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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 […]

Tankless vs. Natural Gas Hot Water Heaters: Deciding What’s Right for Your Home

  • Nov 21, 2017
  • By Jennifer

Tankless water heater or a natural gas hot water heater is a big investment and one that can impact your budget and comfort for years to come. A tankless water heater also referred to as an “on-demand water heater,” provides hot water by running it through a heating element before delivering it to the point […]

Common Problems Spotted With Camera Inspections

  • By Jennifer

If you need work done on your home’s plumbing system, then you’ll probably find that many local plumbers advertise video camera inspection. Video camera inspections are a relatively new plumbing technique that are growing in popularity because they’re non-invasive yet highly effective. Here’s how it works: The plumber inserts a special camera, mounted on a […]

Why Should I Winterize My Home’s Plumbing?

  • Oct 23, 2017
  • By Jennifer

The days are getting shorter. There’s a briskness in the air that wasn’t here a month ago. If you’re an early bird, you might already be thinking about holiday presents. For the Chicago area, winter is on its way and that means it’s time to winterize your home! Even though you can procrastinate getting the […]

4 Spooky Plumbing Nightmares You Can Avoid

  • By Jennifer

It’s not just the season of Pumpkin Spice. It’s the season of spooky. Whether you love watching scary movies or you prefer passing out candy to adorable trick-or-treaters, the Halloween season is a fun one. But even if haunted houses are a thrill to visit, you don’t want to live in one. That’s why Flatley’s […]

4 Springtime Plumbing Tips for Homeowners

  • By Jennifer

April showers bring May flowers—but they can also bring with them a whole set of springtime plumbing headaches. Spring thunderstorms, thawing snow, and other factors can wreak havoc on your sewer system, sump pump, gutters, and beyond. In addition to spring cleaning your kitchen or bedroom closet, spring cleaning should also include checking up on your […]