At healthcare facilities, patients are relying on you for their overall health and safety. When patients are incapable of evacuating on their own, having all the necessary fire safety precautions is crucial.
If you want to prevent a blocked drain, the best place to start is with some preventative measures. Learning proper garbage disposal methods can save both time and money ultimately used on an inevitable visit from the plumber.
Do you need a sprinkler system in your home or office? First, you need to decide which system to choose. Dry and wet pipe sprinkler systems have their advantages and disadvantages. It is best to be informed when it comes time to decide what system is best for your building.
There it is. The undeniable stench coming from the sink. The immediate response is to go for the cleaning products, but they only help in some cases. Depending on the situation, cleaners may not help at all. Drain odors themselves may be able to diagnose the problem, but it may not always be that easy.
You do not often think about the risk for electrical fire when you plug something in, but maybe it is time you did. Electricity is one of the top three leading causes of structure fires in the United States along with cooking and heating.
Spring cleaning time has arrived! It is time to start fresh and clean your home or office. Closets, garages, basements, outdoor spaces, and every other room get the attention they need. Don’t overlook your plumbing! Anything that carries or holds water for you go through a lot of wear and tear, and therefore requires some spring cleaning too. Give your plumbing the TLC that it needs.
Fire suppression systems are required to meet fire safety codes, but what happens when your facility contains combustible, extremely valuable, or irreplaceable materials. Special hazard suppression systems are designed and tested to help control and extinguish challenging fires in mission-critical rooms, areas, and buildings.
It is unclear how long the COVID-19 quarantine will last, but we have a few productive DIY plumbing projects you can do while you are stuck at home. While your plans have been postponed, now is the perfect time to complete some plumbing projects that you have been too busy to start.
Having proper fire protection systems in place is essential for any business or residential space. It ensures the safety of its inhabitants as well as reduce the amount of property damage that can be propagated in the event of a fire. But, did you know there are two different types of fire protection methods that work together for optimal fire protection?
If you are looking for energy cost savings and want to be more eco-friendly, you should take a closer look at your plumbing and fixtures. There may be more energy going down the drain than you think. Changing your fixtures to more efficient options can save thousands of gallons of water per year which is beneficial to both the environment and your wallet.
Backflow Preventers are required to be tested annually by an EPA certified plumber by Illinois State Law as well as NFPA 13.7.1. If you haven’t scheduled your annual backflow inspection yet give us a call today!
Firefighter uniforms have changed drastically over time. The flammable street clothes and leather boots worn in the 1600’s offered little protection. Flash forward 100+ years to the introduction of the helmet, which was originally designed to deflect falling debris, prevent water from running down the firefighters’ backs and allow them to use the pointy crown to break windows. Yet another 100 years passed before the mask was created to protect firefighters from heat.
If your commercial property is like most in Chicagoland during the holiday season, it’s a hectic and busy time. The food preparation area plumbing takes a real beating, and if you’re hosting large work parties, your bathroom is also going to see extra usage, which can lead to some plumbing emergencies you weren’t expecting.
Water pipe leaks are no laughing matter. When not attended to quickly, they can lead to large-scale damage 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.
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.