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Jan 22

Signs Your Hot Water Heater Needs Repair

There’s no better way to start the day than with a nice, steaming hot shower. But what happens when you turn on the faucet, wait for the water to heat up, and find yourself stepping into an ice-cold shower? Recognize the signs that you need hot water heater repair with

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Jan 09

Handling a Burst Pipe

Water flooding your home is never a good sign. And when it comes to handling a burst pipe, it’s important to take control of the situation — fast. Otherwise, both your home and your belongings are at risk of extensive water damage. First Chicago Plumbing has your guide to navigating

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Jan 03

Finding the Main Water Shut Off Valve

Leaks are never a good sign, but when water is gushing uncontrollably through your house, you need to stop it — right away. Not only will flooding cause major damage to your home, but it’s also hazardous and unsafe. First Chicago Plumbing, your affordable plumbing experts, can help you locate

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Nov 27

Finding Affordable Plumbing

Let’s be honest — spending money on your home’s plumbing isn’t the most exciting home improvement project. However, taking care of your home’s plumbing is crucial. That leaves the question — how do you find affordable plumbing that you can trust?  Check Their Qualifications When you’re searching for affordable plumbing,

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Nov 21

Preparing Your Plumbing for the Holiday Season

On an everyday basis, your bathrooms probably get a lot of use. From showering to taking care of business, people spend an average of one hour and 42 minutes a week in the bathroom. Throw a few overnight guests, extended family, and friends on top of that, and your plumbing

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Oct 30

5 Toilet Repair Tips for Common Problems

Toilet installation by First Chicago Plumbing Fixing a toilet can seem complicated when you aren’t sure of the problem or have any experience with toilet repair. There are some toilet problems that you can fix yourself without having to hire a plumber and others where the potential damage you could

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Oct 25

Don’t Wait Until the Cold Sets In! Winterize Your Home!

Steps You Can Take to Avoid Frozen Pipes Winter is almost here. The seasons are changing and everyone’s breaking out their coats and gloves. Before you know it, you’ll be turning up the thermostat and looking out the window at beautiful freshly fallen snow. For property owners, though, wintertime means

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Oct 16

Garbage Disposal Not Working? Follow These 4 DIY Steps

Garbage disposal installation by First Chicago Plumbing Garbage disposal is a relatively new invention. Very quickly it became one of the irreplaceable kitchen appliances. It’s small, inexpensive, convenient and very easy to use.What to do when your garbage disposal stops working? Try these 4 simple steps before calling a plumber.

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Oct 04

Do I Need Sump Pump Battery Backup?

A sump pump installed in a basement of a home with a water powered backup system. Chicago is well known for its unpredictable and crazy in a way weather. We get lots of rain here during the warm season and huge amount of snow in winter.  According to Chicago Sun

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