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    The Trenchless Sewer Repair Process

    Last updated 4 years ago

    When you opt for a conventional sewer repair service, you may end up with a yard that has been dug up and landscaping that has been destroyed. With the Trenchless Sewer Repair service from Expert Plumbing Service, you can have your sewer line repaired without sacrificing the condition of your backyard. During the Trenchless Sewer Repair, our experts will first examine and clean the inside of your sewer line. Next, we will place a liner inside the line, which is then secured with a strong epoxy resin adhesive. The liner will conform to the inside of your line, creating a strong and seamless seal with the rest of the interior.

    To schedule a Trenchless Sewer Repair Service for your home, contact Expert Plumbing Service. We will repair your sewer line using our state-of-the-art tools and techniques. Call us at (708) 231-4792 to make an appointment for your home in the Joliet, New Lenox, or Naperville areas, and visit our website to learn more about our services. 

    Common Causes of Malfunctioning Garbage Disposals

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Your kitchen garbage disposal provides an effective and efficient way to dispose of food waste. Using a series of internal blades, a garbage disposal processes food so that it can be sent safely down the drain. With proper use, your garbage disposal will run smoothly for many years to come. Over time, however, your garbage disposal may begin to malfunction. Here is a look at some common causes of malfunctioning garbage disposals to help you identify when your garbage disposal requires repairs from your plumber.

    Clogged Blades
    When using your kitchen garbage disposal, you should be sure to only send approved items down the drain. Your disposal is equipped to handle soft food that can be easily processed. Items such as egg shells, kitchen grease, or starchy foods can all create a clogged disposal. When you notice that your garbage disposal is having trouble sending items down the drain, your blades may be clogged.

    Jammed Motor
    Inside your kitchen garbage disposal, there is a small motor that provides the power needed to turn the blades. When an object becomes stuck in the disposal, this can cause the motor to become jammed. To diagnose a jammed motor, listen for a humming or whining sound when you turn on the disposal.

    No Power
    If your disposal fails to turn on when you flip the switch, you may be experiencing an electrical issue. Inspect your circuit breaker to make sure that the electricity for the disposal is on. Your next step should be to call your plumber, who will be able to repair the electrical issue.

    When you are experiencing a problem with your kitchen plumbing or garbage disposal, the master plumbers at Expert Plumbing Service will be there to help. We provide homeowners in the Joliet and New Lenox areas with a full range of top quality plumbing services, including primary plumbing repairs, water heater maintenance, and much more. To make an appointment for your home today, call us at (708) 231-4792. 

    How to Properly Dispose of Kitchen Grease

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Your plumbing and sewer system are not equipped to handle kitchen grease. When you pour grease down the drain, it can solidify and cause a serious clog in your system. In order to help keep your plumbing in great working order, it is important that you properly dispose of your kitchen grease. Instead of pouring grease down the drain, pour the liquid grease in a plastic container that you do not mind throwing away. Place this container in your regular trash can. When cleaning out a greasy pan, be sure to wipe out the excess grease with a paper towel.

    To learn all about the best ways to care for your home’s plumbing, contact Expert Plumbing Service. Our friendly team will be happy to help you maintain and care for your entire home plumbing system, including your water heater and sump pump. For more information about the services we provide to the Joliet, New Lenox, and Naperville areas, call us today at (708) 231-4792. 

    How to Check for Hidden Plumbing Leaks

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Leaks in your plumbing can waste thousands of gallons of water and damage your home or yard. Identifying these leaks can help you get immediate repairs, saving you money and preventing further water waste.

    This video explains how to check for hidden plumbing leaks using a pressure gauge. Attach the gauge to an outdoor faucet and turn off the main water supply. If the gauge drops, this indicates a water leak somewhere in your plumbing. Leave the gauge attached for at least 15 minutes, as a pressure drop may take a few moments to appear.

    Hidden plumbing leaks waste water and increase your monthly water bill. Get the help you need to identify and repair large or small leaks with Expert Plumbing Service of Naperville, Joliet, and New Lenox. Call (708) 231-4792 or reach us using our web contact form

    A Look at the Common Causes of Pipe Leaks

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Leaking pipes not only waste water, but also leave behind damage to your home and belongings. Understanding the reasons why leaks are likely to form in your plumbing can help you prevent or catch issues before excessive damage is done. If you need help identifying or repairing a leak, contact your plumber for assistance.

    Frozen Water
    If your plumbing freezes during cold weather, it can spell trouble. When ice forms inside a pipe, the built-up water pressure behind the blockage can cause the pipe to crack or burst. Even if your pipes don’t burst, you could still have plumbing problems down the road. Pipes can become weakened in many places along their length when the water inside them freezes. Over time, these weaker areas may finally give way, causing a leak.

    Structural or Installation Problems
    Not all pipes are manufactured perfectly, and structural defects in your pipes or their connections can eventually cause a plumbing leak. If a part was used improperly or was not rated for your water pressure or usage, it can fail. Human error often plays a large role in the development of plumbing leaks, even years after the system has been installed. Poorly installed piping, either due to negligence or inexperience, can also develop leaks in connective areas.

    Water Chemistry
    The chemistry of your home’s water can lead to degradation of the pipes over time. Mineral deposits may build up inside your plumbing, causing a lack of water pressure and weakening the pipes until they break. Pinhole leaks occur in copper plumbing pipes as a result of corrosion caused by minerals in the water these pipes transport. Plumbing issues related to water chemistry are often found in many homes throughout the same area or community that all share a common water source.

    If you have a plumbing leak in your New Lenox home or business, Expert Plumbing Service is here to provide immediate repairs to prevent long-term water damage. Call us today at (708) 231-4792 to contact a trained and licensed plumbing service specialist. We invite you to expand your knowledge of plumbing and find out how we can help by clicking through our blog

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