Pro Tips

Water Heaters

Water Heaters

Water Heaters Water heaters may come in either a traditional tank-style or a tankless model. Your water heater supplies hot water to all the fixtures throughout your home! While the lifespan of a water heater can vary depending on a variety of factors, the average...

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Leaky Hose Bibs

Leaky Hose Bibs

Leaky Hose Bibs Summer has arrived in Chicago, and home owners are turning on their external hose bibs for the first time since fall! As you turn these spigots back on, be sure to check for leaks. Water lines can freeze and burst over the winter, leading to costly...

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Sewer Odors

Sewer Odors

Sewer Odors No one likes unpleasant smells invading their home! Let us help you learn more about where sewer odors in your home may come from, and what to do when you smell them. Sewer smells could be coming from several sources:Toilets that are not properly secured...

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Frozen Pipes

Frozen Pipes

Frozen Pipes In the winter, pipes on the exterior walls of your home can be at risk of freezing! This can cause the line to burst, and water to leak into your home. Avoid costly repairs and help prevent frozen pipes by following these steps: Maintain a consistent...

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To Flush, Or Not To Flush

To Flush, Or Not To Flush

To Flush, Or Not To Flush We receive tons of calls on toilets that are not performing a good flush. A variety of issues can arise when sanitary wipes, hygiene products, q-tips, cotton balls, and chicken bones are flushed. (Yes, we are unfortunately speaking from...

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Sump & Ejector Pumps

Sump & Ejector Pumps

Sump & Ejector Pumps Is there a difference between a sump pump and an ejector pump? Why, yes there is! Your sump pump manages groundwater in the home, and is essential in helping to avoid flooding during heavy rains. An ejector pump moves wastewater from toilets...

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Main Water Shut Off

Main Water Shut Off

Main Water Shut Off As a homeowner, it is important to know where your main water shut off is for your home in case of an emergency. Once located, this shut off should be tested to confirm it is in good working condition. There are two types of valves used for this...

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Maintaining Your Sewer Line

Maintaining Your Sewer Line

Maintaining Your Sewer Line Taking care of your sewer line can feel overwhelming. Backups and repairs are stressful and expensive, so what is the best way to avoid these issues? Regularly cleaning/maintaining your sewer can give you peace of mind in knowing that your...

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The Dangers of Drano

The Dangers of Drano

The Dangers of Drano We've all been there. Your tub drain has started draining slowly, and you feel like you don't need a plumber to take care of such a small issue. So you stop at the store and pick up that iconic red bottle of Drano. It's quick, cheap, easy, and...

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