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What to Do When Your Toilet Starts Leaking

“Oh, no, where did this water come from?” You stepped into your bathroom to find a puddle of water at the foot of your toilet. Should you panic? No! First, determine the source of the leak. You can fix some leaks easily, but other, less visible, problems may require the diagnostic services of a licensed […]

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Shutting Off Your Water Supply

At some point in time, you will probably need to shut off the water supply coming into your home. You’ll want to do that if you have frozen pipes in the winter or before you perform any major plumbing work. You may also want to shut the water off if you are heading out of […]

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Buying a Water Softener

Soft water has numerous benefits, from better lathering when you bathe to cleaner laundry and dishes to preventing clogs and corrosion in pipes and plumbing fixtures. Those are just a few reasons so many people purchase water softeners.  Here are some tips on shopping for one.  Know what type you want. There are several types […]

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Replacing Shower Heads

When you have a complex plumbing project or major plumbing repair, it makes sense for you to call a professional plumber. But not every plumbing project requires a professional. There are some simple projects you can do, such as replacing a shower head. That is the case whether your showerhead is fixed, handheld or both. […]

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Fixing a Running Toilet

When you are faced with a complex plumbing problem or issue, it is usually best to contact a professional plumber. However, there are some plumbing problems that even not-so-handy people can fix with just a little bit of time, money, the right tools, and a little effort. One such problem is a running toilet. Below […]

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Introduction to Water Softeners

You hear the phrases “hard water” and “soft water” all the time.  What do they mean? A water’s hardness is determined by the amount of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) in the water.  This is a naturally occurring mineral found in items such as chalk, limestone, and marble.  It is measured in grains per gallon (GPG).  The […]

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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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5 Tips on How to Unclog a Bathroom Sink Drain

In this age of microwaves and high speed Internet, we want everything to work quickly. Waiting for the bathroom sink to slowly drain definitely does not meet our expectations. So, what can you do to unclog that bathroom sink?  Chemical Drain Cleaners You can purchase gel, powder, or liquid cleaners from your local home repair […]

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