Friday, February 16, 2018

Sewer Line Clogs May be an Unseen Disaster.

You may not notice it.  You may not even smell it, but a sewer line clog can be disastrous to your Central Illinois home.  Most homeowners probably know that sewer lines help transport waste water from their home to underground sewer mains.  Beyond that, most people give little thought to their sewer lines until they have some type of clog.

Here are a couple of signs to watch for-

1.  Water backing up from a drain or toilet.
2.  Those dreaded tree roots!  Those beautiful trees in your backyard may have grown into the sewer lines and created a nasty clog.

What to do?

It is important to shut off the water main.  Request a video inspection from a licensed professional.  That is where Dave Bailey and his team enter the picture.  They will inspect, diagnose, and repair your clogged sewer lines in Morton, East Peoria, Pekin and the surrounding area.  Don’t wait for disaster to strike!  Call Dave Bailey Plumbing at (309) 265-6788.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

15 Best Things to Do in Peoria, Illinois

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"Located on the Illinois River, Peoria is a historic city that offers many unique attractions, museums and things to do."



Thursday, February 1, 2018

Is a New Bathroom in Your 2018 Plans?

It is a heavily used part of your home…especially the master bath.  Maybe you have grown tired of its look and efficiency or time has taken its toll.  Whatever the reason, you have made the decision to have one or more of the bathrooms in your castle remodeled.  Nice call!  You’ll be glad that you did.

Fixtures, toilets, tubs, sinks, showers.  Any and all of these might be a part of your bathroom’s infrastructure.  Maybe you want/need to replace just the fixtures while other things are working perfectly well.  We have the right team to do anything and everything that needs to be done in your home or office.

We are Dave Bailey Plumbing.  This is a professional plumbing company that has served Morton, East Peoria, Pekin, and the surrounding area for many years.  We hope that when you are ready you will call this area’s premier bathroom remodeler.  We will have Dave or one of his pros come over for a free estimate.  That phone number is (309) 265-6788.

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!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Sewer Line Repair in the Winter.

Repairing a backed-up sewer line is tough enough under any and all conditions, but it’s especially difficult in the dead of a central-Illinois winter.  Sewer lines carry waste away from your property.  When they malfunction, that sewage backs up and comes into your toilet and onto the floor.

When sewer lines go bad, a professional looks for –


1.  Poorly maintained lines
2.  Tree roots have grown into lines
3.  Aging pipes have cracked
4.  Freezing = potential problems

On that last point, prepare for a possible problem in the months to come.  Dave Bailey Plumbing Inc. has been your sewer line repair professionals for many years.  Dave and his crew proudly serve the area around Morton, Pekin, and East Peoria.  A sewer line back-up must NOT be ignored!  Call Dave Bailey Plumbing Inc. today at (309) 265-6788.