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

Professional Drain Cleaning: Is It Worth It?

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

What makes something worth the money? Is it the time you save? Or perhaps it’s the long-term benefits you get from investing in the service? You probably think about this on a regular basis with the various different streaming services offered on our televisions. How much do you need to use something before it becomes worth the cost?

Well, we’d argue that drain cleaning services are even more important to invest in than the various luxury products we pay for. We have yet to meet a family living in a home that doesn’t use their drains on a daily basis, and when those drains get clogged, it can be a nightmare to unclog them again. Drain cleaning in Normal, IL, when offered by a professional, can be fast, effective, and make your life a lot easier.

Before you head to the hardware store to clear that drain clog yourself, read our blog and think about hiring a professional first.

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Burst Pipe Prevention Season

Monday, September 19th, 2022

As temperatures begin to cool, it’s time to look at what can happen to your pipes over time. Yes, changing temperatures means that your exposed plumbing system components can start to freeze. That main water line can run into issues where it connects to your home, especially if your home has problems with circulating heat. And, due to the fact that our weather patterns are constantly changing and breaking new records, we could see record-cold days early this fall.

So, as your expert plumber in the area, we’d like to talk specifically about ways to prevent a burst pipe in Bloomington, IL. Then, we’ll also discuss what you can do if you accidentally encounter one and need support.

Take a deep breath, burst pipes don’t become serious problems until things get cold and start to thaw, so you’ve got plenty of time to insulate your pipes and get in touch with a professional for an upgrade.

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3 Reasons to Get a Sump Pump This Fall

Monday, September 5th, 2022

Sump pumps are usually associated with spring in our area because that’s when the snow and ice melt, leading to constant floods which can be devastating for a home. However, we deal with floods on a regular basis throughout the spring, summer, and even in the fall. In fact, the falling debris like leaves and sticks can cause clogs in our storm drainage systems which can lead to periodic flooding in certain areas. This is why we want to talk about installing sump pumps in Champaign, IL throughout the fall.

In truth, sump pumps are protective systems that are great for the whole year. That one winter day where temperatures rise above freezing and the snow quickly turns into flooding waters can be mitigated entirely with the help of a sump pump. And if your basement is just more prone to being flooded, either because of its relative depth or because of abnormal storm and weather patterns, then a sump pump is going to be a huge help.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Garbage Disposals

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

Garbage disposals–where would we be without them? They’re perhaps one of the most underrated technological advancements of the past century, and we’re constantly surprised by how many customers are reminded that they even exist. They’re powerful systems that help make your home more efficient and easier to use, all with just a minimal amount of electricity that you’d barely notice the impact on your energy bill.

That being said, since garbage disposals are making a bit of a comeback in younger, more efficiently-minded homeowners, we’d like to touch base on some of the “dos” and “don’ts” of garbage disposals in Leroy, IL. Specifically, we need to talk about the relevant safety measures to keep in mind while also talking about the materials that are meant to be flushed down the disposal.

Don’t worry, we promise that after this blog post, you’ll know everything you need to for your very own garbage disposal installation!

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A Customer’s Approach to Toilet Maintenance

Monday, August 8th, 2022

There are a lot of things about toilets that customers might not be aware of. For instance, did you know that toilets use just gravity to flush waste? They’re really ingenious inventions and we want to make sure that everyone who reads our blog is taking good care of their toilet. The truth is that there are some components of a toilet that might wear down faster than others, and we think it’s important that customers be aware of what they can deal with and what they might need help with.

There are also a few guidelines that we need to start with, since a toilet that’s handled incorrectly could end up leaking and causing a pretty serious plumbing problem that needs to be fixed. So, this blog post is about making sure things are done the right way.

If you’re unsure as to how to replace certain parts of your toilet, or you need help, you can always call our team for toilet repairs in Bloomington, IL.

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Choosing a New Plumber in Bloomington

Monday, July 25th, 2022

So, you’ve experienced your first leak in a long time, or perhaps you’re a new homeowner that needs help with a drain clog. Where do you even start? Your old reliable plumber is far away and would never be able to help you here, so it’s up to you to find a new reliable plumber that you can count on. Do you find a phonebook and start looking through the pages for ads or catchy slogans? Or perhaps you start looking online or asking through social media?

Well, when it comes to plumbing in Bloomington, IL, there are some things you can look for that will determine which plumbers are worth calling. Social media searching can be a toss-up, because many friends or neighbors will point you towards an amateur which you should avoid at all costs. And not everyone even has a phonebook anymore. But if you look online, you might find it easier to choose your next trusted plumber than you initially thought!

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Your Gas Line Should Be Professionally Installed

Monday, July 11th, 2022

We know that there are some members of our community who will always do things themselves. It’s actually quite an amazing skill to be able to work on so many projects with your own set of tools and knowledge. Many friends and neighbors we know actually have family members who are carpenters, plumbers, and contractors, so it can be easier to get reliable information and tools of the trade. However, sometimes it can be valuable to defer to an expert, especially when things like safety are on the line.

Gas lines in Bloomington, IL are vital for many homes in our area. They’re necessary for a gas furnace, gas stove, and even for gas fireplaces. The only problem is that they require pretty precise installations and they can be quite tricky for homeowners to install themselves.

Today, we’re going to talk about three specific reasons why your gas lines need to be installed by a pro.

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Best Plumbing Tips for New Homeowners in 2022

Monday, June 27th, 2022

The housing market is still in a bit of a crazy place, so we understand if you’ve got a lot of other things on your mind as a new homeowner. Many works in progress are being bought with the idea that the new homeowner will be able to fix them up. If you have experience with contractors and you’re willing to spend the time and money on a home project, then we commend you! However, as your local plumber in Bloomington, IL, this is an area that we’d like to help with.

Plumbing systems in homes can vary in condition. In some cases, the house will look refurbished and beautiful, but the plumbing system will be in very rough shape. In other situations, the house might be a bit of a work in progress, but at least the plumbing system is good and efficient. Today, we want to help you figure out which category your home fits in.

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Steer Clear of Drain Cleaning Chemicals

Monday, June 13th, 2022

There’s always an aisle at the grocery store full of plumbing things. From drain snakes to plungers, it can be a pretty helpful aisle to pick up things you might want to use on your clogged drain, while you’re also there to pick up groceries. However, there’s one part of that aisle at the grocery store that’s not a good thing to invest in, and that’s drain cleaning chemicals.

No, we’re not going to point you to a specific brand of drain chemicals, and we’re not just opinionated on this, all drain cleaning chemicals are bad for your drains for very simple scientific reasons.

If you’re looking to preserve the quality and condition of your home’s pipes and rain system, then you’re much better off saving your money and calling us for drain cleaning in Bloomington, IL. We can remove clogs using tried and tested natural solutions that don’t involve chemicals or harsh materials.

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Protect Your Kitchen Sink From a Drain Clog

Monday, May 16th, 2022

You might get a headache just from trying to picture how much you really use your kitchen sink. The kitchen is referred to as the “hearth” of a home, so the kitchen sink is probably at the center of where you spend most of your time. The more this part of your kitchen clogs, the more complicated and uncomfortable your life might be. That’s why we recommend taking steps to protect your kitchen drain from clogging up.

Do you need to go out of your way to spend thousands of dollars on high-tech solutions for your drain in order to achieve this goal? Of course not! Follow along our blog to learn a few nifty ways to improve the flow and functionality of your kitchen sink, without having to spend much money (or any at all!)

Let’s work together to protect your plumbing in Bloomington, IL.

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