Reliance Plumbing Sewer & Drainage, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Drain and Sewer’ Category

Slab Leaks: All You Need to Know!

Monday, May 6th, 2024
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Have you ever heard of a slab leak? It’s not a term that comes up often in everyday conversation, but understanding what it is and how to deal with it can save you from significant headaches down the road. This comprehensive guide will give everything you need to know about slab leaks in Evanston, including what they are, how to spot them, what causes them, the risks of ignoring them, and crucial prevention tips.

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How Can You Get Your Sewer Line Repaired?

Monday, April 8th, 2024

Maintaining the integrity of your home’s sewer line is crucial for the overall functionality of your plumbing system. However, issues such as blockages, leaks, or corrosion can arise over time, necessitating sewer line repairs.

With over fifty years of experience, an Angie’s List SUPER SERVICE Award Winner, and an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau, you can trust Reliance Plumbing Sewer & Drainage, Inc., for sewer line repair in Glenview, IL.

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Sewage Pump vs. Sump Pump: What’s the Difference?

Monday, February 26th, 2024

You probably have heard about sump pumps and sewage pumps. In fact, your home may have one or the other or both. We’ve discovered that there’s often confusion in people’s minds when it comes to sewage pump vs. sump pump. Are they really the same thing, and if they’re different, what jobs do they do? The most important question: Do you need them? 

We’ll look into these questions in this blog post. However, the best way to get an answer to the last question is to talk to our professional plumbers. We have extensive experience with all types of plumbing installations for both homes and businesses.

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Sewer Line Materials: Knowing When You’ve Got an Outdated Line

Monday, January 1st, 2024

Sewer systems go back to ancient times: they’re a necessary improvement that allowed cities to thrive in the first place. Today, most of us take the sewer systems that serve our communities for granted, as well as the sewer lines that connect our homes to the sewer system. But if you’ve got an old sewer line made of outdated material, you may find yourself in a bad situation where you need either sewer line repair or replacement right away.

You can depend on us for these services in the Northshore and Northwest Chicagoland area. To help you know when it’s time to schedule an inspection of your sewer line, we’re going to look at the recent history of sewer line materials so you know what “outdated” means in this case.

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What’s the Point of a Sewage Pump? Do I Need One?

Monday, December 18th, 2023
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One part of your home that you don’t want to think much—and especially don’t want to be forced to think about—is its sewer line. Yes, that pipe that carries away all the waste from drains and toilets around the house and out to some mysterious central sewer system that you also don’t want to think about. 

Sometimes you will need to pay attention to your home’s sewer drainage, however, such as whether you need to have a sewage pump. Wait, what’s that? You’ve heard of a sewage pump, but you aren’t sure what it is? We’ll look into why some homes need sewage pumps and if your home is one of them.

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The Causes of Sewer Line Blockages

Monday, November 6th, 2023

Having clogged and slow drains in your home is an annoyance. Sometimes you can clear out a clogged drain with a simple plunger or drain auger. With more serious stoppages you’ll need the help of professional plumbers. 

A clogged sewer line is a different matter. The sewer line transports all the wastewater from your home out to the municipal sewer system. If this underground pipe develops blockage, it will eventually cause all the drains and toilets in your home to back up and even spill sewage into your living space. Thankfully, professional plumbers like us can handle the sewer cleaning or sewer line repair in Des Plaines necessary to fix the problem. 

Below we’ll look at the most common causes of sewer line blockages. This will help you know what to look for as well as some ways to prevent problems.

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Bad Smells From Your Drains? Here’s What It Might Be

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

Nobody wants their home to smell like sewage or anything else rotten. It’s frustrating when you keep your home clean and tidy, but then you begin to notice unpleasant odors wafting from your drains.

What’s going on? Why is this happening, and what can you do about it, both immediately and in the long-term to prevent it from occurring again? We’ll look at some reasons for foul drain odors in this post. We offer high quality plumber services in Skokie, IL and throughout the Northshore and Northwest Chicagoland Area, and we’re ready to help stop any of your bad-smelling drain troubles.

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The Job of a Sewage Pump and Why Some Homes Needs Them

Monday, September 11th, 2023

We offer many different plumbing services to our customers, and if you look over them, you might see a few you don’t recognize or aren’t sure if they apply to your home. For example, we offer service to install, repair, and replace sewage pumps for our customers. What’s a sewage pump? Is it something your house has or needs?

If you have no idea what a sewage pump is, then it’s possible your house doesn’t have or need one. Many homes don’t need this device. For the homes that do need a sewage pump in Skokie, IL, however, they’re critical components of the plumbing system that need regular attention. 

Let’s get into what a sewage pump is, why they’re sometimes necessary, and whether you have one.

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Stairwell Drains: Why Your Home May Need Them

Monday, May 22nd, 2023
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In recent posts, we’ve addressed an important issue for home plumbing that many people don’t often think about: storm drainage. We’ve looked at flood control systems and window wells to help our customers know more about their importance and why they need to have them installed, repaired, maintained, and eventually replaced.

Today we’re looking at another important part of water drainage in a house: stairwell drains.

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Window Wells: What They Are, Why You May Need Them

Monday, May 8th, 2023

An important service that we offer our customers that many other plumbing contractors don’t is storm drainage, flood control, and rainwater damage control installations and repairs. Any home in Chicagoland has to deal with large amounts of rainfall during the year, and without proper drainage and flood control, the house can accumulate large amounts of damage. 

Today we’re going to address an important defense when it comes to flood control for your home: window well drains. We’ll give you an overview here, and if you need any more information or wish to schedule service to install or repair window well drains in Glenview, IL, please reach out to us.

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