Reliance Plumbing Sewer & Drainage, Inc. Blog: Archive for February, 2021

What to Do in a Plumbing Emergency

Monday, February 15th, 2021

woman-catching-water-in-bucket-under-sinkWhen you’re looking for a great plumbing company, you probably want one that offers emergency services (even if you don’t know it yet). As much as we hope they would, problems like severe leaks, clogs, and other plumbing problems don’t always choose to show up during regular business hours. Since your plumbing system is vital to your home’s functionality it makes sense that when you do have a plumbing emergency, you want it to be taken care of right away.

But how do you know what constitutes as an emergency? When is it “worth it” to give us a call. Sure, obviously if there is water gushing out of a pipe and into your home and you don’t know where your main water shut off is, it’s clearly an emergency, but some are more subtle. We can tell you that if you detect a sewer line leak, a slab leak (a leak in a pipe underground) or a sudden decline in water pressure, it’s an emergency! So, what should you do next?

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Is Your Sewer Line Damaged?

Monday, February 1st, 2021

sewer-line-with-tree-rootsIf there is any part of your plumbing system that’s most important, it may very well be the sewer line—the pipe that removes wastewater from your property and moves it into the civic sewer system cleanly away from your home. Sewer lines are usually buried underground, in your back or front yard, safe from damage that can come from inclement weather and other types of wear and tear.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that your sewer line is immune to all problems. Your landscaping like trees and shrubs can grow roots that infiltrate the line, for instance. A shift in the soil could cause instability and pipe breakage, too.

Fortunately, if this does happen, all you need to do is give our team a call. But, how do you know when it’s time to call? Read on as we uncover some common signs of sewer line damage.

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