As a Chicago homeowner, maintaining the plumbing system in your home is an effective way to reduce the chances of a sewer backup. The professionals at Apex Plumbing & Sewer, Inc. have created a guide to assist homeowners in reducing the risk of a backup and for maintaining your sewers. (more…)
One of the many advantages our customers have in working with the team at Apex Plumbing is a trusted source of information about specific equipment and systems. The plumbers and staff listen carefully to your needs and then recommend the systems and equipment that are best suited for your home and lifestyle. (more…)
If you need a new water heater, then it is a good idea for you to get a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters in Chicago are expensive. However, they are worth the money because they have several benefits.
While tankless water heaters are not one of the newest technologies in the HVAC industry, they are still relatively uncommon in most Chicago homes. These systems can replace existing tank water heaters, or they can be installed in new homes in the area. (more…)
3 Ways Corona Virus affects your home’s plumbing.
Right now you are staying home more than ever. Meaning your home’s plumbing is working harder than ever.
The Three P’s – How to not clog a sewer line.
Using more water – keep your water bill low.
Drinking Water Quality
1. The Three P’s – How to not clog a sewer line.
When it comes to what goes down your toilet, simply follow the rule of the three P’s. Words from a wise plumber, “pee, poop, and toilet paper”, “Anything else that you flush down a toiet is going to present a problem.” A possibly pricey problem. This can be caused by baby wipes and feminine products. Feminine Products will flush down the toilet, but they will not break down easily, coupled with the fact they are made to absorb and expand this will likely cause backups in your sewer line in the future.
Make sure to follow the 3P Rule or else it can potentially lead to an expensive problem.
2. You are using more water.
Keep your water bill down if you are on the meter, make sure toilet aren’t running and you don’t have leaks.
- Using the toilet more often, Fill Valve could be bad. Causing your toilet to run all the time.
- Leaky Water Heater – Your using more hot water then normal, leak is causing your water heater to produce more hot water than usual.
- Now is a good time to take a peak around your home and perform a whole house plumbing inspection. If something is leaking, now is a great time to identify the problem and save money.
- Water Meter: If you are curious if you will save money with a water meter, you can refer back to an older blog post. https://www.apexplumbingchicago.com/will-i-save-money-with-a-water-meter
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3. Tap Water as drinking water – is your water safe?
Before Covid 19, one of the frequent recurring news headlines was Lead in our drinking water. Many customers have called us wanting water purification systems for their drinking water. Customers tell us they use to purchase lots of bottled water from costco or other big box stores but due to supplies and not wanting to leave their home as much. They are now adding reverse osmosis or water purification systems to drink clean water out of their tap. Learn more about
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