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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.

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 disaster. Once you’re dealing with a backed-up septic tank or sewer line, for example, the sewage can likely cause damage to your home and threaten your family’s health. Here are some common plumbing emergencies we encounter regularly. 

Clogs Throughout the Plumbing System 

Whether it’s your bathroom sink, a toilet, the kitchen sink, or your septic system, clogs can be annoying and problematic. Riley’s Decatur Sewer Service can locate the source of the blockage and perform the plumbing repair needed to get things flowing normally again.  

A plumbing holding a large grey hose to pump out a clogged sewer drain on a residential property in Decatur, IL.

Sewer Line Blockage 

There may be times when the problem is due to an external source, such as tree roots that have grown into your sewer line. This can cause backed-up toilets, clogged water lines, and foul odors inside your home. You want to get this repaired as quickly as possible because some of these odors may indicate the presence of harmful gases that can cause respiratory problems. 

Burst Pipes or Water Mains 

Water is destructive, especially when it’s pressurized. A burst pipe or water main can cause water to flow rapidly and flood your home. This can damage your floorboards, drywall, furniture, and more. When water soaks the structural components of your home, it invites the growth of mold, which causes further damage and destruction. We’ve encountered customers in Decatur, IL who wishes they paid more attention to routine plumbing maintenance after witnessing the destruction caused by a burst pipe.  

Clogged Septic Tank 

Your septic tank is designed to make it easier for waste to leave your home and enter the sewer. It breaks down solids such as toilet paper and human excrement so that it flows easier through your pipes. A clogged septic tank can be a disaster because the sewage that backs up into your home can contain bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. The best way to prevent this is to have us inspect your septic system regularly and ask about our septic installation services when your septic tank is older and more likely to fail. 

Clogged Drains 

There are minerals in your water that can build up in your drains. Soap, grease, and other debris can also accumulate over time and slow the drain until it clogs completely. The best solution is to perform routine drain cleaning so that you’re able to clear any slow drains before they cause an issue. 

A close-up image of a clogged kitchen or bathroom drain in a residential home in Decatur, IL that requires professional care.

Schedule an Appointment 

Riley’s Decatur Sewer Service in Decatur, IL specializes in septic repairs and plumbing maintenance. Whether you’re looking for routine maintenance or need an emergency plumbing repair, you can count on us. Give us a call at 217.428.3066, and we’ll be there right away. Our emergency services are available 24/7. 

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