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

How to Break Your Garbage Disposal

Monday, April 29th, 2019

sink-drain-with-strainer-in-it“Wait, you want me to do what?”

No, we do not want you to actually break your garbage disposal. Yet, if you unintentionally do any of the things we’re about to talk about, then you might very well be calling us for professional Glenview, IL garbage disposal repairs. We’re happy to help! But, we’d like to help you prevent major problems like this if at all possible. We’re pretty sure you’d like that too.

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Support Your Home with Efficient Plumbing

Monday, April 15th, 2019

low-flow-toiletAre low flow plumbing fixtures really all they’re cracked up to be? In a word, yes.

Whether you’re looking to cut down on your energy costs or are concerned about the overuse of water and our environment, low flow fixtures are a great option. Low flow plumbing appliances and fixtures reduce the flow rate for each fixture or plumbing application in your home. This reduces the overall amount of water used in your home, lowering your energy bills.

Of course, if you do choose to have low flow fixtures installed, it’s important to talk to a professional Glenview, IL plumber. In the meantime, read on to learn more about these fixtures and how they’ll benefit you.

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What to Do about a Damaged Sewer Line

Monday, March 18th, 2019

split-drainage-pipeIn our area, it’s very rare that homeowners live without basic modern plumbing. Given that, this means you have a sewer line that runs beneath your property, where it connects to various drain lines in your home. This underground location of your sewer line protects it from damage (for the most part). When trouble does pop up, they can be a pain to repair.

At least, it used to be a pain for plumbers to fix. With advancements in technology, our plumbers are able to conduct Glenview, IL sewer repair relatively easily and efficiently, in a fraction of the time this service used to be available, and for less money too! If you suspect you might have a sewer line issue, or you know you have a sewer line damage, the best thing you can do is give our team a call.

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Factors That Can Lead to Premature Drain Repair

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Water running down the drain - shallow DOFThe plumbing system of your home is massive, and the smallest of problems can easily go undetected for months or longer. Something like a pinhole leak or the use of corrosive chemicals may seem really minor now, but give it time to build up and eventually you’ll have a plumbing emergency on your hands. Unfortunately, not many homeowners know how to properly take care of their plumbing pipes—in particular their drains.

Keep reading to discover just how to do so, and how you can avoid premature drain repair in the meantime.

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What Your Company Needs to Know about Preventing Backflow

Monday, August 6th, 2018

RPZ backflow prevention deviceFirst, let’s start with what backflow is. Whether we’re talking about a residential building or a business, backflow is the undesirable reversal of flow in a potable water distribution through a cross-connection. Essentially, an outgoing faucet like a sprinkler head or drinking fountain can suck water back up and into the public potable water supply. It’s easy to understand how this can be a problem, as it can be very unhygienic and can make people ill.

Backflow prevention is a service that is sometimes helpful for homeowners—for instance, if you have an irrigation system in place—but is particularly necessary for businesses and commercial buildings. In fact, in most jurisdictions, it is legally required that commercial buildings have a backflow prevention system in place. According to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), our area is no exception.

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Yes, Tankless Water Heaters Need Tune-Ups Too

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Tankless water heaterThe traditional water heater—the storage tank model—is pretty big, usually very noticeable, and often a bit noisy. As such, many homeowners realize a system such as this needs occasional maintenance, and are likely to schedule that service on a regular basis.

After all, scaling can have a major impact on a water heater, enabling a mineral build up that clangs around noisily inside the tank, causing issues with pressure, temperature, and potentially even corrosion. They also may need flushing on occasion to offset this issue.

What many homeowners don’t realize, however, is that if they have a tankless water heater, it also needs maintenance. And you may be surprised to learn that much of the maintenance performed on tankless systems is similar to that of storage tank water heaters. Keep reading to learn more, and be sure to call our team for your next water heater maintenance appointment.

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Toilet Plumbing Problems to Avoid

Monday, June 25th, 2018

top view of a toilet with an open lidWe get it—your toilet isn’t something you think about a whole lot. Sure, it’s a plumbing fixture you rely on daily, and we probably all take it for granted when it works flawlessly. But when something goes wrong with your toilet, it’s usually not a problem that can wait.

You can contact our team for reliable Glenview, IL toilet repair and other services. But in the meantime we’d like to help you avoid problems to begin with. Whether you’re having a low-flow toilet installed or you need drain cleaning, we have tips and tricks that can help you avoid costly repairs later on. Keep reading to learn more!

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Does Your Water Heater Need Maintenance?

Monday, May 28th, 2018

tankless water heater on groundOne of the most common questions we get about Glenview, IL water heater installation or replacement is whether or not these systems need regular maintenance, like other components of one’s plumbing system and home.

The short answer is “yes.”

Take the traditional storage tank water heater, for instance. Maintenance is required to check for scaling, which is essentially a mineral buildup that can cause problems with pressure, temperature, and possibly even corrosion. Tank water heaters may often need flushing, which we can do during maintenance. These systems also have a component called the anode rod, to absorb rust—this needs to be replaced every few years.

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Trenchless Technology: Let Us Fix Your Plumbing with Ease

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

beautiful backyardPretty much any home in our area has a main sewer line running beneath the property. This sewer line connects your various drain lines to the city’s main civic sewer system, and since it’s buried beneath your yard, it’s mostly protected from damage. However, when problems do occur, they can be quite a big hassle.

At least, that used to be the case! Now, with Glenview, IL trenchless technology, it doesn’t have to be—your sewer line can be repaired in a fraction of the time with much less cost. Keep reading to learn more.

The Problem with Sewer Line Damage

In and of themselves, there’s not much separating a problem with your sewer line from a problem with any other household pipe. Things like leaks, clogs and other problems can plague any portion of your plumbing, and solutions, generally speaking, don’t differ much.

The problem with a sewer line, however, is that it’s more difficult to reach the pipe in order to perform repairs or replaced any damaged portion(s). Since the sewer line is buried underground, repairs used to mean a full excavation, requiring a lot of equipment, significant man hours, and subsequent service costs for you. Additionally, it meant tearing up the yard from end to end, disrupting your landscaping and livelihood.

Trenchless Technology Makes Life Easier

Trenchless technology has a number of benefits when it comes to correcting problems with your sewer line. It begins with video camera inspection, which we use to get an accurate idea of what the problem is and exactly where it’s located.

Getting the right tools and down to the sewer line is easier, too. Rather than your whole yard being torn up, a pair of small holes are dug on either side of the problem locations, and the technician can then run down the appropriate corrective measure, whether you need relining or complete sewer line replacement. This saves your technician time, but more importantly, it saves you inconvenience, time, and money.

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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These Signs Indicate You Need to Call a Plumber

Monday, April 30th, 2018

white pipe with blue cloth tied around itIt can sometimes be hard to tell if your plumbing system is in good shape at any given moment. Most people don’t think very much about their plumbing system at all, provided that the pipes continue to work for them the way it always does. Out of sight, out of mind—right? Unfortunately, that’s not the best way to deal with plumbing issues.

At some time or another, your plumbing system is likely to develop a problem of some sort. When this occurs, it’s important that you be able to address it quickly, so you can prevent most of the damage. Keep reading to learn some of the warning signs that your system is in trouble and it’s time to call a Glenview, IL plumber.

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