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

When Is It Time to Call a Professional Plumber?

Monday, April 12th, 2021

woman-looking-under-sink-at-leaking-pipe-while-on-phoneSometimes, it can be difficult to detect the kind of shape that your plumbing is in. In fact, most homeowners don’t think about their plumbing system very much at all, particularly when nothing is necessarily going terribly wrong. Out of sight, out of mind after all, right? Unfortunately, this isn’t the best mindset to have about your plumbing.

It’s pretty much inevitable that at some time, you will need a plumbing repair. When this does happen, it’s important that you’re able to address it right away in order to prevent it from becoming a bigger emergency. So, what are the signs that it’s time to call in a pro?

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Slab Leaks: What They Are and Why You Should Care

Monday, August 7th, 2017

a pristine looking kitchen with wood flooring, island, and cabinetsTake a good look at the image above. This is what a slab leak looks like.

That’s right, slab leaks are hidden—it all takes place beneath the foundation of your home, but as a result, can and often do cause significant property damage. The term is given to any leak that happens in the cold or hot (more common) water pipes set down in that concrete foundation. It could also refer to a pipe down in a rock surface, however, for residential buildings it almost always applies to the foundation.

In addition to the damage they can do to your house, slab leaks end up wasting extensive amounts of water and can lead to the grown of unhealthy mold and mildew. They can also place undue stress on your water heater if the leaks do occur in the hot water lines—which 80% of the time, is the case. Fortunately, our professional plumbers are well equipped and trained in slab leak detection and repair in Northbrook, IL.

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Plumbing Emergency? Here’s What to Do

Monday, June 26th, 2017

plumbing-emergency-what-to-doIf you’re in need of a plumbing service such as a faucet upgrade, water pressure improvement, or a water softener installation, then it’s easy to just give us a call and set up an appointment. Our highly skilled and trained plumbers will often be able to schedule service with you pretty quickly and conveniently.

However, when there’s an Northbrook, IL emergency plumbing situation within your drains, pipes, or plumbing fixtures, you need someone fast. After all, it’s not like an emergency ever happens during a good time or that you actually want your home to be flooded! There are also steps you may need to take to prevent damage to your home and plumbing system in the event of an emergency, which we’ve covered below.

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The Importance of Routine Plumbing Maintenance

Monday, May 15th, 2017

plumbing-maintenance-importanceChances are, you (hopefully) schedule your heating and cooling system for maintenance, as you do your car and other household appliances. So why would you skip Northbrook, IL professional plumbing maintenance?

A professional plumbing maintenance appointment isn’t just a visual inspection of the system from the outside—in enables our professional plumbers to fully inspect your entire system, including fixtures, to ensure that your system is the best shape possible. But why is this so important? What exactly gets checked?

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