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5 Causes of a Low Hot Water Supply

If you’re noticing that your water heater is not getting the water hot enough even after turning up the thermostat, there are a number of possible causes. 1. The Dip Tube Is Broken Cold water enters the water heater through the dip tube where it is forced to the bottom of the tank for quick heating. […]

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4 Ways to Stay Warm On a Budget

Did you make it a goal to create budgets and stick to them in 2017? We like where your head is at, but keeping your home comfortable all winter long can quickly throw you off track. So, how can you stay cozy without spending a fortune this season? Try the proven methods below: Install a […]

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Why It’s Important to Keep Vents Free of Snow

If you’ve spent a winter in the Chicagoland area you know that we’re no strangers to snow and ice. While some of us love the fluffy white crystals other can’t stand it and wish that summer would remain here all year long. Whatever the case may be, it’s vital to keep your vents clear before, […]

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My Furnace Is Blowing Cold Air

With the frigid winters in the Chicago area, the job of your furnace is a critical one, keeping your family warm and your home protected from the cold. When your furnace is blowing cold air, it is easy to think that there is something seriously wrong, but that is not always the case. When Cold Air […]

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Using Thermal Imaging to Find Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical Problems

For years professionals have used advanced thermal imaging cameras to identify problems with pipes, ductwork, insulation and other systems in the home. Thermal imaging works by converting infrared light into an visible image on a video screen called a thermogram. Temperature differences are easily seen as a range of warm and cool colors. Aim a […]

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Why Does My Water Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

If your tap water smells like rotten eggs, or sulphur, it’s often a sign that there is hydrogen sulfide gas present. Because heat will allow the gas escape into the air more easily, the odor will usually be strongest when running hot water in the shower. In higher concentrations, hydrogen sulfide can corrode metals, causing yellowing […]

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Are Chemical Drain Cleaners Safe For Your Plumbing System?

When a bathroom or kitchen drain gets clogged many homeowners will purchase chemical drain cleaning products to try to clean out the obstruction. While drain cleaners can be effective at removing organic material from drains, they also carry a few risks. Liquid drain cleaners usually contain corrosive alkaline, bleach and lye in concentrations up to […]

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The ABC’s of Plumbing – Traps

Plumbing traps, or P-Traps, are designed to perform two duties. First, they prevent sewer gases and odors from entering the home. Second, they are designed to trap debris from the sinks to prevent clogs from forming further down the plumbing system. In addition, if you have ever dropped something down the sink drain, you’ll appreciate […]

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What Causes Pink Stains On Toilets and Bathtubs?

If you’re seeing pink stains on the inside of your toilet, bathtub or shower, it’s usually not a problem with water quality, instead, it’s likely the result of airborne bacteria that finds a home on moist surfaces. The film is usually found as a ring that accumulates at the water line in the toilet bowl […]

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Tips To Protect Your Plumbing System While Your Away From Home

Tips To Protect Your Plumbing System While Your Away From Home If you plan to travel to warmer climates this winter, it’s a good idea to take a few steps to protect your plumbing while you are away. Here are some tips to avoid wasting water and damage from frozen pipes. 1. Leave the Heat […]

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