Trusted Plumbing Repair in Skokie

When you want honest, professional plumbing service that’s guaranteed, call S and J Plumbing.

S and J Plumbing are committed to providing Skokie homeowners high-quality services at prices designed to fit virtually every budget. Whether you need water heater repair, drain cleaning, sump pump service, or anything in between, you can always count on our licensed experts.

How can we help you? Contact us today to request service.

Skokie Clogged Toilet Repair

The toilet is likely the most used plumbing fixture in the house and is always there for you when you need it. However, when it clogs, it can be a real pain in the you know what. Here are the main reasons toilets clog so you can take measures to prevent it.

Too Much Toilet Paper
If you've been using too much toilet paper, it's easy for the roll to get stuck in the pipe at the bottom of your tank (called a "S-trap"), which means that some water can't go down there anymore, so it stays in the bowl and starts to back up into the tank.

Hard Water
Water with high mineral content (hard water) will leave deposits in your plumbing that build up over time. Eventually, these deposits become too thick, and the water can't drain anymore.

Foreign Objects
Too many people treat their toilet like a trash can, flushing items that should go into the garbage instead of down the drain. The only materials you should flush are human waste and toilet paper; everything else, like personal wipes, hygiene products, cotton balls, and paper towels, should go into the trash can.

You can sometimes remove minor clogs with a plunger. However, it's best to call a certified plumber for help if that fails.

Why Hire A Plumber For Drain Cleaning

Why should you hire a professional plumber for drain cleaning when it's easy and inexpensive to use a home remedy or drain cleaner? Well, let's get into the reasons.

Plumbers Have The Right Tools
If you have a severe clog or one that's deep in your plumbing system, neither plungers, home remedies, nor drain cleaners may be able to reach it. Plumbers use advanced clog removal tools like augers and hydro-jets that penetrate to remove the material.

Drain Cleaners Are Hazardous
Most people turn to liquid drain cleaners to clear clogs because they're advertised as safe and effective, but nothing could be further from the truth. Liquid drain cleaners break up clogs using harsh chemicals that can eat through pipes and cause chemical burns if you get them on your skin. Save your plumbing and protect your health by calling a plumber instead.

You Can Do More Damage
If you're not experienced at plumbing, you could do more damage to your pipes and fixtures trying to remove a clog. Too many people watch tutorials on YouTube and assume they're competent to do the job, only to end up doing hundreds of dollars in damage.

Trust the experts at S and J Plumbing to clean your drains safely and effectively.

Trusted Residential Plumbing Repair

Part of the reason people turn to S and J Plumbing time and again is because they know we can handle every plumbing problem with ease. We offer a long list of services, including:

  • 24 Hour Emergency Services
  • Water Heater Services
  • Burst Pipe Repair
  • Water Leak Detection
  • Gas Leak Detection
  • Drain Cleaning
  • Whole Home Repiping
  • Clogged Toilet Repair
  • Sewer Line Services
  • Water Leak Detection
  • Gas Leak Detection
  • And More

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Local Reviews
for Skokie, IL


Kyle S.

Kyle S.

Rodding a backed up sewer from an outside clean out at a customer's home in Skokie.

Near Wright Terrace, Skokie, IL 60077
Dylan T.

Dylan T.

Installing new 50 gallon Bradford White water heater at a customer's home in Skokie.

Near Howard St, Skokie, IL 60076
Thomas I.

Thomas I.

Installing a new garbage disposal at a customer's home in Skokie.

Near Kostner Ave, Skokie, IL 60076
Ryan F.

Ryan F.

Rodding a backed up sewer line at a customer's home in Skokie.

Near Wright Terrace, Skokie, IL 60077
Chris g.

Chris g.

Installing a new Zoeller ejector pump for a customer in Skokie.

Near Morse Ave, Skokie, IL 60077

No matter the plumbing problem, the certified plumbing professionals at S and J Plumbing can solve it. Call us today in Skokie at 847-890-1599.