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What to Feed (and Not Feed) Your Garbage Disposer

Thanksgiving is tomorrow.  Christmas and Hanukkah are just around the corner, not to mention New Years Eve and Day.  If you’re hosting, that means there is going to be food…lots of food.  And even though there will be plenty of leftovers, chances are you’re going to be throwing away lots of food. The temptation is […]

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Eliminating Static Electricity Shocks

Winter time means drier air, which means you will likely experience those annoying static electricity shocks.  While one primary way to reduce or eliminate static shocks is by purchasing a whole house humidifier, there are other things you can do.  Here are 10 quick tips. Moisturize your skin, especially if you have dry skin to […]

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Live in the North Shore of Chicago? Top Reasons You Don’t Want Your Furnace to Break

Each year thousands of homeowners are faced with exorbitant furnace repair and replacement bills. However, this need not be the case if you take the time to keep your home’s furnace in good working order. Furnaces can break down no matter where you live, whether it’s Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Highwood, […]

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How to tell if your furnace is on its way out

Most people wait until their HVAC system completely fails before considering a replacement. Long before that happens, your furnace will begin showing signs of giving up the ghost. Here are a few things that might indicate your unit is on its way out. #1. You’ve encountered much higher heating costs Furnaces tend to become less […]

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Tips on How to Keep Your Heating Bills Down During a Cold Chicago Winter

It’s almost that time of year again-that time when freezing temperatures have you cranking up the heat. Unfortunately, it also means higher heating bills unless you use the following tips to keep expenses low.  We previously gave you a few tips (http://raviniaplumbing.com/blog/energy-saving-tips-winter/).  Here are a few more. Insulate, Insulate, Insulate Before winter arrives, add a […]

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Improving Your Home’s Air Quality

With the weather getting colder, you’ll be spending more time in your home.  Because of that, you’ll want the air that you breathe to be clean and pure…for your health and comfort.  Here are some tips. Open the windows.  Opening the windows for just five or 10 minutes every day can keep the air fresh. […]

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What You Need to Know About Asbestos

We all hear a lot about asbestos in the news.  One thing we know for sure is that asbestos is the only cause of mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer which kills about 2,500 people a year, and it is estimated that 20 million Americans will develop the disease in their lifetime. Given that Sept. […]

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Cleaning Glass Shower Doors

Glass shower doors can add to the overall appearance of your bathroom.  But unless they are cared for properly, hard water streaks and marks, as well as scratches, can detract from the look.  Here are some tips.   Most importantly, squeegee after every shower to prevent soap build up and to remove water droplets that […]

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Energy Saving Tips for Winter

As we write this blog, the temps are nearing 90.  But we know that cooler (i.e., colder) air is on the way.  So before it gets here, let’s review some tips you can use to save energy (and money on your utility bills when (not if) the weather turns colder (note that many of these […]

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What to Feed (and Not Feed) Your Garbage Disposer

November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving is tomorrow.  Christmas and Hanukkah are just around the corner, not to mention New Years Eve and Day.  If you’re hosting, that Read more…

*Based on research conducted January - August 2016