The Roots of the Problem

The Treasure Coast hosts a beautiful collection of trees and shrubs renowned throughout the USA. From Myrtle Oak to Bald Cypress to Jacaranda, the wide variety of trees marks the unique topography of Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties. Homeowners and commercial property managers are fortunate – and smart – to include these types…

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Questions to Consider When Deciding How Often to Pump Septic Tank Pumping Frequency When to pump your tank…ah…that is the question. This is a popular question that we receive all the time here at Cooke’s Plumbing and Septic in Stuart. When it comes to how often your septic tank needs a ‘pump out’ there are…

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Hurricane flooding Port St Lucie

Protect Your Septic Tank from Hurricane Flooding Over the last century or so, at least 12 hurricanes of Category 2 or higher have landed in Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Martin counties. These storms inflicted billions of dollars in damage and the worst of them dropped 13 inches in rain! Needless to say, much of…

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Woman holding toilet paper during Covid-19 in Stuart

“Pssst….hey lady…want to buy some toilet paper? Do you want one-ply or two-ply? I got a guy who can hook you up!”  Are you buying paper goods out of the back of someone’s trunk?  Has it really come to that? COVID19 has Treasure Coast residents doing some nutty things and making some odd choices, to…

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An image of a kitchen sink.

4 Plumbing Mistakes You May Be Making! ( And How to Avoid Them ) Being stuck at home due to Coronavirus here in Stuart or anywhere in Martin, St. Lucie or Palm Beach County may inspire you to try to handle a lot of plumbing problems on your own. When it comes to plumbing issues,…

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A septic system inspection Port St Lucie

With a new year comes another opportunity to ensure your plumbing and septic system are ready for another season. Especially in an area like the Treasure Coast where a corrosive environment can quickly erode pipes and tanks. Whether you live in one of the older sections of Stuart or one of the 5,000 waterfront homes…

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It’s that time of year again, and you’ve invited the family to your home to celebrate. You might be regretting that decision now that you think about all the extra prepping you’ll have to do, the extra trips to Publix and the extra patience you’ll have to exhibit in encountering more ‘challenging’ loved ones. You’ve…

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Modern shower valve

Ever have a nice, relaxing shower rudely interrupted by a sudden surge of cold water? It’s probably due to someone else in your home flushing the toilet or turning the hot water on in the sink faucet. It really shouldn’t happen if your bathroom shower has a modern shower valve. You may need a new…

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