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“Is There a Water Leak in My Home?”

December 2nd, 2019

That’s a good question, included in the category of “questions that you’d rather not hear the word yes to,” with other questions such as, “Am I getting sick?” and “Is my toilet clogged?” Though, if the answer is yes, you’d probably like to be notified when there is a leak in your home, correct? If not then this might not be the right blog for you.

We’re all about preparation and plumbing in Normal, IL here. Preparation includes being ready for pipe leaks when they inevitably occur. So, here’s the question framed in a better light:

“Is there a water leak in my home, and how can I tell?”

If that’s the question you’re asking, then we implore you to read on. We’re going to cover the basics on how to tell if your plumbing is leaking under your nose.

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Don’t Be a Chump, Get a Sump Pump!

November 18th, 2019

Sump pumps aren’t goofy creatures in a rhyming children’s book. Believe it or not, a sump pump is a useful tool that homeowners all around our area could use. While it’s not for every situation, a sump pump can be a great way to limit the amount of flooding and destruction caused by water in the lowest level of your home.

These pumps are drains that exist in the foundation of your home that allow water to funnel through it and be deposited somewhere else on your property where it won’t cause any damage. If you thought that sounded like a simple idea, you’d be right. Plumbers in Bloomington, IL love utilizing sump pumps because they’re an efficient way to use gravity and a little bit of energy as a permanent solution for your flooding basement.

Keep reading to see why a sump pump is right for your home!

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What Makes a Good Plumbing Maintenance Plan

November 4th, 2019

If you’ve got a home without plumbing, you might want to adjust the settings on your time machine a little bit. Every home in the 21st century has plumbing. Pipeworks, hence our name, is something that is an absolute necessity if you want access to clean water, hot water, sewage disposal, and anything else that travels to your home via liquid or gas.

In a perfect world, everyone would be in contact with the plumbers in Bloomington, IL for routine plumbing maintenance. Except that this is not a perfect world, and most homeowners wait until the very last second to contact a plumber for catastrophic plumbing repairs.

So, if you’ve backed out of purchasing plumbing maintenance before, or have never even heard of plumbing maintenance, we’re going to list a few things that it can help with.

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Your Friendly Reminder to Avoid Chemical Drain Cleaners

October 21st, 2019

People always call us after they’ve used chemical drain cleaners to unclog their slow drains, panicking because the cleaners have somehow made the problems worse. Hopefully, with this blog post, we can address this issue before you’ve gone out and wasted your money on something that could mess up your pipes. Store-bought, chemical drain cleaners are volatile liquids that are made of some of the most toxic materials we have access to. They create irritating fumes that can sting your nose and eyes, destroy the environment that they are eventually dumped into, and irreversibly damage your pipes.

Worst of all, oftentimes these drain cleaners, for all their negative qualities, don’t even get the job done. You see, nothing works quite like a plumber in Normal, IL when you’re experiencing drain clogs. Processes from hydro-jetting to video camera pipe inspection give us the tools necessary to get the job done without harming you, your plumbing, or the environment.

Interested? Keep reading!

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Here’s Why Your Toilet Won’t Flush

October 7th, 2019

You wouldn’t believe the number of times homeowners call us for some infuriating toilet related issue. Either the toilet won’t flush because it’s running, or won’t flush because of some other reason, it seems pretty imperative that your toilet does the one thing it’s supposed to do—flush!

Though, there are many issues that we see in toilets that could be easily helped with just a bit of experience and a rolled-up sleeve. A toilet itself is not a very complicated mechanism, so if your toilet won’t flush, there are some things we’ll be listing in this blog that can hopefully help address the problem.

And as always, if anything we say here doesn’t work, make sure to contact a professional to fix your plumbing in Normal, IL.

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What to Do When You Have a Clogged Drain

September 23rd, 2019

bubbling-sinkDo you know what to do when you have a clogged drain in your home? We know that this probably isn’t something that you’d freak out about—many people experience a clog in their home at least once throughout their lifetime. It is something that you should call a professional for though.

A clogged drain definitely isn’t the end of the world, but you should always make sure that you rely on a professional for your plumbing work. We’ve got all the experience and tools necessary to solve your clogged drain in Bloomington, IL. You don’t have to try to solve the problem on your own or even try to hire an amateur. We know that plumbing work is expensive—that’s why we always strive to make the work we do as cost-effective as possible. Call us today.

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Yes, You Need Professional Drain Cleaning

September 9th, 2019

Clearing of blocked hammered polluted black metal U siphon for wash basin, sanitary devices, plumbing fixtures red special means cleanser with bubbles. For labels of cleaners, printed materialsWe know that you’re not always jumping for joy when it’s time for you to call a professional for plumbing service. We’re the professionals but we understand—the entire process can be inconvenient and expensive. Trust us though, it’s always worthwhile.

If you’re thinking about the fact that your drainage system could be a lot better, it’s time for you to schedule drain cleaning in Normal, IL. Contact the professionals on our team to get the drain cleaning that your home actually deserves. Don’t sub in an amateur contractor or try to perform these services on your own. It’s only going to do your home a disservice in the long run. Make sure that you schedule an appointment with our team of professionals.

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How Your Four-Legged Friends Affect Your Plumbing

August 26th, 2019

cute-dog-under-warm-grey-blanketIf you were asked to think about the various things that affect the plumbing in your home, you might think of the quality of your water, the amount of people in your home, or your home itself. The last thing that you’re probably thinking about is your pets! The thing is that your pets really do affect your home—you’re probably never more aware of this than when you’re dusting off a surface or vacuuming but we want to bring it to your attention with your plumbing too.

We know that it can be hard to find great plumbers in Bloomington, IL. You’re looking for a team that provides all the right services for the right price and not every team can provide that. Make sure that you contact our professional team today.

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Got Fruit Flies? It Could be an Issue with Your Plumbing

August 12th, 2019

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There are the normal problems with your plumbing that you can expect and recognize quickly like clogs, backups, and foul odors. One symptom of a plumbing issue that you might not expect is fruit flies.

When you think of fruit flies, you’re probably thinking of those super ripe bananas sitting on your counter that you never got around to finishing. The last thing you’re thinking of is probably the drain in your sink.

Fruit flies are a major indicator of a plumbing issue though. If you need a great team of plumbers in Normal, IL, you can contact our professional team to schedule an appointment with our team. You can quickly schedule an appointment with our professional team members and knock out any problems you’re having fast.

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How to Maintain Healthy Bathroom Plumbing

July 29th, 2019

bathroom-interiorThere’s really nothing like a plumbing problem to make you realize how important your plumbing system is. We wish it didn’t have to be this way, but it’s just not realistic to think that you’re going to stay up at night losing sleep over a plumbing system that’s perfectly intact. Your plumbing system is a pretty innocuous home comfort structure. As long as it’s doing its job, you’re not going to give it a second thought.

If a sobering bathroom plumbing problem recently and you’re left wondering what you can do to better your plumbing system, you’ve come to the right place. Our experts specialize in bathroom plumbing in Bloomington, IL and we always strive to provide you with the best bathroom plumbing services around.

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