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What Causes Corroded Pipes—And How to Spot Corrosion in Your Home

  • Oct 23, 2017
  • By Jennifer

While older homes certainly have their charm, they can also come with a laundry list of problems.  Older piping systems are typically high up on this list. Many old houses have galvanized (zinc-coated) pipes or copper pipes. Unlike newer homes with corrosion-resistant PVC (polyvinyl chloride pipes), galvanized and copper pipes are prone to corrosion. Corroded pipes […]

Get Your Sump Pump Checked This Spring

  • By Jennifer

Living in the Midwest has its perks… like unpredictable spring thunderstorms! A flooded basement can result in thousands of dollars in damage and potential loss of important and cherished items. The Chicago suburbs are notorious for not being prepared for spring flooding. It’s important to have your sump pump checked before these storms come your […]

Why You Need A Sump Pump Battery Backup

  • By Jennifer

We’ve already talked about sump pumps, but if you need a refresher on what they are and what they do, check out our blog post on them specifically. In that post, we briefly mention the importance of a sump pump battery backup, but let’s take a more in-depth look at the important role they play. What does […]

3 Tips To Protect Your Home From Flooding

  • Oct 20, 2017
  • By Jennifer

Spring showers may happily bring beautiful flowers, but they also come with an unwelcome guest: flooding. Don’t let your home suffer from the costly and stressful flooding headache. Turn over a new leaf instead. Flatley’s is here to help. Read on to learn 3 easy ways you can help protect your home from flooding this season, […]

7 Things You Should Never Flush Down the Toilet

  • By Jennifer

There’s nothing much worse than a slowly draining toilet that constantly regurgitates backup sludge. A clogged toilet is one of the most common problems for any sewage system, and it’s usually caused by insoluble objects getting stuck and blocking water flow. That’s when you call a plumber to save the day! Sometimes your plumbing system is old […]

Why Does My Hot Water Always Run Out?

  • By Jennifer

Ah, a hot shower. There’s no better start to your morning. (Except maybe pancakes.) But there is nothing more frustrating than running out of hot water before your shower finishes. No one likes freezing showers—but no one will admit to hogging the hot water. Why does this happen? And what can be done to fix […]

Why Is My Toilet Running Constantly?

  • By Jennifer

Have you ever wondered why your toilet is running constantly? Don’t worry. You’re not the only one. It’s truly one of the bathroom’s biggest mysteries. Not only is it a nuisance, but it can also cost you. After all, it’s extra water that will surely show up on your next water bill. So what’s actually causing this […]

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