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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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Preventative Spring Plumbing Maintenance

Say “spring-cleaning” and you usually think about washing windows, de-cluttering closets, and cleaning carpets. But spring is the time to do regular maintenance of your plumbing systems and appliances. Use the following checklist to tackle preventative spring plumbing maintenance.  Water Heater Maintenance Trade out a heater 15 years or older for a new, energy efficient […]

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Faucet Finishes

After you have decided the type of faucet you want (single-handle, two-handle, pull-out, etc.) you’ll need to decide on the right type of finish. Of course, one primary consideration is to have the finish match the finish on other handles, accessories, etc. in your kitchen. But if you are starting from scratch, or don’t care, […]

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Kitchen Faucet

Faucets don’t wear out much anymore. In fact, most come with lifetime warranties (for the initial buyer) that cover the rare defects and finishes. But sometimes, you may want to buy new faucets. Maybe as part of a complete kitchen remodel. Maybe just to freshen things up. There are numerous styles you can consider. They […]

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Buying a Water Heater

So, your water heater is getting up there in age. And maybe it isn’t generating the hot water it used to. Or the water is rusty. Or the unit is making noise. Or it leaks. Time for a new one. But how do you decide what to get. Here are a few thoughts. Types of […]

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June 23, 2020

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