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5 Preventative Summer Plumbing Maintenance Tips

  • Jul 17, 2019
  • By Flatley's Plumbing Team

Warm, sunny summer days are here! The rising temperatures in the Chicagoland area often lead to increased water usage, both outdoors and indoors. On average, most household water bills increase up to 50% in the summer months. To avoid increased utility bills and plumbing problems caused by excessive usage, follow these 5 preventative maintenance tips […]

Top 3 Summer Plumbing Problems

  • Jun 13, 2019
  • By Flatley's Plumbing Team

Summer Weather Plumbing Problems Summer in Chicagoland is one of the most beautiful times of the year, but with warmer weather comes a handful of regular plumbing problems. If you’re experiencing any of the following summer plumbing problems, give Flatley’s Plumbing Express a call!   1. Basement Flooding Summer rain occurs happen often here in […]

How to Spot Rain-Related Plumbing Problems

  • Apr 12, 2019
  • By Flatley's Plumbing Team

Heavy spring rains in Chicagoland can place sudden stress on your home’s pipes and drainage system. After an intense storm, you might discover that your home’s plumbing has taken on some damage. Make sure to keep on the lookout for the following potential plumbing issues after a storm. Blocked Pipes and Clogged Drains Due to […]

Flatley’s Plumbing Express Has Been Rated Complaint Free By The BBB

  • Mar 22, 2019
  • By Flatley's Plumbing Team

Flatley’s Plumbing Express Has Been Rated Complaint Free By The BBB for 2018!   Flatley’s Plumbing Express is honored to receive a 2018 Complaint Free Award from the Better Business Bureau.  This award recognizes members of the Better Business Bureau who have not received any consumer complaints in the previous year.   Flatley’s Plumbing Express […]

What To Do During A Plumbing Emergency

  • By Flatley's Plumbing Team

What To Do During A Plumbing Emergency If you’ve ever returned home after a weekend away, only to find that a pipe has burst or a leak got out of hand, you know what running into a true plumbing emergency can feel like. Plumbing emergencies include everything from a fixture that isn’t functioning correctly, to a […]

Remembering Tom Kuttnauer

  • Feb 22, 2019
  • By Flatley's Plumbing Team

Flatley’s Plumbing Express has regretfully lost one of our lead plumbers, co-worker and friend, Tom Kuttnauer. He took great pride in his work, was dedicated to the company and brought laughter to our team. He was very valued and will be dearly missed by all. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers during […]

Identifying Post-Winter Plumbing Problems

  • Feb 20, 2019
  • By Flatley's Plumbing Team

Identifying Post-Winter Plumbing Problems A long, harsh Chicago winter can be rough on your home, and more specifically, your plumbing. Unfortunately, much of the damage caused by sub-zero temperatures and harsh winds often goes unnoticed until spring rolls around and everything begins to thaw. Instead of waiting until spring, worrying what might happen, it’s wise […]

How to Winterize Your Home’s Plumbing

  • Jan 08, 2019
  • By Flatley's Plumbing Team

Each year, thousands of Chicago area homeowners experience problems with pipes in their homes freezing and bursting. Some colder weather plumbing problems can be avoided when a homeowner does what is necessary to winterize plumbing in their house.   Wrap Pipes With winterizing plumbing, it is important to wrap pipes in any area of your […]

Five Signs That You Need Drain Clearing

  • Nov 15, 2018
  • By Jennifer

Maybe it’s happened to you before: Suddenly, none of your home’s drains work anymore. You try pouring commercial drain cleaner in them, you work a plunger up and down… all to no avail. And after trying everything you can think of, you eventually call a plumber — only by now it’s after six o’clock in […]

Tips to Get Your Plumbing Ready for Fall

  • Sep 19, 2018
  • By Jennifer

As summer switches to fall, it’s likely that you’re trading your flip flops for boots and your t-shirts for sweatshirts. You may be ready, but did you know that your home needs help to prepare for the cold months ahead? If not properly taken care of, fall and winter weather can wreak havoc on your […]

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