Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tips for clogs

            Clogs are one of the most common homeowner problems. They are not only an annoyance, but can also lead to overflows and water damage. Keep your drains clog-free by implementing these easy preventative practices.

Never flush sanitary napkins, baby wipes, or very thick toilet paper down the toilet. These can expand or get caught on corroding pipes and cause clogs. Instead, dispose of them in bio-degradable bags. This not only prevents clogs but also is an Eco-friendly way to dispose of soiled sanitary products.

Do not use liquid cleaning supplies meant to clear clogs. These cleaners can damage pipes. Rather, try using a plumbing snake or plunger. There are only few liquid cleaning in the market which really does the work.

 Utilize strainers to catch hair in showers and tubs. There’s a different size for drains. By the wire ones, are more efficient than plastic one.

  Never put fat, grease, or cooking oils down the drain. These fats solidify in cold pipes and cause clogs. To dispose, put it in a Tupperware and leave it on your counter until it solidifies. Then dispose of it in a compost bin for garbage collection.

              Do not run hot water in garbage disposer drain, because damage the disposer blades.

Thursday, April 26, 2012


BBP PLUMBING INC. is very professional and provides fast, dependable services and always does our best so our customer are satisfied with the services we provide.
We have been servicing the Chicago and Suburb's for over 8 years. FREE ESTIMATE!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Excavation under driveway.

First picture show the issue in the main line. The length of the main sewer line was 140 ft, much to long for a properly cleaning. In time the roots went through the hub sealing and clogged the line. At 45 ft has been installed the clean out for future maintenance. The depth of the trench was 3 ft. The last picture show us the site after all the work has been finished.   

Thursday, April 12, 2012

catch basin in three steps

 The old catch basin was falling apart under the ground pressure. Needed urgent reconstruction. First step was to bring at surface the old blocks. Then at 1ft under main line pipe it was an old foundation for catch basin which we use for new catch basin blocks.

In the 2nd picture the catch basin has been rebuild and new 3ft pipe has been installed , the old one missing completely. The catch basin diameter is 4.5 ft at base and 4 ft at top.

This picture shown the lid and the surrounding area at the end of the work.
The job has been completed in one day by 3 workers.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bathroom tips!

Bathroom tips:
1. Keep small objects away from the toilet.
2. Keep a strainer in all shower, tub and sink drain to keep hair out of the pipes.
3. Install a low-flow shower head, a toilet flush reducer and a faucet aerator in each bathroom. A family of four can save as 23,000 gallons of water per year.
4. Check the " toilet flusher " handle for proper operation.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

services provided in sewer system

Main sewer line cleaning; bathtubs and vanity sinks drains, kitchen sink drains, floor drains; sewer line camera inspection with dvd at costumer request.
For all of this call : #224-595-6899.