Monday, September 18, 2017

Sump Pump 101.

The kids will not be taking a course like this in school, but you should know the basics if you are a home owner in the Morton, IL area.  So, what is a sump pump?  It is a small pump installed in the lowest part of a basement or crawlspace of your home. Its job is to help keep the area under the building dry and to prevent it from flooding.

They are usually installed in specially constructed areas called “sump pits”.  Water then flows into the sump pit through drains or by natural water migration through the soil.  Then it is all about gravity…water IN the pit-water OUT of the pit away from your home.  I see your eyes rolling about now.

You may be thinking, I don’t need to know the technology, but whom do I call if something goes wrong with my sump pump?  Well, that part is simple!  The answer for years in the Morton, East Peoria, and Pekin area is always Dave Bailey Plumbing Inc.  Dave provides the solution and stops the flooding.  Call him today at (309) 265-6788.

Monday, September 4, 2017

EWWW…I Smell Sewage!

At the top of the list of things that bring your household to a standstill is the pungent odor of sewage.  Now there’s an odor that will stick with you for a long, long while!  It happens to so many home owners and it does not matter what your financial status is.  Sewer lines do not respect the value of your castle.

It may be an old clay pipe that has been broken by tree roots.  From the surface, the tree looks healthy.  The fact is, it may be growing at its normal pace, but there is a sewer pipe in its way.  Which one of those do you think will win that battle?  Thawing and unthawing of pipes are also major contributors in our area.

Certainly, no one wants to put on their work boots and overalls and get down in there themselves.  Your professional sewer line replacement expert in the Morton, East Peoria, and Pekin area is Dave Bailey.  Dave has gotten “down and dirty” with sewage backups for many years.  Call Dave Bailey Plumbing Inc. immediately at (309) 265-6788.