Pipeworks Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Champaign’

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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Why Keep Your Tank Water Heater?

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
We sometimes give tank water heaters the short end of the stick on this blog. While sure, tankless water heaters provide a noticeable difference and they’re an alternative option for families that have been unhappy with tank water heaters, they’re not for everyone. For many homeowners who are looking to invest in a new water heater, or who are looking for a practical solution in their area, tank water heaters in Champaign, IL might be perfect. As we’ve moved further and further into the 21st century, one thing has become clear—there’s still a place for some of our older, more reliable water heating solutions. Just because we’ve been using tanks to heat our water for decades doesn’t mean that it’s an outdated or old solution, in fact, it means that this solution is just as reliable as it always was. Let’s talk about some reasons why you might choose a tank water heater for your home.

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5 Things That Can Go Wrong with Your Sewer

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Your sewer system is vital to the functionality of your home. In order for you to be able to use appliances like your shower, toilet, and kitchen sink, your sewer system needs to be in good shape. Otherwise, you could be dealing with sewer clogs, sewer leaks, or even some kind of legal trouble with your sewer leaking into someone else’s property. Basically, you can’t afford to call anyone other than the best team available for sewer cleaning.

We’re going to be honest with you. Sewer cleaning in Champaign, IL is only one type of service we offer. While it’s important for mitigating clogs and other problems in your sewer system, it’s not going to prevent everything. Eventually, you could have tree roots invade your sewer pipes, or something being misaligned or corroded, leading to sewer replacement or repairs being needed. Let’s talk about some of these possibilities, and how we can help.

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3 Things to Remember When You Call for Help

Monday, February 8th, 2021

People have a lot of questions about their plumbing. Unfortunately, most of those questions come pouring out after something terrible has happened, like a leak or a clog, and they’re mixed with the panic of the moment. That’s why we’re glad you found this blog post, so we can try to help answer these questions that come up before you’re dealing with a catastrophe.

Plumbers in Champaign, IL need to be able to answer your questions, give you what you need, and help you feel better in your own home. You should be comfortable with your plumbing system, and the more we can help you achieve that, the happier we’ll be.

So, let’s get at some important things that homeowners can remember when they call us for help. We promise that we’ll get your plumbing fix done right, as long as you can remain calm and give us a call.

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The Three Types of Water Heater Leaks

Monday, January 25th, 2021

Water heaters can leak in all sorts of ways. These are important for homeowners to catch for many reasons. If you’ve ever been concerned about the efficiency of your water heater, or something wrong that’s been frustrating you, then it could be due to a water heater leak that needs to be addressed.

We’ve gone ahead and put together a breakdown of water heater leaks that could be causing problems. From large, gushing leaks to tiny pinhole leaks, any problems with water heaters in Champaign, IL need to be addressed quickly with the help of a professional. If they’re not, then you could risk water damage to your home and a dramatically lowered efficiency of your plumbing.

Let’s talk about these different types of leaks. We’ll go over how to notice they’re occurring, what to do when you find them, and how they can negatively impact your plumbing system.

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What Makes Our Plumbing Service Different?

Monday, December 28th, 2020

Have you ever looked at a company and thought, just by their name, that they were the perfect contractor for you? Well, we’re happy to say that we’re one of those contractors. We’re the pipe extraordinaires here in Champaign, IL and whenever there’s a pipe bursting during the winter or a drain clogged, there should be one name that comes to mind—Pipeworks Inc.

We don’t just survive on brand recognition alone, though. Far from it. Our team operates on a whole different level compared to other professionals that provide plumbing and drain cleaning in Champaign, IL. Certain things we offer, like our 100% satisfaction guarantee, and our safe sanitary practices in all the homes we work in, separate us from all the other contractors in the area. That’s why we’ve gone ahead and listed the best reasons why you should call our team for your plumbing needs today!

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Kitchen Plumbing Vs. Bathroom Plumbing: What to Know

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Kitchen plumbing is fundamentally different from bathroom plumbing. Not only do we use them for fundamentally different tasks, but the materials that go down the different drains are different as well. That’s why there’s a big difference regarding what you can do to help your plumbing in each of these locations.

Sometimes, calling a plumber in Champaign, IL is the best decision to make hands down. Regardless of what room your plumbing problem is in, a plumber can help you. They’ve got the tools and expertise necessary to fix any clog, leak, overflow, or issue.

However, when it’s just you and your family at home, there are a few things can remember to avoid plumbing problems in your kitchen and your bathroom. Keep reading as we specify the major differences between bathroom and kitchen drains, and how you can help your plumbing system.

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Finding the Right Plumber: An FAQ

Monday, October 19th, 2020

How do you find the right plumber? What does the right plumber even mean? Many homeowners associate a plumber with just a grumbly person who begrudgingly fixes your leaking toilet when you’re having a bad day. That’s brought about a lot of negative connotations with plumbing work in general. We’re here to fix that.

Finding the right plumber means finding a plumber that you’re actually happy to call. Plumbing service doesn’t have to be obnoxious, expensive, or boring. Many plumbers in Champaign, IL actually love what they do and can provide you with great ways of making your life easier and cutting costs down the line.

So, in light of the idea behind what makes a plumber right for you, we’re going to talk about some ways you can ensure that your plumber fits what you need from them.

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3 Things a Plumber Will Never Tell You

Monday, September 7th, 2020

There are two types of plumbers in this world—honest plumbers and amateur plumbers. Honest plumbers will tell you the truth about the condition your drains and pipes are in, while amateurs will try to hide as much information as possible. Think about it, why would an amateur plumber want you to know about your plumbing system? They could just “magically fix it” and get you to pay for all the repairs that come with their subpar service.

A reputable plumber, like the ones on our team, will tell it to you like it is. If your plumbing in Champaign, IL is in poor condition, we’ll let you know. We’re not doing it to sell our service or to make you feel bad, we’re on a mission to get everyone in the area hooked up with plumbing that’s build to last.

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