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20
Nov

How to Prevent Pipes From Bursting

It’s every homeowner’s nightmare scenario: walking in the front door to see water all over the place. This means destroyed furniture, costly repairs, and the time expenditure to handle the whole mess. Unfortunately, burst pipes are more common than you might realize. Esurance reports that “water damage due to burst pipes and other perils is the second-most filed insurance claim

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15
Nov

How to Maintain a Water Heater

A winter in Chicagoland can be pretty brutal without hot water. Imagine having to shower and wash your hands every day with lukewarm water while it’s freezing outside. Not a pleasant thought, is it? That’s why it is especially important to make sure your water heater is ready to withstand another winter as cold weather is on its way. If

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27
Oct

Why You Should Update Your Water Heater

As those of us living in the Chicagoland area know, winter can be brutal. Frigid temperatures, icy roads, and snow-covered driveways can really put a damper on the season. One of the most satisfying escapes from this chilly time of year is a nice, hot shower. However, a poorly functioning water heater can really ruin your morning when you’re expecting

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25
Sep

Why Does a Plumbing System Need a Vent?

Heating and cooling vents are common knowledge. But what about plumbing vents? So many customers get caught up trying to quickly remedy a plumbing problem that when asked the question “where’s the vent,” plumbers usually receive confused stares. Most don’t even think it could be a plumbing vent issue when they experience stoppages or clogs. The concept of plumbing vents

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28
Aug

Five Common Plumbing Problems (And How To Fix Them)

(Before you read, be cautioned: prevent water damage to your home or further issues and leave the big jobs to pro plumbers at Service One.) Fancy yourself a Ms. or Mr. Fix-It? Trying to save a buck or two? Whatever your motivation may be, here are some of the most common plumbing issues and how to fix them. Dripping Faucets

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1
Aug

How Homeowners Can Mitigate Against Flooding

Flash flooding has become an increasing issue this summer. When you live in proximity to rivers and large bodies of water (like Lake Michigan), it can be especially risky in seasons of heavy rainfall. Excess of amounts of water can overwhelm drains and force sewage into homes. The US had more floods in 2016 than any other year on record:

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28
Jun

Air Conditioning: Repair or Replace?

Summer is officially here, and it’s time to have fun in the sun! It’s also time to make sure that you’re able to cool off after you have that fun in the sun. If the dreaded event happens that you come inside and it still feels like you’re outside, do not immediately panic! Clearly, something has gone wrong with your

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9
Jun

Ductwork Dilemmas That May Be Inhibiting Your HVAC

Your ductwork is a vital part of heating and cooling your home. If ducts aren’t working properly, your home will not be able to reach a comfortable temperature for your family. Varying degrees in every room and unusually high energy bills are also signs that your ductwork is not functioning normally. Especially in a midwest climate where the weather changes

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23
May

Busting the Five Most Common Plumbing Myths

Many homeowners either turn the other cheek or get DIY-happy at the first sight of a plumbing problem, often thinking “well, it’s not directly affecting me, so it can wait.” We hate to bust your {myth} bubble, but we’ve got five thoughts we commonly hear from homeowners and what they could really mean for your plumbing.   A leaky faucet

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5
Apr

Why Your AC Unit Would Benefit From a Tune Up

Scheduling an appointment to ensure that your AC or furnace is working in tip-top shape is important. “Hoping for the best” or letting the small issues slide can cause you to deal with major repairs. With so many things to keep track of, it’s easy to forget about your ventilation system maintenance. That’s why we’re here! Why are regular tune-ups

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