There are some plumbing issues that are easy to overlook or ignore. For example, a slow dripping faucet is usually no serious cause for concern. However, if you let this drip persist, it is going to wind up wasting hundreds of gallons of water over the course of a year and costing you money. Additionally, the longer you let an issue continue on, the more extensive it will become.
The good news is, you don’t have to guess whether or not you need the services of a plumber. Here you will find some tell-tale signs it is time to hire this professional.
Having a single clogged drain from time to time is usually no real cause for concern. However, if you begin to notice you have several clogged drains throughout your home, the issue may be much bigger than you thought. In some cases, issues such as tree roots growing through the main line, or some other type of clog in the main line can result in several clogs in several different fixtures. If you notice more than just one clogged drain, then it is going to be best for you to call a plumber to find the underlying issue.
Reduced Water Pressure
There are several reasons that the water pressure in your home may be lower than usual. The most dangerous and potentially damaging is you have a leak somewhere in your plumbing system. If you find a pipe that is leaking, it has the potential to cause quite a bit of damage. Make sure to call a plumber to inspect the issue as soon as you can.
Keep in mind, not all plumbers are created equal. As a result, it is best to do some research before making a call. To learn more or schedule service, you can contact us at Apex Plumbing & Sewer, Inc.
When you own a home, you know that things can go wrong. In some cases, the issues are able to be foreseen if you know what to look for. Generally, this is true for issues with your home’s sewer lines. Even though your sewer lines are hidden from view, there are some indications that a problem may be present. Investing in sewer cleaning when these issues are seen can help prevent serious issues and large messes.
Winter is upon us, and so, too, is the problem of having your pipes freeze over when you least expect it. The three most common reasons why pipes freeze is due to poor insulation, quick drops in temperature, and thermostats that aren’t set high enough. However, you don’t have to immediately resign yourself to shelling out tons of money to repair your broken plumbing. With some time and effort, you can do a few things to prevent your pipes from freezing over. Here’s how.
Drains are one component that many homeowners don’t think about until they start backing up, smelling or causing other problems. The way to maintain your drains and the rest of your plumbing system is to take the proactive approach. While a plumbing contractor can most certainly help restore your drains, these tips are great for reducing the need to call a contractor in the first place.
Most people understand that their sewer system transports the waste from their house to the city’s sewer lines, but if there is a sewer backup that occurs in the Chicago area, they need to call Apex Plumbing for help. We have been in business since 1983 and are determined to do our best to assist our customers with all of their plumbing needs. (more…)
When things go wrong unexpectedly, it’s often natural to panic. Depending on the severity of the situation, this may range from acting in a mildly frantic manner to being unable to function at all. It’s OK if you aren’t sure how to handle things. In most cases, there is somebody who can help. If you are faced with an emergency related to your plumbing, you may be in over your head, but a professional plumber can come to the rescue and perform the necessary fix. What do you do in the meantime? While you’re waiting for a plumber to come, follow these emergency plumbing tips to handle the problem as best as you can. (more…)
With a wealth of DIY videos and instructions out there, anyone can be their own plumber. However, while learning DIY sewer and plumbing repair skills and tips are often enough to get the job done, there’s a bit of a risk that you might get in way over head. Here are some tips from Popular Mechanics on how to be a better DIYer when it comes to plumbing and sewer repair.
Dealing with plumbing emergencies can be stressful. That can be especially true if you don’t have as much experience solving plumbing problems. So instead of taking them on, Dummies shares here some emergencies where calling over an emergency plumber instead is your best bet:
Whether it’s about unclogging drains or fixing leaks, some people think fixing these problems are easy. That’s why in most cases, people tend to Do It Themselves—at least until it turns out that the problem is more than they could handle. Don’t let that happen to you. Dummies shares here some of the best times you should ring a plumber and rely on his services instead of trying fix the problem all on your own.
“To Meter or Not to Meter” that is the question homeowners and property owners throughout Chicago are asking themselves. This blog is trying to shed some light on Chicago Meter Save Program through the eyes and experience of a Chicago Bungalow Owner.
Case Study for Meter Save Chicago.
Single Family Home (Bungalow) on the northwest side of Chicago.
# Occupants: Man, Woman, 2 Young Children, 1 Dog
Water Usage Description:
Daily Bathing – 2 Bathrooms
Light-Medium water usage for Gardening
Water Meter was installed on March 26th of 2015
Below you will find screenshots for the following water bills. Once a water customer switches to the meter save program they will receive their bill every 2 months vs. every 6 months with a non-metered account.
WATER BILL BEFORE METER
1ST WATER BILL AFTER METER
2ND WATER BILL AFTER MEETER
3RD WATER BILL AFTER MEETER
4TH WATER BILL AFTER MEETER
Will you save money with a water meter?
Simple answer… Yes you will.
By taking the cost of the 3rd & 4th Water Bill multiplying it by 3 to represent the semi-annual or 6 month bill you would receive from non-metered account.
Below are a couple mathematical examples on how you save.
3rd Bill Example (2 months of water) vs. Last 6 Month Bill
$76.26 x 3 =$228.78
Previous Water Bill: $445.63 – $228.78 =$216.85
Annualized Savings: $433.70
4th Bill Example (2 months of water) vs. Last 6 Month Bill
$91.50 x 3 =$274.50
Previous Water Bill: $445.63 – $274.50 = $171.13
Annualized Savings: $342.26
If you are a senior I believe that would make you tax exempt from the sewer portion of the water/sewer bill, therefore increasing your savings significantly.
Looking for other ways to save on your water bill?
- Toilet Running, Stop it, Save Money on your water bill
- Leaky Pipes, Repair it, Save Money on your water bill
Contact Apex fora Free On-Site Estimate: 773-477-7714
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