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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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How Sewer Line Problems Affect Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, November 19th, 2018

A vector illustration of a broken sewer pipe that is currently leaking sewage into the sewer system.When you think of the problems caused by a faulty sewer line, you might not think immediately think of poor indoor air quality. A pipe leak is an extremely inconvenient problem that quickly causes significant damage to other home fixtures. If you do have a problem with your sewer line, you need to address it quickly. The repairs might be costly, but the cost of health problems caused by your indoor air quality would be even worse.

The best thing to do for your system is add “sewer cleaning” to your to-do-list to avoid these problems. This simple service will keep your sewer system in good shape. If you need sewer cleaning in Bloomington, IL then you need services from our team. We’re always fast, efficient, and conscientious.

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How do I Keep My Water Line Healthy?

Monday, August 13th, 2018

water-lineThe water line is arguably the most important part of your plumbing system. It is through the water line that all water flows before it reaches your plumbing system. If the water line is unhealthy, the rest of the plumbing system likely will be, too. If you want to keep your water line healthy, there are a number of different methods you can use. Read on to find out how to get the most out of your water line in years to come.

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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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Signs That You Need to Install a New Water Heater

Monday, January 29th, 2018

water-heater-installationWater heaters can last quite a while if you take proper care of them, but they can’t last forever. No matter how well you manage your water heater’s health, though, eventually you’re going to need to install a new one.

You probably don’t want to wait until your water heater breaks down entirely before installing a new one, as it will only prolong the time you spend without access to hot water. Have a look at some of the following signs that your water heater is failing, so that you can install a new one as soon as possible.

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Which Water Heater Type is Best for You?

Monday, December 18th, 2017

tank-water-heaterWater heaters are built to last, but they don’t last forever. Sooner or later, you’re going to need to replace your current water heater with a new one. Fortunately for you, there are plenty of options available on the market.

Each water heater type has its own pros and cons, so it’s important to consider which is best for you before you decide. Have a look at three of the most popular water heater types below, and the advantages that each could offer you were you to install it.

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

Monday, December 4th, 2017

burst-pipeYou probably have a lot on your mind during the fall and winter seasons, what with the holidays and getting ready for the end of the year. We hate to add to your mental load, but there is one other thing that you should probably take steps to deal with this winter: frozen pipes. Frozen pipes are common in areas of the home where the pipes are not properly insulated, such as those serving outdoor faucets or under the kitchen sink.

As the water in the pipe freezes, it expands outwards, putting immense pressure on the pipe walls. This can eventually cause the pipe to crack and rupture, causing water damage and often leading to pipe replacement. So, it’s important that you make sure to lessen the chance of your home’s pipes freezing as much as possible this winter. Learn how below.

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Signs You Have a Plumbing Leak

Monday, August 14th, 2017

plumbing-leakOf all the systems that run through your home, the plumbing system is one of the most important. It’s also one of the most difficult to keep in good condition, at times. When a heater or air conditioner malfunctions, it tends to become fairly obvious in short order. When a plumbing system malfunctions, though, depending on the malfunction, it might not become obvious for months.

By the time you do notice it, it might be too late to prevent much of the damage that problem could cause. The best way to get around this is to schedule preventive maintenance at least once a year. In addition to that, there are a few signs that you can look for to determine if your plumbing system is having issues. One of the most common plumbing problems is leaking. So, let’s look at some of the ways that you can find a leak in your system.

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The Pros and Cons of Different Drain Cleaning Methods

Monday, July 31st, 2017

drain-cleaningDrain cleaning is one of the best ways to make sure that your drain and sewer system stays in top condition. There are a wide variety of different ways to conduct drain cleaning, each suited for a different individual situation. You should always have your drain cleaning conducted by a professional, regardless of what method is used. Still, it helps to know a little bit about how these different methods work.

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Be Careful of These Water Heater Problems

Monday, July 17th, 2017

tank-water-heaterWater heaters can last quite a long time without issues, provided they receive regular preventive maintenance. No amount of care and maintenance, though, can completely eliminate the possibility of issues occurring every once in a while. If you want your water heater to serve you well for as many years as possible, you should make sure that you familiarize yourself with the signs that it’s experiencing problems. The faster you can recognize that your water heater is in trouble, and have it repaired, the better off the system will be. Have a look at some of the most common water heater issues below, and their warning signs.

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