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

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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The Science Behind Hydro Jetting

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

You’ve probably heard us mention “hydro jets” on this blog, but we rarely ever talk about the specifics behind it. Using pressurized water isn’t a new idea, it’s the main idea behind power washing and other methods of cleaning heavy-duty equipment. The only difference between a power washer and a hydro jet is the fact that a hydro jet is specifically meant for the inside of a drain system.

This blog post is dedicated to understanding what a hydro jet does, how it works, and why it’s such an important tool of a plumber’s arsenal. We’d even go as far as to argue that a plumber that goes without a hydro jet shouldn’t be called a professional. It’s such a simple yet effective tool, that we think anyone interested in plumbing in Bloomington, IL should know more about it!

Let’s talk about hydro jetting!

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Are You Dealing With a Sewer Leak?

Monday, April 18th, 2022

Plumbing problems can get kind of complicated. They’re not like a structural problem in your home, or a problem with chipping paint, because you can physically see those problems happen whereas plumbing problems occur behind the scenes. Luckily, you’ll never really see your sewer on a day-to-day basis, so it becomes harder to notice when there’s a problem with it. This doesn’t mean that problems don’t show up, only that they happen underground and in your sewer or septic system, and that requires a more specialized approach.

Don’t worry, we’re the specialists for sewer lines in Bloomington, IL. We can help you get your sewer leak issue diagnosed and fixed in record time. The important job of this blog post is to inform you of when you might be dealing with a sewer leak so you can call us and schedule a fix ASAP!

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Remember This Before You Plan Your Next Gardening Project!

Monday, April 4th, 2022

Springtime is the best time for projects. Seriously, the weather is starting to get great, and it’s the perfect opportunity for homeowners to really get out there and get their hands dirty! It’s time to make your lawn and property look like the beautiful dream that you’ve always wanted it to be. At least until the winter comes back!

However, there’s a complicated topic we’d like to bring up. While you might be getting ready to dig some holes for a fence project, a garden, or even a sustainable home vegetable farm, you might want to prepare in a very specific way. Under the surface of your property lie all sorts of things, rocks, roots, and water pipes. If you manage to break or rupture your home’s main water line in Bloomington, IL, you’re in for some serious trouble.

Today, we’ll cover what you can do to avoid this mishap, and what you should do if you’re already stuck there.

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What Is a Pinhole Leak?

Monday, March 21st, 2022

You’ve probably heard the term “pinhole leak” before, and we’re happy that you have. It’s something that’s very industry-specific, and this blog post is dedicated to shedding some light on the matter.

A pinhole leak is exactly how it sounds. It’s a tiny leak that might be incredibly hard to notice (and yes, they’re usually the size of a pinhole) but they can be absolutely devastating for your plumbing system. We’ll talk below about some of the reasons why such a small leak can be such a huge problem.

However, if you’re at this blog post to figure out how you can DIY a fix for your pinhole leak, then we’ve got some bad news. Unfortunately, DIY plumbing work is a long and difficult road, and there are many extra expenditures that might make your life more difficult. Our plumbers in Bloomington, IL are trained to deal with these kinds of issues, and we’ll get your home set right for a low, affordable rate.

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Are Your Drains Causing Trouble?

Monday, March 7th, 2022

Drains are vital to our home, but for such an important piece of plumbing equipment, we pay very little attention to them throughout our lifetimes. We completely understand, drain systems aren’t as flashy as a car or a television, so there’s a lot less of a draw to think about your drain. But life would just not be the same without it!

Today, we’d like to talk about your drains. Specifically, we want to bring up the state of your drainage system. Is it constantly clogging? Do you get foul odors coming from it? Or perhaps it’s starting to rust or age due to some old materials that need to be replaced? This is the blog post where we will be talking about these subjects in great detail. Just remember to call us for drain repair in Bloomington, IL if you run into any problems!

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Replace Your Lead Pipes Today!

Monday, February 21st, 2022

Lead pipes haven’t been used for main water lines and other home plumbing replacements in a long time. Once the science came out on how detrimental lead pipes were for the personal health of our friends and neighbors, we started shifting to using PVC and copper pipes. Now, what many homeowners might not be aware of is the fact that their house still could have lead pipes in it.

Our sewer systems can last for a long period of time with proper maintenance. Lead sewer pipes aren’t as much of an emergency as lead water pipes are because we don’t drink or bathe from our sewer systems. The wastewater that comes from your sewer pipes is going to have to be treated anyways so lead poses less of a threat there. However, we think you should invest in a plumber in Bloomington to replace these pipes for additional reasons we’ll mention here.

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Is Your Toilet Bolted Down Properly?

Monday, February 7th, 2022

Toilets depend on some pretty nifty construction in order to function properly. An improperly bolted toilet will leak, have a poor seal, and lead to other problems down the road. We’re asking homeowners if their toilets are bolted down to ensure that everyone knows what to do when they encounter a problem like this.

This blog will go into detail about how an unbolted toilet can lead to serious problems. Then, as we always do, we’ll point to some solutions that could help mitigate the problem at hand. One of those solutions is to simply call our team for toilet repair in Bloomington! We’ve got the expertise, experience, and toolset to address this problem quickly.

From pipe leaks to toilet concerns, the pros at Pipeworks Inc. have your back. Keep reading and make sure you click our link to get in touch with us if you need professional help!

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3 Reasons to Get a Garbage Disposal

Monday, January 24th, 2022

Many new homeowners and home renovators skip over the idea of a garbage disposal these days. With people trying to cut costs wherever they can and be more minimalist, we can understand the appeal of just having a simple sink in your kitchen. But for those homeowners and families that cook quite often, you can probably tell where we’re going with this. Garbage disposals might seem like an old-fashioned design, but they’re extremely utilitarian and great for home cooks and those trying to save on plumbing costs.

These plumbing appliances are actually quite minimalist in design because they don’t require any extra room in your kitchen. They work behind the scenes and only require a switch. So, if you’ve ever thought about why you might want to invest in a garbage disposal in Downs, IL, this is the blog post for you. We’ll go through some great benefits of these systems.

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Our Guide to Preventing Frozen Pipes

Monday, January 10th, 2022

Frozen pipes can be a nightmare to encounter. Before you know it, you’ve got a burst pipe and the moment it thaws you’re going to be dealing with a pretty substantial water leak. We want to quell your anxiety first and foremost by reassuring you that we’re the pros to call when you encounter this kind of thing. We can fix burst pipes, patch leaks when things start to thaw, and we can even give you some advice as to how to avoid this kind of situation from happening again.

The important thing to remember is that frozen pipes in Bloomington should never be addressed by a homeowner unless you’re just trying to stop things from getting worse before a professional arrives. Burst pipes can usually become heavy-duty leaks, and without the right equipment, you could see your property damaged and a lot of wasted water.

Here are a few things you can do to avoid this nightmare scenario.

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