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Blog Posts in 2016

Fun Facts About Voting!

By 2015 the millennial generation will account for 1/3 of the electorate. 50% of eligible young voters (18-29) cast a vote in 2012, totaling in at 23 million votes. In 2012, 4% more young women voted ...
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Are Wet Wipes Evil?

Lawsuits are now popping up across the country over the use of the word "flushable". Sewerage authorities claim that flushable wet wipes don't break apart, and, as a result, are ...
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What Can You Do to Help the Victims of Hurricane Matthew?

It's with a heavy heart we look upon the destruction that hurricane Matthew has cuased. Not only has this hurricane effected people in the U.S. It's also devastated families and communities in ...
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20 Plumbing Milestones That Altered History

3,000 B.C. Egyptian ruler Menes supports a thriving civilization spanning over 3,000 years by constructing basins, canals and irrigation ditches to hold floodwater. 2,700 B.C. Water pipe are crafted ...
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30 Days... 30 Ways To Make It Special

Read or listen to a book as a family. Instead of watching TV, read to each other from a favorite book or listen to an audiobook together. Get family photos taken, with fall colors as the backdrop. ...
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Get Inspired For Fall 2016

It's that time of the year again, when the air starts getting crisp and the leaves start turning gorgeous hues of gold and red. Soon the holidays will be upon us, but until then, lets embrace the ...
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Free Rain Barrels!

In the city of Chicago we very rarely have water usage restrictions, but in other cities and states, especially on the west coast, have restrictions constantly. Sometimes lasting months on end. this ...
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Low Flow Toilets Are Not Evil!

If you're someone who wants to be enviornmentally friendly, you've more than likely considered the idea of getting a low flow toilet; however there are also a lot of misconceptions when it ...
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What To Feed Your Garbage Disposal

We've all heard or maybe even experienced a horror story involving improper usage of a garbage disposal. A garbage disposal can be one of the most useful things in your home, but like anything you ...
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Prepare for Spring

There’s a lot you should be doing in the next few weeks. You’ll need to begin preparing your home for the spring time. There are a few simple steps to do so. You should always inspect any ...
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A Glimpse Behind the Scenes

Anyone who has used our company before has met and had the opportunity to work with some of our technicians. These Technicians are the face of John Baethke and Son Plumbing. However there are many ...
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Get the Lead out!

Anyone who has paid attention to the news lately is more than likely becoming concerned with the state of Chicago’s water. This concern comes off the tail end of learning what has happened to ...
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