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Now is the Time to Make Sure Your Home is Ready for Winter

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, you likely looked at your house with new eyes and, like so many Chicagoland homeowners, went into a frenzy of home improvement. New paint, new plants, new pictures. But before you settle into your newly designed home office and wait for the first snowflakes to appear, you need […]

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Plumbing New Year’s Resolutions

With 2020 just around the corner, you no doubt are thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. And undoubtedly resolutions about your home’s plumbing are not top of mind. So to help you out, here are 10 plumbing resolutions (with some “subresolutions”) to greet the new year. Prevent your pipes from freezing. Here are the “subresolutions” […]

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The Key Benefits of Professional Drain Cleaning Services

  • Categories: Drains
  • Date: October 17, 2019

Drains – sewer, storm, and floor – do their job quietly, often unnoticed by you. But when they become clogged, they make their presence known. Plugged sewer drains can create soggy areas in your yard or, even worse, allow sewage water to back up into basements, sinks, and showers. You can prevent a smelly problem […]

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Make Sure to Check your Outdoor Downspouts for Leaks Before Winter Hits

  • Categories: Drains
  • Date: October 9, 2019

There’s a new chill in the air, and soon there will be more leaves on the ground than on the trees. The Midwest winter is peeking around the corner. Before you put away the lawn chairs and oil the snowblower, take one more stroll around your house and examine your gutters and downspouts for leaks. […]

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What You Should Do If Your Dishwasher Drain Clogs

“What is that smell in the kitchen?”  You’ve taken out the garbage, cleaned your sink, and checked the food in the refrigerator. You just ran a load of dishes in the dishwasher. What’s the source of that smell? You open the dishwasher and to your surprise dirty, smelly water has pooled in the bottom of […]

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Slow-Moving Drain? Some Environmentally Friendly Tips to Get it Flowing

  • Categories: Drains
  • Date: May 28, 2019

Ugh! You watch the water pool in your sink, slowly trickling down the drain. What is the problem and how do you fix it? Before you look at a solution, it’s critical to first understand what’s causing the problem. In your bathroom sink, hair flows down the drain and builds up inside the plumbing system. […]

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Common Practices that Could be Clogging the Drain in Your Kitchen

  • Categories: Drains
  • Date: May 23, 2019

The doorbell rings and your guests arrive. But as you pass through the kitchen, you see dirty dishwater has backed up into your sink. Oh no! How did this happen?! Likely you have been following some seemingly innocent and common practices that actually clog the drain in your kitchen sink or garbage disposer system. Before […]

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How to Deal with a Plugged Garbage Disposer

Dropping objects into the garbage disposer, simply depositing sticky foods like banana or potato peelings or forgetting to run a steady flow of water when using the disposer can cause a worrisome clog. Before giving up on the appliance, take a few steps to remove the plug. First, determine if an object is stuck in […]

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