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

The Unfortunate Reality of Slab Leaks

Monday, July 5th, 2021

woman-and-child-dancing-on-wood-floorFor those people who have already dealt with a slab leak, the term is pretty scary. It describes a leak that occurs in either the hot water (more common) or cold water lines that lie underneath your concrete foundation, and is a problem for the homes it happens in. Not only do slab leaks create a lot of water waste, they also can damage the property, lead to the growth of mildew and mold, plus add extra strain to the water heater if the leak is occurring in the hot water lines.

Our trained and experienced professional plumbers are well equipped to accurately locate and repair these issues. But what causes a slab leak to begin with? Shouldn’t a plumbing pipe that is set down in your concrete be pretty protected from the damage that can lead to pipe breaks and pinhole leaks?

Well actually, there are a few different things that can create a slab leak. Read on to learn more.

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Do You Have a Plumbing Leak?

Monday, June 21st, 2021

brown-pipe-with-leakPlumbing leaks definitely make the top of the list when it comes to common problems faced by homeowners in our area. Pipes are designed to last a very long time, however, factors such as age and water pressure do take their toll eventually. As a result, a leak can spring up and leave you with property damage or at least wasted water. Our professionals can conduct professional leak detection services to determine where your leak is and accurately repair it.

It is imperative that you allow a trained and experienced professional handle a problem like this. Of course, you also need to know when it’s time to even call for leak detection services. Are there signs you can watch out for that you may have a plumbing leak? There certainly are! Read on to learn more.

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The Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Relining

Monday, June 7th, 2021

sewer-line-dug-upWhen it comes to modern homes, there probably isn’t a more important plumbing component than the sewer line. A broken sewer line leads not only to unsanitary conditions, but it can totally stop up any plumbing use you have in your home. Pretty much, you won’t be able to use your plumbing until you get it fixed. And for that, you’ll need a professional who can get the job done as quickly as possible.

The good news is, you’ve come across this blog post, so you have access to professional plumbers with extensive experience in the Glenview area and beyond! We have a number of techniques and tools we utilize for reliable plumbing repairs, including trenchless technology. In the past, repairing an underground pipe meant digging up landscaping, and potentially even breaking through slab inside your property. It was time-consuming and expensive for homeowners! Fortunately, now there is trenchless sewer relining, which we are pros at! Read on to learn more about the benefits of this service.

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Don’t Ever Put These Items Down Your Kitchen Sink Drain!

Monday, May 10th, 2021

drain-with-water-going-downBefore you toss that banana peel down your kitchen sink drain and turn on your garbage disposal system, read on! Although garbage disposals are very convenient and simply to use, they’re not designed to chew up all uneaten scraps. In fact, there are many items that homeowners wouldn’t even think are damaging for their garbage disposal system or their kitchen sink drain, however, they can do a lot of damage.

So, we’re here this week to provide homeowners with a quick guide on what should and should not go down the kitchen sink drain. Hopefully, you and your family can avoid some plumbing catastrophes with these tips.

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Heed These Signs You Need Toilet Repair

Monday, March 1st, 2021

toiletDo you know what part of your plumbing system gets the most use every day? If you guessed your water heater, you’re probably right.

Okay, do you know the part of your plumbing system that gets the second most use every day? Your toilet! And it’s a plumbing appliance that you really need to be able to rely on, right? But when you use an appliance like this every day, it’s naturally going to accumulate wear and tear, and eventually, you will need some kind of repair, no matter how minor.

Fortunately, the pros from Reliance are here for you when that happens. But how do you know when to give us a call? You’d need to know the signs that your toilet is in trouble. Read on to learn what a few of these signs are!

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What to Do in a Plumbing Emergency

Monday, February 15th, 2021

woman-catching-water-in-bucket-under-sinkWhen you’re looking for a great plumbing company, you probably want one that offers emergency services (even if you don’t know it yet). As much as we hope they would, problems like severe leaks, clogs, and other plumbing problems don’t always choose to show up during regular business hours. Since your plumbing system is vital to your home’s functionality it makes sense that when you do have a plumbing emergency, you want it to be taken care of right away.

But how do you know what constitutes as an emergency? When is it “worth it” to give us a call? Sure, obviously if there is water gushing out of a pipe and into your home and you don’t know where your main water shut off is, it’s clearly an emergency. But some signs are more subtle. We can tell you that if you detect a sewer line leak, a slab leak (a leak in a pipe underground) or a sudden decline in water pressure, it’s an emergency! So, what should you do next?

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Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater Installation

Monday, January 4th, 2021

tankless-water-heater-misconceptionsWhen we say “water heater,” what image springs to your mind? It’s likely a big storage tank with a number of pipes and lines sticking out of it, right?

Now, take away the tank and replace it with a much smaller box.

You might be confused at this point—how is a box going to keep all that water hot? Well, because it’s much more than just a box. It’s a tankless water heater.

This type of water heater is just about exactly what it sounds like—it is a hot water heater that doesn’t require the use of a large storage tank to hold gallons of water until it can be used. Also called an on-demand system, it’s space-saving and prevents flooding, among other benefits. Read on as we uncover facts about tankless systems that will make you want to upgrade today!

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Are the Pipes Under Your Home Leaking?

Monday, December 21st, 2020

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This is what’s known as a slab leak, and it can be quite insidious. Slab leaks are what plumbers refer to as any leak that occurs in the hot or cold water pipes that lay below your home’s concrete foundation, and they can be a major problem. Not only do slab leaks cause considerable water waste, but they can also damage your property, lead to mold and mildew development, and add additional strain on your water heater if the leak is happening in the hot water lines.

A note about the latter: slab leaks usually do occur in the hot water lines.

Our highly trained and experienced plumbers are equipped to accurately locate this kind of problem in order to effectively fix it. But what causes it to begin with. Shouldn’t a pipe that is set down beneath your concrete foundation be pretty well protected?

Theoretically, yes. But, there are a lot of factors at play here. Read on to learn more!

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Is Your Toilet Running?

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

hand-flushing-toiletNo, we promise this isn’t the start of a bad joke. A running toilet may not be too serious of a problem, but it actually wastes a lot of water and wears down your toilet plumbing system. This ends up being costly for you, when it is actually quite a simple problem for our plumbers to fix for you.

But what are the reasons this might happen? Can a running toilet be stopped or prevented? Read on and find out!

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Most Common Types of Leaks

Monday, October 12th, 2020

white-pipe-with-blue-cloth-tied-on-itOne of the most common reasons we get called for professional Glenview, IL plumbing services is due to a leak. It’s almost inevitable that at some point during your homeownership, you’ll experience one. But by knowing what the most common leaks are, and how to spot the signs that you have a leak, you can get it taken care of quickly, before it has too much of a chance to do damage.

Remember though, it’s always important that you allow someone with the proper licensing and experience handle the repair of your leak. Otherwise, you might be left with worse problems than you started with.

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