Reliance Plumbing Sewer & Drainage, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Chicago’

What Kinds of Repair Problems Do Tankless Water Heaters Face?

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Tankless water heaters are a big boon to any house which installs them, jettisoning the bulky tanked model in favor of a system that instantly heats the water as it passes through the pipes to your faucet. It costs less to run than tanked models and because it heats the water “on demand,” you never need to worry about the temperature dropping in the middle of your shower. But while regular maintenance can help prevent repair sessions, no system is perfect and sooner or later your tankless system will suffer a breakdown. Here in Chicago, IL, you can summon a plumber with specific training in tankless water heater repair problems, but it helps if you can recognize those problems quickly. We’ve listed a few of the more common ones below.

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Signs of Trouble With Your Sewer Line

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

The last thing a homeowner wants to hear is trouble with their sewer line. The line is usually buried beneath the ground, and when it springs a leak or develops a clog, the results can be devastating. The good news is that modern advancements such as trenchless technology have made the problem easier to deal with, and here in Chicago, IL, qualified plumbing companies can do the job properly. But before you call them in, you have to spot the signs of trouble with your sewer line to begin with. The sooner you can do that, the better off you’ll be. Here’s a quick list of some possible signs:

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What Is Trenchless Technology?

Monday, August 10th, 2015

If you haven’t experienced sewer or drain line issues, you’ve probably never heard the term “trenchless technology” before. Believe us, if you ever run into those kinds of problems, those words will sound like music to your ears. The sewer line in your home is likely buried beneath your yard, connecting your home to the greater Chicago, IL, sewer system. That keeps it somewhat protected from the wear and tear of the elements, but like any other piece of equipment, it can eventually wear out and create problems. When it does, trenchless technology can come to the rescue.

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3 Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Chicago, IL residents may have heard of tankless water heaters, which provide a viable alternative to traditional water heaters. They’re not right for every household, but for those with the right specifics, they can be quite a boon. As their name implies, they work without a tank. Instead, they use superheated coils to warm up the water as it passes through the pipes towards your faucets. If you’re looking to replace your traditional tanked water heater, this may be an excellent way to do it. Here are 3 benefits of tankless water heaters that you should consider.

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3 Common Concerns with Commercial Plumbing

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Business owners and office managers in Chicago, IL have a lot more worrying to do about their plumbing than residents of private homes do. At home, if a pipe leaks or a toilet experiences problems, you can simply do without it until a plumber arrives to fix it. In a commercial setting, a plumbing problem can severely impact your business, making it harder for your employees to do their job and reducing customers’ enjoyment of your space. When you call in a plumber, you need someone who understands the differences between commercial plumbing and residential plumbing, and can respond accordingly. Here are 3 common concerns with commercial plumbing that any technician you summon should understand.

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What You Need to Know About Water Heater Anode Rods

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Your water heater is one of the most important aspects of your home: providing piping hot water for cooking, cleaning and bathing. While none of us like to think about it, water heaters need regular maintenance just like any other household appliance. Here in Chicago, IL, there’s no shortage of trained plumbers who can provide a reliable maintenance schedule for you. But it helps to understand how you can help out, and what is entailed in regular servicing. The anode rod, in particular, is a vital component in your water heater. The more you know about them, the better you can understand how your water heater functions.

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How to Select a Commercial Water Heater

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Hot water is the foundation of civilization, and an absolutely necessity for your Chicago, IL business. Commercial hot water heaters differ in a number of ways from residential models, however, and if you need to have one installed or replaced in your office, it pays to take each step one at a time. The good news is that a trained plumber can help you with the planning and installation of your new hot water heater, but you can do yourself a favor by getting some basic guidelines down as early as possible. Here are some tips on selecting a commercial water heater.

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Common Problems With Grease Traps

Monday, July 13th, 2015

A grease trap goes into the drain line of a commercial sink, and is designed to catch fat and oil as it pours down the drain. Grease can cause huge problems with your plumbing if you’re not careful. It’s liquid at high temperatures, but will solidify as it cools in the pipes, creating a clog and causing a serious backlog. Ideally, you should never pour hot fat or grease down the drain, but that may not be possible in a restaurant setting or similar business. The grease trap takes the worry out of it, allowing your Chicago, IL business to continue uninterrupted.

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3 Signs You Need to Replace Your Pipes

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Chicago, IL has its share of older houses, and with older houses come older plumbing systems that may need replacements or upgrades. It’s not a pleasant prospect to consider, but in some cases it may be necessary. And the good news is that you have trained and experienced plumbers on hand to not only replace your pipes, but to do so with speed and efficiency to make your plumbing system function better. Here are 3 signs you need to replace your pipes as expediently as possible.

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3 Ways to Detect a Slab Leak

Monday, June 29th, 2015

A slab leak is a significant problem in your home, mostly because it can be very difficult to access or detect. The problem arises when a pipe built into the foundation of your house, under a concrete patio or similar inaccessible spot, springs an otherwise ordinary leak. Modern plumbers can use advanced technology to pinpoint the leak and make repairs, but the main problems come with detecting it. The longer a slab leak goes, the more damage it causes, and while Chicago, IL has its share of quality plumbers, they can’t do much good if you don’t know how to spot the signs of trouble when they arise. Here are 3 ways to detect a slab leak that can save you a great deal.

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