1. How to Thaw Frozen Pipes

    If there is one guarantee in Metro East Illinois, it is that we can count on a white Christmas and a frozen New Year. While this may be great for enjoying eggnog in front of your fireplace, it is not so good for water containers. As we all learned in grade school, water expands when it freezes, and …Read More

  2. Don’t Let These Plumbing Myths Lead You Astray Part 3

    When it comes to your plumbing system, it’s important to know how to separate the myths from the facts. There are so many plumbing myths out there, and while some of these myths are silly and perfectly harmless, others can actually leave you with a much worse problem than you originally had in the…Read More

  3. Don’t Let These Plumbing Myths Lead You Astray Part 2

    There are many plumbing myths out there that can actually end up hurting your plumbing system. Whether you’re worried about how much water you’re using or about how to keep your toilet sparkling clean, chances are, there is a plumbing myth out there that addresses the problem. Unfortunately, tho…Read More

  4. Don’t Let These Plumbing Myths Lead You Astray

    As a homeowner, it’s important to be in the know about your plumbing system. Although it’s always a good idea to rely on a licensed plumber when you are in need of plumbing services, like repairs or maintenance, it’s still essential for homeowners to know a little bit about their plumbing syst…Read More

  5. Excavation Safety Tips

    According to the national Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), excavation and trenching are among the most hazardous construction operations. Excavation is a fairly routine part of main water line, sewer and septic, and residential underground water pipe repair. Because it is such a…Read More

  6. Fall Plumbing Problems and How to Avoid Them Part 2

    Most people will tell you that fall is their favorite season. Fall is a wonderful time of the year for most people. The weather is cool but still enjoyable, the leaves are turning beautiful colors and everyone’s favorite latte flavor comes out at Starbucks. Although there are so many things to lov…Read More

  7. Fall Plumbing Problems and How to Avoid Them

    With each new season comes new plumbing problems. Fall is here at last, which means that it’s time for beautiful leaves, cozy sweaters and pumpkin-flavored everything. There are so many great things about the fall, but the one downside of the season is that it can present some unique challenges fo…Read More

  8. Prepare Your Plumbing For Winter: Part Two

    Welcome back! In part one of this two-part series, we began the discussion with a few tips to help you maintain a healthy plumbing system all winter long. As we all know, Illinois winters can be long and cold, which can be devastating for poorly cared for plumbing. Don’t let your home face costly …Read More

  9. Prepare Your Plumbing For Winter: Part One

    Although it has been a hot summer and is easing into a relatively mild fall, we know how Illinois winters can be! As with your lawn, pool, HVAC, and vehicles, your plumbing needs to be ready for the winter chill as well. Most homeowners don’t give a second thought to their plumbing with regard to …Read More

  10. Facts About Plumbing Leaks That May Shock You

    If you have had a slow leak — drip, drip, drip — for any length of time, you may have just gotten used to it and no longer think much of it. We have all had that faucet that drips or even had a steady trickle, the toilet that doesn’t seem to want to stop running, or the sprinkler head that jus…Read More