Monday, May 18, 2020

Let’s Soften Things Up.

Not a bad idea.  Have you noticed lately that your sinks are riddled with stains and your skin is dry and itchy?  You might have a problem with hard water.  If so, you might need a water softener.  Water softening systems will help to increase the lifespan of your plumbing and your clothes, as well as reducing your budget.

What is the purpose and function of a water softener?  Basically, water softeners take out extra calcium and magnesium ions using an exchange with sodium or potassium ions.  Once this exchange takes place, the water softener will regenerate and flush the system of excess ions until it has recharged them with new sodium ions.

This may sound complicated, but Dave Bailey can explain it in terms that you will understand why your Morton, Illinois area home may need a water softener.  What have you got to lose?  Why not call Dave at Dave Bailey Plumbing and get the lowdown on a water softener in Central Illinois?  That phone number is (309) 265-6788.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Plumbing is an Essential Business During this Pandemic.

In this challenging time there are essential and non-essential businesses.  Plumbers fall into the former category.  We plumbers, as well as electricians and other home techs are continuing to enter the homes of residents around Central Illinois.  Just as you are relying on them to be careful, safe, and clean they are relying on you to keep them safe.

Remember that our guys are accustomed to dealing with potentially unhealthy environments, and there are various precautions that they must take as a plumber to protect themselves.  As you can well imagine we want to make sure that if there is anyone quarantined, we’re not putting our employees at risk.

Here at Dave Bailey Plumbing we are honored to continue serving any and all of the plumbing needs (emergency or not) of the home and business owners around Pekin, East Peoria, Morton and the greater Peoria area.  As always, if you need us, we are a phone call away.  Just call us anytime at (309) 265-6788…and stay well.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Replacing that Old Bathtub.

Let’s start with the obvious…the job of replacing a bathtub to give your bathroom in the Peoria area a new look is the job of a professional!  There are many things to consider before removing a bathtub.  In order to remove the existing tub, you'll have to open the three walls surrounding it. If the room is small, then the toilet, sink, and cabinet may also have to be removed.

Here are some obvious steps –

1.  The old tub must be removed and cleared away.
2.  Installing the new tub which is basically the reverse of removing the old one.

That sounds simple, doesn’t it?  Of course, it isn’t.  There are many, many steps which will be taken during points one and two.  If you live in Morton Illinois or the surrounding area trust Dave Bailey and his crew to do the work of bathtub removal and installation.  Call Dave today and get started on that new bathroom at (309) 265-6788.

Monday, April 6, 2020

The Trees are Blooming.

Beautiful, but potentially damaging…how?  Tree roots growing downward into sewer lines running out in your yard is one thing, but roots growing up from under your house’s slab foundation can invade your drains.  Maybe you find this hard to believe, but this problem is more prevalent than you think!

Here are some signs of roots in drain lines –

1.  A toilet that clogs occasionally
2.  A plunger is no longer enough to clear the toilet
3.  Look for main line stoppage by checking showers and tubs for a back-up

The case may be that roots have invaded your drainage system at your home or office, or the problem may be at the main line.  Whatever the case, call Dave right away.  That’s Dave Bailey the owner of Dave Bailey plumbing serving the plumbing needs of East Peoria, Pekin, Morton and the surrounding area.  Call Dave at (309) 265-6788.

Monday, March 16, 2020

The Question of Sewer Line Replacement.

Sooner or later, most Peoria area homes, especially those built in the 1970s or earlier, will require sewer line repair or replacement and the responsibility to pay for it most often falls on the homeowner.  Sewer pipes, in older homes are usually made of clay tiles that can crack or break apart, allowing tree roots to infiltrate and create clogs.

For homeowners wanting an option beyond the backhoe, the trenchless technology of pipe lining or pipe bursting may be the way to go.  It's a technology that's on the rise and will continue to grow with time.  A pipe liner is installed via a process in which a resin-coated, flexible tube is blown or pulled into the interior of the damaged pipe and inflated.

What is right for your Morton area home?  The answer may not be simple, but we would like to help.  We are Dave Bailey Plumbing located in Morton and serving East Peoria, Pekin and the surrounding area.  For all your plumbing problems including sewer line repair or replacement, count on Dave and his crew.  Just call (309) 265-6788.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

10 things you might not have known about St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago

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"St. Patrick's Day is on March 17, but Chicagoans will kick things off this weekend with a slew of events and activities. From dyeing the river green to festivals and parades, Chicago is famous for its spirited celebration of Ireland's beloved patron saint. But behind all these festivities is a long history of traditions (and some secrets) surrounding the annual holiday" 

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Speaking of Sewage Pumps.

There is a topic that few people wish to discuss.  A sewage pump is used to transfer sewage liquids and solids from one place to another…see what we mean?  Usually, sewage includes soft solids up to 2″ in diameter which is pumped from a sewage basin to a sewer system or a septic tank.  A sewage pump is installed at the lowest point of the sewage basin.

Here is a description of a sewage pump.  It is a centrifugal pump, with a special design enabling solids to pass without clogging the pump.  When the pump is turned on, the motor starts to rotate the impeller, creating the pressure that pushes water into the impeller itself and then goes into the discharge pipe.

It’s complicated, necessary, and messy.  It is also one of the things that Dave Bailey and his team specialize in…the repair and replacement of sewage pumps.  For any and all plumbing matters in the Peoria area always think of Dave first.  That’s Dave Bailey Plumbing of Morton.  The number to call is (309) 265-6788.