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15 Reasons to Become a Plumber

15 Reasons to Become a Plumber If you are contemplating what you want to be when you grow up, or if you are grown up and looking for a career shift into a rewarding profession, consider becoming a plumber. Here are some of the benefits – financial and intangible.   Let’s start with the financial […]

How Do I Know If My Plumbing Vent Is Clogged?

Plumbing issues can be sneaky, manifesting in various ways and causing headaches for homeowners. One common but often overlooked problem is a clogged plumbing vent. Plumbing vents play a crucial role in maintaining the balance of your plumbing system, and when you have a clogged plumbing vent pipe, it can lead to a cascade of […]

Plumbing System Resolutions for 2024

It’s December. That means fun, festivities and family. Maybe a little travel. It also means you are asking: “What can I do better in 2024?” It’s probably not top of mind, but when you are “resolving”, resolve to take care of your plumbing system. Here are some suggestions from Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric: […]

How Long Do Things Last?

As the new year approaches, you may be contemplating some major purchases for next year, while understanding that “things happen” and you should be prepared. Given that, here are some guidelines on estimated life for various items in your home, from plumbing and electrical components to HVAC equipment and more. Note, of course, that actual […]

Preventing and Dealing with Frozen Pipes

Last winter, we experienced mild weather, with temperatures in January and February well above normal and even averaging above freezing. Still, there were several days when it was frigid enough for pipes to freeze and burst. If those pipes burst, it can lead to expensive property and possession damage as well as mold growth. With […]

How to Fix Low Water Pressure in the Shower

When taking a shower, one thing that can make or break the experience is water pressure. A strong stream of water can feel invigorating, while low shower pressure can leave you feeling unsatisfied and frustrated. Low water pressure in your shower is one of the common shower woes that many homeowners face, and it can […]

Reducing Water Usage in the Home

The average household uses about 138 gallons of water a day (about 60 gallons per person).  There are various techniques that can help you in reducing water usage in the home without compromising on your daily routines. The table below provides a guide on how water is used, and how you can reduce the amount […]

Different Types of Bathtubs For Your home


If you are building a new house, you have lot of decisions to make in every room, including the bathroom. And if you are just remodeling a bathroom, you also have lots of decisions to make.  One of the more important ones is the type of bathtub you select. Here is an overview of the […]

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

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When the bitter cold hits the Chicago area, it can cause more than just comfort issues for you and your family. Freezing temperatures can also cause your plumbing pipes to freeze and burst – leading to a messy situation that can cause hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars worth of damage. Pipes most at risk […]

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