It’s summertime in Chicagoland, which means it’s time for planning backyard barbecues, hosting pool parties, and spending more time relaxing at home with family and friends. With all of the extra traffic in your home and yard, however, it’s common for plumbing problems to come up over the summer....

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Some leaks are obvious. A burst pipe sprays hundreds of gallons of water in a short amount of time into your basement and walls. Other leaks are just irritating. That constant drip-drip-drip from your bathroom faucet is sure to annoy. However, there are also leaks you may not even know are there....

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Knowing where your main water  valve is could mean all the difference, especially in the case of an emergency. When a pipe bursts and hundreds of gallons of water sprays into your basement, floors, or walls, every second counts. So when you purchase a new home or during the buying process, ask...

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Our water heaters account for about 25% of our energy use just to keep hot water ready on demand. Furthermore, we depend on our hot water system for showers, laundry, dish washing, and numerous other chores and activities. So, it is very important to not only equip your home with the most efficient...

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It’s often the doom of a toilet. A hairline crack in the bowl or tank can be sealed with epoxy, but if left to grow, it could be beyond repair. But the question still remains, How did the toilet crack in the first place? Porcelain is certainly not indestructible, but it can be depended on as a durab...

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In a detailed report on July 23, Jason Knowles of ABC7 exposed a dangerous problem for Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana residents. Unlicensed and uninsured plumbers are posing as credible businesses to lure homeowners into drastically overpaying for plumbing services. Rogue plumbers charged one h...

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It’s quite the shock early in the morning to turn on your shower or sink to find it spewing nauseous brown-colored water. It certainly brings the whole morning routine to a halt. After the initial surprise has passed, what do you do? Why is the water brown in the first place? Is it dangerous to the...

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When a plumbing issue like a clogged drain or septic problem strikes your home, who do you call? Whether you search online or in the phone book, you are sure to come across to options to solve your problem. Some companies may use “Drain Technicians” but Four Seasons only employs licensed and experie...

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Regrettably, this week’s blog post is going to directly apply to too many families after the recent storms we’ve had, and it doesn’t look like they are going to slow down anytime soon. Even with only an inch of water, the damage can be extreme and the repairs can be expensive. It’s important to hand...

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If you own a toilet, chances are you own a plunger as well. It just comes with the territory. Every so often, circumstances will cause your toilet to clog, and in most instances, a plunger can address the problem deftly and decidedly. But outside this narrow window of responsibility, your plunger ju...

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