Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Have you Been Inspected for Gas Leaks?

Don’t go there!  We are talking about the gas lines that run to your appliances.  How often should you have your gas lines checked by a professional?   Gas line problems can create a wide range of issues that every homeowner wants to avoid.  If you’re a homeowner in Central Illinois, it’s a good idea to have your gas lines checked by a plumbing company every year.

Here is a tip that we hope will help…keep track of your monthly natural gas costs.  Then be on the lookout for any unexplainable increases in cost.  A jump in your gas bill could simply mean your heating needs have increased, however it could also indicate the presence of a gas leak or another issue with the gas line.

Gas line leaks are a potentially dangerous business and should always be inspected by a plumbing professional.  In Morton, East Peoria, Pekin and the surrounding area around Peoria that pro is Dave Bailey…the owner of Dave Bailey Plumbing.  Dave cures gas!  We mean gas leaks in your home.  Just call (309) 265-6788.

2019 Local Veterans Day Deals for Veterans

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"A list of local 2019 Veterans Day free meals and discounts, such as free or discounted park, museum or amusement park admittance specifically for veterans, U.S. Armed Forces members and military families."

Veterans Day 2019 will be on Monday, November 11th, 2019.





Monday, October 14, 2019

The Ejector vs. The Grinder.


No, this is not some cataclysmic wrestling match coming to The Peoria Civic Center.  Ejector and Grinder in this case refers to different sewage pumps.  Pumps are considered high volume/low pressure submersible solids handling pumps.  Sewage Grinder pumps have cutting blades that grind the raw sewage before passing it through the discharge line.

Which pump is right for you?  A sewage ejector pump is a good choice when pumping to a pressurized sewer main, when covering a longer distance, or if the sewage has to be lifted to a much higher level.  An ejector pump is correct when pumping sewage to a septic tank or when pumping sewage to a gravity sewer main.

Now, this is one dirty job where you do NOT have to be an expert!  Just call Dave Bailey at Dave Bailey Plumbing serving Morton, East Peoria, Pekin, and the surrounding area.  Let Dave’s team roll up their sleeves and determine how to keep your drains flowing smoothly.  Call Dave Bailey Plumbing at (309) 265-6788.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

HOWL-ZOO-WEEN, Oct 18-19th

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"HOWL-ZOO-WEEN is held on both Friday October 18th & Saturday Oct 19th 5:30-8:30.
Calling all ghosts and ghouls, join us for our annual event. With a trick or treat trail through Africa, magic shows, a costume contest at 7:00 each night, and so much more, come out and enjoy this family friendly event."
 
 


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

What is that Small Tank on my Water Heater?

It is called an expansion tank installed on the water supply pipe to the water heater.  The reason for its existence is to deal with the thermal expansion of water as it heats up in the water heater.  IF water pressure gets high enough it can damage valves in plumbing fixtures, joints in supply pipes and yes, even the water heater itself.

Are you aware that Thermal expansion ALWAYS occurs in water heaters?  Like most substances in nature, water expands as it is heated.  This happens over and over every day inside of your Peoria area home’s water heater after some hot water has been used in the house, and cold water flowing into the water heater is heated.

We wanted you to know more about the purpose of this invaluable appliance sitting all alone in your garage.  At Dave Bailey Plumbing we know all about water heaters in and around Pekin, East Peoria, and Morton.  Eventually they need to be repaired or eventually replaced.  When that time comes call us at Dave Bailey Plumbing.  That’s (309) 265-6788.  

Friday, September 27, 2019

Monday, September 16, 2019

How Does Home Repiping Work?

Older homes located in the Peoria area that were built 5 decades or more ago can often have pipes made of outdated material.  What happens is that these types of pipes made of galvanized steel corrode after decades of service.  If you’ve already started to notice an increase in leaking pipes, then you are probably in need of something known as repiping.

How is repiping done in your Morton area home?  It sounds like a big job, and it certainly can be!  To precisely locate the pipes makes the first step easier, which means reach the the old pipes with as little disruption to building material as possible.  To access pipes down in the floors, plumbers will probably approach from below to avoid having to pull up floorboards.

It is a process that requires plumbers who have years of repiping experience.  In Morton, Pekin, East Peoria, etc. those plumbers are a part of the team representing Dave Bailey Plumbing.  They are the Central Illinois experts at repiping and other plumbing needs.  Just give Dave Bailey Plumbing a call anytime at (309) 265-6788.