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How to Fix a Running Toilet

  • Categories: Plumbing
  • Date: March 24, 2021

You probably remember the juvenile joke: “Is your toilet running? Yes. Go catch it.” While that may bring you back to your youth, a constantly running toilet isn’t a laughing matter – it will increase your water bill and could also lead to more significant damage if not checked. Learning how to fix a running […]

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Becoming a Licensed Plumber in Illinois

  • Categories: Plumbing
  • Date: March 24, 2021

Like most trades, there is an insatiable demand for licensed plumbers. There are numerous benefits, and it can be a very lucrative career in Illinois. Becoming a Plumber – the Benefits Great compensation. In Illinois, plumbers can make between $60,000 to $120,000 a year. This, of course, varies based upon experience and local market demand. […]

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10 Common Plumbing Problems

Drip, drip, drip. No matter how tightly you turn the handle, the faucet keeps dripping. Whoosh, whoosh, whoosh. You jiggle the handle, but the toilet keeps running. These sounds are not music to the ears; they signal two of the most common plumbing problems. In our most recent blog, the plumbers at Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, […]

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How to Caulk a Bathtub

You know you should use a professional plumber for big jobs. But if you enjoy tackling smaller projects, occasionally there might be an opportunity for you to be a “do-it-yourselfer.” Caulking a tub is one such project. It shouldn’t cost you more than $30 to get the supplies and should take you less than two […]

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Whole-House Plumbing Inspections

  • Categories: Plumbing
  • Date: February 18, 2021

A dripping toilet or faucet is only a minor annoyance until you see your water bill. A backup sump pump doesn’t even warrant a thought until the power goes out in a rainstorm and your basement floods. You take your water heater for granted until you walk into the shower and are greeted by a […]

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How to Fix a Tub Drain

  • Categories: Plumbing
  • Date: January 29, 2021

For all you DIYers out there who want to perform small plumbing jobs yourself, one easy task is replacing or resealing an old tub drain. A leak in the drain can cause extensive water damage. Fortunately, replacing or resealing a drain is an inexpensive and easy process. Supplies only cost about $20, and you can […]

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Installing a Faucet Aerator

When you turn on the faucet, you expect a nice, steady, and even flow. You get that flow if you have a good aerator. While aerators may not be necessary for exterior faucets such as garden hoses, or shower or bathtub faucets, they are a must for sinks. An aerator introduces small bubbles into the […]

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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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Replacing Faucet Fixtures

For complex plumbing projects, you need a professional plumber. For other smaller jobs, if you are reasonably handy, you can DIY. One such project you may be able to handle is replacing faucet fixtures. Doing it yourself can save you some money, and should only take you an hour or two. Here are some simple […]

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