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The Three Types of Water Heater Leaks

January 25th, 2021

Water heaters can leak in all sorts of ways. These are important for homeowners to catch for many reasons. If you’ve ever been concerned about the efficiency of your water heater, or something wrong that’s been frustrating you, then it could be due to a water heater leak that needs to be addressed.

We’ve gone ahead and put together a breakdown of water heater leaks that could be causing problems. From large, gushing leaks to tiny pinhole leaks, any problems with water heaters in Champaign, IL need to be addressed quickly with the help of a professional. If they’re not, then you could risk water damage to your home and a dramatically lowered efficiency of your plumbing.

Let’s talk about these different types of leaks. We’ll go over how to notice they’re occurring, what to do when you find them, and how they can negatively impact your plumbing system.

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Let’s Get Your Sink Working Again

January 11th, 2021

Your sink’s plumbing is so important to the wellbeing of your home. How are you supposed to have a nice, cozy Monday night if your sink is constantly leaking in the other room? If you pull the handle on your faucet and something happens that always upsets you, then we’re here to tell you that something needs to change.

Leave the work up to us. Too many homeowners get stuck in thinking that their plumbing appliances are just “quirky” instead of in need of repair. Your leaking sink, broken faucet, or clogged and slow drain doesn’t have to be a normal way of life. These kinds of things can be fixed properly with the help of a professional.

Our team is full of plumbing specialists that focus on sink repair in Bloomington. If there’s something wrong with your faucet, we’ll locate the problem and fix it, simply put.

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What Makes Our Plumbing Service Different?

December 28th, 2020

Have you ever looked at a company and thought, just by their name, that they were the perfect contractor for you? Well, we’re happy to say that we’re one of those contractors. We’re the pipe extraordinaires here in Champaign, IL and whenever there’s a pipe bursting during the winter or a drain clogged, there should be one name that comes to mind—Pipeworks Inc.

We don’t just survive on brand recognition alone, though. Far from it. Our team operates on a whole different level compared to other professionals that provide plumbing and drain cleaning in Champaign, IL. Certain things we offer, like our 100% satisfaction guarantee, and our safe sanitary practices in all the homes we work in, separate us from all the other contractors in the area. That’s why we’ve gone ahead and listed the best reasons why you should call our team for your plumbing needs today!

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What’s Wrong with Your Water Heater?

December 14th, 2020

Oh boy, this is a tough one. Very few feelings in the world feel worse than being forced to take a cold shower on a winter’s day. While cold showers might be refreshing and somewhat healthy in the summer, they’re absolutely brutal in the winter. To many homeowners, avoiding the need to use cold water during this time of year is priority number one.

So, when you find yourself in the position where your water heater’s ability to keep you comfortable is dwindling, what do you do? How can you expect to solve this problem if you don’t exactly know what the problem is?

Well, you’ve got eyes and ears, so that’s a start. You can be vigilant and check around the system to try and put the puzzle pieces together. Or, you can call our team to have a licensed professional address the issue so you don’t have to worry about it. Seriously, it’s time to call the pros who are dedicated to water heaters in Bloomington?

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Kitchen Plumbing Vs. Bathroom Plumbing: What to Know

November 30th, 2020

Kitchen plumbing is fundamentally different from bathroom plumbing. Not only do we use them for fundamentally different tasks, but the materials that go down the different drains are different as well. That’s why there’s a big difference regarding what you can do to help your plumbing in each of these locations.

Sometimes, calling a plumber in Champaign, IL is the best decision to make hands down. Regardless of what room your plumbing problem is in, a plumber can help you. They’ve got the tools and expertise necessary to fix any clog, leak, overflow, or issue.

However, when it’s just you and your family at home, there are a few things can remember to avoid plumbing problems in your kitchen and your bathroom. Keep reading as we specify the major differences between bathroom and kitchen drains, and how you can help your plumbing system.

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When to Call for a Plumber

November 16th, 2020

We’ve all been here. It’s late on a Friday night and your struggling toilet has decided to quit working entirely. You start counting the inches of space left in the toilet bowl until water starts to overflow. You’re plunging and plunging and plunging, but nothing seems to be working. Surely you don’t need to call a plumber yet, right?

Well, the choice will always be yours, but a plumber can make your life a lot easier in those situations. Depending on how terrible or stressful your plumbing issue is, a plumber can always help. From little clogs to overflowing toilets that threaten the furniture in your home, a plumber always has the necessary tools to take care of your problems.

A plumber in Normal, IL from our team is ready to help you out. All you need to know is when to call us!

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Pipeline Inspection: The Service You Never Knew You Needed

November 2nd, 2020

Earlier this month, we talked about some of the most important aspects of choosing a professional plumber. While we could go on about how important our services are over that of an amateur, we’d like to shift topics to a service that we think is heavily underutilized—pipeline inspection.

From video pipe inspection to manual pipe inspection, it’s important to have a professional’s opinion on how your plumbing system is. Pipeline inspection in Bloomington, IL has a reputation that it’s not really necessary, and only for the most stressed-out customers. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

Pipeline inspection services offered by our team can be your first line of defense when dealing with multiple drain clogs, sewer back-ups, pipe leaks, and other problems that require a steady decision to be made at a moment of crisis.

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Finding the Right Plumber: An FAQ

October 19th, 2020

How do you find the right plumber? What does the right plumber even mean? Many homeowners associate a plumber with just a grumbly person who begrudgingly fixes your leaking toilet when you’re having a bad day. That’s brought about a lot of negative connotations with plumbing work in general. We’re here to fix that.

Finding the right plumber means finding a plumber that you’re actually happy to call. Plumbing service doesn’t have to be obnoxious, expensive, or boring. Many plumbers in Champaign, IL actually love what they do and can provide you with great ways of making your life easier and cutting costs down the line.

So, in light of the idea behind what makes a plumber right for you, we’re going to talk about some ways you can ensure that your plumber fits what you need from them.

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What Type of Water Heater Is Right for You?

October 5th, 2020

The water heater olympics are upon us, and if you’re in the market for a water heater that’s right for you, you’re going to want to pay attention to the winner of this competition. Today, we’ll be comparing the two most common and powerful water heaters in our area—the conventional tank water heater and the unconventional tankless water heater.

Do you have questions about these kinds of water heaters? Or perhaps you’d like to know more details about how they work? Don’t worry, we’re going to spill the beans about the specifics behind these two water heating systems. Water heaters in Bloomington need to be powerful and efficient in order to make homeowners happy, and we aim to leave you a little more informed by the end of this blog post.

So, let the games begin!

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Do You Need to Repair or Replace Your Drain?

September 21st, 2020

You’ve probably heard us talk your ear off about drain clogs and drain cleaning, but what about full-scale drain repair? How can you tell if your drain is damaged? Well, don’t worry. We don’t ask questions that we don’t aim to answer eventually!

Drain repair in Bloomington is a fundamentally different project to complete than drain cleaning. Clogs form naturally over time as homeowners use their drains, but issues that require repair are usually caused by a problem of some sort. Leaks can be caused by chemicals, constant clogging, or age, and at that point you’re better off calling us to have your drain repaired.

Don’t get confused and think that your drain or plumbing system is meant to last forever. Unfortunately, nothing we build lasts forever. Though, when things are repaired effectively by a professional, they can last a heck of a long time!

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