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Sewer Line Inspections

If you live in the Chicagoland area and have a single-family home with a basement, you know the importance of having your sewer line rodded frequently to prevent flooding. But sometimes rodding is not enough to eliminate the blockage and some excavation might be needed. But before you excavate, you will want to have a […]

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Preventing Frozen Pipes of Your House

When the weather turns frigid (which we’ve already experienced this season), there is a risk that your pipes can freeze and burst. This can lead to thousands of dollars of damage, as well as inconvenience. Pipes most at risk are those in unheated spaces such as basements, attics and garages, as well as those that […]

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Flood Control Measures are Important if You Live in a Flood Prone Area

  • Categories: Flooding
  • Date: August 20, 2019

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration cites flooding as the costliest and most common natural disaster in the U.S. Here are some things you can do to protect your home and family. Buy Flood Insurance The standard homeowner’s insurance policy does not cover damage from floods. To cover flood damage, buy flood insurance, a separate […]

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What May Happen if Basement Flooding is Not Fixed Right Away

“Rain, rain, go away…” During an unusually rainy season, water may seep into your basement through the foundation or basement walls. Improperly graded yards can send water pooling around your foundation. If the sump pump fails due to power outages or mechanical problems, water can accumulate, flooding your entire basement. When flooding or seepage occurs, […]

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Fix A Leak

The average household wastes more than 10,000 gallons of water a year due to leaks. That’s the equivalent of 270 loads of laundry. Assuming a load a day (not an unreasonable assumption), that means water leaks could be costing you nine months worth of laundry. Obviously, that translates into money. Fixing leaks can actually cut […]

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Plumbing Resolutions for 2019

With 2019 fast approaching, no doubt you are beginning to think about your New Year’s resolutions. Losing weight. Saving money. Exercising more. What else? Chances are, you don’t have any plumbing resolutions. Allow us, in the holiday spirit, to offer these 10 resolutions. First, a few “be nice” resolutions: Be nice to your garbage disposer. […]

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What You Can Do to Avoid a Flooded Basement

Summer is thunderstorm season. Yes, those storms can cool things off and are good for the lawn and garden. But they can also lead to expensive and inconvenient basement flooding. We constantly remind (nag) you of plumbing to do’s to prevent flooding – installing and maintaining sump pumps and having your sewer line rodded. But […]

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