Is It Time For A New Water Heater?

Is It Time For A New Water Heater?

Water heaters that use hot water tanks usually last about ten years. Naturally, this is only an average. If you get lucky and maintain your hot water tank, it might last you almost twice as long. On the other hand, it’s not unheard of for a water tank to fail after...
Sump Pumps Save The Day

Sump Pumps Save The Day

How many of you remember the great deluge of 1996? Aurora Illinois received 19 inches of rain in 24 hours matching a national record. You never know when Mother Nature will unleash another monster storm on Chicagoland. Basements were flooded, yards were under water,...
Time for a Battery Check

Time for a Battery Check

What better time to check the batteries in your sump pump and back-up system than back-to-school time? You are making that transition from the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer to the more disciplined fall and winter season. Part of that regimen as a home owner is...
What is RPZ

What is RPZ

For those of you who are fans of a certain TV show you might think that RPZ stands for “Really Powerful Zombies”! In fact, RPZ means “reduced pressure zone”. RPZ is used in the plumbing world to protect water supplies from contamination. Irrigation backflow devices...
A Full-Service Plumber

A Full-Service Plumber

There are plumbers and then there are plumbers. Some do not have the manpower and/or the equipment to do ALL that you need done. One-man operations may be severely limited on time, materials, and expertise. When you find the right plumber in Chicagoland’s Fox Valley...