If you’re anything like the average homeowner, then you probably believe that drain cleaning is something that only needs to be done if a clog has completely stopped your drain. This is not the case, however.
Our temperatures may still be on the warmer side for now, so you likely haven’t given much thought to your home’s heating system. However, it’s vital that you have your heating system properly maintained before you actually need it on a regular basis.
Have you ever had to deal with a flooded basement or home? Hopefully the answer to that question is no, as this can be an awful experience for just about anyone.
It’s no secret that humidity is an issue in our part of the country. Excess moisture can certainly make things uncomfortable in your home town. However, more significant than that is the humidity level inside your home.
When you think about your plumbing, you often think more about what can go wrong with your pipes than you do what can go wrong with your water. Hard water—albeit not unhealthy—is definitely a problem that affects the water of many homeowners throughout Illinois.
Were you aware that your water heater is most likely the hardest working appliance in your home? When you think about it, the average traditional tank water heater is operating constantly, from the time it’s installed to the end of its functional life.
Plumbing problems are something that no homeowner ever wants to face. Not only are they inconvenient and sometimes even smelly, they can cause significant irreversible damage to your property. Of course, sometimes plumbing issues are just inevitable.
Spring is a season when snow melt and rains can lead to water seepage and even flooding in a basement. This is the time when a sump pump comes in the handiest, since it will automatically turn on and remove the excess water from the basement or crawlspace and put it into the wastewater system.
The toilet is an essential plumbing fixture in any house. You know you can’t through a single day without one!
We recently wrote a reminder about why chemical drain cleaners are an absolute no-no when it comes to actually cleaning drains. (Or even simply removing a clog.) In this post, we’re going to look at another common consumer method for “drain cleaning,” which is the manual drain snake, also known as a drain auger.