Sewer Blockages

What To Do When You Have A Sewer Backup

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A backup in your plumbing system will not cause damage if you immediately take action. The first thing you need to do is discontinue using the plumbing fixture(s) until the backup has been cleared.   Very often, slow-moving drains can be fixed yourself by using drain cleaners or a plunger. Failing that, it is time to [...]

5 things you should never flush down your toilet

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It’s amazing how many people think of the toilet as a useful trash can that cleans itself out. Aside from its proper function, you’ve probably flushed all kinds of things down the toilet. Take note of this list of things you should never flush to avoid having to call a plumber in for sewer cleaning. Chicago [...]

Signs that your sewerage system needs maintenance

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When you can’t see something, it’s easy to forget that it’s there – until it becomes a problem. Your sewerage system may be located underground, but just like all of your plumbing, needs a check-up from time to time. Sewerage systems that are not maintained can cause serious problems, such as flooding and expensive repairs. You [...]

How tree roots can cause damage to your sewers

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We all love trees. They add beauty to our Chicago landscape and provide shade, plus they’re essential to the environment. The problem is, that trees – or more specifically their roots – are not good for your sewers. Tree roots can block your pipes, causing sewer line back up. The first sign that tree roots are [...]

Signs your sewer or drain is blocked

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If you live in the Chicago area and your sewer or drain is blocked, you need to call for sewer cleaning in Chicago as soon as possible. When your drain is blocked, all excess water will build up in your pipes and can cause a possible burst or damage to you pipes. Prevent this by getting [...]

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