Chicagoland Drain Cleaning Services
Drain Cleaning in Itasca, IL
ARS/Rescue Rooter Is Your Source for Expert Drain Cleaning Services
It’s important to have professionals clean your home’s drains and pipes on a regular basis. This is because more than clean water goes down these drains. With hair, food debris, soap and grease routinely heading into the pipes, clogs can develop. The result is water that won’t drain, often accompanied by a foul odor.
The team at ARS/Rescue Rooter Chicagoland is proud of the outstanding reputation we’ve developed in the local community for our expertise in drain cleaning. Our plumbing professionals have experience with all kinds of clogged drains, including:
Bathroom sink drains
We know you are busy, so we will strive to arrange an appointment for service that best fits your schedule. On the day of service, we will call ahead so you know we’ll be arriving soon. For your peace of mind, we drug test and background check each of our plumbing professionals.
You’ll be glad to know that our Exceptional Service Guarantee promises that we will treat your home as if it was our own, with plumbers wearing shoe covers and putting down drop cloths for protection. For help with your nagging drainage problems in the greater Chicago area, connect with us today to book an appointment for service.
Common Causes of Clogged Drains
Over the many years we’ve been providing service to homeowners, ARS/Rescue Rooter’s plumbers have encountered a variety of clogged drains. These are the most common reasons customers call us out to their homes to free up a blockage:
Roots of Trees
The beautiful trees that adorn your property can also be a source of misery if their roots have grown to the point that they have started to invade the home’s sewer system. Trees naturally search for moisture underground. If their roots run into a small opening or crack in your plumbing pipes, they will infiltrate the system. As a result, the pipe’s cracks grow even larger, and as the roots move further into the pipes, they can cause a massive clog.
The Chicago drain cleaning professionals at ARS/Rescue Rooter carry all the necessary tools and equipment to free up such a blockage. We are skilled at making drain camera inspections, which helps us quickly find the problem using flexible cables that go down the pipes.
Your home’s drains were designed to handle ordinary toilet paper. But if anyone is flushing other types of paper products down the toilet, you can anticipate a clogged drain. The problem stems from paper clumping up, and as it accumulates and grows thicker, a clog develops. So-called “flushable wipes” are often not very flushable at all, it turns out. These types of paper products can harm your pipes. In the future, you should only discard such wipes in the garbage.
Cleaning a tangle of hair from the drain of a bathtub or shower is not the most enjoyable task, to be sure. But it’s crucial to use a drain guard to help collect hair so you can easily dispose of it. ARS/Rescue Rooter’s plumbing professionals often get calls from homeowners who need our assistance to inspect their pipes and clear such hairy messes from the drain.
Ideally, when cooking, you will always discard grease and oil in the trash instead of letting it go down the kitchen sink. Otherwise, this debris will start to build up, leading to a slow drain, often followed by a complete clog that requires professional assistance from one of our talented plumbers.
After you and your family have been out playing or exercising outdoors, the dirt and mud that gets trapped on your clothes could lead to clogged pipes once you get back home. It’s best to rinse off clothes and pets using a garden hose outside, instead of bringing that debris inside. Homeowners are sometimes surprised to learn that cleaning off a large dirty dog in the bathtub or running loads of laundry after a muddy day of football can lead to their drains becoming clogged.
About Chicago’s Climate
Weather experts classify Chicago as having a warm summer humid continental climate, which means that residents here experience clear differences from season to season. It tends to get warm and humid during the summer. But in the winter, you’ll find it can get brutally cold, and you should anticipate freezing temperatures and plenty of snowfall. Keep in mind that the windchill factor can make an already cold day even more challenging to deal with when going outside. Chicagoans experience most rain in July and August, while it’s driest in January and February.
How Chicago’s Cold Winter Weather Impacts Drains
Chicago is famous for being windy and cold. Some homeowners may not realize just how much of a role that colder temperatures can play in the state of their plumbing system.
Over the many years that our clogged drain company has been providing service, ARS/Rescue Rooter’s plumbers have learned a lot about how our cold winter weather can have an impact on our customers’ drains, including:
Drainpipes Are Subject to Clogging
It’s easy for pipes to grow clogged, especially when the weather is colder. If a homeowner washes oil, grease and other food debris down the sink drain, it can lead to a clogged sink when winter arrives. This is because the colder temperature causes the oil or greasy residue to grow hard, leading to blockages more easily than when the weather is warmer.
Thawing Frozen Pipes
Homeowners can anticipate experiencing frozen pipes in their dwellings when the mercury plummets. Unplugging pipes in this condition can be very tricky for homeowners. It’s best to call the professionals at ARS/Rescue Rooter for clogged drain service to take care of this problem.
Don’t be tempted to try using a blowtorch or other source of flame to thaw out a pipe. A safe option is to try using a hair drier to remedy the situation. Sometimes pouring hot water down the drain can break up a clog too. But often, this is difficult work that requires a certified plumber to address.
Vent Pipes Can Get Clogged Too
A clogged vent pipe can cause multiple problems in your home. You’ll want to take care of it as soon as possible. A vent pipe allows gas from the sewer to escape from drainpipes. It’s also needed to ensure that fresh air continues moving through your home’s pipes.
When the harsh winter temperatures hit the greater Chicago area, the team at ARS/Rescue starts to receive calls from homeowners in need of our services to break up a blockage. We will take care of slow drains or completely clogged pipes associated with a vent pipe problem caused by freezing winter weather conditions.
Contact ARS/Rescue Rooter Today to Clean Your Drains!
We know how disappointing it is for homeowners when their water drains very slowly or a drain has become clogged up, and they can’t solve the problem on their own. No worries! Our drain cleaning company is standing by, and help is just a quick phone call away.
Questions About Our Drain Cleaning Service?
To learn more about our approach to clogged drains or to book an appointment for service in Illinois, contact us today! We serve the entire area, including nearby communities such as Aurora, Batavia, Chicago, Darien, Elmhurst, Naperville, Oakbrook Terrace, St. Charles, Warrenville, West Chicago, Wheaton and Wood Dale.
$99 Mainline Drain Clearing
Valid for mainline up to 100ft. Must have full-size exterior clean-out access or additional charges may be incurred. Not valid in the city of Chicago. Valid at participating ARS® Network locations. Not valid for third party, new construction, or commercial customers, with any other offers, discounts, or on prior sales. Call service center for details. Coupon required at time of service. Void if copied or transferred and where prohibited. Any other use may constitute fraud. Cash value $.001. Offer expires 9/30/22
License # TGC007603, 055-034045
$39 Water Heater Tune-Up - Includes Whole Home Plumbing Inspection*
*Additional costs apply for tankless water heaters. See service center for details. Valid at participating ARS® Network locations. Not valid for third party, new construction customers, with any other offers or discounts, commercial customers or prior sales. Coupon required at time of service. Void if copied or transferred and where prohibited. Any other use may constitute fraud. Cash value $.001. Offer expires 9/30/22.
License # TGC007603, 055-034045