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Buying a New Furnace

  • Categories: Heating
  • Date: September 17, 2015

We’ve already had those first cool days of fall.  And you know what happens after cool days?  Cold days.  And that means you’ll need your furnace to be running smoothly to keep the house nice and warm. Do you need a new furnace? What you don’t want to have happen, of course, is to have […]

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Fall Maintenance Ideas

We talk with you a lot about things you can do to prepare your home for winter from both plumbing and heating perspectives, including getting your furnace checked out and preventing frozen pipes.  But there are other things you can do.  Here are some. Foliage.  Trim your plants, shrubs, and trees, especially those that may be […]

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Ceiling Leaks

It’s one of a homeowner’s worst nightmares.  A water spot on the ceiling.  Or, worse, water leaking from the ceiling.  It can cause drywall and structural damage, mold growth, and damage to your possessions if the leak becomes major. While your immediate inclination may be to call your friendly neighborhood plumber, there may be other […]

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Is Your Toilet Running?

  • Categories: Plumbing
  • Date: August 10, 2015

The old, joke, of course, is, if the answer is yes, go catch it. But running toilets can be annoying, and can cause your water bills to go up.  So here are some tips on what to do if your toilet is running. First, test to see if the toilet is running.  If the toilet […]

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So You’re Less Than Pleased With Us?

We’re not perfect.  Heaven knows we try, and we must be doing something right, since we’ve been around since 1928. But occasionally, we do get something wrong.  And when we do, you have every right to call us on it.  We’ll do our best to make things right, and to treat you politely and with […]

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What Goes Into an AC Maintenance Inspection?

This is the time of year you get inundated in the mail and via email for air conditioner tune ups.  We (because we do it too) will tell you how getting your AC tuned up will preserve the life of the unit and also reduce energy costs.  And it is true. So this leads to […]

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The Importance of Sewer Video Inspections

  • Categories: Plumbing
  • Date: April 14, 2015

You would not go to the hospital for surgery unless you had tests performed to identify exactly what the problem is. The same holds true for your sewers. You should not excavate your sewer lines unless you know precisely what the problem is. Fortunately, a sewer video inspection can identify whether you have a sewer […]

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Sewers 101

  • Categories: Plumbing
  • Date: March 23, 2015

With the rainy season approaching, there are a couple of things you will want to do to make sure your house does not flood. First, make sure your sump pump and battery back-up are operating properly. See http://www.raviniaplumbing.com/blog/sump-pump-101 for more information on that. The other thing is to make sure your sewer line does not […]

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Buying a New Water Heater

  • Categories: Plumbing
  • Date: February 23, 2015

If you stepped into your shower and were greeted by an icy assault, you know it is time for a new water heater. Or maybe it is taking longer for the water to get hot, or you have had it for 15 years or more, and have that nagging feeling that it is about to […]

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Are You a Water Hog?

  • Categories: Plumbing
  • Date: January 12, 2015

The average Illinois citizen uses about 100 gallons of water a day. To determine the average water usage for people in your household, examine your water bill for usage, and then divide that by the number of people in your home. Here are some guidelines: Minimalist – the average person in your house uses less […]

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