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The Different Types of Water Heaters

Regular gas or electric hot water heaters usually last between 10 and 15 years. If yours is reaching that time frame, it might be time to consider the different types of water heaters and what type you want next. When the time comes to consider buying a new water heater, you need to understand the […]

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7 Signs You Need New Water Heater Installation

Water heaters can become ticking time bombs as they near the end of their useful service life. If you don’t pay close attention to the signs that tell you it’s time for a new hot water heater, you could end up facing serious water damage or worse at home. Take it from the licensed plumbers […]

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5 Tips on How to Unclog a Bathroom Sink Drain

In this age of home automation and high-speed Internet, we want everything to work quickly. Waiting for the bathroom sink to slowly drain does not meet our expectations. So, what can you do to unclog that bathroom sink that takes forever to drain? In our most recent blog, the plumbers at Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating […]

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Lead Poisoning

More than 400,000 people a year die from exposure to lead, and even small amounts of lead can cause serious health problems ranging from high blood pressure to respiratory problems to depression and even to reduced sperm count and miscarriage or still birth. Children and older adults are specifically at high risk. Children younger than […]

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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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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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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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What You Should Do If Your Dishwasher Drain Clogs

“What is that smell in the kitchen?”  You’ve taken out the garbage, cleaned your sink, and checked the food in the refrigerator. You just ran a load of dishes in the dishwasher. What’s the source of that smell? You open the dishwasher and to your surprise dirty, smelly water has pooled in the bottom of […]

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Can You Still Shower During a Power Outage?

The thunderstorm that kept you tossing and turning last night also knocked out your electrical power. You wake in a panic; this morning is your big meeting and you need a shower. It looks like the power outage is lasting longer than anticipated. You know you can’t make your coffee, boil an egg, or turn […]

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