Monday, April 16, 2018

Is your Water Heater on its Last Legs?

Your water heater cranks along for years and years virtually unnoticed.  It is truly an efficient piece of machinery that we rarely think about.  We should have it checked yearly in case you forgot or simply did not know that.  At the decade mark it starts to become time to consider replacing it altogether.

Here are some of the signs that your water heater is about to “give up the ghost” –
1.  Very simply, age.  You can determine that by checking the serial number.
2.  The water is rusty.
3.  Noise.  Suddenly your water heater sounds like a semi-truck.
4.  The dreaded pool of water forming beneath the unit.

Don’t panic, but do take action!  If you live in Morton, East Peoria, Pekin, and the surrounding Central Illinois area call Dave Bailey.  He is the owner of Dave Bailey Plumbing.  As the area water heater repair and replacement expert he and his team will come to your home and get you back up and running.  Don’t forget that phone number (309) 265-6788.

Scholarship Awards Breakfast - Fri., April 20th

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"Recognize Methodist College scholarship recipients and donors at the annual Scholarship Awards Breakfast. The award for the 2018 Outstanding Community Clinical Site will also be presented at the breakfast. A catered breakfast will be served."  

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

You Didn’t Ignore Your Bathroom(s) Did You?

These are some of the most visited rooms in our home.  Do you take them for granted compared to your kitchen, living room, or family room?  Maybe it is time to devote some attention to these frequently used areas of your home or even your business.  The important thing is to make sure that it is done right the first time!

Here is a partial checklist to follow –

1.  Your chosen remodeler may NOT have to move any of the plumbing
2.  Consider all of your flooring options.
3.  How about some open shelves?
4.  Pay particular attention to the lighting.
5.  The right color of paint keeps the area bright and inviting.

There is a great master plumber serving the Morton, East Peoria, and Pekin area who is the right person to advise you on refurbishing projects.  He is Morton area bathroom remodeling expert Dave Bailey of  Dave Bailey Plumbing.  Give him a call before you take the next step and share with your thoughts for remodeling your bathroom(s).  His phone number is (309) 265-6788.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

When your Garbage Disposal goes on the Fritz.

Make no mistake about it, when a garbage disposal stops working it can bring a kitchen and its family to a screeching halt.  We take it for granted using it once or twice a day, maybe more.  It gobbles up kitchen waste.  When it ceases to do that you have to collect the mess and put it out for the trash pick-up.  No one needs that!

Here are some DIY tips when that important appliance is troubled –

1.  Make sure there is still power going to the unit by flipping the switch.
2.  If the power is on, then it may be clogged.
3.  Reconnect the power and run water down the drain.

It is not always a simple fix.  Sometimes having a master plumber troubleshoot and fix the problem is necessary.  Whenever a cranky garbage disposal disrupts your life in the Morton, East Peoria, or Pekin area call Dave Bailey of Dave Bailey Plumbing.  You won’t do better for all of your plumbing needs including garbage disposal repair or replacement.  Call (309) 265-6788.


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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Should Every Home have a Sump Pump?

We seem to pride ourselves in the best washer/dryer combo that we can afford.  We have a big full-efficiency refrigerator, our dishwasher is second to none.  How much attention to home owners in Central Illinois pay to their sump pump.  Because it is “out of sight, out of mind” in the bowels of your basement it does not get the same attention.

It may not be terribly glamorous, but boy does it afford us peace of mind!  Rain and snow saturate the ground around and below your home's foundation. Hydrostatic pressure causes a build-up against the concrete walls and will either cause cracks or overwork your drainage system.  The result can be disastrous.

This small pump installed in the lowest part of a basement keeps the space under the building dry and prevents flooding.  Don’t ignore the importance of this appliance!  In Morton, East Peoria, Pekin and the surrounding area call Dave Bailey he is Central Illinois’ premier sump pump installation and repair professional.  Call Dave Bailey Plumbing at (309) 265-6788.

Moms' Night Out with Birds on a Wire - Peoria

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"Join us as we refuel, recharge and learn how to be better moms in this journey of motherhood. You won’t want to miss this time of learning, laughing, and celebrating our role as moms."