24 Hour Plumber Washington IL

We Solve Plumbing Emergencies!

Sometimes, plumbing jobs just can’t wait. If you have an active leak in the wall or a basement full of water, these are examples of plumbing emergencies that demand a quick response. That’s why Reading Plumbing is a 24 hour plumber in Washington IL. Call 309-692-2762.

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What Is Considered A Plumbing Emergency?

Plumbing emergencies can range from relatively minor inconveniences to major problems. If one toilet clogs but you have another available, you can wait longer for service than if your home’s sole toilet is out of commission.

What Should I Do About A Burst Pipe?

If you have a burst pipe, don’t wait. Call us right away! While you wait for us to arrive, we advise you to turn off the main water valve to prevent further flooding and damage.

What If A Sink Or Toilet Is Overflowing?

You may be able to shut off water service just to the problem area. Look for shut-off valves under sinks and behind toilets. Once you’ve stopped the immediate flow of water, call us.

Are Leaky Faucets An Emergency?

These problems are not to be ignored, as they waste considerable water. In addition, a leaky faucet may become worse at any time. It may reach the point that you are unable to turn off the flow. You can likely locate the shut-off valve serving that one sink and call us for service during regular work hours.

What Should Every Family Member Know About Plumbing Emergencies?

First, make sure every adult member of your household knows how to shut off the water main and individual shut-off valves, just in case. You may also wish to teach any older children in your household who are mature and responsible enough to be left in the house alone.

How Can I Prevent Plumbing Emergencies?

Not every problem can be prevented, but it’s a good idea to do what you can. Here are some plumbing tips we recommend:

  • Practice regular maintenance, including annual inspections of your water heater.
  • Properly insulate exposed pipes to prevent freezing.
  • Do not dispose of cooking grease by pouring it down the drain.
  • Avoid flushing non-flushable items.
  • Consider installing leak detectors near water heaters, washing machines and other such areas. We can perform this job for you.

Does Reading Plumbing Have Extensive Experience?

Since 1969, owner and founder Jim Reading has been serving the greater Peoria area as a plumber. He founded Reading Plumbing Inc. in 1984. Ever since then, the company has served major retailers, restaurants, real estate management firms and residential clients.

How Can I Keep My Plumbing In Good Shape?

We are here to help with some tips and recommendations:

  • Avoid the liquid products commonly sold to unclog drains. Try using hot water and baking soda. If that doesn’t work, call us.
  • We recommend you set your water heater’s temperature at about 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • We suggest you get water softener or water conditioner. Talk to us about installation.
  • To conserve water, talk to us about installing new, more environmentally friendly shower heads and toilets.
  • To avoid clogged pipes, avoid putting anything down a drain or garbage disposal that could instead go into the trash.
  • Flush your water heater every six months to a year. We can perform it for you if desired.
  • Use white vinegar to clean hard water deposits from fixtures.
  • Never, ever let leaks go. Call us immediately!
  • Stainless steel or “flood control” supply lines are a must for all faucets. If you don’t have these, call us to arrange installation.
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Can I Make A Payment Online?

Yes. We make it as easy for you to pay your bill with our online portal.

Keep Our Number Handy For Emergencies!

Reading Plumbing is the 24 hour plumber Washington IL relies on. If you have an emergency or require a non-emergency plumbing service, call 309-692-2762.