4 Tips for Keeping Your Sump Pump Working Properly this Winter

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Sump Pump — Lisle, IL — Jim Dhamer Plumbing & Sewer, IncIf you have a sump pump in your basement to help prevent basement flooding, then you may believe the common misconception that this sump pump is only important during the rainy months of the year and not during the cold, snowy winter.

However, your sump pump is just as important during the winter months as it is during the spring and summer because it helps divert melted snow and ice away from your basement to prevent flooding during the many freeze-thaw cycles that accompany the snowy season.

For this reason, you should always take steps to keep your sump pump working properly during the winter months and keep an eye out for any pump problems that can occur during the cold months of the year.

Read on to learn four tips for keeping your sump pump working properly this winter.

4 Advantages of Power Rodding Over Hydro Jetting

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Power Rodding — Lisle, IL — Jim Dhamer Plumbing & Sewer, IncA professional plumber is your best resource to clear clogged drains. Two of the more common ways to get rid of deep clogs are with a power rodder or a hydro jet. The service option you choose can make a big difference for your pipes. While both may get rid of the main clog, you will find many advantages with a power rodding service.

Learn about power rodding and all of the advantages that it has versus hydro jetting.

1. Chops Clogs Up

Gas Pipe Problems: Questions and Answers

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Gas Pipe — Lisle, IL — Jim Dhamer Plumbing & Sewer, Inc

According to the most current data from the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), the ignition of natural gas accounts for some 4,200 residential fires and an average of 40 deaths per year. Even when explosions don’t occur, U.S. fire departments must address an average of 340 daily calls involving gas leaks that don’t involve fires.

Unless you know your residential plumbing inside and out, you may not understand how gas circulates through your home, what kinds of problems can affect gas line function, and how your plumber can help you fix or prevent such problems. Get up to speed on the subject with these frequently asked questions and their answers.

8 Plumbing Issues to Look Out for in Older Houses

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Plumbing Issue — Lisle, IL — Jim Dhamer Plumbing & Sewer, IncOld homes have an irresistible, rustic charm that entices many homeowners. However, your charming period home may be hiding numerous plumbing problems that can frustrate you if you don’t get them taken care of. Explore some common issues below.

1. Outdated Pipe Materials 

Plumbing materials have evolved to give way from metal to more durable and flexible options like PVC and PEX piping. Historically, plumbers have used lead, copper, cast iron, and concrete as pipe materials. When buying an older home, have a plumber look at the type of pipe material it has. Additionally, an expert plumber can check the condition of the pipes and recommend necessary repairs.

4 Things to Know About Power Rodding

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Power Rodding — Lisle, IL — Jim Dhamer Plumbing & Sewer, Inc

If you are calling around about preventative maintenance for your sewer line, or if you have a clog present in your sewer line, you may hear plumbers tell you about power rodding. Power rodding is a term that the average person may not be familiar with, even though it is a technique that is regularly used by plumbers.

Learning about power rodding can give you insight into this plumbing technique so you can better understand plumbers who may be offering services to you. Here are four things you should know about power rodding.

  1. What the Benefits of Power Rodding Your Sewage Line Are

Power rodding involves the use of a metal cable that rotates, helping to loosen and break up debris. Ultimately, this helps to clear up a breakage

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