Pipeworks Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Drain Cleaning’

Introducing the P-Trap

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

In our journey to be informative for our potential customers, friends, and neighbors, we’d like to talk about some important components of a plumbing system.

When faced with the decision of whether to call for drain cleaning in Champaign, IL, or to try and fix a drain clog yourself, it gets easier when you know how your plumbing system is set up.

This kind of information should be freely available, but the truth is that a lot of amateur plumbers don’t even know the basics behind how a drain system works and why things are set up in a certain way.

Talk to any home inspector or professional plumber and you’ll find out how common it is for these small mistakes to be made which end up ruining the space in someone’s home.

So, why does your drain look like a sideways letter P? It’s simple, but an answer that might give you insight on your next drain cleaning appointment.

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Professional Drain Cleaning: Is It Worth It?

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

What makes something worth the money? Is it the time you save? Or perhaps it’s the long-term benefits you get from investing in the service? You probably think about this on a regular basis with the various different streaming services offered on our televisions. How much do you need to use something before it becomes worth the cost?

Well, we’d argue that drain cleaning services are even more important to invest in than the various luxury products we pay for. We have yet to meet a family living in a home that doesn’t use their drains on a daily basis, and when those drains get clogged, it can be a nightmare to unclog them again. Drain cleaning in Normal, IL, when offered by a professional, can be fast, effective, and make your life a lot easier.

Before you head to the hardware store to clear that drain clog yourself, read our blog and think about hiring a professional first.

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Steer Clear of Drain Cleaning Chemicals

Monday, June 13th, 2022

There’s always an aisle at the grocery store full of plumbing things. From drain snakes to plungers, it can be a pretty helpful aisle to pick up things you might want to use on your clogged drain, while you’re also there to pick up groceries. However, there’s one part of that aisle at the grocery store that’s not a good thing to invest in, and that’s drain cleaning chemicals.

No, we’re not going to point you to a specific brand of drain chemicals, and we’re not just opinionated on this, all drain cleaning chemicals are bad for your drains for very simple scientific reasons.

If you’re looking to preserve the quality and condition of your home’s pipes and rain system, then you’re much better off saving your money and calling us for drain cleaning in Bloomington, IL. We can remove clogs using tried and tested natural solutions that don’t involve chemicals or harsh materials.

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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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You Will Absolutely Want This Plumbing Service Done Regularly

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Regular plumbing services aren’t as exciting to homeowners as they should be. We know that there’s an idea in people’s heads about professional plumbers only being called as a last resort, and we’re here to shatter that misconception. The best kind of plumbing service is the preventative one because it keeps problems from happening and stops plumbing emergencies from occurring so frequently.

One of these preventative services that we’re going to vouch for today is drain cleaning in Champaign, IL. You might not think this is a vital service, but we have one word to dispel that myth—clogs. Drain clogs are the worst. They always happen at inconvenient times, they’re messy and unsanitary to clear on your own, and they can be downright hard to remove by yourself. Drain cleaning services offered by a team of professionals are designed to stop clogs in their tracks and make it so you rarely have to call for a plumber in an emergency.

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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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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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Need Drain Cleaning Services? We Think So

Monday, August 24th, 2020

Drains are necessary for homes to function. Anyone who thinks they can just live in their home year after year and forget about their drains is living in a fantasy world! These systems need constant attention, and when you neglect them, they come back to bite you when you least expect it.

So, we’re here to answer the age-old question—do you need drain cleaning services? Probably.

When looking at the condition of your drains, it’s always better to play safe than sorry. Services like drain cleaning in Bloomington are great at mitigating problems like slow drains and outright clearing clogs that have started to annoy you. The only 100% effective way to deal with drain clogs and faulty drain systems is by signing up for services. Let’s look at some reasons why drain cleaning might be vital for your home, and why we recommend signing up for it!

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Could You Use Hydro Jetting?

Monday, April 20th, 2020

Hydro jetting is a process that not many homeowners know about. Imagine having a river that’s clogged with garbage and junk, and the only way to clear out that river is with a waterfall of fresh, clear, pressurized water that clears all of the junk away permanently. Well, hydro jetting is a miniature version of that process, located in your drain when a clog is bad enough that no plunging, drain snaking, or anything else can remove it effectively.

Firstly, you need to know that you need professional drain cleaning in Normal, IL. Once that’s figured out, you can call our professional team and ask us about our hydro jetting process. Let’s figure out if it’s right for you.

But first, we need to answer the age-old question of how exactly hydro jetting works, and what the unique benefits and advantages are for such a process.

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Should You Call a Professional Plumber?

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

People often call the plumber at the last possible moment and it’s really understandable. After all, everyone is trying to save a buck or two, and hiring a professional when your drain is clogged feels like overkill. While it might feel like overkill, we’d really like to remind you that in many cases it is absolutely not!

Professional plumbers aren’t just for getting the worst clogs out of your drains, but they’re also a great resource for making sure you don’t damage your plumbing when trying to perform that minor drain cleaning you need. Things like using the wrong sized plungers and using chemical drain cleaners can be devastating for your plumbing system, and it can be a professional that’s called to help with your plumbing in Normal, IL that will help you avoid harming your drains.

Keep your plumbing in good condition and let’s see if you need a professional’s help.

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