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What Not to Put Down the Garbage Disposal This Holiday

Posted on: October 16, 2017

While garbage disposals are an awesome little appliance that many of us rely on to save time and mess, they’re also one of the most often abused tools in your average home. And that goes double during the holiday season! Do you know what you can and cannot place in your disposal? If not, lend […]

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Meet Chicago Northwest Restaurant Week

Posted on: February 9, 2017

Calling all foodies! Meet Chicago Restaurant Week is making its way back into town and bringing some of the city’s finest plates and delicious dishes along with it! So grab a fork and a knife and let’s dig right in. It’s time to let the foodie inside you come out to play, or should we […]

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Water Heater Safety Tips

Posted on: January 24, 2017

It’s that time of year again – when temperatures drop down below freezing and homeowners across the Chicagoland area give their home’s heating equipment a bit more thought than normal. We all know how nice a hot shower can be after long day out in the cold, but if you don’t pay any attention to […]

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The ABC’s of Electric – Transfer Switch

Posted on: January 24, 2017

Backup generators are become more popular in the Chicagoland area as homeowners look to keep the power running during prolonged outages. If you are considering installing a whole house standby generator or even using a portable generator, you’ll want to make sure that you have an automatic transfer switch (ATS) installed. A transfer switch is […]

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5 Causes of a Low Hot Water Supply

Posted on: January 17, 2017

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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Why Does My Water Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

Posted on: January 5, 2017

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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The ABC’s of Plumbing – Traps

Posted on: December 29, 2016

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?

Posted on: December 27, 2016

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

Posted on: December 22, 2016

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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How To Drain a Water Heater Tank

Posted on: November 22, 2016

One of the best ways to extend the life of your water heater and ensure it operates efficiently is to flush the tank annually to remove sediment buildup. The process is straightforward, here are the steps: Shut off the water supply. Locate the cold water supply valve at the top of the water heater and turn […]

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