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

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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Tips for Keeping Your Plumbing System in the Best Shape Possible

Monday, May 7th, 2018

kitchen-plumbingPlumbing systems may take a long time to develop issues, but when they do they’re often serious. If you don’t want a pipe rupture turning your second floor into a swamp, or lime scale strangling your water pressure throughout the house, you’re going to need to take some proactive steps. By the time you notice that your plumbing system is in trouble, it’s often too late to prevent all of the damage. Follow the tips below to make sure that your plumbing system stays as healthy as possible for as long as possible.

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Keep Your Pipes in Good Condition With These Tips

Monday, April 9th, 2018

kitchen-plumbingPlumbing pipes are selected mainly for their longevity and resistance to issues. Copper piping, which has been the standard in most areas across the country for half a century, can last for decades under the right circumstances. If you want to get as many years as possible out of your plumbing pipes, though, you’re going to need to take certain steps to keep them healthy. Let’s go over some of those steps now.

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Sump Pump Maintenance, and Why It’s Important

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Backup-Sump-PumpSpring is a great time of year for many things, and a horrible time of year for others. Not to put a damper on the season (har har) but spring means storms. Those storms can cause all kinds of water damage to your home if you don’t know how to protect it.

Now, if you have a vulnerable part of your home, chances are you already have a sump pump installed in it. To be frank, we can’t imagine why you’d be reading a blog on sump pump maintenance if you didn’t already have a sump pump that needed maintaining. Anyway, if you haven’t already had your sump pump professionally checked out, now is definitely the time to do it.

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