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Helpful Drain, Sewer & Septic Tips

Small trees in a flooded residential yard in Decatur, IL—puddles like this could be a sign of a sewer line clog.
Clogged Sewer Drain

How to Detect a Sewer Line Clog

Most homeowners don’t think twice about their septic system or sewer line. However, this is an important part of your plumbing system, and a clog can

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Winterizing Your Septic System

Winter weather is on its way, so whether you’re headed to warmer climates for the cold season or you plan to stick it out at

Plumber unclogging toilet with professional force pump cleaner at a home in Decatur, IL.

3 Ways to Avoid a Septic Tank Backup

If you’re a homeowner, you want to ensure all your systems operate smoothly, especially your septic system. The last thing you want is your septic

Typical home septic system and drain field scheme. An underground septic system diagram showing the external network of private home sewage treatment system in Decatur, IL.
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

A residential homeowner in jeans, a short-sleeve shirt, and pink gloves holding her head in defeat due to a common plumbing emergency in Decatur, IL.
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

A plumber holding a flashlight next to a sewer system in a residential home in Decatur, IL that requires professional plumbing services.
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

A person with an orange glove holding hair that was founding in a shower drain and clogging the plumbing system at a home in Decatur, IL.
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