What Are Banging Pipes?
What Are Banging Pipes? Are your pipes banging when water is shut off to a faucet, washing machine, toilet, dishwasher, or another water-using appliance? If so, you’re experiencing a water hammer. Water hammer can be hard on pipes, weakening the connections and causing leaks. Water hammer can also be hard on your water heater, washing
Keep Water Where It Belongs. Out of Your Basement.
We don’t often think about the sump pump. It’s down in the basement, out of sight and out of mind. In reality, your sump pump is one of the hardest working pieces of equipment in your house. A typical submersible sump pump drains water year-round, and when a rainstorm hits the sump pump works overtime
DIY Plumbing Nightmares
Chances are, you know someone who’s done a plumbing DIY project in your home. They sounded pretty confident before they got started. Do you recognize any of these lines? “How hard can it be?” “My buddy can get this done cheap.” Or the good one: “I saw this done on TV…hand me my tools!” Well,
Signs that Your Home Has Hard Water
One of the most unsettling discoveries that any homeowner can come across is finding out that they have hard water. Whether it’s in the kitchen or bathroom, if you discover hard water, then you know that your water quality could use some improvement. However, there is a great chance that this type of water could
Reasons Why Your Water Bill is Increasing
When you’re a homeowner, there are quite a few bills that you’ll have to pay each month. From the electric to your phone, the list goes on — but it’s important not to forget about your water bill. Usually coming in at the lowest amount, it’s typically the least jaw-dropping bill to pay — until
When Should I Upgrade my Central Air Conditioner?
Sometimes, the most valuable item in your home decides to take a permanent summer vacation when you need it the most. That item happens to be your central air conditioner — and just like your car, stove, or anything else that you use on a daily basis, your air conditioner will begin to wear down
Don’t Wait Until Summer to Have your AC Repaired. Here’s Why!
Summer will arrive before you know it here in Illinois, and we’re ready to help you prepare for the heat ahead of time. Your AC has probably been untouched for months, so you shouldn’t wait until the hottest months of the season to fire it up, only to discover it’s broken. HVAC systems need regular
What is a Duct Cleaning and Why is it Important?
One of the most important factors in a home is the air quality. When a homeowner takes great care of their indoor air quality, they’ll reap the benefit of keeping their house clean, too. That’s because, as the air in your living space passes through the ducts, it is polluted by allergens and dust that
Why You Should Always Hire a Professional Plumber
Most of our modern day conveniences are linked to the plumbing systems in our homes. Dishwashers, washing machines, toilets, sinks, and hot water heaters are the biggest conveniences that keep our homes running. With so much water running in and out of our living spaces each day, we demand a lot from pipes and the