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How to Properly Care for Your Commercial Garbage Disposal

August 19th, 2019

tools-sitting-on-kitchen-sinkIf we called your residential plumbing system complex, what do you think we’d call your commercial plumbing system? Especially if you run a kitchen? There are a number of components that must run efficiently, but also effectively, safely, and cleanly.

Something like a Glenview commercial garbage disposal system causing a backup in your commercial kitchen sink can be detrimental to business interruptions. So, are you caring for yours properly? Read on to find out!

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Is a Slab Leak a Big Deal?

August 5th, 2019

kitchen-slab-flooringLet’s put it this way—it’s not minor! In fact, once a slab leak has progressed to the point that you actually see the damage it’s causing, if it’s after-hours then it’s time to call for 24-hour plumbing in Park Ridge, IL.

Now, the chances that you’ll own a home for 50 or so years and never run into a problem with your plumbing system are very slim. Some plumbing problems are in fact very minor—such as a leaky faucet or a slow-moving drain that requires a pro with a drain snake to easily remove (please, don’t use caustic, store-bought “solutions.”)

So, what makes a slab leak so bad? After all, all leaks are equal, right? Well, it’s not that a slab leak is unique or special in some way, but the damage it can and does inflict is nothing to take lightly.

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How to Detect Subtle Leaks Before They Become Emergencies

July 22nd, 2019

pipe-with-blue-cloth-tied-around-leakIn an ideal world, you’d never need an emergency plumber in Evanston, IL. Unfortunately, however, the occasional plumbing emergency is almost a rite of passage for any homeowner. In fact, it’s one of the most common home problems we deal with around here.

Even a minor leak such as a dripping faucet can waste gallons of water over the course of a year—as much as they trick you into thinking they’re not a big deal. The good news is, there are signs you can watch out for that indicate you have a leak, before that leak becomes a huge, costly and home damaging emergency.

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Does Your Home Need a Sump Pump?

July 8th, 2019

birds-eye-view-of-sump-pump-systemIf you live in one of our service areas, the answer is most likely going to be a “yes,” but please allow us to elaborate!

Essentially, if you’ve ever had standing water in your home’s basement or crawlspace, you need a sump pump. Considering how much rain and snow melt we get every year, this is a very real threat in the Evanston and greater Chicagoland area. Expertly installed sump pumps, however, are created to keep your home free of this standing water and flooding in order to protect your entire home from side effects such as mold and mildew growth, and rot that can develop from both.

When you’re ready to have on put into your basement, simply call the professional and trusted Evanston, IL plumbers on our team. In the meantime, read on to learn more about these convenient and necessary devices.

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How to Clean Your Drains

June 24th, 2019

tap-water-flowing-down-drainWhen we refer to “drain cleaning in Des Plaines, IL,” what we are talking about is methods to remove clogs from your drain pipes. This is one of the most frustrating problems there is for a homeowner to deal with. You might be doing something totally benign, like brushing your teeth or taking a shower, when all of the sudden a drain backs up and you’re dealing with a huge pool of water you can’t get rid of.

And sure, it’s easy to look for a quick solution, but there are problems with that! So, what should you do when your drains are clogged? How do you clean your drains?

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Common Plumbing Emergencies and How to Avoid Them

June 10th, 2019

woman-looking-worried-about-broken-sink-pipeHaving a plumbing emergency is never a welcomed occurrence. But having an emergency plumber’s number handy will give you a great peace of mind! Knowing you can reach out to a trusted, licensed and experiences professional when you need Des Plaines, IL emergency plumbing is ideal.

We’ve handled a number of plumbing emergencies throughout the year, from homeowners having backed up sewage in their yards, to their home flooding due to a burst pipe. The first thing to remember is that you should leave emergency jobs to the pros, to prevent further damage. Additionally, it’s a good idea to know some of the most common emergency calls we reply to, and how you can work to potentially avoid them. Read on!

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Tips to Care for Your Commercial Plumbing System

May 27th, 2019

sinks-in-commercial-building-bathroomIf you manage a business or own a commercial space, then you already know there are a number of things you have to think about that wouldn’t necessarily concern you in your residence. While you have to worry about the safety and comfort of your family at home, certainly, in your business you also have employees, tenants, guests, and/or even customers to worry about.

That means that your Des Plaines, IL commercial plumbing needs are even greater than the plumbing needs of your home. Properly caring for this commercial plumbing will ensure that your business or commercial space stays functional and hygienic throughout the years. So how do you do this?

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Could Those Clogged Drains Be Caused by Tree Roots?

May 13th, 2019

split-drainage-pipe-with-tree-rootsThere are not a lot of plumbing problems more annoying to homeowners than a clogged drain in Des Plaines, IL. Even more frustrating is if you have multiple clogged drains throughout the house. What does this mean?

Well, multiple backed up drains usually means there’s a problem with your sewer line—namely, a massive clog.

And the problem with a sewer line backup or clog is that it’s not easy for the average homeowner to detect. After all, the sewer line is buried beneath your property and/or your yard. It’s there for safety and functionality, of course, but this means it’s also susceptible to problems that wouldn’t impact the rest of your plumbing system—like tree root infiltration!

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How to Break Your Garbage Disposal

April 29th, 2019

sink-drain-with-strainer-in-it“Wait, you want me to do what?”

No, we do not want you to actually break your garbage disposal. Yet, if you unintentionally do any of the things we’re about to talk about, then you might very well be calling us for professional Glenview, IL garbage disposal repairs. We’re happy to help! But, we’d like to help you prevent major problems like this if at all possible. We’re pretty sure you’d like that too.

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Support Your Home with Efficient Plumbing

April 15th, 2019

low-flow-toiletAre low flow plumbing fixtures really all they’re cracked up to be? In a word, yes.

Whether you’re looking to cut down on your energy costs or are concerned about the overuse of water and our environment, low flow fixtures are a great option. Low flow plumbing appliances and fixtures reduce the flow rate for each fixture or plumbing application in your home. This reduces the overall amount of water used in your home, lowering your energy bills.

Of course, if you do choose to have low flow fixtures installed, it’s important to talk to a professional Glenview, IL plumber. In the meantime, read on to learn more about these fixtures and how they’ll benefit you.

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