Pipeworks Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Here’s Why Your Drain Smells So Awful

Monday, February 11th, 2019

bubbling-sinkDo you walk past your kitchen sink and smell an awful stench? Maybe you notice the same from your bathroom sink when you’re washing your hands or when you’re in the shower rinsing your hair. Bad smells coming from any drain in your home are pretty hard to ignore, if this is an inconvenience in your home that you’re experiencing then make sure that you contact our team sooner than later.

Plugging your nose around your sinks isn’t an effective means combatting the issue. Make sure that your plumbing in Bloomington, IL is always up to par with our services. We’ve served McLean County since 2002 and we understand the needs of homeowners here—we’ll always provide you with the best service possible the first time around.

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Easy Ways to Keep Your Pipes from Freezing this Winter

Monday, January 14th, 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 materialsWintertime here in Bloomington means freezing cold temperatures, so make sure that your pipes are safe. If you’ve lived here in Illinois for a while, you’re probably no stranger to a frozen pipe or two. This is a relatively common inconvenience but it’s also one that’s very easily avoidable.

Pipes that burst from freezing are on of the most common causes of property damage across the country. We’ve compiled all the best ways to avoid a pipe burst but mistakes happen, so if you need emergency plumbing in Bloomington, IL then contact our team today.

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How to Tell If You Have a Plumbing Leak

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Portrait of a smiling plumber at workSometimes determining if you have a plumbing leak in your home is a little harder than you think. Unless the leak is leaking out into your living space, it might not be so apparent. There are many instances where the leak in your home leaks internally (i.e. within your walls or some other hidden part of your plumbing system) in these instances a leak might go unnoticed for a while.

If you have your suspicions that something is going on with your plumbing system, but you can really determine what’s wrong, look for the signs detailed below. The best way to determine if you have a leak is through professional assistance, so if you need a reliable team for your plumbing services in Normal, IL then contact our team.

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Why You Should Steer Clear of Store-Bought Drain Cleaner

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

ruined-pipesSo, you’ve got a drain clog. It’s an inconvenience, but not the end of the world. In fact, it’s an incredibly common household problem. You can just run over to the store, buy a store-bought drain cleaner, and fix the solution quickly, right? Wrong! Store-bought drain cleaners promise to work miracles for your plumbing system, but don’t be fooled. These drain cleaners can never compare to the work of a professional plumber. These drain cleaners are actually detrimental to your plumbing system. If you have a plumbing problem (even something as seemingly minor as a clog) you need a professional for the job. If you need drain cleaning in Bloomington, IL contact our team.

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Worried About Your Bathroom Plumbing? Take the Following Steps

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Drain-SnakingIf you’re anything like the average homeowner, you probably spend a lot of time in your bathroom over the course of a year. After all, it’s the room that contains a lot of plumbing appliances integral to your daily routine. It’s in your best interests to keep those appliances in the best possible shape over the years, so that you can continue relying on them on a daily basis. Follow the tips below to make sure that your bathroom plumbing appliances stay in the best possible shape.

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Tips for Keeping Your Bathroom Plumbing in Good Shape

Monday, September 10th, 2018

bathroom-interiorNo other room in a house contains as many pipes and plumbing fixtures as the bathroom. This makes sense when you consider that most of the fresh water used in a house goes to the bathroom appliances. The toilets, sinks, bathtubs, showers, hot and cold water lines, and drainpipes in any household bathroom handle an immense amount of work.

We have advice on how to keep your bathroom plumbing in good shape so troubles like clogs and leaks are rare:

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Things Not to Put in Your Garbage Disposal if You Want it to Last

Monday, July 30th, 2018

kitchen-sinkGarbage disposals may seem invincible, but they really aren’t. In fact, they’re pretty easy to break if you subject them to the wrong materials. If you want to keep your garbage disposal operating as long as possible, there are a few things that you should make sure you never put into it. Have a look at the following list of things that you should keep out of your garbage disposal if you want to get the most out of it.

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Things Not to Put in Your Garbage Disposal if You Want it to Last

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Plumber-SinkGarbage disposals are great inventions. They make cleanup after cooking a lot more convenient, and generally make things easier around the kitchen in a number of ways. They’re not invincible, though, and that’s an important thing to realize for homeowners who often take them for granted.

If you expose your garbage disposal to the wrong materials, you’ll be surprised at how quickly it starts to develop some serious issues. Have a look at the following things that you should never put in your garbage disposal if you want it to last as long as possible.

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How to Protect Yourself from Plumbing Emergencies

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

burst-pipePlumbing emergencies are thankfully pretty rare, but they’re not unheard of. Unfortunately, even one plumbing emergency can cause thousands of dollars’-worth of damage and make your life quite a bit harder in general. You can’t fully prevent problems from occurring, but there are things you can do to protect your home as much as possible. Read the following tips to ensure that plumbing emergencies are few and far between, and that you are prepared for them when they do occur.

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Problems That Contribute to Repiping

Monday, May 21st, 2018

water-linePlumbing pipes are built to last, but they don’t last forever. Even with regular maintenance and prompt repairs, the pipes will eventually need to be replaced with new ones. If you’re unlucky enough to be in an area prone to certain issues, you may end up having to repipe parts of your home earlier than you thought. Have a look below at some of the various problems that can prompt a need for repiping in your home.

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