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How to Maintain Clean Air in Your Home

Clean Air

When we think of dirty air, we might imagine urban smog or the choking air of a coal mine. These are certainly unpleasant areas as far as air quality goes. However, we tend to overestimate the purity of the air in our own homes. Indeed, science actually shows that homes and other buildings can have much dirtier air than the outdoors. Most of us spend a significant amount of time inside, so we should make sure we’re breathing clean air!

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5 Easy Ways To Prepare Your Air Conditioner For Summer

Prepare Your Air Conditioner For Summer

We’re going to go ahead and guess that preparing your A/C for summer is probably not on your to-do list. We get it: summer seems SO far away, especially when spring is just making an appearance (however small it may be). However, taking care of your A/C is not only healthy for your home environment but for your budget: the Department of Energy reports that heating and cooling accounts for almost half of your utility bill. The better maintained your HVAC, the more savings in the long run.

The Dangers of Sewage Backups

Sewage Backups

It’s not hard to imagine the range of plumbing issues you might encounter as a homeowner. On one end of the spectrum, you may experience a minor leak or a sluggish drain. On the other end of this scale are more severe problems, such as sewage backups. Although many of us might like to think that sewage backups are a very rare occurrence, they are becoming more common as time goes on.

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How to Keep Your Drains Clog Free

Sink Drain

Though some clogs are inevitable and may require removal by a professional, there are some tips we like to give our customers to keep them from having to deal with frequent drain clogs.

How You Know Your Water Heater Is Malfunctioning

Water Heater Service and Repair

Your water heater is an essential part of your home. Having warm water is necessary for personal hygiene, washing dishes, doing laundry, and so much more that we don’t think about on a regular basis. But what happens when things start going downhill?

Signs of Hard Water and How to Fix It

Hard Water

As much as we all use water for various reasons throughout the day, it’s important to note that not all water is created equal. Some water is good for drinking; some is not. Some water contains a high concentration of minerals; some does not. The water that is mineral-dense is classified as “hard” water. Hard water usually contains a high concentration of calcium and magnesium, though some other minerals can be involved.

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How to Keep Your Home Warm Through Winter

Keep Your Home Warm

Winter: the seemingly infinite period during which many of us in Chicagoland question why we haven’t moved somewhere with a less punishing climate. Making our homes comfortable to live in during winter can be difficult at times -- not to mention expensive! It can be hard to strike the right balance between being warm and paying a fortune to heat our homes. Winter isn’t over yet, and fortunately, there are some ways to improve this situation. It is possible to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home this winter without breaking the bank.

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Do Drain Cleaners Really Help Clogged Sinks?

Drain Cleaners

One of the questions we’re often asked is about drain cleaners. People want to know if drain cleaners are actually effective at unclogging sinks. The simplicity of drain cleaners is what makes them so appealing. Simply pour the required amount of the chemical solution down your drain, wait, and the clog is gone! If only it were that simple...

How To Mitigate Against Household Allergens

Indoor Allergens

Many people think that allergens are strictly an outdoor issue. While allergens are intensified by the environment, indoor allergens can still cause just as many unsavory side effects that impede daily function. Dust mites, pet dander, mold, mildew, and even insect droppings can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms. Allergens are carried through the air and found on furniture, floors, carpets, rugs, and other surfaces.

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