Monday, January 14, 2019

Understanding your Ejector Pump.

There may be several thousand more interesting topics, but a consistently functioning ejector pump is essential to maintaining a household.  Your sewage ejector is basically a big hole in the floor!  In said hole, you will find a special pump that will collect all of the waste from the plumbing fixtures in your home.

Here are some tips in keeping it clean –

1.  Throw things in the trash first.
2.  Make sure that the grinder pump is clean.
3.  Sniff around for odor.
4.  Make sure nothing is attached to the vent.
5.  Schedule yearly maintenance.

As to that last point, make sure that you have Scott or one of his crew from Bee Plumbing Inc. come to your home every year.  By having your ejector pump maintained each year you will not incur the big expenses of an emergency.  Visit the website and you will find the phone number for the Western Suburban Chicago area in which you live.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Fox Valley Ninja Warrior

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"Calling all girls and boys! Drop in and put your ninja skills to the test! Compete against yourself, your friends and the ninja course to achieve the top time! There will be two different age appropriate courses, 4-6 years old and 7-11 years old. Each participant will create their own ninja headband."

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Water Mains Gone Wild in Winter.

Go ahead, try this.  Walk out into your backyard right now and try to dig a hole.  Water freezes when the temperature drops below a certain point even if that water is embedded in the soil.  This is called the frost line…just like the frozen tundra.  As temperatures stay below 32 degrees that frost line moves down and down until it reaches underground pipes.

That frozen ground adds pressure to anything below it including the underground service lines that pump water throughout the many communities in Far Western Suburban Chicagoland.  Most of the water mains are a minimum of 5 feet underground.  In the winter, the downward force on a pipe is 400 pounds per foot or more!

That kind of pressure can get to anything no matter how well constructed it is.  When a water main cracks or breaks in our area you can count on us. We are Bee Plumbing Inc.  Our job has been to protect our area properties from plumbing emergencies for many years.  Give us a call by visiting for the phone number in your area.