Reliance Plumbing Sewer & Drainage, Inc. Blog: Archive for January, 2018

These Are the Plumbing Emergencies You Want to Avoid

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

woman under sink looking at the pipe in panicIn addition to causing considerable damage to your home, plumbing issues can potentially impact your water bills. Even the smallest leak can account for significant water loss—gallons, over the course of a year. Fortunately, if you do run into any sort of plumbing problem, you can rely on our Glenview, IL professional plumbers to resolve it for you.

But, understandably, we’re sure you’d like to try to avoid having plumbing problems all together, particularly those that constitute an emergency service call. We have a few examples of common plumbing emergency calls below, and how you can help prevent them.

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Is This the Year for a New Water Heater?

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

storage tank water heaterWhen it comes to our numerous home appliances, we all wish they would last forever. Unfortunately though, our major appliances like heating systems, air conditioner, plumbing components, and water heaters take on a considerable amount of wear and tear throughout the years. This means that eventually, they will need to be replaced. The problem is that sometimes it can be tough to know when exactly some of these appliances need replacement, particularly the water heater.

When you are ready to replace the system, or if you fear you need repairs—or even if you’d like to schedule water heater maintenance, you can trust our Palatine, IL plumbing professionals for the job. But given that your water heater is almost certainly hidden from plain view, we want to give you a bit of help in determining when it’s showing signs of failing.

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No, You Shouldn’t Hear Your Pipes Knocking

Monday, January 8th, 2018

woman covering her ears, isolated on a white backgroundHave you ever been sleeping or resting comfortably, and in the middle of the night start to hear a soft but persistent knocking sound behind your walls? At first it may be easy to ignore, particularly if you’ve heard it before. Inevitably, however, this sound will grow with each passing night, and eventually you won’t be able to tune it out anymore. What you’re hearing is knocking pipes, and you shouldn’t have to deal with this nuisance!

Fortunately, however, there are solutions, which we’ll get to in a moment. If you are concerned about this issue or there are other symptoms alongside this annoying knocking sound, then it may be time to call a professional Evanston, IL plumber.

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