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 is crafted from clay and chopped straw in the Indus River Valley of India 1,500 B.C. Complex sewage disposal sys...Read More
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,...Read More
ASK THE EXPERT: WHEN IT'S BELOW FREEZING OUTSIDE, OR EVEN BELOW ZERO, SHOULD I LOWER MY HOME'S THERMOSTAT IN ORDER TO SAVE MONEY?
These freezing cold temperatures in Chicago can definitely wreak havoc on a home's plumbing system. In fact, we've already had a considerable amount of service calls specifically related to frozen and burst pipes. Although, it may make sense to lower your home's thermostat to save a little bit of mo...Read More
Wow, I was sitting back, relaxing and I saw the actors in Breaking Bad fixing his own tankless water heater. What does that mean? Not too much, it is only a TV show but…….Every day we service all brands of tankless water heaters. In this particular episode, the star of the show was adjusting his own...Read More
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...Read More