Photo by Jos Speetjens on Unsplash A leaky faucet is annoying, and an expensive annoyance at that. Overtime, faucet leaks, including small drops, can lead to wasted water, potential water damage, and higher water bills. Fortunately, it doesn’t take much to fix a leaky faucet! Just follow these basic steps to put an
You jiggle the handle on the toilet, silently praying that the water level will lower — it doesn’t. That’s when you grab the plunger and hope for the best. But is there a way to prevent a clogged toilet? It turns out, yes! Toilets are designed for body waste, yet
Gas leaks are a scary and, unfortunately, relatively common problem. Over 65 million homes in the United States use natural gas or liquid propane in order to power stoves, ovens, water heaters, and more. While natural gas is one of the safest and cleanest fossil fuels, its highly combustible nature
While you may not think about it on a daily basis, your water heater is a crucial part of your everyday life. Imagine taking cold showers every day or trying to scrub away last night’s lasagna without the help of hot water. By taking care of your water heater, you
You’re sitting at your kitchen table and feel a raindrop on the top of your head. “That can’t be right,” you think. You look up to find a small but steady drip of water leaking from your ceiling. While a leaking ceiling can be alarming, there’s no need to panic.
When you’re purchasing a home, you have enough to keep in mind. From the number of rooms to a termite inspection, you may feel like there isn’t a part of your potential home that you don’t know. However, many new homeowners neglect to scope out the main sewer line before
Sometimes referred to as an “on-demand” unit or an instant hot water heater, tankless water heaters take up less storage space and are considered an upgrade for every home. With a tankless water heater, cold water will travel through a pipe and into the heater, where it is then heated
When looking to replace your water heater, you’re left to decide between two fuel options: electric and gas. As someone who is most likely unfamiliar with the benefits and drawbacks of either type, you may be unsure which water heater is right for your home. First Chicago Plumbing can help