Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Visit the Peoria Zoo

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The Peoria Zoo is home to over 100 species of animals from around the world.  Take a day to explore with your family! 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Keep an Eye on Your Toilet.

Well, there is something that we would rather not do, but now and then you will notice a lack of water in the bowl.  When that happens remove the tank cover and check the water level after the fill valve has shut off. It should be about one inch below the opening of the overflow tube. If it is lower than that, there may not be enough water in the tank to fill the bowl after a flush. Correct this by adjusting the float.

A low water level in toilets may not seem like a big deal, but it can cause real problems.  You may also turn off the water supply to the toilet.  Rotate the oblong knob clockwise then flush the toilet.  After a flush, the tank will not refill.  At this point, you can get in there and make repairs.  By the way, look at the float and valve and see what kind of condition they are in.

These are some remedial tips for a DIY solution in fixing your home or office toilet(s).  When a real emergency occurs, it is comforting to know that you are just a phone call away from a great full-service plumber serving Morton, East Peoria, and Pekin.  That is Dave Bailey Plumbing Inc.  Don’t hesitate to call Dave and his team at (309) 265-6788.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Sump Pumps and Winter.

Sump pumps are most often used in areas where there is high water. Basements often have problems with dampness, mold, or flooding issues. The sump pump works to eject water from your home to prevent these problems.  This time of year, you need to keep a particularly close eye on your sump pump to watch for freezing.

Here are some tips to ensure that your sump pump keeps on pumping- 

1.  Keep the water flowing.  It freezes because it is not moving.
2.  Don’t let the water meet the freezing air.  Water should not sit in hoses.
3.  Give the pump a slight slope.  Let gravity do its job.
4.  Wrap up your discharge line and intake section.
5.  Increase the distance between the pump and the waste water area.

All of these are tips that may help you.  In the long run, with age and weather you may need a professional.  In East Peoria, Pekin, and Morton that man is Dave Bailey.  He and his team from Dave Bailey Plumbing Inc. will come to your home or office and assess the situation.  Give them a call at (309) 265-6788 and have a warm, DRY 2018!