DRIP DROP PLUMBING:

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Stop Frozen Pipes in Their Tracks

With the wild weather in Chicago you need to make sure that you're protecting your home from internal threats. Having your pipes freeze up is extremely harmful to the entire plumbing system, and taking care of the fallout can be stressful, time-consuming and expensive. As a homeowner, it's up to you to do everything you can in order to prevent this from happening in the first place. Here are some tips to help you ward off a frozen pipe disaster in your home.

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Why We Need Sump Pumps in the Chicago Area?

In our area, most of us possess a distinct preference for basements. No longer just a storage space, basements in the Chicago area are used for a number of purposes—from finished apartments to gyms. However, it is crucial for us to protect these vulnerable spaces from the elements. With Chicago now racking up precipitation at historic levels, making sure that your sump pump situation is handled has become more important than ever. In addition to keeping your basement or crawlspace dry, a sump pump will be your first line of defense when it comes to mildew and mold.

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Hydro Jetter

If you live in your home long enough, sooner or later, you will have problems with clogged drains, especially with older homes. A common cause of these types of clogs can be too much paper products or maybe a child’s toy being flushed. Some of these types of problems can be cleared with a simple household plunger, but what causes clogs that can’t be cleared and what should you do about them?

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Is Chicago water safe?

Not according to a Chicago Tribune article, dated February 8, 2016. The article states, “In a peer-reviewed study, researchers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found alarming levels of the brain-damaging metal can flow out of household faucets for years after construction work disrupts service lines that connect buildings to the city's water system. Nearly 80 percent of the properties in Chicago are hooked up to service lines made of lead”.

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