Pipeworks Inc. Blog: Archive for October, 2016

What to Avoid Putting in Your Garbage Disposal

Monday, October 31st, 2016

The garbage disposal is a fan favorite when it comes to plumbing appliances. Sure, it may be a bit more of a luxury than a necessity, especially when compared with heavy hitters like the water heater. That being said, a garbage disposal can really do a lot to improve your quality of life. This is especially true if you are hosting big dinners around the holiday season.

It is important to remember that all mechanical systems have their limits, and that your garbage disposal is no exception to this rule. There are some items that you should not put down your garbage disposal, and a few of them may take you by surprise. Read on, and remember to let our plumbers install and service your garbage disposal in Bloomington, IL.

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Plumbing FAQ: What Are Copper Pinhole Leaks?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

There are many, many different problems that may develop with any plumbing system. There is much more to your average residential plumbing system than meets the eye, and the occasional problem really is inevitable. Learning to spot warning signs and scheduling prompt plumbing services when necessary can help you to avoid potentially serious consequences with your plumbing system and pipes in Bloomington, IL.

One term that you may hear in discussion of plumbing problems is “copper pinhole leaks.” The development of copper pinhole leaks in your pipes is a sure sign that professional plumbing services are necessary. Read on to learn more, and remember to let our plumbers handle any service that you may need.

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How Does Hydro Jetting Work?

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Cleaning out your sewer line is not something that you think about regularly, we’re guessing. It certainly is not to be found on your to-do list on any given Saturday. The fact that your sewer line is out of sight, though, does not mean that you can push its cleaning needs out of mind.

When the time comes to have your sewer line cleaned, hydro jetting is without a doubt the way to go. Clearing out a sewer line with an auger can help to get rid of some blockages and debris. Cleaning out a sewer line via hydro jetting in Bloomington, IL, though, entails scouring the interior surfaces of the pipe. This helps to prevent clogs from forming quickly again. But how does it work?

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Avoid Major Damages By Spotting Water Leaks Early!

Monday, October 10th, 2016

One of the services that we offer here in Bloomington, IL is water leak detection. It is also one of our most sought after services. While we can certainly pinpoint the source of a water leak in your home in order to effectively repair it with minimal disruption to your property, though, it is up to you to give us a call in the first place. That means that you must be able to at least recognize the potential for a water leak in your home.

We’ve put together a few helpful tips to help you do just that. If you notice any of these situations in your home, we strongly recommend giving us a call right away. Remember that many a homeowner has leaned the hard way that “minor” leaks can lead to major damage if given the time.

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Tips for Preventing Frozen Pipes This Winter

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

You may not be ready to think about it just yet, but it is going to be winter once again before too long. In addition to getting your heater into prime working condition and digging the shovel out of the garage, you must also be sure to give your pipes some consideration. One of the most inconvenient, and potentially costly, plumbing issues that a homeowner can encounter is the bursting of pipes due to the winter’s cold weather.

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