To help you avoid the negative consequences of a broken furnace, we have compiled a list of telltale signs of damage to the heat exchanger and troubleshooting methods to fix the problem.
While pipe bursts are common in older houses, this type of problem can occur to pipes that are located in exterior walls in new homes. To prevent water damage in your house, we have compiled a list of 9 ways to respond to a broken pipe and troubleshooting methods.
Dealing with a loss of water pressure in your home can be very frustrating. To help you diagnose the source of the problem, we have compiled a list of 6 ordinary causes of low water pressure and a couple of troubleshooting methods.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, many air conditioning units contain cooling refrigerants made up of ozone-depleting substances. To help you protect the environment, we have compiled a list of legal ways to recycle your air conditioner.
Your water main is the link that connects the plumbing system in your home to the public water supply. Unfortunately, the pipes behind your walls and foundation have a limited lifespan. To help help you avoid severe water damage, we have compiled a list of 8 symptoms of a main water line leak in your household.
Are you experiencing a clogged shower drain? To restore the flow of water in your drain, use this 6 step guide to become familiar with how to use a plumbing snake.
If you notice the water heater making noises, it’s time to take a second look. To help diagnose your water heater issue, we’ve compiled a list of the most common water heater noises and issues.
When purchasing a furnace for your home, being aware of the many types of furnaces available will help make the buying process easier. We’ve laid out the different furnace options that are available and what they mean to help you make the best decision for your home
For those of us that live in Chicago or Illinois, it's important to check our plumbing systems to ensure they’ll make it through the winter. What should you be checking and looking for prior to the ice and snow? We’ve got a few plumbing tips to help you prepare your plumbing system for the winter weather
Natural gas is an excellent resource for heating homes. However, it’s important to keep an eye on your home plumbing system to ensure gas leaks do not form over time. That being said, even a small gas line leak has the ability to cause major damage if ignored. If you believe you have a gas leak in your home, contact Stephens Plumbing by phone at (630) 968-0783 or fill out our submission form.
In the same way we baby-proof our homes prior to bringing home a new little one, we should also take time to secure them for the arrival of a new pet. There are a few simple, yet effective ways to ensure your home and its plumbing system are pet-proof prior to arrival. Keep pets safe, and your home plumbing system in good working order by following these five tips.
Have you noticed strange noises in the walls or ceilings of your home? These noises may be an indicator that something is wrong with your home plumbing system. Noises coming from our pipes and plumbing system are likely a sign of a plumbing repair or installation issue. We recommend calling a plumber if you notice persistent noises in your home.
A whole house humidifier is easy to install and ideal for keeping our home’s humidity balanced. Our HVAC contractors recommend investing in a humidifier to ensure optimal comfort and to prevent the formation of mold and mildew. Stephens Plumbing offers affordable and convenient humidifier and furnace installation services for homes.
If you haven't taken time to assess your air conditioning system, now may be the time to do it. If your system is reaching its peak age, it’s important to check your unit to ensure it is operating properly. There are a few signs to watch for that may indicate it’s time to replace your air conditioner.
Plumbing vents help move water quickly through your pipes and keep sewer gases from entering your living space. All plumbing systems need vents to function properly.