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Flood Prevention During Periods of Heavy Rain

  • Jun 22, 2018
  • By Jennifer

Why do Basements Flood When it Rains? Basement flooding can occur at any time – for multiple reasons. One of the most common, however, is rain. During periods of heavy rainfall, several inches are falling in a short time. Gravity takes over and the water has one place to go; further down. Because our basements […]

Summer Plumbing Problems and How To Prevent Them

  • Jun 15, 2018
  • By Jennifer

What’s not to like about summer? Longer days, warm weather and family outings. When you think of issues your household may run into during the summer, you probably think something along the lines of your AC going out, leaving you to suffer in the heat. You might be prepared for that, but are you ready […]

Troubleshooting Common Drain Problems You May Experience This Memorial Day

  • May 25, 2018
  • By Jennifer

Memorial Day is a time we set aside to remember and honor those who have lost their lives while serving our country in the military. As a day of observance, it’s common for friends and families to gather for activities, cookouts, and other outdoor activities. Nothing ruins a nice day quite like plumbing problems, however. […]

Celebrating Eilish – The Mother of Flatley’s Plumbing Express

  • May 11, 2018
  • By Jennifer

Eilish was the firstborn child of Patrick and Hannah Ryan in Co. Carlow, Ireland. She lived with her parents and grandmother on a farm until her family decided to move to America when she was 14. Her father had already lived in America when he was younger, when he worked at the Ford Motor Company […]

Get Your Plumbing Ready for Spring with a Camera Inspection

  • Apr 13, 2018
  • By Jennifer

April showers can wreak havoc on your plumbing. Whether it’s in your home or business, most of your plumbing will be hidden between walls or underground. A plumber would normally have to cut or dig into the area to access these hard to reach pipes, but a camera inspection eliminates invasive procedures completely. Using this method, plumbers […]

Troubleshooting Outdoor Faucet Problems

  • Apr 05, 2018
  • By Jennifer

Spring is finally here, and the long winter is over. Before you know it, temperatures will be rising, the sun will be shining, and flowers will start to bloom. You may be ready to start gardening for the season, but are your outdoor plumbing fixtures ready too? You may have detached your hose before winter […]

Remembering our Founder and Father: Michael Flatley

  • Mar 13, 2018
  • By Jennifer

  Mr. Flatley was born and raised in Sligo, Ireland. Before immigrating to America, he spent his days working on a farm. He worked as a bricklayer before he decided to get into the plumbing and sewer trade, and from there, Flatley’s Plumbing Express was born! He started out with one single van and used […]

How to Maintain Your Sump Pump

  • Mar 09, 2018
  • By Jennifer

Sump pumps are very important tools that aid in the prevention of flooding. Typically located in a basement or in the below-ground levels of a home or business, they are placed in areas that are most susceptible to flooding. Sump pumps use force to prevent flowing. They collect water in a sump basin and push […]

Home Flooding Preparation & Restoration

  • Feb 23, 2018
  • By Jennifer

Here in the Chicagoland area, we’re no strangers to flooding. Whether it happens in your basement or in a different part of your house, flooding can be a major inconvenience and disruption to your home life. As a home or business owner, it’s important that you know the signs of leaks and flooding, as well […]

The Importance of Sump Pump Battery Backup

  • Feb 06, 2018
  • By Jennifer

Nobody wants to deal with a flooded basement, but when the power goes out, so does your sump pump. Such an appliance requires power to run when it removes excess water out of your basement and away from your home’s foundation. A battery backup not only ensures your sump pump runs when the lights go […]