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Blog Posts in 2014

Local Expert, John Baethke, Participates in "The Future of Water" Panel at PMI Conference

Chicago, IL – Nov. 10, 2014 – John Baethke of John Baethke & Son Plumbing in Chicago recently addressed a cohort of local, national and international guests at the Plumbing ...
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Staff Focus: Ausif

Ausif Mohiuddin is one of the newest members to the John Baethke & Son team. He has been with us for about a year now and manages all aspects of our warehouse and parts distribution. Around the ...
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Ask the Expert: The Farmers Almanac says this winter is going to be just as bad as last year. What can I do to prevent frozen pipes during the freezing months?

Q: The Farmers Almanac says this winter is going to be just as bad as last year. What can I do to prevent frozen pipes during the freezing months? A: Last year was definitely a doozy with the freezing ...
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Around Town: Fall Festivities for the Family

Fall is a beautiful season in Chicago. We have the changing colors on the trees, a brisk breeze coming off of Lake Michigan, and a wealth of activities to do both in and outside the city. Here is a ...
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Plumbing 101: Sewer Cleaning & Why It's Necessary

At John Baethke & Son we have our own philosophy on drain cleaning. We believe that when approaching an obstructed drain that we need to first know why it is clogged. You have to know the why so ...
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Environmentally-Friendly Drain Maintenance

In today’s world people are trying to be as environmentally friendly as possible in many, if not all, of their daily activities. Whether you own your own home or you rent, if you have indoor ...
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Around Town: On the Water Activities

We may only have a month or two left of warm weather in Chicago, so hurry up and take advantage of some of the fun water activities you can do with the whole family! We have some great ideas. Sailing ...
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Staff Focus: Josh Hall

We have a brand new service technician at John Baethke & Son Plumbing - Joshua Hall! We're glad to have him on our team and hope you will get to meet him soon. Josh lives in Des Plaines and ...
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Ask the Expert: My drain is clogged. What is the best way to unclog it?

Every drain is different. For a toilet obstruction most people can clear that on their own. We even have a helpful video on our website to give you a little advice on how to do it. For obstructions in ...
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Plumbing 101: What is Backflow?

When you say the word "backflow" most people thing about a drain backing up. In the plumbing world, however, “backflow” refers to the water distribution side of things. A ...
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Why We Use "Flat-Rating" Rather Than Hourly

Why would a customer prefer a flat rate price as opposed to hourly? First of all, almost everything you buy on a daily basis is flat rated these days. When you go out to dinner everything on the menu ...
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