to appointments, then plumbing is not for them. What, then, makes a good plumber? Certifications and Licenses First of all, a plumber should be trained to the… Read more »

Ignore These Plumbing Falsehoods

Garbage Disposal

With plumbing, oftentimes parents tell their children what they “heard” from their parents, and while some of that advice might be good and practical, realize that sometimes untrue myths get passed down generation-to-generation. Lemon Down the Drain Take, for example, the idea that running a lemon rind through your disposal will help clean the drain…. Read more »

What Are the Most Common Causes of Plumbing Leaks?

Few things are more annoying and frustrating than having a plumbing leak in your home. It’s especially daunting if you’re not sure exactly where it’s coming from– after all, most pipes are hidden from public view, typically behind walls you can’t see into unless you have Superman’s X-ray vision. With water leaks in the home… Read more »

Why Using a Plumber Snake on Your Own Could Be a Poor Decision

Plumbing Snake

Are you an amateur plumber? Most people are, or think they are, and that’s understandable. Sometimes it’s easier to “do-it-yourself” than have to wait around for a professional to arrive and get to work. That said, plumbing can be a tricky thing. For instance, you might want to use a plumbing snake to remove a… Read more »

Why Do Plumbing Issues Happen?

Plumbing Problems

Most people will experience a clogged drain or toilet in their lifetime. It’s almost inevitable. Try as we might to avoid such a thing, it happens. Plumbers can tell you they get plenty of calls to come figure out what to do about clogged drains and toilets. So here’s a question: how do the pipes… Read more »

Signs You Need to Replace Your Plumbing Pipes

Plumbing Pipes

If you’re like most people you don’t think about your plumbing pipes. They’re there to do their job and when they work well they don’t even require a second thought on your part. However, sometimes there are signs you need to replace your plumbing pipes, and that’s when you make the call to Brutinel Plumbing… Read more »

A Look at the History of Plumbing

The History of Plumbing

Reliable, indoor plumbing is a marvelous invention. It is also a relatively new experience in human history and one that is not yet enjoyed by everyone in the world. Here is a brief history of plumbing: The first records of municipal plumbing date back to antiquity and are, of course, primitive by modern standards. Rome… Read more »

What Are the Most Common Phone Calls Plumbers Receive?

If you own a home or business, there’s a good chance that you’re going to have to call a plumber at some point in time. There are all kinds of plumbing issues that home and business owners will need to deal with, and while some people might feel comfortable doing minor plumbing repair work on… Read more »

Protect Your Pipes by Never Flushing These Things Down the Toilet

Your plumbing pipes are designed to take wastewater, waste, and toilet paper and remove them from your home. They are the only things that you should flush down the toilets in your house. But unfortunately, there are many other items that people think are safe for their plumbing systems, and often times, those items end… Read more »