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How to Lower Your Utility Bills With Water Heater Maintenance
January 24, 2018 Contributor

Although heating your water supply might not be as expensive as heating your entire home, it’s still a pricey part of your monthly bills. Every time you use hot water to shower, bathe, or wash dishes, it costs money to

Frozen Pipes – Can a Homeowner Repair on Their Own?
January 17, 2018 Contributor

This winter has already brought its fair share of ice and snow to Northwest Indiana and South Cook County, Illinois, which means the risk of a frozen pipe is significantly higher than usual. If you come across a frozen pipe

The Importance of Basement Sump Pumps for Northwest Indiana Homeowners
January 12, 2018 Contributor

The weather has been a bit of a doozy for homeowners over the past month in Northwest Indiana and South Cook County, Illinois. With freezing rain and snow constantly blowing in, it’s more important than ever to keep your home

Common Plumbing Problems and the Best Way to Fix Them
December 21, 2017 Contributor

If you’re not willing to turn to a professional for a common plumbing issue, you might be able to handle the problem on your own. There are several kinds of issues that arise in your home frequently, and luckily, many

Maintain Your Water Heater to Extend Its Life
December 18, 2017 Contributor

Without regular maintenance and inspections, your water heater won’t be able to provide hot water for your home indefinitely. Heaters can break down over time, so it’s important that you care for it and keep it running smoothly for as

Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Garbage Disposal Running Like New
December 12, 2017 Contributor

Garbage disposals are a handy way to deal with leftover scraps of food, but if you’re not careful, they can easily become smelly or broken. Thankfully, by following a few simple steps, you can keep your garbage disposal running like

How to Shut Off Your Main Water Valve
November 28, 2017 Contributor

If your plumbing system is malfunctioning, you will probably need to stop your water supply completely while you make the necessary repairs. In most cases, you can do this pretty simply by following these steps. Figure Out Where the Shut

How to Unclog a Sink in 5 Easy Steps
November 25, 2017 Contributor

Everyone dreads that day when they’ll have to clear a clogged drain. It’s a nasty process, and it can take quite awhile to get your sink working properly again. However, by following these simple steps, you might be able to

Plumbing Checklist for Winter
November 20, 2017 Contributor

As temperatures drop, the chances of your home suffering a burst pipe or flood can increase. The last thing you want is to stumble into three inches of icy water in your hallway on a frigid December night. Do yourself

Importance of Fire Hydrant Inspection
November 3, 2017 Contributor

In an effort to prepare for the unexpected, construction sites and private property are required to have one or more working fire hydrants. Local commercial and residential plumbing contractors, like Reichelt Plumbing, offer fire hydrant inspections as part of their

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