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When you think of a home renovation, replacing your lead pipe line may not be at the top of your list. A kitchen remodel or siding project may enhance the look of your home—but a pipe line upgrade will significantly improve your health! Lead poisoning is a common and serious threat in homes all thro...

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Did you know that approximately 98% of homes in Chicago will experience some sort of water damage in their basement? When these types of problems arise, the cost to fix them is exponential—around $28,000, to be exact. As a leading Chicago plumbing company, the crew at John Baethke & Son Plumbing...

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While most of us know that you shouldn’t flush large plastic items or harsh chemicals down the drain, you may be surprised by the list of things that can clog your plumbing system or cause damage to sewer lines. Perhaps you rinsed a paintbrush off in your sink after a DIY project, or flushed some ti...

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As a reputable Chicago plumbing company, we have been providing excellent plumbing services to our customers in Northwest while also focusing on giving back to our local community. Our company’s founder and Troop 57 Assistant Scout Master, John Baethke contributes to the future of Northwest Chicago...

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During these strange times, dealing with COVID-19, it often feels like the pandemic has affected so many aspects of our lives. This includes, strangely enough, the way we use water fountains. While water fountains in commercial locations and public buildings are often well-cleaned, it’s difficult...

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Did you run out of toilet paper during the great TP shortage of 2020? If so, how did you fare? It probably won’t make you feel any better to know that 70% of people in the world don’t even use toilet paper or that until about 140 years ago, Americans didn't use it, either. So, how did people wipe...

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Serving Our Customers Amid the COVID-19 Crisis with Precaution and Care As an Essential Business, we are completing plumbing projects – with extra health/safety measures for our service technicians and Video Support to avoid entering your home for estimates. During the coronavirus, it’s more impor...

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If you have an old, charcoal, canister-style water filter installed in your home, it may be time to upgrade your water filtration system. These outdated filters are great for providing clean drinking water, but they are not as efficient at removing solids as many of the newer systems available. In...

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Drip. Drip. Drip. How many times has the steady drip of a leaky faucet kept you up at night or driven you crazy during the day? Even if you aren’t bothered by the constant noise, you probably don’t love the increase in your water bills when a faucet is leaking.  Leaking faucets are one of th...

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Summertime is supposed to be a time where you can relax, enjoy the sun, and spend some time in the backyard pool if you’re lucky enough to have one. The last thing you want to worry about is something going wrong in your house. Unfortunately, with summer, comes the potential for severe weather. This...

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