Sewer, Septic, Drains, & More

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in Decatur Illinois Since 1957

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Helpful Drain, Sewer & Septic Tips

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Septic Services

Septic System Installation 101

If you own a home in a rural area, you likely have a septic tank, which is highly cost-efficient, durable, and faster than a city

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Plumbing Emergencies

The Most Common Plumbing Emergencies

At Riley’s Sewer Service in Decatur, IL, we encounter many common problems that could be prevented. Taking care of routine septic maintenance and plumbing repair might avert

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Clogged Sewer Drain

Common Sewer Backup Causes & Quick Fixes

Sewer backups are a septic system nightmare. Any time there is potential for sewage to start coming out of the plumbing meant to drain it

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Drain Cleaning

How to Unclog a Shower Drain

How to Unclog a Shower Drain Hair, soap scum, calcium build-up from hard water minerals and small objects falling into unprotected drain holes are the

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Clogged Sewer Drain

Health Issues Associated with Sewage Exposure

What is Sewage? Sewage (wastewater) is categorized as gray water or black water by local water treatment coordinators. Gray water comes from dishwashers, baths/showers, and

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Drain Cleaning

How Often Should a Septic Tank Be Pumped Out?

Cleaning your septic tank regularly is an important part of plumbing maintenance. Regular cleanings help prevent sewage exposure and expensive septic repairs. If you want