FAQs About Your Home Drainage System

One of the most important yet overlooked systems in your home is the drainage system. Without a fully functional plumbing and drainage system in your home, even the simplests tasks like brushing your teeth or getting into a warm shower are significantly more difficult. Thankfully, our team is skilled at a wide variety of tasks to ensure your home is running at peak performance; from sump pump repair in Highland Park, IL to helping with water heater issues, we know what it takes to help keep you comfortable year-round.

Q: How often does my sewer need to be cleaned?

A: Don’t panic if you didn’t realize that your sewer needs to be cleaned on a regular basis! Our team recommends that you have your sewer professionally cleaned at least once per year. This cleaning can help minimize any build-up in your lines and prevent further problems from developing.

Q: Why is it taking my toilet so long to drain?

A: In the case that your toilet isn’t properly draining, there may be some sort of blockage causing the issue. Something as seemingly harmless like flushing a makeup wipe or one too many cotton balls can cause an unexpected backup. Regardless of the cause, we will find a solution!

Q: What do gurgling or bubbling noises mean?

A: Many customers call us concerned about gurgling or bubbling noises coming from their sewer line or drains. This is typically the result of a blockage of some sort, which impacts how quickly the water flows through your pipes. The noises are the result of water disruption. We recommend a professional cleaning to combat this issue.

If you have additional questions or concerns about your home’s plumbing system, our team at BMW Plumbing, Inc. is your go-to source for repairs. Please get in touch with our team today to learn more!

About the Author


I’m Andy Visconi, the Operations Manager at BMW Plumbing since 1999.  When I’m not talking to our many Customers about their plumbing needs, scheduling one of our expert plumbers to a home or business or responding to plumbing emergencies, I can be found spending time with my wife Megan and two children.

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