Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Into Each Life a Little Rain Must Fall.

Anyone who has lived in Central Illinois for any length of time knows that mid-summer can be a wet and wild time weather-wise.  July is often a particularly rainy time with frequent thunderstorms dotting the calendar.  This is the time of year when your sump pump needs to be in tip-top condition and ready for potential flooding.

We generally install sump pumps around the lowest area of your basement.  This prevents flooding and keeps the lower part of your home nice and dry.  Now, if it is after the fact, and your basement has been flooded you need a real plumbing pro to fix it.  We hope you don’t reach that point!

Whether or not your current sump pump is broken, or you need a brand new one, we are the answer!  Call us at Dave Bailey Plumbing for not just your sump pump needs, but ALL of your plumbing problems be they emergencies or not.  We are Dave Bailey Plumbing serving Morton, East Peoria, Pekin, and the surrounding area.  Give us a call at (309) 265-6788.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Clogged Drains…Don’t Worry, You’re Not Alone.

Homeowners in Central Illinois experience it frequently.  It can be particularly embarrassing when you have house guests, and dirty water backs up in your sink or tub.  So how does this work with household issues like clogged drains?  Home remedies of course!  Whenever possible, that could be the solution.


Here are several ways of clearing a drain clog without toxic chemicals.

1.  Good old dish soap and hot water
2.  Using a wire coat hanger
3.  Baking soda and vinegar
4.  Put that plunger to good use

Sometimes concoctions and elbow grease are simply not enough to permanently unclog a drain in your home.  When that occurs call on the drain cleaning professionals in the Morton, East Peoria, and Pekin area.  That’s Dave Bailey and his team of pros at Dave Bailey Plumbing.  Clogs be gone!  Call Dave and his crew at (309) 265-6788.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

What’s That Smell!

Believe me, there is no mistaking it when a sewer starts to back up.  Your nose knows.  One of the visual signs of a sewer that is backing up is less and less water in your toilet.  Sewer lines by their very design will carry waste water away from your property to keep your home sanitary keeping wastes away from clean water.

Plumbing systems are made up of two primary parts…the water supply and the waste disposal. Most of the serious back-ups occur at the main sewer line.  You may even get a clue from “listening” to your toilet.  Is it making a “gurgling” sound?  Once the sewer line is cleared from the blockage and a camera inspection is done, the plumber might make some recommendations.

That is why Central Illinois residents have counted on Dave Bailey Plumbing for many years at the first sign of a sewer back-up on their property.  Dave and his crew have the tools and the knowledge to get things flowing properly again.  If you have sewer problems in Morton, IL. and the surrounding area call Dave Bailey Plumbing at (309) 265-6788.

Tailgate N' Tallboys - June 13 - 16

(Click the link above for more information)

Country Music Festival in Peoria, IL on the Riverfront. June 13-16, 2019. Headliners include Brett Eldredge, Brett Young and Kane Brown.  



Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Keep on Grinding.

Let’s talk about something called a grinder pump.  What, exactly is a grinder sump pump?  Here is a dictionary definition: a grinder sump pump is a conveyance device used to eliminate wastewater.  The way it works is that when wastewater is inside of the tank and it reaches a certain level the pump turns on.  Then it grinds up all of that waste and harmlessly eliminates it into a sewer system septic tank.

There are actually two types of grinder pumps.  One is known as a semi-positive displacement while the other is defined as centrifugal.  Normal household pumps run between one and two horsepower.  There is something called a level sensor as well.  It may be built into the pump or attached externally which are called floats.

All of this may mean little or nothing to you until your Central Illinois home needs a grinder pump.  That is where Dave Bailey Plumbing comes in.  Dave and his crew specialize in repairing and replacing sump pumps in the area around Morton, East Peoria, and Pekin.  Call Dave Bailey Plumbing anytime at (309) 265-6788.

Monday, May 13, 2019

What is a Power Vent Water Heater?

Are you familiar with it?  Let’s describe it here.  Power vent heaters have a fan that blows exhaust gases out of the vent pipe.  Where and when would they be the preferred type?  Generally, they are used when the heater location is far inside a building and long, possibly horizontal vent runs are needed.

Basically, the difference between a power vent and direct vent power heater is that the power vent one removes combustion gases from the atmosphere via a powered venting fan while a direct vent moves these gases into the outdoor atmosphere using a chimney or exhaust pipe.  They are generally more expensive than simple water heaters.

What is right for your Morton Illinois area home?  Whether it is tank, tankless, power vent, or direct vent we hope that you will consider us to install it.  We are Dave Bailey Plumbing located here in Morton and serving East Peoria and Central Illinois with a variety of plumbing services.  For a new water heater call us at Dave Bailey Plumbing (309) 265-6788.   

Friday, May 3, 2019

Do I Need a New Sewer Line?

Those of us who live in an older home in the Morton Illinois area know that many things can go wrong each season.  Now that spring has sprung is your property in need of a new sewer line?  It starts with a sewer line inspection.  This will determine whether or not the drain needs to be repaired or replaced.

Without an efficient sewer line, we turn back the clock centuries.  No one wants to live that way!   Although we might not think about sewer lines very often or even see them, they provide a valuable service.  If you know what to watch for it can help reduce the stress involved in dealing with sewer-related issues.

Repair or replace…ultimately that is the question.  It is answered with the help of the plumbing professionals at Dave Bailey Plumbing.  They have been proudly serving downstate Illinois in the Morton, East Peoria, and Pekin area for many years.  If you are seeing sewer line problems on your property call Dave today at (309) 265-6788.