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Spring Cleaning: Plumbing Edition

Spring Cleaning: Plumbing Edition

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.

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What is Special Hazard Suppression

What is Special Hazard Suppression

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.

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Eco-Friendly Plumbing Tips for Energy Cost Savings

Eco-Friendly Plumbing Tips for Energy Cost Savings

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.

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What is Backflow?

What is Backflow?

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!

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The Evolution of Firefighter Safety

The Evolution of Firefighter Safety

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.

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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 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.

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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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