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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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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