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

Drain Care Part 1: Bathroom Plumbing No-Nos

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Bathroom Interior Home Design PhotoDrain clogs are an unfortunate part of life, particularly when they occur in one of the most used spaces in your home—the bathroom. Taking care of backed-up drains tends to be one of the most basic jobs of a professional plumber in Libertyville, IL, as we know how to tackle a wide range of causes for clogged and slow drains.

For instance, we might be removing clumps of hair caught in the p-trap of the sink, retrieving objects accidentally flushed down the toilet, and cleaning soap scum that’s built up in your shower drain. We’ll explore these below, talking about how you can prevent drain clogs, and also reveal a couple other surprising reasons homeowners suffer from drain problems in their bathroom.

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Why You Should Hire a Pro for Drain Cleaning

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Plumber unclogging a tub drain with an electric auger.Chances are, at some time or another you’ve performed a DIY (Do It Yourself) project in order to save money. In some cases, this ends up being an easier and cheaper choice for a project. For instance, panting the inside of your home, or adding a tile backsplash in your kitchen, or even fixing a squeaky door are all examples of tasks you can take on yourself. However, there are also projects that should just be left to the professionals—such as fixing a broken computer, replacing a heavy duty appliance, or doing major plumbing work.

Of course, you might not always need a professional plumber in Glenview, IL for your plumbing job. Something like a drain clog can sometimes be relieved with a plunger and a little bit of elbow grease. But this is not always the case. Take a look below while we examine cases in which you should definitely hire a pro for drain cleaning.

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Minor Clog or Major Plumbing Issue?

Monday, November 27th, 2017

a pipe with a pinhole leak Have you noticed a seemingly minor clog somewhere in your home? Maybe your kitchen sink drain is a bit sluggish. Or perhaps you noticed your toilet bubbling while using another plumbing fixture. Your first instinct may be to go get some of that liquid drain cleaner you can buy at pretty much any hardware store, and solve your problem that way. Unfortunately, not only is this only a temporary solution, but it can also actually damage your plumbing.

Additionally, if it’s not a minor clog as it may seem, and you actually have a more serious plumbing issue progressing, then you may be delaying repairs that could have prevented a huge plumbing emergency later on. The best thing for you to do to prevent minor clogs and major plumbing issues is schedule routine Glenview, IL drain cleaning services. Even outside routine service though, there are signs that are good to be aware of so you can call for drain cleaning before the problem gets too advanced.

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Are Your Drains in Trouble?

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

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.

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The Drain Cleaning Process: An Overview

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

drain-cleaning-processIn most cases, homeowners don’t typically schedule drain cleaning services until something apparent happens that necessitates the service, such as a clogged sink drain or bathtub drain that’s causing water to back up. There are many times, however, that issues could warrant a drain cleaning but don’t present themselves very apparently.

Therefore, scheduling Wilmette, IL drain and sewer services on a routine basis is essential in maintaining the effectiveness and efficiency of your drain and sewer pipes. But what’s involved in this process?

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