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The Importance of Changing HVAC Filters

Air filters also provide a first line of defense against larger objects — such as bits of loose insulation — from being pulled into the system where they could cause damage or present a fire risk. You may have heard HVAC filters should be changed every 90 days. But, you lead a busy life, and it’s easy to forget this task.

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Is My Water Heater About to Fail? Check for these Signs

Your water heater does more than bring you hot water on demand for showers and baths. It also provides hot water for other appliances such as your washing machine and dishwasher. However, over time and with regular use, it’s inevitable your water heater will begin to wear out. Here are some warning signals to help you prepare for such an occurrence.

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Sewer Damage from Tree Roots

Trees are beautiful. But, tree roots can also be a significant concern for homeowners with underground water and sewer pipes. If left unchecked, tree root systems can extend into vulnerable areas of your pipes and cause messy and costly damage.

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The Impact of Wear and Tear on Fixtures

It is almost impossible to go about your day without touching a faucet and, yet, it’s easy to ignore these plumbing fixtures until they break down. Hard-working as they are, these modern conveniences will eventually begin to fail and, sooner or later, will require your attention.

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Spring Sump Pump Performance

Regardless of the age of your sump pump, it can fail when you least expect it and need it most. You don’t want to discover your pump is faulty during a spring rain that ultimately results in a basement filled with water.

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The Truth About Corrosion

Corrosion is likely all around your home, including your plumbing system. Corrosion is never a good sign and can exact a costly toll. It doesn’t just look ugly, it can destroy the smallest particle and the largest object, so don’t take it lightly. 

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The Dangers of Cast Iron Piping

We are fortunate to live in a community rich with beautiful older homes. But what we don’t see behind the walls of many lovely houses are deteriorating cast iron pipes waiting to create a crisis for their unsuspecting owners.

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The Truth About Whole-Home Air Cleaners

With the average Chicagoan spending 90% of their time indoors during the winter, improved air can affect the overall quality of life. This is especially important for family members living with allergies or other respiratory issues.

Testimonials

Since 1918, Flader has satisfied plumbing needs within our community. We are proud of the feedback and comments of our valued customers. Here’s just a few.

Flader thrives on exceeding expectations of our residential and commercial customers.  We deliver cost effective solutions for homeowners and businesses.  Our Service Centers in Evanston and Libertyville are ready to serve.  Call us today at 847-491-6980.

Flader Goes Skyward

A long-term commercial customer needed an upgrade on their air quality system.It required two 20-ton and two 10-ton Carrier units mounted on the rooftop, plus piping and custom sheet metal inside their manufacturing center. The Flader Team went skyward with a huge crane to land the units on the rooftop.In just 2½ days, the transformation was completed.Click “See our Work” to view more success stories.

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Flader Supports Youth Activities

Flader continues supporting local youth programs. We proudly sponsor EBSA and events at Robert Crown Community Center. It teaches teamwork, builds confidence, and strengthens our community.

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