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Water Line Issues You Should Know About

September 25th, 2017

water-lineProperly 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.

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Why You Should Install a Sump Pump

September 11th, 2017

plumbing-leakWe 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.

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Kitchen Plumbing Upgrades to Consider

August 28th, 2017

kitchen-plumbingSo, 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.

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Signs You Have a Plumbing Leak

August 14th, 2017

plumbing-leakOf 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.

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The Pros and Cons of Different Drain Cleaning Methods

July 31st, 2017

drain-cleaningDrain 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.

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Be Careful of These Water Heater Problems

July 17th, 2017

tank-water-heaterWater 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.

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When to Replace Your Water Heater

July 3rd, 2017

water-heater-installationThe 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.

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Follow These Steps to Keep Your Garbage Disposal in Good Shape

June 19th, 2017

Considering what garbage disposals are used for, it can be tempting to think of them as near-invincible appliances. Unfortunately, disposals are just as susceptible to developing problems as any other system. If you don’t take certain steps to protect your disposal, you may end up having to replace it years sooner than you otherwise would. Fortunately, you can make sure that your garbage disposal stays in good shape by following the tips below.

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Tips to Keep Your Plumbing System in the Best Possible Shape

June 5th, 2017

kitchen-sinkAnswer a question for us, and be honest: When was the last time you thought about your plumbing system without it breaking down on you? Most homeowners don’t devote any thought to their plumbing systems unless they develop some kind of problem. If you want to get the best possible return on investment for your plumbing system, though, you need to take some proactive steps. Read on to find out more about how to keep your plumbing system in the best possible shape.

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Tips for Keeping Your Water Line in Good Condition

May 22nd, 2017

water-lineThere are two pipes that are absolutely vital for your home’s plumbing system to operate properly. These are the sewer line and the water line. All water that flows into your home’s plumbing system moves through the water line, while the sewer line removes wastewater to either the septic tank or the city sewer main. Since the entirety of your plumbing system relies on the water line to keep operating, it’s a good idea to make sure that it stays in good condition. Follow these tips to make sure that your water line stays healthy for as long as possible.

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