Sump pumps are important parts of many homes in Illinois: they protect the basement, crawlspace, or subfloor of a house from the damages of flooding. In case of heavy rain or a plumbing accident that sends water cascading down into the lowest parts of house, a sump pump will effectively remove that water and send it into the drainage system.
Although sewer lines are built to last—and even older material that will corrode over time such as galvanized steel and cast iron will sill endure for decades—the are easily susceptible to a danger that might at first seem harmless: plants and trees. The infiltration of roots from trees and plants is a major cause of blockage and damage to residential sewer lines.
A water heater is truly an appliance for all seasons. No matter the temperature outdoors, you and your family will always need hot water on demand from the taps around the house. Hot water is necessary for cooking, cleaning, running the laundry and dishwashing machines, and for comfort when bathing and showering.
If you live in an older home, you probably have some aging plumbing fixtures that need special attention. If you leave them alone, you might one day come across a problem such as a bathroom sink drain that starts to leak around the sides, letting water fall down into the cabinet underneath.