Pipeworks Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘plumber’

Choosing a New Plumber in Bloomington

Monday, July 25th, 2022

So, you’ve experienced your first leak in a long time, or perhaps you’re a new homeowner that needs help with a drain clog. Where do you even start? Your old reliable plumber is far away and would never be able to help you here, so it’s up to you to find a new reliable plumber that you can count on. Do you find a phonebook and start looking through the pages for ads or catchy slogans? Or perhaps you start looking online or asking through social media?

Well, when it comes to plumbing in Bloomington, IL, there are some things you can look for that will determine which plumbers are worth calling. Social media searching can be a toss-up, because many friends or neighbors will point you towards an amateur which you should avoid at all costs. And not everyone even has a phonebook anymore. But if you look online, you might find it easier to choose your next trusted plumber than you initially thought!

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Best Plumbing Tips for New Homeowners in 2022

Monday, June 27th, 2022

The housing market is still in a bit of a crazy place, so we understand if you’ve got a lot of other things on your mind as a new homeowner. Many works in progress are being bought with the idea that the new homeowner will be able to fix them up. If you have experience with contractors and you’re willing to spend the time and money on a home project, then we commend you! However, as your local plumber in Bloomington, IL, this is an area that we’d like to help with.

Plumbing systems in homes can vary in condition. In some cases, the house will look refurbished and beautiful, but the plumbing system will be in very rough shape. In other situations, the house might be a bit of a work in progress, but at least the plumbing system is good and efficient. Today, we want to help you figure out which category your home fits in.

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What Is a Pinhole Leak?

Monday, March 21st, 2022

You’ve probably heard the term “pinhole leak” before, and we’re happy that you have. It’s something that’s very industry-specific, and this blog post is dedicated to shedding some light on the matter.

A pinhole leak is exactly how it sounds. It’s a tiny leak that might be incredibly hard to notice (and yes, they’re usually the size of a pinhole) but they can be absolutely devastating for your plumbing system. We’ll talk below about some of the reasons why such a small leak can be such a huge problem.

However, if you’re at this blog post to figure out how you can DIY a fix for your pinhole leak, then we’ve got some bad news. Unfortunately, DIY plumbing work is a long and difficult road, and there are many extra expenditures that might make your life more difficult. Our plumbers in Bloomington, IL are trained to deal with these kinds of issues, and we’ll get your home set right for a low, affordable rate.

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Replace Your Lead Pipes Today!

Monday, February 21st, 2022

Lead pipes haven’t been used for main water lines and other home plumbing replacements in a long time. Once the science came out on how detrimental lead pipes were for the personal health of our friends and neighbors, we started shifting to using PVC and copper pipes. Now, what many homeowners might not be aware of is the fact that their house still could have lead pipes in it.

Our sewer systems can last for a long period of time with proper maintenance. Lead sewer pipes aren’t as much of an emergency as lead water pipes are because we don’t drink or bathe from our sewer systems. The wastewater that comes from your sewer pipes is going to have to be treated anyways so lead poses less of a threat there. However, we think you should invest in a plumber in Bloomington to replace these pipes for additional reasons we’ll mention here.

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Three Sewer Plumbing Tips That Homeowners Should Know

Monday, November 1st, 2021

We know that talking about your sewer and drain plumbing isn’t exactly the coolest topic to discuss. People want to talk about the new shiny plumbing components, but the problem is that those don’t really need much discussion. Sewers are an integral part of your home, bringing waste from your drains and appliances into the sewer system of your municipality or the septic tank underground. Regardless of how your home gets rid of sewage, it does, and that’s an important thing to keep in mind.

This blog post is going to give you three tips that should help pinpoint whether you need the help of a plumber in Champaign, IL or not. They’re designed to give homeowners the information they need to make rational decisions when the time comes to have work done on your plumbing system.

So, without delaying any further, let’s talk about some sewer plumbing tips that every homeowner should know.

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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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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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Don’t Let Your Drain Clog Get This Bad

Monday, March 8th, 2021

You might be thinking to yourself, “a drain can only just get clogged, how can it be worse than that?” And you might not want to know the answer. Unfortunately, in the realm of plumbing, clogged drains in Deer Creek, IL can get immensely worse than just a clog. For starters, depending on the type of material causing the clog, it can be extremely hard to get rid of. The important aspect of removing a clog is doing it the right way.

We’re going to talk about how drain clogs get as bad as they are, and why some run-of-the-mill solutions are not a good idea. If you think your drains are in dire need of our help, then let this be an alarm that gets you in contact with us. We have the tools, the expertise, and the training to get your drain clog cleared easily.

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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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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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