Brown Brothers Plumbing & Heating
Plumbing is a tricky business. Water does not like to be contained. Pipes break, fittings wear down and drains clog. We’ve seen thousands of different plumbing problems over the years and even though many problems are caused in familiar ways – no two situations are the same. Problem solving and troubleshooting are the key factors to look for in a plumber. We pride ourselves in solving difficult situations.
We have the expertise and reliable customer service you want. Our customers trust us for our high quality, affordable plumbing & heating products and services.
Please call us to trouble shoot and solve all your plumbing problems in your home or business.
Over the years we’ve installed tens of thousands of water heaters. We’ve seen a steady decline in the amount of time that newer water heaters last. There was a time when you could expect a water heater to last 15-25 years. Now days we see average installations last 8-12 years. Whether you are thinking of installing an electric or gas water heater let us help you choose the best water heater, the best installation and give you the best price.
There are hundreds of different types of faucets. We’d be happy to fix and repair your broken faucet, but we’ll also help you evaluate the cost effectiveness of repairing an old faucet versus installing a new faucet with a new warranty.
Shower and tub faucets often prove difficult to replace because of limited access. We’ll help you decide whether it makes sense to replace parts on your leaky tub or shower faucet or replace the entire valve for the tub or shower.
Do you realize how much work your garbage disposal does? For many people the disposal gets as much use as any other appliance in the kitchen. Average garbage disposals only last between 3-6 years. We have models available with all stainless steel components that prove to be more cost effective over time and work better and quieter on a daily basis.
We’d be happy to show you several options and provide you a new disposal with a full labor and material warranty.
The average family of 4 can flush the toilet as many as 50 times per day. For many clients they realize that saving water on each flush is not only good for the environment but it’s good for your wallet. Let us show you how a new toilet can pay for itself over time. It’s important to have a toilet that not only looks good but works well. We make sure that toilets are properly sealed so that you don’t get a leak on your ceiling or ruin your floors. We can help you choose new high efficiency toilets that offer multiple flushing options.
We also can help you repair a toilet that constantly runs, wobbles, or leaks. We carry all the repair parts needed to restore your old toilet to new condition.
Unfortunately, drains get clogged. The older your home is the more likely you will experience a clogged drain line. Whether your home is brand new or 100 years old, we have the right tools and equipment to clear any blockages in your drain line. We can unclog sinks, showers, tubs, toilets and main drain lines.
Water Main Repair
Was your water bill twice the cost last month? Don’t just brush it off because it’s only an extra $50, you most likely have a leak somewhere. Many times these leaks are unseen; they can be in your crawlspace, under your slab, or underground in your yard. This leak can cause severe damage to your property – mold can form, sink holes can develop, and you are wasting precious water and money.
Call us and we can find the leak and recommend the best course of action to repair the broken pipe. In many parts of the triangle, low quality pipe was originally installed for underground water mains. After years of usage, pin holes or cracks in the pipe develop causing it to leak.
Another danger in Durham is excessively high water pressure. As the city grows or city pipes are replaced sometimes it is necessary for the city to increase the water pressure in your area. You may have lived in your home for twenty years and now the city has raised the pressure. High water pressure can cause toilets to run, faucets to leak, and wear down your water heater. If you notice a jump in the water pressure at your home, please call us. We will install a pressure reducing valve that will protect all your pipes and fixtures in your home.
Sewer Line Repair
If you have a home that is 25-35 years old, there is a good chance that you have cast iron drain lines. Over time these lines buried underground that serve as your main sewer line begin to fail due to the pipe corroding. The pipes are also joined in ten foot sections. These connections are also common areas that fail over time and allow small roots to penetrate into the pipe. Many times these roots will feed off the sewage, rapidly grow, and clog or crack your drain pipe.
We’ll help you decide whether a repair or replacement is your best option. It’s not uncommon for us to see failures in newer PVC drain lines that were not glued properly or were broken underground. Whatever the situation, we have all the experience and equipment to repair or replace your damaged pipe and restore your property to its original condition. We can replace your entire main sewer line if needed or fix the affected area.
So many people invest in beautiful, state of the art outdoor grills but still use propane tanks to fuel their grill. Supplying natural gas to your outdoor grill is often not that expensive and will save you money in the long run. If you grill often, call us to convert your propane grill to natural gas.
We can also install gas lines for ranges, furnaces, water heaters, and gas logs. Gas logs are very popular in the winter and are a great source for secondary heat.
Anytime you add a gas line or make a change to the gas supply a permit is required. Call us first and we will handle all the permits and inspections for you.
Tankless Water Heaters
Many companies try hard to push you to purchase a tankless water heater because the profit margin is much higher than a normal tank water heater. Tankless water heaters are amazing products and great solutions for many clients. However, for some clients they are not a wise investment. If you live alone, chances are you will never recoup the cost. If you are planning to move in a few years – you will not recoup the cost. Our goal is to help you factor in not only the advantages of a tankless water heater but to provide an honest evaluation of your needs and usage. Your home is an investment. For many people a tankless water heater is an excellent addition to their investment but for some is an investment that will never pay them dividends.
We always acquire all the appropriate permits that are required to install a tankless water heater. We handle scheduling all the inspections with the county. If someone tells you that you do not need a permit they are wrong. Protect your house and your family and have your tankless water heater inspected.
We also provide solutions for instant hot water utilizing hot water recirculating systems that are energy efficient and save you time and money.
Brown Brothers Plumbing & Heating is dedicated to your satisfaction. If you have questions, please contact us today or call us directly at 919-220-2554. We hope you’ll make us your plumbing & heating resource in the Durham area. Thank you for visiting!