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Protect Your Home from Summer Humidity

There are many things to love about summer. Humidity isn’t one of them. Thankfully, there are ways to get rid of the moisture in your home. Here are tips for keeping the humidity at a comfy level during Chicago’s summer months.

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The Dangers of Sewer Stack Failure

One of the most efficient ways to avoid catastrophic plumbing problems and the high costs associated with them is understanding the condition of your home’s sewer stack and sewer line.

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Extend the Life of Your Air Conditioning System

The best way to prolong the lifespan of your A/C system is to follow a maintenance routine. You’ll want to focus on keeping it clean, well maintained, and free from debris both inside and out. Here are a few tips to help extend the functional life of your air conditioning system, and keep it humming along for many years to come.

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Risks of an Aging Sump Pump

One of the most frequently mentioned disasters reported by homeowners is sump pump failure. Fortunately, there are many warning signs your pump is reaching the end of its life. By monitoring its performance, you will know when it is time to replace your pump long before waking up to a basement of water.

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What Slow Flow from Your Faucet Means

There are many reasons why your home could have low water pressure, and isolating it to one faucet certainly narrows the possible causes. Identifying the reasons behind a slow water stream in your faucet is the first step toward making the necessary repairs.

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Improving Indoor Air Quality During Winter

Winter is one of the worst times of year for indoor air quality. Your family huddles inside a tightly sealed home, and it feels cozy being protected during the colder months of the year. Here are some tips to help you improve the air in your home during Chicago’s winter months: 

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Is the Heat Reading of Your Thermostat Accurate?

A functioning thermostat will regulate the right amounts of warmth and coolness in your home. However, there are times when your air temperature may drop below the thermostat’s set temperature. If the indoor temperature of your home does not match your thermostat setting, here’s what you need to know.

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Solving Garbage Disposal Clogs

Your garbage disposal plays an important role in disposing of unwanted leftovers, expired food, and discarded peels. It keeps your kitchen smelling fresh and clean. It makes cleaning up after dinner easy, and it reduces the amount of garbage that can end up in landfills. Yet, we often take our disposals for granted.

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Protecting Your Outdoor Faucets from Freezing

When a frigid blast from the arctic vortex strikes your neighborhood, one of the possible outcomes is burst water pipes, and outdoor faucets are particularly vulnerable. Winterizing your outdoor plumbing is incredibly important. It might seem like a chore, but doing so can help you avoid some potentially hefty plumbing repair bills.

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The Importance of a Furnace Inspection

Part of good home maintenance is preparing your mechanical equipment for upcoming seasonal changes. When it comes to your furnace, it needs to be checked at least once every year, and several benefits are associated with such maintenance.

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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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