Reliance Plumbing Sewer & Drainage, Inc. Blog: Archive for October, 2015

Signs You Need to Replace Your Water Heater

Monday, October 26th, 2015

A good water heater can last for many years, and there are services here in Glenview, IL that can perform regular maintenance sessions to keep it operating at its best. Sooner or later, however, any system needs replacing and no matter how faithfully your water heater does its job, you’re going to need to have a new one installed eventually. Signs that your water heater is about to fail are subtle, especially considering that most water heaters are tucked away in parts of the house such as the basement or garage that don’t see day-to-day traffic. If you look closely, however, you should be able to determine if your water heater is in trouble and can schedule a replacement session.

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How Does Hydro Jetting Work?

Monday, October 19th, 2015

If you’ve experience a problem with blockage in your plumbing, drain line or sewer line, you may have heard the term “hydro Jetting” used to describe a possible solution. It’s actually an effective and reasonably innovative means of getting rid of tough clogs, hard water build-ups and similar problems that lie deep within your plumbing. It takes a licensed and trained technician to use – the technology can be harmful without the proper technique – but otherwise it can clear out a clog quickly and efficiently without damaging your plumbing at all. Here in Glenview, IL, with anything from frozen pipes to tree roots causing problems with your plumbing, it makes for a hassle free solution. Here’s a closer look at how hydro jetting works.

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Common Plumbing Problems to Watch for the Winter

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Fall has arrived in Glenview, IL, and winter won’t be too far behind. That poses a number of unique issues for your plumbing system, which can turn into big trouble if you’re not careful. Plumbing companies usually stay very busy in the winter addressing common plumbing problems. The sooner you’re aware of these problems and the more you know what to look out for, the fast you can respond. That can make a huge difference to your plumbing and your wallet.

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What Is a Backflow Prevention Device?

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

“Backflow” is a term used to describe non-potable water or other contaminants that back up through your pipes and enter your home through the sink or other fixtures. Backflow is a significant problem because it can expose your home to all manner of sickness or disease. The good news is that our civic water system in Glenview, IL is normally very reliable, so such incidents rarely happen. But when they do, it can be disastrous. The solution is a backflow prevention device installed in your home by professional plumbers. What is a backflow prevention device? Read on for the answers.

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Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes in Your Business

Monday, October 5th, 2015

With fall here in Glenview, IL, winter can’t be too far behind. And one of the most pressing winter problems for your commercial plumbing system is frozen pipes. Water expands when it freezes, which means big trouble when it’s in your plumbing at the time. Burst pipes can wreak havoc one your business, causing substantial property damage and forcing your employees and customers away while you get the problem dealt with. The best defense is a good offense when it comes to frozen pipes, and while you can call in a plumber to fix the problem when it occurs, you’re usually best off preventing the problem in the first place. Here are a few tips and tricks to prevent frozen pipes with your business.

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