Monthly Archives: October 2016

Five Plumbing Mistakes To Avoid

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Using Too Much Drain Cleaner Drain cleaner is useful and relatively safe, but it can corrode critical draining materials and exacerbate clogs.   Pouring Grease Down the Drain This seems so obvious, but it one of the most common mistakes people make. Many people don’t realize that the grease will harden and cause clogging – even [...]

What To Do When You Have A Sewer Backup

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A backup in your plumbing system will not cause damage if you immediately take action. The first thing you need to do is discontinue using the plumbing fixture(s) until the backup has been cleared.   Very often, slow-moving drains can be fixed yourself by using drain cleaners or a plunger. Failing that, it is time to [...]

Five Signs You Have A Sewer Leak

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Here are some signs that you may need to investigate and repair your pipes: Odor If you smell sewerage, there’s a problem. The system should be airtight. This is the number one tell-tale sign that you need to call a plumber. When you get your first whiff, no matter the time, call Chicago’s 24 hour plumbing [...]

Insulate your Water Pipes This Winter

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Getting ready for winter isn’t as easy as unpacking your winter clothing. In a climate as harsh as Chicago’s, you have to get your house ready too.   Burst pipes and leaks waste thousands of gallons of water daily and that adds up in dollar terms. But being prepared for plummeting temperatures can save you a [...]

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