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What to do when you have a water pipe leak at your business?

What to do when you have a water pipe leak at your business?

Water pipe leaks are no laughing matter. When not attended to quickly, they can lead to large-scale damages to the property, becoming much more than just a plumbing emergency.

Unfortunately, many businesses experience property losses due to leaky pipes. In some cases, the leaky pipes are caused by collision leading to rupture, but in other situations, the leak is something that builds up over time, and being proactive can prevent such occurrences.

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How to get rid of sewer/drain flies?

How to get rid of sewer/drain flies?

You’ve likely never heard the term “Psychodidae,” but you’re probably familiar the pest that’s been assigned this scientific moniker. Most homeowners know these pesky insects as drain flies, sewer flies, moth flies, sewer gnats or sink flies. They’re short and furry, giving them a moth-like appearance, and while they’re native to humid climates, it’s not uncommon to find them in plumbing drains and sewage systems throughout Chicagoland.

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Why a video camera inspection is the first step in fixing your plumbing problems

Why a video camera inspection is the first step in fixing your plumbing problems

Every plumbing problem deserves a solid troubleshooting effort. However, if you’ve got a slow draining toilet, a floor drain that just won’t take any more water or a sink that’s backed up and now completely off limits, you can’t afford any guesswork – you need to get to the bottom of the problem immediately. This is where a video camera inspection becomes an integral tool for plumbers.

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Fire sprinkler requirements for commercial buildings

Fire sprinkler requirements for commercial buildings

All business owners want to keep their property and employees safe, and one of the biggest concerns is fire safety. Fires in a commercial setting are significant as they can lead to injury and death, not to mention they can wipe out an entire inventory and reduce a sizeable structure to ash. For these reasons, commercial buildings should be equipped with fire sprinkler systems.

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Top three fire hazards in the workplace

Top three fire hazards in the workplace

When it comes to property loss, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and floods aren’t the top culprit – it’s fire. Roughly $12 billion in property loss occurs every year as a result of fire. However, if you are prepared for the worst, you can often prevent even the smallest of disasters from occurring.

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Preventative plumbing maintenance tips this winter

Preventative plumbing maintenance tips this winter

There is nothing like a hard freeze to test the integrity of your plumbing system in your home or business. However, instead of leaving it to chance, take preventative measures to ensure you’ll get through the winter without water heater, water faucet, sewer line or water pipe issues. By contacting a commercial plumbing professional, you can avoid the frantic call to an emergency plumber this winter.

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