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

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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6 Most Frequent Causes of Drain Backups

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Split drainage pipe caused by ingress of tree rootsIn today’s world, there are probably a few things you take for granted as a homeowner. The fact that your water heater will always provide you with hot water, the fact that your dishwasher and washing machine will clean your dishes and clothes respectively, without error. And the fact that water will flow flawlessly through your pipes day in and day out.

At least, you probably took that last one for granted until you met your first plumbing clog or drain backup. Hopefully, you were able to relieve it using a plunger and some elbow grease. Some drain backups require a bit more than that, though—and no, we aren’t talking about corrosive store-bought drain cleaners. We’re referring to the services of a professional Glenview, IL plumber.

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