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

How to Avoid This #1 Winter Plumbing Emergency

Monday, September 14th, 2020

It may seem really odd to already be talking about winter. After all, summer hasn’t even officially ended, and cooler temperatures haven’t quite steadied out yet. Still though, even if you’ve lived in our area for only a year, you know just how chilly, and unpredictable, lower temperatures and associated weather can be. So it’s important that your home is ready!
How do we propose you do that? Well, start by looking at your plumbing. Burst pipes are among the most common reasons we get Winnetka, IL emergency plumbing calls. And they’re caused by frozen pipes. Fortunately, this can be prevented. Read on to learn more.

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Is Your Home Well-Equipped Against Heavy Rains?

Monday, August 31st, 2020

heavy-rain-floodingWe often have surprise storm activity in Chicago, and the fall rainy season is approaching. That means we are in prep time: do you know if your home is equipped to handle the heavy rains of the coming season? We can help you find out what you need to do about your plumbing in Winnetka, IL, drainage systems, yard drainage, sump pumps, and more to ensure you won’t have to deal with expensive damage during the rainy season.

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Do Knocking Pipes Spell Trouble?

Monday, August 17th, 2020

Let’s get straight to it–no, knocking pipes don’t automatically spell trouble. But they certainly can lead to problems if you just ignore them. And knocking pipes are easy to ignore at first. Sure, it’s a little alarming the first time you hear it, but it’s not that loud, and it’s easy to get used to.

Please don’t let yourself get used to it though! It could very well lead to plumbing problems which is the least thing any homeowner wants. Read on to learn more!

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Tips for Protecting Your Home during the Rainy Season

Monday, October 15th, 2018

beautiful home after rainWe may be known for our snowy winters, but there’s another winter threat that Winnetka homeowners face that’s not thought about enough—and that’s how much rain we get during this time of the year. The last thing you want to deal with is a flooded basement or any other type of water related emergency, so what can you do to avoid it?

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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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What Should You Know about Sump Pumps?

Monday, July 10th, 2017

know-about-sump-pumpsWhile some homeowners rarely, if ever, have to worry about their homes flooding, it’s become pretty common in areas such as ours. Because of this, it’s imperative that our homes be equipped with the right tools to get water out of our properties quickly—something you’ll only get from a quality sump pump system.

For superior sump pump services in Winnetka, IL, you can simply reach out to us. In the meantime, we’ve shared some facts about sump pumps below, to help you better understand their function and their necessity.

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Tree Roots and Your Plumbing: What You Should Know

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

tree-roots-plumbingThere are a number of reasons that your plumbing system’s sewer line is buried beneath your property—for one, it’s more attractive this way! But the main reason for this is for safety and functionality. Unfortunately, this means that not only is your sewer line out of sight—and therefore hard to spot problems with—it is susceptible to damage from things such as tree roots searching for water.

When it comes to sewer line damage and clogs, tree roots are more common of a threat than you may realize, and the removal and repair of such a problem requires professional Winnetka, IL sewer line services. As you’d expect, tree roots crave water, so even the tiniest of leaks in your sewer line can attract them. Tree roots are not the only threat to your sewer pipe, but it’s certainly important to be aware of them.

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