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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 These outdated filters are great for providing clean drinking water, but they are not as efficient at removing solids as many of the newer systems available.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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Leading health officials stress that no amount of lead in drinking water is safe, but unfortunately, many Chicago homeowners are facing that exact problem. Out of a sample of 296 homes with water meters, one in five was found to have lead in tap water, and homeowners weren’t warned when their homes...

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Water damage, especially when untreated for a long period of time, can cause serious damage to the structure, functionality, and beauty of your home. Whether you are looking to sell your home in the future or hoping to enjoy living in your home for as long as possible, protecting your house from pot...

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If you’re like many homeowners in Chicago, you probably haven’t spent much time thinking about the type of water that pours from the faucets and fixtures in your home. Did you know there are two types of water—hard and soft? In this article, we’ll examine the differences between hard and soft water...

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In the midst of the coldest season of the year, the risk of frozen pipes in Chicago bursting becomes much greater. In drafty areas, frozen pipes are among the most common causes of damage to property, particularly because of water damage, according to the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Sa...

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As a homeowner, providing your home with the proper maintenance is one of the most important steps you can take to secure your investment. A critical maintenance requirement that’s often overlooked (until it stops working, that is), is the sump pump—an automatic pump used to direct water away from t...

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