Pipeworks Inc. Blog : Archive for October, 2019

Your Friendly Reminder to Avoid Chemical Drain Cleaners

Monday, 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.

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Here’s Why Your Toilet Won’t Flush

Monday, 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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