Thursday, July 19, 2018

What Did You Flush Down There?

How many times have you already said that this summer and the season is only half over?  The kids are home and things get put into garbage disposals and flushed down toilets in your home that are not the norm.  A blocked toilet is one of our worst household fears.  It happens to the best of us…rich and poor.  Toilets do not respect social status!

If it looks like the water might overflow out of the toilet, one suggestion is to take the lid off the tank as quickly as possible and closing the toilet flapper.  Now, if you’re worried that your flush has a good chance of turning into a flood, take off the top before you pull the trigger.  Then, hold your breath and flush.

The results may not be what you hope for.  The truth is, we all seem to think that we can troubleshoot a potentially flooding toilet.  Why not just call the toilet clogging repair experts in our area?  That’s Dave Bailey Plumbing serving Morton, East Peoria, Pekin and related areas around Central Illinois.  Give Dave a call at (309) 265-6788. Turn around don’t drown…LOL!

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Get out and enjoy one of the most beautiful drives in the Peoria area.  

Monday, July 2, 2018

Troubleshoot that Tank.

No, this is not some WWII war strategy.  We are talking about your electric Hot Water Heater tank.  Electric hot water troubleshooting starts out with some testers to track down your problem. To make it worse, the testers are not that easy to use. Add to that, the significant danger involved with the 240-volt power that is feeding your electric hot water tank.

Has the breaker tripped for some reason?  If so, hit the reset button on the heating elements.  We are talking about serious electricity here…240 volts at thirty amps. People have been killed from that kind of current!  Don’t even think of looking at the situation unless the power is turned off.  This may not be a quick fix, even though having no hot water is a real bummer.

A professional plumber is needed in this situation.  For those of us from Morton, East Peoria, Pekin, and the surrounding Central Illinois area the answer is water heater troubleshooter Dave Bailey.  He and his trusted crew at Dave Bailey Plumbing will discover the problem and repair or replace it.  Call Dave right away at (309) 265-6788.