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The premier Chicago plumbing company since 1993, John Baethke & Son is a proud part of the local community. Just as we strive to provide excellent service to our customers, we also focus on contributions to the future of our community. Our company's founder and Troop 57 Assistant Scout Master, J...

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John Baethke & Son Plumbing has a brand new site! To help customers, we highlighted all of our services that are easy to find. From water heaters to commercial plumbing, we do it all! Call today or fill out our online quote form for your estimate.

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Did you hear about the carbon monoxide poisoning in Skokie, Illinois that left 12 people hospitalized? Here is WGN’s coverage: http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/video/p2p-78613416/ I’ve written in the past about the dangers of Carbon Monoxide. This week a friend of mine almost lost his sister...

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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 destroying municipal sewer systems. The wipes cluster with congealed food fat to form large blockages. Last year a 10-ton...

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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 use, it nedds to be maintained and used properly. Garbage disposals can dispose of many things you may...

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If you're someone who wants to be environmentally 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 comes to these wonderful water savers. Now back in the early 1990's a lot of consumers complained about having...

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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 is where the rain barrel can be extremely useful not to mention eco-friendly. In the city of Chicago,...

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When you say the word "backflow" most people think about a drain backing up. In the plumbing world, however, “backflow” refers to the water distribution side of things. A backflow preventer such as a check valve, or an RPZ (reduced pressure zone valve) are devices that are installed in your piping s...

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This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. Why do so many people hate tankless? Whether I am speaking to another contractor or a homeowner the reasons given seem to be that they do not work. Bull sh**, at John Baethke & Son Plumbing we service every major brand of tankless water heater a...

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