Last updated 2 days 6 hours ago
Bathroom faucets are a plumbing detail that many people pay little attention to when building or remodeling a home, but they can have a big impact on the overall design of your bathroom. If you are constructing a new bathroom or the time has come for you to replace your old faucet, consider the following advice before purchasing a new faucet.
The first step to take in narrowing down your faucet options is to define your budget. Once you have determined how much you can spend on your new faucet or faucets, start looking at options that appeal to you within your price range. If you plan to hire a professional plumber to install your new faucet, be sure to take these costs into account when setting your budget.
Regardless of whether your bathroom has a traditional or contemporary feel, you should be able to find a faucet within your price range that complements its design. Contemporary faucet design styles are generally sleek and minimalist, with monochromatic color schemes. For a more traditional touch, consider a crossbar-handle faucet made of brass or chrome or a ceramic-covered level faucet.
When weighing the benefits and drawbacks of various faucets you are looking at, give the durability of each model considerable heft. If you have to hire a plumber to repair your faucet frequently or can expect to have to replace it after a few years, it may actually end up costing you more than a higher-end model will.
Once you have located the perfect faucet for your home, you will need an experienced plumber to install it. If you live in Northwest Chicago and are looking for a friendly and knowledgeable plumber who can install your new faucet and provide you with any other plumbing services you may require, call Reliance Plumbing today at (847) 213-9763. For more information about the services we provide, visit our website.
Last updated 10 days ago
Water pressure is not always a bellwether for the state of your home’s plumbing, but it can be. Any time that your water pressure drops, you should be on alert for other signs that some element of your home’s plumbing is failing.
If your home is serviced by a well, inspect the well pump for leaks and electrical problems that could be too blame. Follow this check up with a call to your water utility service provider. If you are assured by the utility service provider that the problem is not a municipal issue but rather a problem that is confined to your property, it is time to call a plumber. Chances are high that your pipes need some attention.
Significantly lower-than-normal water pressure is a sure sign that something is wrong with either your home’s plumbing or water supply. If you have determined that the issue is plumbing-related and are looking for efficient, high-quality service from a plumber in northwest Chicagoland, call Reliance Plumbing in Northbrook today at (847) 213-9842.
Last updated 17 days ago
High up on the list of disasters that most homeowners fear is flooding. While some causes of flooding are out of your control and flood insurance is the soundest way in which you can protect your home as an investment on the flood front, a sump ejector pump should be a part of every homeowner’s flood prevention plan.
The Importance of Having a Sump Pump
Designed to flush floodwater from the lowest part of a basement, a sump ejector pump activates when water from outside your home or from plumbing fixtures in your home reaches the level of the float activator alarm. Because they are automatic, sump pumps are especially useful at handling flooding that occurs when nobody is home or everybody is sleeping.
Choosing a Sump Pump
Sump ejector pumps are available in a range of sizes and capacities. Beyond ensuring that the sump pump you choose fits nicely in your basement, it is important to choose a pump with enough horsepower to handle the drainage that is connected to the sump. A sump pump that is too weak for your home’s plumbing system may not be able to pump water from your basement as quickly as water accumulates.
Installing a Sump Pump
Installing a sump pump is a task best handled by a plumbing professional. While you may contact a plumber to install a sump pump you have selected, you might benefit more from consulting a plumber whom you to determine what sump pump is best-suited to your home’s infrastructure and needs.
Maintaining Your Sump Pump
Sump pumps do not require much in the way of regular maintenance, but because most sump pumps are called to action so infrequently it is important to inspect your sump pump on occasion to make that it is still operational. A battery-backup unit that kicks into gear if the power is out can further contribute to your peace of mind and make sump pump failure less likely.
A functioning sump ejector pump can spare you from having to deal with mold, structural damage, and the loss of belonging following a flood. If you live in the Chicago area and would like to have a reputable plumber install a high-quality sump pump in your home or commercial basement, call Reliance Plumbing at (847) 213-9842.
Last updated 23 days ago
A garbage disposal can be one of the most helpful tools in the kitchen, but only until it breaks and leaves you with a mess in your kitchen sink. For tips that will help you reap the benefits of having a garbage disposal without having to experience the unpleasantness of it malfunctioning or giving out prematurely, watch this brief video.
Most fruit and vegetable byproducts, cooked oats and beans, and even egg shells are likely no match for your garbage disposal. Grease, rice, pasta, animal bones, and more fibrous vegetable matter, on the other hand, have the potential to clog and break your device.
Since each garbage disposal model is unique, it is important to consult manufacturer’s recommendations for use and cleaning that are specific to the model you have. If your disposal seems to be broken and you are looking for an experienced northwest Chicagoland plumber to service or replace it, call Reliance Plumbing at (847) 213-9842.
Last updated 1 month ago
Between toilet flushing, showering, dishwashing, laundry, and numerous other water-intensive goings on of daily life in your household, your home’s plumbing infrastructure has a lot to handle. As a result, even the well-maintained plumbing systems require professional attention from time to time. While there are a number of plumbing problems that can be solved with DIY fixes, you should contact a plumber any time one of the following plumbing problems presents itself in your home.
Leaky Faucet or Toilet
Perennial plumbing annoyances, leaky faucets and toilets can usually be remedied with the installation of a replacement valve. You can do this yourself or save time and possibly even money by entrusting a plumber with the task.
Low Water Pressure
If your water pressure is low, you might have more to worry about than the dissatisfaction that comes with taking a trickle shower. Call your trusted plumber to have a look at your pipes and return your water pressure to its normal level.
Noisy Water Pipes
If your pipes creak and moan after every flush of the toilet or cycle of laundry, you should take it as a sign that they need some attention. Regardless of whether pipes need to be replaced or tightened and held in place so that they no longer bang against one another or your home’s interior walls, a plumber can help.
Mold or Mildew
Potentially harmful, mold and mildew should always be examined and removed by a professional. Immediately upon detecting mold or mildew in your home, contact a plumber. In addition to making your home mold-free once again, a plumber can thoroughly inspect your home’s plumbing for leaks responsible for spurring the mold’s growth.
At Reliance Plumbing, we take pride in the residential and commercial plumbing work we do. Serving the North Shore and all northwest Chicagoland suburbs, we can repair problems as minor as leaky faucets and as major as frozen pipes. If you are dealing with one of the problems discussed above or you have any other plumbing concerns that we can address, call (847) 213-9842 to speak with an experienced and knowledgeable member of our team.