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. 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

  3. 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

  4. Signs That You Have a Frozen Pipe

    Tis the season for frozen pipes. Fall is here, and the temperature is falling fast. While it may not quite be below freezing just yet, it will be soon, and that puts you at risk for frozen pipes in your home. Frozen pipes can present big problems for you, as they make running water inaccessible in y…Read More

  5. Signs That You Have a Sewer Line Problem

    With most sewer line problems, it pays to catch and repair them early. Most sewer line problems, from smaller ones, like clogs, to major ones, like corrosion, start out small and gradually get worse over time. If you can catch the problem before it has a chance to cause too much damage, you’ll sav…Read More

  6. Maintenance Tips for a Problem-Free Toilet

    Want to avoid toilet repair? Having to pay for toilet repair is never fun, and a broken toilet is never something you plan for. But if you keep your toilet properly maintained, you can avoid most toilet problems. Your toilet is a fairly low-maintenance appliance, but that doesn’t mean that you sho…Read More

  7. Your Annual Plumbing Inspection Checklist

    Plumbing inspections are essential, but the last thing that you want is to miss something! There are so many reasons to get your plumbing system inspected (or inspect it yourself) on an annual basis. Just a few minutes of your time can save you from having to pay for costly repairs or damage to your…Read More

  8. Your Guide to Locating Your Home’s Water Shut-Off Valves

    You can minimize water damage by knowing how to turn off the water shut-off valves in your home. When you’re dealing with an emergency plumbing problem, in most cases, there’s not much you can do to remedy the problem until the plumber arrives. However, you can help to minimize the amount of wat…Read More

  9. Is Your Toilet Paper Clogging Your Toilet?

    When it comes to toilet paper, you have an endless amount of options, but are some better for your plumbing than others? The next time you’re walking down the toilet paper aisle in the grocery store, take a moment to think about how many options are available. Whether you prefer the affordable, st…Read More

  10. Plumbing Tips for Spring

    Spring is finally here! Winter can often feel like it will never end, and if you’ve been impatiently waiting for winter to finally wind down, you’ll be glad to know that the first official day of spring is here at last. With every new season, comes new challenges for your plumbing system, and th…Read More