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Murphysboro, IL Drain Repair Services

If you're like most homeowners, you likely don't think about your home's plumbing system unless there's a problem. However, ignoring your drains and pipes can cost a lot of money in repairs in the long run. This is why you need to make sure your drains are free of clogs anywhere in your drainage system or else it could be very costly to repair.

Call Heartland Heating, Air, and Plumbing for quality drain repair services in Carbondale, IL. Our team of plumbing professionals can find the exact location of the clog in your system and provide you with the services needed to restore water flow into your home again.

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What's Involved in Drain Repair?

Drain repair involves a few different stages, and the complexity of each stage depends on the severity of the issue. For example, if multiple drains are not working correctly, we may have to inspect multiple points of your home's plumbing system. Also, if it's been years or decades since someone has looked at your pipes, we may want to get a better look at the whole system at once. 

  • Inspection - During this stage, we'll take a look at each affected drain to determine what's causing it to clog or back up. We use different tools for this job so we can make sure we don't miss anything. 
  • Clog Removal - Typically, drains stop working because of clogs, which can be made up of hair and other debris. Fortunately, we can remove most clogs, but if there are multiple clogged drains it could point to a sign of a significant clog further down the line. 
  • Sewer Repair - If multiple drains are clogged at the same time, or your shower or tub drain makes noises when you flush your toilet, the issue may be a clog in your sewer line. We have sewer cameras that can find the exact source of the clog so we can tell you how to best address the issue. 


Warning Signs That You Have a Drainage Issue

Drain backups can occur for many reasons, and most homeowners think they can take care of the problem on their own, but home remedies and chemical drain cleaners can often do more harm than good. If you’ve noticed any of the following issues in your Carbondale area home, call Heartland for a plumbing inspection and drain repair services. 

Standing Water

If you notice water pooling where it shouldn't be, that's a sign of a leak. Leaky pipes can lead to expensive water damage and extensive repairs, so you want to call us immediately. Standing water could occur on floors, in cabinets, and even on lawns. Be on the lookout for particularly spots of lush grass, as it could be a sign of a sewer line leak. 

Slow Draining

Again, slow draining can happen because of hair and other debris in the pipe. However, if multiple drains are working slower than normal, and you can't seem to clear it out yourself, it's likely time for drain repair. 

Frequent Toilet or Shower Backups

Clogs are common, but they shouldn't be frequent. If your drains are backing up all the time, there's likely something else going on. The culprit could be a clog further down in the pipe, or it could be a sign of more extensive damage. 

Odors and Pests

Many homeowners think that when they smell raw sewage, that is a sign there is a problem. However, if your drains get to that point, it’s often way worse than you expect it to be. Oftentimes odors from drains are from water stuck in the P trap. Run some water into the drain to see if that helps with the odor. If it doesn’t, call for help. Odors can also attract pests. If you notice a sudden increase in insect activity around your home, particularly near floor drains, signs point to a drainage issue. 

What Can You Do To Prevent Major Drain Issues?

depends on how well you take care of the drains in your home. The plumbing team at Heartland is always here to help you with a variety of drain services and can provide you with quality second opinions.

  • Only Put The Right Things Down the Drain  -  To prevent major drain issues, don’t flush feminine products or other foreign objects down the toilet. Only toothpaste and soap should be used in bathroom drains. Make sure to avoid letting hair go down the drain when you can. In the kitchen, only put food waste down the garbage disposal. Avoid using it to dispose of eggshells, fruit and vegetable skins, and grease to prevent clogs.
  • Call a Professional to Deal With Clogs - The team at Heartland has professional drain-clearing services that can bust up major clogs without damaging your plumbing. Our methods are efficient and environmentally friendly. Pay attention when you have multiple clogged drains in your home and call a plumber to inspect the issue. 
  • Old Trees in Your Front Yard - Tree roots are a common cause of sewer line problems. If you have an old tree in your front yard, have your sewer line inspected regularly to make sure the roots aren’t causing damage to your drain pipe.
  • Sewer Line Inspections Before You Buy A New Home - Home inspections don’t often include sewer line inspections. If you’re looking at an older home, or a home with many trees in the front yard, you can save yourself a lot of time and headaches by having a plumbing and sewer inspection done before you make such a large purchase.

Get the Best Drain Repair in the Carbondale, IL Area From Heartland Heating, Air, and Plumbing

Don't wait for the problem to get worse! As soon as you notice warning signs of drain damage, call Heartland Heating, Air, and Plumbing as soon as possible. Our team is waiting and standing by to help you get your home back to normal. We also offer after-hours and emergency drain repair if necessary, so call us whenever disaster strikes!