Sep 04

The Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

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

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Jul 02

Flooded Basement

You walk downstairs to grab the laundry, and when your foot hits the bottom step, you know something is wrong. You flick on the light to discover water pooling across the entirety of your basement. You panic and are unsure of where to start. In the event of flooding in

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Jun 25

Clogged Toilet

We’ve all been there. You walk into your bathroom, lift the toilet lid, and discover whoever flushed the toilet before you didn’t do the best job. The toilet is clogged, and now you’re left to deal with the mess. While clogged toilets are bound to happen at some point, they

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Jun 17

Electric vs. Gas Water Heater

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

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Jun 08

Is Your Main Sewer Line Clogged?

You may not know much about plumbing, but you know one thing: Your toilet shouldn’t be causing your shower to back up. If you’re noticing odd backups, smelly drains, or unexplained sewage, you may be suffering from a clog in your main sewage line. Before you call for a Chicago

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Feb 28

Why Did My Water Bill Increase?

The last thing you want is an increase in any of your utility bills. Luckily, if your water bill increases, it’s usually relatively easy to lower. Water bill increases are often a result of changes in your water use or a leak somewhere in your home. This can be anything

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Feb 19

Advantages of a Whole House Water Filter

A whole house water filter system is typically installed where your main water line enters your home. By installing it directly at the entry point, filtered water will be delivered to the entirety of your house. This means each tap and appliance is only getting filtered water. First Chicago Plumbing

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Feb 10

Benefits of Hiring a Local Plumber

When you moved into your home, you knew there were a few things you needed to get set up. You paid the homeowner’s association fee, found the closest local pool, and set up quarterly pest control treatments. But did you find a local plumber? First Chicago Plumbing talks the benefits

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Jan 30

Unclogging Your Shower Drain

We’ve all been there. You’ve barely been in the shower for five minutes, and the water is pooling around your feet. It seems to happen frequently, and each time is more and more frustrating than the last. First Chicago Plumbing can help you tackle a clogged shower drain. DIY Methods

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