Pipeworks Inc. Blog : Archive for September, 2017

Water Line Issues You Should Know About

Monday, September 25th, 2017

water-lineProperly maintaining your plumbing system involves a number of different steps, including scheduling maintenance and keeping an eye out for any issues that might come up. Most people tend to focus on the plumbing issues that occur in their home, though, and not on the possible issues that can affect things like the water line.

The water line is the most important part of the plumbing system. It is the pipe through which all fresh water flows before reaching your home’s plumbing system, whether you get your water from the city water main or some other source. If the water line is in good condition, then the rest of your plumbing system will run more smoothly. If the water line is dealing with a problem, though, it can seriously harm the plumbing. Read on for some examples of water line issues you should know about.

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Why You Should Install a Sump Pump

Monday, September 11th, 2017

plumbing-leakWe may not have to worry about many hurricanes in Illinois, but we’re no strangers to heavy rains and subsequent flood waters. If you’ve lived in the area for any length of time, you probably also know that your house doesn’t have to be completely submerged to suffer terrible water damage.

Even some minor storm runoff that becomes trapped in the wrong area of the home can cause immense damage if left alone for long enough. That’s why it’s a good idea to have a sump pump. Read on to find out more about sump pumps, what they do, and why you should probably have one installed somewhere in your home.

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