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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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Often times plumbers out there believe that "one pump fits all". This couldn't be further from the truth. When trying to decide on the sump or ejector pump that will make the most sense for you, you have to answer several questions? What are you going to be pumping? Do you directly control what w...

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Most people think that you have a water heater installed and then you just forget about it. Although you could almost get away with that in the past, you will get yourself in trouble if you try that now. The temperature and pressure relief valve has always been a concern. The manufacturers of relief...

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We are getting a strong start to National fix a leak week. The first building we are working on will involve 137 living units. We are going to repair all of the toilets to insure no leaks, install all new low consumption shower heads and all new low consumption aerators. Over the course of this week...

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Fix a Leak Week

Next week is national Fix a Leak week. Be on the look out for ways you can save water and money with daily hints on how you can fix your own leaks and even avoid new ones.

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Recently, a car drove into a sinkhole that was 14’ x14’ and 12 feet deep.  Fortunately, the driver did not sustain life-threatening injuries, however, his car did. The results of this mishap could have been dramatically different, though, had the driver sustained significant injuries, of which it wa...

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There are two different kinds of pumps used in the home today – each of them with their own unique purpose.  One of them is used for the removal of ground water. The second is used to remove sewer waste from areas that are not served by a gravity sewer. These pumps are known as a sump pump and an ej...

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What is Grey Water?

“Grey Water” sounds strange but in the plumbing world it defines domestic water that has been used and with some basic treatment can be reused for certain purposes. First off, what kinds of water can be reused? Water from a lavatory sink, a tub or a shower is all that can be reused in a home setting...

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