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January 2019

Emergency Plumbing Tips: Dealing with a Broken Pipe

By | 2019-01-07T01:02:56+00:00 January 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

When you first notice a broken pipe, your first step should be to immediately call your trusted team here at Tritan Plumbing. We can be reached at 630-449-3719, any time of the day or night, and we’ll be ready to respond to your plumbing emergency! What to Do When a Pipe Bursts In Your Home [...]

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How to Make Sure You Have Safe Drinking Water

By | 2019-01-03T02:24:47+00:00 January 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Once the story about Flint, Michigan’s water supply contamination came into the spotlight, everyone started taking notice of the importance of water quality and questioning whether or not their own was in fact clean.  But, how exactly can you go about making sure that your drinking water is safe? Lead was found in tap water [...]

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December 2018

How to Clean a Garbage Disposal

By | 2019-01-03T02:12:50+00:00 December 28th, 2018|Kitchen Plumbing|

For many homeowners, especially those who love to work in the kitchen, the garbage disposal is an essential appliance.  Disposals help get rid of food waste, slurp up all of those unwanted liquids, and generally help cut down on waste making your kitchen habits a little more eco-friendly.  Of course, they can only do this [...]

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Why You Need Well Water Filtration

By | 2018-12-28T20:24:31+00:00 December 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

For many homeowners, having a private well is a great option.  It’s free, accessible, reliable and rich in essential minerals.  Of course, having a well on your property also means that you have a few more responsibilities to tend to when it comes to maintaining your home’s systems.  One of those key responsibilities that homeowners [...]

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Pet-Proofing Your Plumbing

By | 2018-12-28T20:24:23+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Did you know that the majority of American households have at least one pet?  Of course, we love our pets, and we welcome them into our homes with open hearts and arms.  So, have you considered what exactly that means for your plumbing? You guessed it – that natural curiosity and all of that fur can [...]

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How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

By | 2018-12-28T20:24:14+00:00 December 6th, 2018|Blog|

With temperatures quickly dropping, making way for winter, it’s time to make sure that your home and your pipes don’t get taken by surprise when the mercury really starts to dip.  It’s that time of year when you need to walk around your home to check for all of those tricky places where the cold [...]

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November 2018

A Home Buyer’s Plumbing Checklist

By | 2018-12-28T20:24:04+00:00 November 29th, 2018|Blog|

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you’re ever going to make.  And, if you don’t do your research, checking a home’s systems out thoroughly, it can be a very costly mistake.  You see, one of the most important things that should be checked before making an offer on a home is the [...]

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Why Sewer Excavation Might Be Your Only Choice

By | 2018-11-13T20:54:42+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Many homeowners stick to regularly scheduled preventive maintenance with their trusty plumbers to stay ahead of any potential issues before things get to the point of destruction.  The hope is to ensure that your sewer lines and pipes stay clear and clog-free. Of course, each system, line, and circumstance has different maintenance requirements, so be [...]

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Thanksgiving Plumbing Tips

By | 2018-11-13T20:54:32+00:00 November 15th, 2018|Blog|

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the stress that your pipes will be under through all of the holiday excitement so that you can make preparations.  Taking precautions with your plumbing system is a must this time of year, as Thanksgiving is the single busiest day of the year [...]

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How to Know It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater

By | 2018-11-06T18:32:13+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Bathroom Plumbing|

In most households, our water heaters are our best friends.  They keep our homes in top working order, and we often don’t even think about just how hard they work for us.  Our Water heaters keep us clean, keep our dishes sterile, and keep us warm and cozy when the mercury on the thermometer drops. [...]

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