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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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7 Signs You Need a New Water Heater

You never think about your water heater. It’s hidden away in your furnace room and you take it for granted. Until you wake up one morning, step in the shower and are greeted with a torrent of frigid liquid. Which is why you should watch for these signs to replace it. Not enough hot water. […]

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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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RPZ Devices

RPZ devices may be among the least known plumbing devices out there, but they are also extremely important. RPZ (which stands for Reduced Pressure Zone) devices protect your drinking water and municipal water supply from contamination, bacteria and pollution. That is why many states and municipalities – including Illinois – require RZP devices for certain […]

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How to Maintain your Water Heater

Your water heater requires a little regular maintenance to run efficiently, effectively, and last longer. That’s because minerals and other sediment accumulate in water heaters, and this buildup means your water heater has to work harder to do its job.  It can even cause the tank to rust. But with a few steps and tasks […]

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