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How to Fix a Leaking Pipe Anywhere in the House

If you’ve never done it before, you may not know where to start. If you’re familiar with this type of home repair, you know it can get complicated. Don’t let it sneak up on you. Now’s the time to brush up on how to fix a leaking pipe. We can help. Our water damage pros […]

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A Frozen Water Pipe Burst in My Chicago Home – What Do I Do?

Some years, it seems like Chicago winters are the coldest in the nation. We break records, shovel snow and shiver through historic polar vortexes. Residents across the city take it all in stride, but we never get used to the freezing effect it has on our plumbing. Are you ready to deal with frozen pipes […]

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Water Pipe Burst in Apartment? Here’s What To Do Right Now

It’s been a long day. You’re headed home to the apartment. Evening plans include relaxing and enjoying well-earned downtime. Wet furniture and soaked floors aren’t on your list of expectations. When you walk through the door, you’re greeted by water damage in the apartment. How did this mess happen? Who’s responsible for cleanup and repairs? […]

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My Water Pipe Burst! Who Should I Call First?

A broken water pipe is every homeowner’s worst nightmare, and for a good reason: A burst pipe can wreak havoc, causing extensive damage to your floors, ceiling, walls, and subfloors. If your water pipe burst, knowing who to call is essential. In this post, we’ll walk you through some of the reasons pipes burst, what […]

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Burst Pipe in the Bathroom? Here’s What to do Right Now

A burst pipe in the bathroom: it’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare. And as cold weather draws near, it becomes increasingly likely.  When water freezes in a pipe – such as a toilet pipe – it expands with shocking force – sometimes reaching pressures of up to 40 lbs per square inch. Not surprisingly, this can […]

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Burst Pipe in the Basement? Here’s What to Do Right Now

The signs of a broken water pipe aren’t always obvious. The leaks usually occur under a sink or behind the walls. When a pipe bursts in the basement, you know it as soon as you head downstairs. You’re looking at a flooded floor that’s taking on water. What should you do next? Your 10-Step Action […]

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What Are the Obvious Signs of a Busted Water Pipe?

It’s not a good situation. Carpets are soaked, walls are wet, and you’ve put in the call for help. While you’re taking care of cleanup and water damage at home, repair crews are on the way, but you keep asking yourself the same questions. How could you miss the signs of a busted water pipe? […]

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What Should I Do if My Refrigerator Water Line is Leaking?

An occasional puddle under the fridge could be stray splashes from the water dispenser or a few dropped ice cubes. When it happens over and over, you’ve got a problem. Those ponds on the kitchen floor are sure signs that your refrigerator icemaker water line is leaking. Visions of soaked baseboards and mold behind the walls flash before […]

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Did Your Water Pipe Burst in the Summer? 7 Surprising Causes

Can pipes burst in warm weather? Yes, and it happens more often than you might think. This plumbing disaster isn’t restricted to our cold Chicago winters. Homeowners are usually caught off guard by burst pipes in the summer. You expect plumbing problems when the temperatures plummet. You don’t expect ruptured pipes to flood the house […]

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Burst Pipe in the Kitchen? Here’s What to Do Right Now

You’re never ready for it. When a kitchen sink pipe bursts, it always catches you off guard. Whether it starts while you’re rinsing dishes or soaks floors while you’re away at work, it’s a mess that demands immediate attention. The cost of burst pipes under kitchen sinks can add up fast. What can you do […]

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