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What Are Window Wells and Why Are They Important?

If you have a basement, you may have noticed u-shaped metal or plastic guards fitted around the outside of your basement windows. Called a window well, these have a few different purposes. What are Window Wells For? The first purpose of a window well is that they are designed to allow light into partially underground … [Read More]

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5 Sump Pump Problems & How to Fix Them

Your sump pump plays an important role in keeping your basement dry. Sump pumps operate by pumping extra groundwater that finds a way near your foundation away from your home during heavy rains or snowmelt, so it is imperative that it remains in optimal condition. Read on for some common sump pump problems, and what to do … [Read More]

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7 Springtime Tips for Your Sewer & Drains

You don’t need the luck of the Irish to keep your sewer and drains flowing. Below are some tips and easy steps you can take to prevent backups and clogged drains in your home this spring. 1) Remember the 4P’s! Don’t flush anything other than toilet paper and waste down your toilets. Contrary to popular … [Read More]

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5 Sewer Rodding Facts

Your sewer plays a very important role in your home, as it carries waste out and away from it. So when it backs up, an immediate solution is necessary. Sewer rodding is the most effective way to clear blockages in your sewer line that happen due to tree roots or items clogging the pipes that … [Read More]

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3 Important Steps To Take If You Have A Burst Pipe This Winter

During the winter months, frozen pipes cause a number of enormous issues for homeowners all over the country, and here in Illinois and northern Indiana, we are no exception. While the winter months are a great time of year for lighting up the fireplace, throwing on a blanket, and getting comfortable on the couch, having … [Read More]

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5 Tips to Keep Things Flowing During the Holidays

Thanksgiving – the holiday that reminds us to be thankful for the blessings in our lives by gathering with family and friends over a bountiful feast. If you’re hosting the holiday, you know that a lot of planning and preparation are needed to successfully pull it off. So while your guest list and meal may … [Read More]

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