Pipeworks Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Bloomington’

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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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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The Difference When a Pro Cleans Your Drain

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Drain cleaning isn’t just a simple process. Homeowners think they can just flush anything away with enough water or drain cleaning chemicals, but they just don’t understand how dense and packed in some of these clogging materials are. You might just be wasting water, or in fact, hurting your plumbing system by using chemicals instead of the steady hand of a professional.

Today we’re going to talk a little bit about why you should hire a professional to perform drain cleaning in Bloomington. This is not just our team trying to sell you a service, it’s an honest look at how plumbing systems work and why homeowners time and time again choose the wrong solution. We’re not blaming anyone for having dumped chemicals down their drain or tried to ignore a clog. We just want to help going forward.

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Let’s Get Your Sink Working Again

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Your sink’s plumbing is so important to the wellbeing of your home. How are you supposed to have a nice, cozy Monday night if your sink is constantly leaking in the other room? If you pull the handle on your faucet and something happens that always upsets you, then we’re here to tell you that something needs to change.

Leave the work up to us. Too many homeowners get stuck in thinking that their plumbing appliances are just “quirky” instead of in need of repair. Your leaking sink, broken faucet, or clogged and slow drain doesn’t have to be a normal way of life. These kinds of things can be fixed properly with the help of a professional.

Our team is full of plumbing specialists that focus on sink repair in Bloomington. If there’s something wrong with your faucet, we’ll locate the problem and fix it, simply put.

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What’s Wrong with Your Water Heater?

Monday, December 14th, 2020

Oh boy, this is a tough one. Very few feelings in the world feel worse than being forced to take a cold shower on a winter’s day. While cold showers might be refreshing and somewhat healthy in the summer, they’re absolutely brutal in the winter. To many homeowners, avoiding the need to use cold water during this time of year is priority number one.

So, when you find yourself in the position where your water heater’s ability to keep you comfortable is dwindling, what do you do? How can you expect to solve this problem if you don’t exactly know what the problem is?

Well, you’ve got eyes and ears, so that’s a start. You can be vigilant and check around the system to try and put the puzzle pieces together. Or, you can call our team to have a licensed professional address the issue so you don’t have to worry about it. Seriously, it’s time to call the pros who are dedicated to water heaters in Bloomington?

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Pipeline Inspection: The Service You Never Knew You Needed

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Earlier this month, we talked about some of the most important aspects of choosing a professional plumber. While we could go on about how important our services are over that of an amateur, we’d like to shift topics to a service that we think is heavily underutilized—pipeline inspection.

From video pipe inspection to manual pipe inspection, it’s important to have a professional’s opinion on how your plumbing system is. Pipeline inspection in Bloomington, IL has a reputation that it’s not really necessary, and only for the most stressed-out customers. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

Pipeline inspection services offered by our team can be your first line of defense when dealing with multiple drain clogs, sewer back-ups, pipe leaks, and other problems that require a steady decision to be made at a moment of crisis.

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