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

Is Drain Cleaning Really Necessary?

Monday, October 18th, 2021

The short answer—yes. The longer answer—yes, but let us explain.

Every home is built with a plumbing system and wastewater drainage. Unless you live so off-the-grid that you don’t use any appliances, but we find that hard to believe since those kinds of homeowners wouldn’t be reading this blog post anyway. We can take this one step further by saying every home’s plumbing system will clog eventually, and while it might be this year or in 5 years, it’s bound to happen. Drain clogs are a pretty natural occurrence, and all we can do is postpone them for as long as possible.

Drain cleaning in Bloomington is a service that’s designed to mitigate this kind of situation. Instead of waiting hesitantly for the drain clog that’s going to cause problems the day of your big Halloween party, it can be a great idea to invest in drain cleaning services beforehand to make sure you’re not greeted by this terrible situation.

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Why You Need a Professional to Install Your Faucet

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Plumbing appliances can be deceptively simple. A sink is like a small tub to drain wastewater while a faucet sprays the freshwater from the top, but it’s just not as simple as it sounds. The water needs to be able to drain out of your sink, the faucet needs to have complete access to your main water line without dripping or leaking, and the sink needs to be aesthetically pleasing in your home. Any fault in one of these categories could lead to some pretty serious results.

Whether you’re looking to make your home as nice as possible or you’re trying to up the overall resale value of your house, a new sink is going to need professional attention. This blog post is devoted to describing several reasons why faucet installation in Bloomington, IL is a service reserved for professional plumbers.

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Our Emergency Toilet Repair Guide

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Do you have a malfunctioning toilet on your hands? There’s nothing quite as unpleasant as an overflowing toilet or one with a leaking base. There’s so much to do in terms of cleanup. You also don’t want your bathroom to suffer from any water damage. 

What can you do then? Here we highlight some of the most common emergency toilet problems and what you can do to resolve them. 

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How Does Your Plumbing Corrode?

Monday, July 26th, 2021

We hope you’re ready to take a dive into some science! As your local plumbing experts, our main goal with this blog is to better inform homeowners throughout our area on the intricacies of their plumbing system. We believe it might be a good idea to start this process from the beginning.

Pipe leaks, tree root infiltration… So many problems that occur in our plumbing in Champaign, IL can begin with corrosion. After all, corrosion is a natural process, which means you’re going to struggle with it no matter what you do. All you can do as a homeowner is know what to expect, participate in some best practices, and know exactly when to call for help.

Let’s pull out some high school chemistry lessons and get into the reasons why your pipes might start corroding, and what to expect as they do!

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The Three Major Types of Leaks

Monday, July 12th, 2021

When it comes to plumbing issues, nothing freaks out a homeowner like a plumbing leak. When you close your eyes and imagine a plumbing leak, you probably think of a leaking pipe in a movie or a cartoon that’s gushing water at an alarming rate. While we sympathize with why homeowners get nervous about plumbing leaks, we want to help inform our customers about the different types of plumbing leaks to help alleviate these concerns.

For instance, a pinhole leak is going to be much different from a gushing water leak, and both will need particular professional solutions from a team you trust. They can both be detected in different ways, so you’ll want to rely on some information you learn from us, your trusted experts on all plumbing in Champaign, IL.

Let’s talk about leaks and the three different kinds of them.

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What Is Emergency Plumbing?

Monday, June 28th, 2021

This is actually a very good question! Many homeowners get stuck on what constitutes emergency plumbing until it happens to them and the stress causes them to finally call us. We’d like to start this blog post by saying we will never be unhappy with a customer who calls us with something they think is an emergency plumbing request, no matter how large or small. We’re always happy to answer our phones and we completely understand that not everyone knows what kind of plumbing issues are emergencies.

With that in mind, we’d like to help you understand what could be a plumbing emergency and what’s something that can be dealt with over time. For instance, a broken sump pump in Champaign, IL that leads to a basement flood is an emergency, when a clogged toilet might not be.

Let’s talk about the differences between these two scenarios and help set you up for success.

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Don’t Forget This Essential Pool Heater Service

Monday, May 17th, 2021

Temperatures are warming up, everyone is getting vaccinated, and things are starting to get fun! It’s okay to feel a bit overwhelmed by the prospect of all the outdoor activities we’ll be able to enjoy this summer and fall, and it’s only going to get better from here!

As your plumbing professionals at Pipeworks Inc. we thought it would be a great time to mention that Spring is the time to re-pipe your pool heater gas line. Before summer is in full swing and before autumn hits us hard, Springtime is absolutely when you want to get this work done.

Are you not very familiar with your pool heater? Don’t worry, we don’t expect homeowners to know the ins and outs of this particular system, all we expect is that you’re there to call us for quality services that keep you comfortable and happy.

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Do You Need a Sump Pump?

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Sump pumps are extremely valuable systems in our area. It’s probably safe to say that none of the service areas we work in are deserts, or places where there’s no flooding or regular rainfall, so we can assume that all of our homeowners might need this tool. Sump pumps keep your basement free of flooding waters, stop the growth of mold, and keep your furniture and precious heirlooms safe from any damage that might come from that water. They work automatically, and they can be installed at a very reasonable price.

The reason why we’re talking about sump pumps in Bloomington, IL today is because most homeowners think they can go without them. Sure, a sump pump is always an option you can invest in, but we think they should be looked at more as a necessary tool in stopping something that ruins a lot of people’s days and sometimes lives.

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What’s Wrong With My Sink?

Monday, April 19th, 2021

Homeowners sometimes think that their sinks are the same no matter what room they’re in. While we don’t really discriminate in terms of the installation of a new sink, sometimes the problems can be vastly different. After all, who shaves over a kitchen sink, and who flushes leftover oatmeal down a bathroom sink drain? These systems are treated very differently and it’s important to remember that when you encounter problems.

So, if you’ve arrived at this blog post, chances are pretty high that you’re encountering a need for sink repair in Bloomington. Don’t worry, we can provide the repairs you need and more, but if you’re hesitant about what needs to be done, then we recommend you keep reading. We’ll talk about the unique sink problems you might be dealing with and some nifty tricks that could help you determine the best course of action going forward!

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It’s Time to Replace Your Garbage Disposal

Monday, April 5th, 2021

What would life be like without our garbage disposals? Can you even remember what it was like before you had one? You had to manually fish out any clogging food waste from your sink to the point where things were unsanitary, and worst of all inconvenient! It’s important to be grateful for the little things, like your garbage disposal.

However, garbage disposal systems don’t last forever. In fact, your garbage disposal in Heyworth, IL could be suffering from problems that can only be fixed from replacement services. The question isn’t how to avoid replacement, but rather how to determine whether your system needs to be repaired or replaced.

So, today we’re going to talk about some ways you can tell that your disposal unit needs replacement. We’ll mention all of the telltale signs that differentiate a broken garbage disposal system from one that’s old and outdated.

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