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Are Your Drains in Trouble?

Water running down the drain - shallow DOFMany homeowners only call for Glenview, IL drain and sewer services if there is a clog that has completely formed in their drain and is blocking off the flow of water. But what if you could prevent this from occurring in the first place?

There are a variety of warning signs that indicate you need a drain cleaning. The faster you can react to these signs, the more time and effort you’ll be able to save. Keep reading for a few of these signs.

Slow Drainage

Drain clogs develop over time, as waste sticks to the walls of the drain pipe and slowly builds up. The more waste sticks to the pipe, the more the flow of water through the drain will be restricted. If your drain starts to restrict the flow of water more and more, it’s definitely a sign that you need drain cleaning. If you act quickly, you’ll likely be able to prevent a full clog from forming at all.

Foul Odors

As waste develops along the walls of the pipe, it will likely begin to give off a bad stench. This is particularly true of your kitchen sink drain, which is subjected to a lot of food waste, unlike your bathroom sinks. If you detect an unpleasant odor coming from one or more of your drains, you should schedule drain cleaning right away!

Frequent Clogging

Sometimes, homeowners will find their own solutions to drain clogs. This is usually in the form of chemical liquid drain cleaners that you can buy at any hardware store. These are quite common, and effective—for a few months anyway. These chemical cleaners only provide temporary relief and don’t actually rid your pipes of the clog. For this, you need a professional. Additionally, these cleaners are caustic and can and will actually damage your plumbing system.

For expert plumbing service, installations, or maintenance contact Reliance Plumbing Sewer & Drainage, Inc. Our knowledgeable plumbers serve the North Shore and Northwest Chicago suburbs. Rely on Reliance!

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