Your sump pump is one of the most important, if not the most important appliance in your home. When functioning properly, it prevents your basement from flooding, something every homeowner can agree would be great to avoid!
If your home use an ejector pump to remove wastewater from the house to reach the municipal sewer system (or a septic tank), it’s vital that this appliance continues to work at all times. If the ejector pump fails, it will mean sewage backup into your home, creating an unhygienic environment and possibly leading to damage to your basement or home foundation.
We like to emphasize the importance of drain cleaning. It’s one of the best ways to maintain a healthy and trouble-free plumbing system in a home—especially in the kitchen, where food and cooking grease can create an immense buildup along the drainpipes, leading to frequent clogging.
It’s already 2016, and right now is the right time to start making good on those New Year’s resolutions. We’re not sure what specific plans you have the coming 12 months, but we have some suggestions for plumbing tasks in your home that are definitely excellent ideas.
There are a number of major plumbing emergencies that are impossible to miss. One of the most alarming is when you turn on a tap in your house and discover that there’s no water coming from it. You try other taps around the house, and the result is all the same.
Many people don’t realize that plumbing involves installing and fixing pipes that don’t carry water or waste through a home. Plumbing also includes gas piping for houses that have a natural gas connection to a municipal source.
Water heaters are not seasonal devices: you and your family need to have a supply of hot water on demand every day of the year. So when your water heater starts to show signs that it is failing to deliver the amount of water you require day to day, it’s something you need to have looked into right away.
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.
When an air conditioning system shows signs that it needs repairs during the end of the summer, it’s tempting to shrug it off. “Well, I won’t need the AC for a good stretch. I can just have the repairs done later,” you might think. However, delaying any repairs for an air conditioner, no matter how “minor” they may seem, is unwise.
During a hot and sometimes humid summer in Chicagoland, you will need to have your air conditioner running on a regular basis. This means a great deal of wear and tear placed on the system, but one of the ways you can reduce the stress and keep the AC energy-efficient is to always clean the air filter once a month.