November 6th, 2017
The bathroom has the highest concentration of plumbing appliances in the average home, aside from perhaps the kitchen. Every plumbing system in the bathroom is also probably one that you rely on every day. You wouldn’t want to get up in the morning to find your shower isn’t working, or your toilet, or your sink. So, if you want to be able to go through your daily routine uninterrupted, it’s a good idea to make sure that your bathroom plumbing systems are kept in good shape. There are a number of good ways that you can keep your various bathroom systems operating smoothly. Follow the tips below to get started.
October 23rd, 2017
There are a great many different problems that can afflict a plumbing system. Some issues can be ignored for months without getting much worse (even though they really shouldn’t be). Some should be addressed fairly soon, though they can be left alone while waiting for an appointment time. Finally, some should be addressed as soon as humanly possible if they are to be prevented from causing massive problems.
It’s this final category that we’re going to be discussing in this post. Plumbing emergencies absolutely cannot be ignored if they are to be fixed in time to prevent much of the damage they can cause. It’s important that you know when to call for emergency plumbing services, and when to wait for a more traditional plumbing appointment.
October 9th, 2017
Plumbing pipes are remarkably sturdy, but they’re not invincible. If you live in your home long enough, you will almost certainly have to replace one or more pipes at some point. If you know a bit about the issues that can affect pipe health, though, you can take certain steps to help prolong their lifespans. Let’s have a look at some common problems that, if left alone long enough, can lead to having to replace a home’s plumbing pipes.
September 25th, 2017
Properly maintaining your plumbing system involves a number of different steps, including scheduling maintenance and keeping an eye out for any issues that might come up. Most people tend to focus on the plumbing issues that occur in their home, though, and not on the possible issues that can affect things like the water line.
The water line is the most important part of the plumbing system. It is the pipe through which all fresh water flows before reaching your home’s plumbing system, whether you get your water from the city water main or some other source. If the water line is in good condition, then the rest of your plumbing system will run more smoothly. If the water line is dealing with a problem, though, it can seriously harm the plumbing. Read on for some examples of water line issues you should know about.
September 11th, 2017
We may not have to worry about many hurricanes in Illinois, but we’re no strangers to heavy rains and subsequent flood waters. If you’ve lived in the area for any length of time, you probably also know that your house doesn’t have to be completely submerged to suffer terrible water damage.
Even some minor storm runoff that becomes trapped in the wrong area of the home can cause immense damage if left alone for long enough. That’s why it’s a good idea to have a sump pump. Read on to find out more about sump pumps, what they do, and why you should probably have one installed somewhere in your home.
August 28th, 2017
So, you’re thinking about installing some plumbing upgrades in your kitchen. You certainly have a lot of different options to choose from when it comes to something like that. The kitchen tends to have the highest concentration of plumbing appliances in the average home, next to the bathroom. You don’t even need to do a full renovation to improve your kitchen in some impactful ways. Let’s take a look at some of the options available for improving your daily life in your kitchen.
August 14th, 2017
Of all the systems that run through your home, the plumbing system is one of the most important. It’s also one of the most difficult to keep in good condition, at times. When a heater or air conditioner malfunctions, it tends to become fairly obvious in short order. When a plumbing system malfunctions, though, depending on the malfunction, it might not become obvious for months.
By the time you do notice it, it might be too late to prevent much of the damage that problem could cause. The best way to get around this is to schedule preventive maintenance at least once a year. In addition to that, there are a few signs that you can look for to determine if your plumbing system is having issues. One of the most common plumbing problems is leaking. So, let’s look at some of the ways that you can find a leak in your system.
July 31st, 2017
Drain cleaning is one of the best ways to make sure that your drain and sewer system stays in top condition. There are a wide variety of different ways to conduct drain cleaning, each suited for a different individual situation. You should always have your drain cleaning conducted by a professional, regardless of what method is used. Still, it helps to know a little bit about how these different methods work.
July 17th, 2017
Water heaters can last quite a long time without issues, provided they receive regular preventive maintenance. No amount of care and maintenance, though, can completely eliminate the possibility of issues occurring every once in a while. If you want your water heater to serve you well for as many years as possible, you should make sure that you familiarize yourself with the signs that it’s experiencing problems. The faster you can recognize that your water heater is in trouble, and have it repaired, the better off the system will be. Have a look at some of the most common water heater issues below, and their warning signs.
July 3rd, 2017
The water heater is the unsung hero of many a home throughout the country. It’s a system that all of us rely on daily throughout the year, yet few of us ever actually spend any time considering. All of that demand does have a cost, though, and sooner or later even the best-kept water heater will need to be replaced.
When that time comes, it’s a good idea to know the signs that you need a new system. The following is not a comprehensive list of all the signs that you need a new water heater. It’s a good place to start, though.