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May 2019

Plumbing FAQs

By | 2019-05-16T19:31:50+00:00 May 16th, 2019|Blog|

Our team of experts always steps up to the plate when it comes to the thousands of questions we’re asked about plumbing dos and don’ts.  From advisement on basic DIY plumbing solutions to in-home inspection curiosities to following ups with tips on how to maintain professional fixes, we’ve heard it all, and we do it [...]

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April 2019

Common Plumbing Maintenance Tips to Help You Save

By | 2019-04-12T21:52:22+00:00 April 12th, 2019|Blog|

When it comes to ensuring the well-being of your home and all of its working systems, preventive care is everything.  This is especially true of plumbing. It’s all about starting a routine and taking a moment here and there to check the most taken-for-granted elements that keep your pipes clean and free-flowing.  A few simple [...]

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Tips for Maintaining the Major Appliances in Your Home

By | 2019-04-05T18:24:32+00:00 April 5th, 2019|Blog|

Owning a home comes with certain maintenance responsibilities, from the care of the dwelling itself to the land it sits on, and everything in between.  When it comes to maintaining overall function in your home, maintaining major plumbing appliances is a priority to ensure that your day-to-day routine continues to run smoothly.  Fortunately, there are [...]

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March 2019

Common Spring Plumbing Issues and What to Do About Them

By | 2019-03-29T13:51:22+00:00 March 29th, 2019|Blog|

While most of us can’t wait for warmer weather and to celebrate the transition of the season, the sudden spring thaw can wreak havoc on your plumbing system.  So, let’s jump right to it – are you and your home prepared? Let’s take a look at some of the most common plumbing and drainage issues [...]

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Should You Ban “Flushable” Products From Your Bathroom?

By | 2019-03-22T23:07:55+00:00 March 22nd, 2019|Bathroom Plumbing|

While products labeled “flushable” are certainly enticing, the truth is that they don’t actually live up to their name.  In fact, these so-called safe products actually pose potential threats to your home plumbing systems and beyond, as they can not only clog your toilet, they can cause wide-reaching issues for sewer systems overall.   Take [...]

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Water Bill Sticker Shock? Check Your Home for These Common Culprits

By | 2019-03-14T13:13:02+00:00 March 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

For most Americans, the water bill is one of those major monthly utilities that you have to factor into your budget, but what about those dreaded times when you receive a bill that is shockingly high? How can you explain this hike and account for the water usage?   The first thing you need to [...]

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Water Heater Troubles: Why Does Your Water Take So Long to Heat Up?

By | 2019-03-10T15:46:01+00:00 March 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

With temperatures still blisteringly cold out there, the last thing you want to have to do is wait for the hot water in your home to heat up.  Not only is this an inconvenience, one of the worst things about having to wait for your water to heat up is that the longer it takes, [...]

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Is your Sump Pump Up to the Task of Handling This Year’s Snow Melt?

By | 2019-03-04T03:16:53+00:00 March 1st, 2019|Blog|

With all of the heavy rain and snow we’ve seen across Chicagoland this year, is your sump pump up to take on the upcoming snowmelt?  This winter has seen all of the usual extreme Midwest weather, and with this, we can expect to see basements all across the area become flooded as the temperature starts [...]

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February 2019

5 Tips to Help You Stop Being a “Water Hog”

By | 2019-02-23T22:17:20+00:00 February 23rd, 2019|Blog|

Water conservation is a hot topic, and for good reason. It's no longer just a matter of "going green" or jumping on board with the latest trends in plumbing fixtures. This is a social and ecological responsibility we all share.  So, here are five ways you can be more mindful of your personal water waste [...]

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Why You Should Keep Chemical Drain Cleaners Out of Your Pipes

By | 2019-02-16T18:15:51+00:00 February 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

There's a lot that goes into that stubborn clog that preventing your drains from doing their job: hair, soap, food, you name it. What should not go down your drains, however, is that jug of harsh corrosive chemicals you were hoping would fix your problem. It's not uncommon for home and business owners to reach [...]

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