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

Drain Care Part 2: Protect Your Kitchen Sink This Holiday Season

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Pouring water in the kitchenIn our last blog post, we explored some of the ways in which you can prevent drain clogs in your bathroom. This, of course, is not the only area of the home that suffers from plumbing problems. Another room of the home that gets just as much use of its plumbing appliances, if not more, is the kitchen. And with the holiday season just around the corner, there’s no better time to talk about ways to protect this part of your plumbing system—particularly, the kitchen sink.

If you do run into a problem with any part of your plumbing, then give a call to a professional plumber in Park Ridge, IL, such as a member of our team. In the meantime, however, read on to learn more about taking care of your kitchen sink.

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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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Winter Plumber Woes to Prepare for Now

Monday, October 1st, 2018

Icicles hanging from a brown pipe. Frozen water and metal surface, winter time concept. selective focus shallow depth of field photoTemperatures are mild for the time being, but soon enough, they’ll drop to unbearably cold levels. As such, you’ve probably already start preparing by winterizing your air conditioner and getting maintenance done for your heating system, right? But what about your plumbing system? As fall progresses and we inch closer toward winter, the time to prep your plumbing is now.

There are three winter plumbing problems in particular you should prep for to avoid. Of course, if you do run into any of the following issues, you can contact a professional plumber in Palatine, IL from our team. In the meantime though, we’d like to help you avoid this issue if possible.

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Need Help with Your Bathroom Plumbing?

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Bathroom Interior Home Design Photo

When you set out on a bathroom remodeling project, it’s impossible to ignore the fact that you’ll have to think a lot about your plumbing. Perhaps you’re just doing a fairly “simple” job of removing old fixtures and attaching new ones, or maybe you want to move some stuff around. Either way, we recommend contacting a professional Skokie, IL plumber, especially if it involves repiping.

If you have a bit of experience here and there handling some plumbing work, like patching up a pinhole leak or tightening a connection, you may feel confident that you can handle a bigger project with ease. But you will likely end up being unpleasantly surprised. Aside from this, there are factors you probably haven’t thought about that professionals deal with every day! Read on to learn more.

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Signs of a Slab Leak

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

cracked concrete foundationFor any homeowner who’s already had to deal with one, the term “slab leak” can strike fear in their heart—and for good reason. But, what is it that makes a slab leak so formidable when it comes to plumbing problems? Isn’t a leak a leak? Well, there are factors that set slab leaks apart, which we’ll be exploring in today’s post.

We’ll also inform you on how to spot the signs of a slab leak so you’ll be well prepared and can hopefully take quick action if and when you encounter one in your home. Contact a professional Winnetka plumber on our team with any concerns you might have in the meantime.

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Just How Important Is It That You Have a Sump Pump?

Monday, July 9th, 2018

A sump pump installed in a basement of a home with a water powered backup system.When it comes to weather in Evanston, there are two conditions we’re pretty well known for—snowstorms in the wintertime, and rainstorms pretty much any time of the year. While we don’t have to worry about snow for the time being, it’s important to be aware of the risks that come along with the heavy rainfall we’re bound to experience from time to time. In particular, it’s important to be aware of your home’s risk of flooding, especially your basement area.

If there are areas of your home that are vulnerable to this type of flooding, then you would do well to have a sump pump system installed by a professional plumber in Evanston, IL. Otherwise, you could find yourself spending a significant amount of money on water damage repair.

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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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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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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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Avoid These Common Springtime Plumbing Troubles

Monday, February 19th, 2018

woman under sink with panicked expressionWith our area’s snowiest winter in 3 years, it may seem strange that we’re already talking about spring, but it’s always best to be prepared, even when it comes to your home’s plumbing. Actually, especially when it comes to your home’s plumbing.

Our Evanston, IL plumbers are standing by to help with whatever plumbing needs may arise, but we would like to help you avoid the most common springtime emergencies if at all possible. Keep reading to learn more!

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