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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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Expert Tips on Dealing with Frozen Pipes

You’ve just turned on your faucet to wash your hands and nothing but a trickle is coming out.  After a long day, you try to run a hot bath, but where is the water? One of the earliest signs of frozen pipes is little to no water flow when you turn on your faucet.  After […]

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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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 Common Winter Weather Issues That Can Affect Your Home Heating and Plumbing   

Here on Chicago’s North Shore, frigid temperatures and blustery winds can lead to high heating bills, plumbing problems, and a host of house headaches – both inside and outside!  Here are a few of the things to look out for, and precautions that can help you avoid these problems.      Freezing Pipes:  Pipes that are […]

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A Gas Furnace Troubleshooting Guide

As the leaves turn to vibrant red, orange and yellow, and the autumn air turns crisp and cold, heating season is heading into full swing. Now is the time to troubleshoot potential furnace issues, before they become more serious. Here are a few potential watch outs and tips on how to address them: Your furnace […]

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Different Types of Water Heaters

Regular gas or electric water heaters usually last between 10 and 15 years. If yours is reaching that time frame, it might be time to consider what type of water heater you want next. Here are the five types of water heaters. Conventional Storage Tank These are the most common type of water heater, consisting […]

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Caring for a Hot Tub

After a hard day at work or play, there isn’t anything like soaking in a hot tub to decompress and relax those muscles. But along with the pleasure comes responsibility. You need to care for your hot tub. Here are some tips. Monitor water chemistry. You need to know the required levels of pH, alkalinity, […]

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Sewer Line Excavation

A gurgling toilet. Drains not draining. Water backing up when it rains. Any of these in and of themselves may be minor irritants, but if you are experiencing all of them it may be a sign that you have a problem with your sewer line. Potentially a big problem. Sometimes the problem can be fixed […]

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Spring Plumbing Tips to Help You Save Money

With spring approaching in the next few weeks, it will enable you to start performing various DIY tasks around the house. Below are a few excellent spring plumbing tips that will help save money over the long term. #1 – Look for Slow Water Leaks Before going to bed, make a note of the reading […]

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