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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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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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Lead in Your Drinking Water

Lead in drinking water has certainly been in the news.  Earlier this year, there were the horrific stories of lead in the drinking water in Flint, MI.  Then, a few weeks ago, the city of Highland Park shut off faucets in city-owned facilities after they tested high for lead.  The EPA mandates that water contain […]

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Why Now Is a Good Time for a Sewer Line Inspection

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"The sewer line isn't my responsibility, is it?" The line running from your house that connects to the main city sewer line does belong to you. Read more…

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