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

How to Protect Your Garbage Disposal and Kitchen Sink Drain

Monday, March 15th, 2021

sink-drain-with-water-flowing-downIf you are one of hundreds of homeowners throughout Skokie and beyond that utilizes a garbage disposal in their kitchen sink, then you probably think it can handle just about anything. Garbage disposal systems are very convenient and easy-to-use. But, this system was not designed to chew up all your uneaten scraps. In fact, it doesn’t “chew up” much of anything.

Your garbage disposal functions by using a motor to spin impeller “blades” to break up what’s going down the drain. This is great if you have cooking scraps or leftovers involving things like boneless meat, and most fruits (without pits) and veggies. There are some things though, that really shouldn’t go down the drain, both for the sake of the garbage disposal system and the sink drain itself. Keep reading to learn what these things are.

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Beware These Plumbing Emergencies

Monday, December 7th, 2020

man-catching-water-from-ceiling-in-bucketWe don’t exactly “look forward” to you having a plumbing emergency, but we certainly look forward to being able to help when one happens! That is quite literally what we are here for—taking care of plumbing mishaps is our specialty, no matter what it is and no matter when it is.

Of course, we understand that you would rather never have an emergency. The best way to avoid a plumbing emergency is with routine maintenance including video pipe inspection and drain cleaning. Still though, it’s a good idea to be aware of some of the most common plumbing emergencies to underscore the importance of maintenance. Read on as we uncover these emergencies.

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Don’t Let the Holidays Wreak Havoc on Your Plumbing

Monday, November 9th, 2020

blue-cloth-tied-around-white-pipeHow are you spending this holiday season? We know, it’s going to look a lot different this year. But hopefully, you’re able to enjoy festivities with your immediate family or even a small group of friends who are part of your “quaranbubble.”

Whatever you’re planning to do, if guests and big meals are involved, you need to pay attention to your plumbing system. If you haven’t had plumbing maintenance done in over a year, then now’s the time to schedule it! But in addition to that, it’s important to know how to prevent the most common holiday plumbing woes. Of course, when you do have a plumbing problem, you can just contact us to get in touch with a trustworthy Skokie, IL plumber. In the meantime, read on as we dive into some plumbing factors to keep in mind.

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“Why Are My Pipes Knocking?”

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Shocked and surprisedSo you hear a strange noise coming from behind your walls—you might even think it’s coming from the front door, but you check, and it’s not—it’s a knocking sound of some kind.

Don’t worry, your house is probably not haunted, but we don’t judge you if that’s the conclusion you jumped to. What you’re actually hearing is sometimes called water hammer. This is a fairly common occurrence. However, it does indicate a problem—one that can only be remedied by a professional plumber in Skokie, IL. Keep reading to learn more about this issue.  

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Need Help with Your Bathroom Plumbing?

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

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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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Don’t Underestimate Slab Leaks

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Beautiful New Hardwood floors home interiorLet’s face it, without modern plumbing, you wouldn’t be able to enjoy much of the convenience and comfort you live with today. This is why any problems with your plumbing system should be considered serious enough to call for professional plumbing services in Skokie, IL. That being said, it’s important to remember that not all plumbing problems are emergencies—like a dripping faucet (which should absolutely be addressed but you wouldn’t necessarily need to make an emergency call).

There’s one plumbing problem, however, that certainly is an emergency—and that is a slab leak. These types of leaks are notoriously hard to detect, meaning you may get one that has been around for awhile before you notice anything is wrong. Slab leaks also cause real damage, so it’s important to give us a call the minute you suspect you have one.

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Don’t Believe These Tankless Water Heater Misconceptions

Monday, July 24th, 2017

tankless-water-heater-misconceptionsSomething that we often recommend to our customers is a tankless water heater installation in Skokie, IL, when it comes time to switch out their aging storage tank water heater. There are a number of benefits that tankless water heaters bring to a household, including an unlimited supply of hot water, a longer lifespan, and a reduction in energy bills.

However, as is the case with many things that are innovative and new, there are often some outdated beliefs and misconceptions. The internet makes it even easier for certain rumors and myths to spread rapidly, but we’re here to combat against that! Keep reading to see what some of the biggest tankless water heater misconceptions are, and what you can learn from them.

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What Are the Benefits of Trenchless Pipe Repair?

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

benefits-trenchless-pipe-repairHearing from a professional that you need to have your sewer line replaced, or even repaired, can be enough to make you cringe. Historically, this kind of work has required the intrusive and intensive process of digging up an entire yard just to get access to the sewer line.

Fortunately, there is a faster and more reliable method to get this job done, which we offer–Skokie, IL trenchless sewer services. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of such a service.

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