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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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The Single Biggest Plumbing Disaster You Want to Avoid

April 1st, 2019

view-of-home-interiorOkay, that might be arguable, but trust us, this is one plumbing problem you just do not want to have, especially considering how far it might have already progressed—and that’s a slab leak.

Let’s face it, most of the plumbing in your home is hidden from sight. This makes it difficult to tell exactly where (or even if) a leak is occurring. Detecting and locating leaks often takes a skilled plumber with the right type of equipment to pinpoint the leak’s exact location in order to repair or replace the pipe with the least amount of damage possible.

But the slab leak—that’s tricky. A slab leak is one that occurs beneath the concrete foundation of your home. It can happen with either the cold water or hot water lines, though it’s more common in the hot water lines (80% of all slab leaks occur here). These leaks waste significant amounts of water and can lead to structural damage to your home, not to mention the development of harmful mold and mildew. Leaks in your hot water line also mean that your water heater is wasting energy.

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What to Do about a Damaged Sewer Line

March 18th, 2019

split-drainage-pipeIn our area, it’s very rare that homeowners live without basic modern plumbing. Given that, this means you have a sewer line that runs beneath your property, where it connects to various drain lines in your home. This underground location of your sewer line protects it from damage (for the most part). When trouble does pop up, they can be a pain to repair.

At least, it used to be a pain for plumbers to fix. With advancements in technology, our plumbers are able to conduct Glenview, IL sewer repair relatively easily and efficiently, in a fraction of the time this service used to be available, and for less money too! If you suspect you might have a sewer line issue, or you know you have a sewer line damage, the best thing you can do is give our team a call.

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What Does Scaling Mean for Your Water Heater?

March 4th, 2019

water-heater-repair-manOne of the most common issues to face your water heater is also one of the most misunderstood—scaling. Scaling is a result of hard water—when your water supply has an excessive amount of minerals in it, like calcium and magnesium. These deposits build up within your pipes and fixtures and can go awhile unnoticed, but can have a big impact on your water heater or boiler system.

Keep reading to learn more about this issue, and when you need your water heater flushed, want to schedule maintenance, or need any other type of professional plumbing in Palatine, IL give our team a call!

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Plumbing Tips for Kitchen Remodels

February 18th, 2019

young-couple-looking-at-tablet-in-kitchenNow is the time of year when residents in our area start dreaming of spring, warmer weather, and home projects such as remodeling. If you’re considering having your kitchen remodeled, there’s no bad time to do it! In fact, we have some tips when it comes to your plumbing components within your kitchen.

When you think of kitchen remodels, you’re probably focused more on the cabinets, flooring, and maybe even the major appliances such as your fridge and oven—but thinking about your plumbing can be very beneficial! Keep reading for some great tips, and when you’re ready, contact our plumbers in Libertyville, IL.

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Common Plumbing Emergencies to Avoid

February 4th, 2019

old-pipe-that-burstOne of the best things you can do to protect your home is to have a good emergency plumber to call when you need them. This will give you the peace of mind of knowing that any time you encounter a sudden plumbing problem, you’ll have someone on hand to help you right away. After all, we don’t recommend attempting any major plumbing repairs on your own—instead trust in pros who will act fast and get the job done right.

Our team has handled plenty of plumbing emergencies over the years, and you can trust that we have the experience necessary to deal with anything that comes our way. That being said, we’d love to help you prevent the damage that can occur from said plumbing emergencies, while you wait for a professional to come.

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