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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 […]

Plumbing System Back To School Tips

  • By Jennifer

Feel that chill in the air? Time to switch out the flip-flops for backpacks! It’s back to school season. That usually means your morning routines are whirlwinds of making breakfast, packing lunches, and ensuring homework actually makes it to school. During the school year, weekday mornings (and evenings!) are stressful. A plumbing system issue, be it […]

Discolored Water: A Handy Guide

  • By Jennifer

According to the EPA, the average American family of four uses 400 gallons of water per day. We use water for so much: cooking, cleaning, bathing, drinking, and more. If you’ve ever had your water supply shut off—even for a few hours—you immediately realize just how dependent you are on an on-demand supply of clean […]

Tree Roots in Sewer Lines

  • By Jennifer

Peanut butter and jelly. Movies and popcorn. Tree roots and sewer lines. All of these pairs go together hand-in-hand—for better or for worse. Tree roots just love making their way into your home’s sewer lines. Unfortunately for you, tree roots can cause some of the most stressful and expensive plumbing problems. Roots commonly enter your home’s […]

Plumbing Disasters and How to Avoid Them

  • By Jennifer

Who doesn’t love summer? How could there be anything wrong with late sunsets, days at the beach, and cookouts with friends? Unfortunately, sometimes summer fun can lead to summer plumbing disasters. And no, we’re not just talking about that time that your kids left the sprinkler running all night. Here are some common potential summer […]

Winter Plumbing: Preventing Problems

  • By Jennifer

Winter is coming. No, we’re not referring to the terrifying White Walkers in Game of Thrones. And even though winter is still months away, it’s not too early to start thinking about prepping your winter plumbing system for the Midwestern chill. They say a stitch in time saves nine, and the age-old wisdom also applies […]