Travco Tips & FAQs

in Eureka, IL and the Surrounding Areas

Providing Quality Service Since 1997

Get Plumbing Tips from Local Experts in Eureka, IL and the Surrounding Areas

Here at Travco Plumbing, Inc. we take great pride in our experience and knowledge of the industry. With more than three decades of experience providing an array of services in the Eureka, IL area, we know we provide trusted expertise for both residential and commercial clients! We focus on educating clients and helping them better understand their plumbing systems, ultimately preventing damages and unnecessary replacements. If you have water quality questions, summer plumbing issues, or want general plumbing help and advice, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today! 

Need Some Tips for Summer Plumbing?

The arrival of summer is exciting, but it’s also the time of the year to make sure your plumbing, sewer and drain systems are working properly to avoid potential problems. Here are some DIY tips to get your home’s plumbing in shape for summer: 

  • The summer heat means more outdoor activities. More outdoor activities mean more dirty clothes. Be sure to check your washing machine hoses for bulges, leaks or cracks and be sure to remove dryer lint regularly. Make sure to move your machine at least four inches from the wall to prevent hose kinking and damage. Washing machine hoses should be replaced approximately every three years. 
  • Be careful what goes down your kitchen garbage disposal after your weekend cookout. Most are not equipped to handle corn husks, celery, banana peels and other fibrous foods. Also keep from disposing of fats or cooking oils because they form clots in the pipes. Run cold water at full pressure for 15 seconds before and after you put anything down the disposal to flush it through. 
  • Save money and energy on your vacation by turning down the temperature of your water heater while you are away. 
  • Sewer line backups are common this time of year due to summer rainwater entering sewer pipes via cracks. Tree roots can also cause sewer backup issues as roots are drawn toward the sewer line as a source of nutrition. Give us a call to inspect your sewer lines, and we will let you know if you are susceptible to a sewer line backup problem or if damage has already occurred. In either situation, we will help you determine the best treatment option for proper drain cleaning 

Have More Plumbing Concerns or Water Quality Questions?

Want more plumbing tips? Our plumbers are always here to help! Our experience ranges from simple plumbing repairs and green plumbing initiatives to detailed water quality testing and treatment implementation for businesses. Call us today at (309) 467-3583 to speak directly with an industry professional near you! 

What Our Clients Are Saying

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Jen White
Great experience with Travco last Friday. First time I called and Mike arrived within 30 minutes. He was kind and quick, respectful of my home, fixed my garbage disposal and didn't push me to spend money on new when the old still works. Will DEFINITELY call Travco next time I need a plumber. Excellent, thoughtful service!
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Jessie Garcia
Travco called prior to arriving. He was very professional, and got the drain unclogged no problem! Also, much cheaper than I was expecting!!
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Lonnie Emerson
We are on a 5 year lease with conditioner and iron out.They are jolly on the spot with the salt and fixing any problems With the units.
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Karen Zuckerman
Travco provided prompt attention to our problem. Their technician was considerate of our safety, careful and thorough in his work, and clearly explained what needed to be done and what tasks he accomplished. He answered all of our questions and shared with us the options we have to avoid this problem in the future. We have found Travco to afford us the best value for all our plumbing needs.Thanks again!Karen Zuckerman
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