Reliance Plumbing Sewer & Drainage, Inc. Blog: Archive for September, 2017

Consider This When Installing Bathroom Plumbing

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Beautiful bathroom No matter what area of your home that it is, putting in new plumbing can be a tricky endeavor. It’s one that we do not recommend you take on as a “do-it-yourself” project, either. Even a seemingly minor installation that doesn’t look like it requires too much work, like putting in a new sink faucet, can turn into a disaster is handled inappropriately.

Instead, we encourage you to seek out the experts in Des Plaines, IL plumbing services, such as the pros on our team. To help you better understand why it’s so important to trust a trained and experienced professional plumber, we’ve provided a brief guide on what to consider when installing bathroom plumbing.

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Don’t Underestimate Slab Leaks

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Beautiful New Hardwood floors home interiorLet’s face it, without modern plumbing, you wouldn’t be able to enjoy much of the convenience and comfort you live with today. This is why any problems with your plumbing system should be considered serious enough to call for professional plumbing services in Skokie, IL. That being said, it’s important to remember that not all plumbing problems are emergencies—like a dripping faucet (which should absolutely be addressed but you wouldn’t necessarily need to make an emergency call).

There’s one plumbing problem, however, that certainly is an emergency—and that is a slab leak. These types of leaks are notoriously hard to detect, meaning you may get one that has been around for awhile before you notice anything is wrong. Slab leaks also cause real damage, so it’s important to give us a call the minute you suspect you have one.

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Should I Have an Automatic Shut Off Valve Installed?

Monday, September 4th, 2017

plumbing components laying on paperwork and blueprintsNo matter what time of the year it is—the beginning of fall, during the holidays, in the middle of winter—there is never a good time to deal with a major plumbing problem. In fact, nothing kills a good mood more quickly than a leak or similar issue that forces you to call in a professional plumber in Des Plaines, IL. The good news is, you may be able to avoid this in many cases, by taking the preventive step of having an automatic shut off valve installed.

This plumbing component is placed at the apex of your home’s plumbing system, and measures the flow rate of water through your pipes. When this rate increases past the prescribed amount (which indicated that water is actively leaking out of your system), the valve seals itself shut, cutting off the water supply for your home and successfully stopping the leak before it can grow. The benefits of such a device seem pretty clear, but we’ve highlighted the two main advantages below.

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