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

How to Clean Your Drains

Monday, June 24th, 2019

tap-water-flowing-down-drainWhen we refer to “drain cleaning in Des Plaines, IL,” what we are talking about is methods to remove clogs from your drain pipes. This is one of the most frustrating problems there is for a homeowner to deal with. You might be doing something totally benign, like brushing your teeth or taking a shower, when all of the sudden a drain backs up and you’re dealing with a huge pool of water you can’t get rid of.

And sure, it’s easy to look for a quick solution, but there are problems with that! So, what should you do when your drains are clogged? How do you clean your drains?

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Common Plumbing Emergencies and How to Avoid Them

Monday, June 10th, 2019

woman-looking-worried-about-broken-sink-pipeHaving a plumbing emergency is never a welcomed occurrence. But having an emergency plumber’s number handy will give you a great peace of mind! Knowing you can reach out to a trusted, licensed and experiences professional when you need Des Plaines, IL emergency plumbing is ideal.

We’ve handled a number of plumbing emergencies throughout the year, from homeowners having backed up sewage in their yards, to their home flooding due to a burst pipe. The first thing to remember is that you should leave emergency jobs to the pros, to prevent further damage. Additionally, it’s a good idea to know some of the most common emergency calls we reply to, and how you can work to potentially avoid them. Read on!

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Tips to Care for Your Commercial Plumbing System

Monday, May 27th, 2019

sinks-in-commercial-building-bathroomIf you manage a business or own a commercial space, then you already know there are a number of things you have to think about that wouldn’t necessarily concern you in your residence. While you have to worry about the safety and comfort of your family at home, certainly, in your business you also have employees, tenants, guests, and/or even customers to worry about.

That means that your Des Plaines, IL commercial plumbing needs are even greater than the plumbing needs of your home. Properly caring for this commercial plumbing will ensure that your business or commercial space stays functional and hygienic throughout the years. So how do you do this?

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Could Those Clogged Drains Be Caused by Tree Roots?

Monday, May 13th, 2019

split-drainage-pipe-with-tree-rootsThere are not a lot of plumbing problems more annoying to homeowners than a clogged drain in Des Plaines, IL. Even more frustrating is if you have multiple clogged drains throughout the house. What does this mean?

Well, multiple backed up drains usually means there’s a problem with your sewer line—namely, a massive clog.

And the problem with a sewer line backup or clog is that it’s not easy for the average homeowner to detect. After all, the sewer line is buried beneath your property and/or your yard. It’s there for safety and functionality, of course, but this means it’s also susceptible to problems that wouldn’t impact the rest of your plumbing system—like tree root infiltration!

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Trees: The Root of This Major Plumbing Problem

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Split drainage pipe caused by ingress of tree rootsThere are a couple reasons your plumbing system’s sewer line is buried under your yard. For instance, it’s more attractive this way! However, it’s also for safety and functionality on your property. But this means that not only is your sewer line out of sight (and therefore hard to spot problems with right away) but it’s also prone to problems like tree roots searching for a water source.

Sewer line damage is a major plumbing problem, and trees are an unfortunate culprit. You may be surprised at how common it is for tree roots to cause sewer line damage and clogs. Unfortunately, they crave water, so even the smallest leak within your sewer line can attract these roots. They’re not the only threat to your sewer line, but they are worth being aware of.

Whether you suspect you have sewer line damage or what to learn more about your risks, you can contact a professional Des Plaines, IL plumber from our team for further assistance. In the meantime, read on to learn more about the dangers of tree roots.

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When Your Plumbing Problem Requires an Emergency Call

Monday, October 30th, 2017

woman with plunger at her toilet, while on the phoneGood plumbing companies often offer emergency services for those times when a plumbing problem simply cannot wait. And let’s face it, leaks, clogs and other major issues very rarely happen at a “convenient” time, let alone during normal business hours. Because your plumbing system is such a vital component to your home, you’re usually unable to just sit on the problem until you can schedule an appointment.

Calling our team for emergency services will ensure the issue gets fixed right away, and that your plumbing system will be back up to speed shortly. But how do you know when you need this particular professional Des Plaines, IL plumbing service? Well, it depends on a number of circumstances. For instance, a small drip coming from a faucet, naturally, will not be much cause for concern. If however, there’s water spreading across your kitchen floor, that’s a whole different story.

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Should You Be Concerned about Frozen Pipes?

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Portrait of male plumber fixing a sink in bathroomIf you’ve lived through even one winter around here, then you know how bitterly cold it gets. With that drop in the temperature comes an unfortunately common winter enemy—frozen plumbing. And, frozen pipes can result in a good amount of damage if not addressed. As water in your pipes freezes, it expands and puts pressure on the walls of the pipes, leading to leaks or even ruptured pipes.

To protect your plumbing from this fairly common wintertime problem, there are a few steps you can take. Read on the learn more about what you can do. And if you discover any issues with your plumbing as we progress into fall and approach winter, be sure to contact a professional plumber in Des Plaines, IL, such as any member of our team!

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Consider This When Installing Bathroom Plumbing

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Beautiful bathroom No matter what area of your home that it is, putting in new plumbing can be a tricky endeavor. It’s one that we do not recommend you take on as a “do-it-yourself” project, either. Even a seemingly minor installation that doesn’t look like it requires too much work, like putting in a new sink faucet, can turn into a disaster is handled inappropriately.

Instead, we encourage you to seek out the experts in Des Plaines, IL plumbing services, such as the pros on our team. To help you better understand why it’s so important to trust a trained and experienced professional plumber, we’ve provided a brief guide on what to consider when installing bathroom plumbing.

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Should I Have an Automatic Shut Off Valve Installed?

Monday, September 4th, 2017

plumbing components laying on paperwork and blueprintsNo matter what time of the year it is—the beginning of fall, during the holidays, in the middle of winter—there is never a good time to deal with a major plumbing problem. In fact, nothing kills a good mood more quickly than a leak or similar issue that forces you to call in a professional plumber in Des Plaines, IL. The good news is, you may be able to avoid this in many cases, by taking the preventive step of having an automatic shut off valve installed.

This plumbing component is placed at the apex of your home’s plumbing system, and measures the flow rate of water through your pipes. When this rate increases past the prescribed amount (which indicated that water is actively leaking out of your system), the valve seals itself shut, cutting off the water supply for your home and successfully stopping the leak before it can grow. The benefits of such a device seem pretty clear, but we’ve highlighted the two main advantages below.

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