Pipeworks Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

3 Reasons to Get a Garbage Disposal

Monday, January 24th, 2022

Many new homeowners and home renovators skip over the idea of a garbage disposal these days. With people trying to cut costs wherever they can and be more minimalist, we can understand the appeal of just having a simple sink in your kitchen. But for those homeowners and families that cook quite often, you can probably tell where we’re going with this. Garbage disposals might seem like an old-fashioned design, but they’re extremely utilitarian and great for home cooks and those trying to save on plumbing costs.

These plumbing appliances are actually quite minimalist in design because they don’t require any extra room in your kitchen. They work behind the scenes and only require a switch. So, if you’ve ever thought about why you might want to invest in a garbage disposal in Downs, IL, this is the blog post for you. We’ll go through some great benefits of these systems.

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Our Guide to Preventing Frozen Pipes

Monday, January 10th, 2022

Frozen pipes can be a nightmare to encounter. Before you know it, you’ve got a burst pipe and the moment it thaws you’re going to be dealing with a pretty substantial water leak. We want to quell your anxiety first and foremost by reassuring you that we’re the pros to call when you encounter this kind of thing. We can fix burst pipes, patch leaks when things start to thaw, and we can even give you some advice as to how to avoid this kind of situation from happening again.

The important thing to remember is that frozen pipes in Bloomington should never be addressed by a homeowner unless you’re just trying to stop things from getting worse before a professional arrives. Burst pipes can usually become heavy-duty leaks, and without the right equipment, you could see your property damaged and a lot of wasted water.

Here are a few things you can do to avoid this nightmare scenario.

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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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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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How Does Your Plumbing Corrode?

Monday, July 26th, 2021

We hope you’re ready to take a dive into some science! As your local plumbing experts, our main goal with this blog is to better inform homeowners throughout our area on the intricacies of their plumbing system. We believe it might be a good idea to start this process from the beginning.

Pipe leaks, tree root infiltration… So many problems that occur in our plumbing in Champaign, IL can begin with corrosion. After all, corrosion is a natural process, which means you’re going to struggle with it no matter what you do. All you can do as a homeowner is know what to expect, participate in some best practices, and know exactly when to call for help.

Let’s pull out some high school chemistry lessons and get into the reasons why your pipes might start corroding, and what to expect as they do!

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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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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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