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60623 Plumbing Articles

Furnace Gas Leak Suspected In Suburban Chicago Home Explosion, Fire

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If you detect a gas lead at your home, do not attempt to turn off the gas supply. Evacuate the area immediately. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Wayne S.)
If you detect a gas lead at your home, do not attempt to turn off the gas supply. Evacuate the area immediately. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Wayne S.)

Fire officials in Elgin urge routine furnace and water heater maintenance after a possible gas leak causes a large explosion and fire, injuring the homeowner.

Are these plumbing myths true?

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Does your water heater sound like it might explode when it kicks on? Blame that loud popping noise on the sediment in the water. (Illustration by Bruce Snow)
Does your water heater sound like it might explode when it kicks on? Blame that loud popping noise on the sediment in the water. (Illustration by Bruce Snow)

Will the water heater explode? Can I put anything down the garbage disposal? Should I fix a leaky faucet? We uncover common plumbing myths and misconceptions.

Does Insurance Cover Sewer Line Replacement?

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Don't assume that your insurance policy covers sewer pipe replacement. (Photo courtesy of John Ahrens)
Don't assume that your insurance policy covers sewer pipe replacement. (Photo courtesy of John Ahrens)

Do you know if your sewer lines are covered by homeowner's insurance? Repairs can cost thousands. Check your insurance policy to see if you're covered.

Should I Install PEX or Copper Piping?

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A PEX manifold works like a circuit breaker panel, allowing a homeowner to shut off certain stretches of plumbing, usually to a bathroom or kitchen. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Jeffrey T. of Fishers, Ind.)

When it comes to PEX plumbing vs. copper pipes, each has advantages and detractors. Copper is solid and time-tested, but PEX is becoming more popular in homes.

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#1 Plumbing Company Inc

816 Wegner Rd
Mchenry, IL

1 2 3 SEWER & PLUMBING CO

8286 OZANAM
Niles, IL

120th Street Plumbing

3601 W 120th St
Alsip, IL

123 Remodeling

5070 N Kimberly Ave.
Chicago, IL

123 Weshorn Inc. Kitchen and Bath

2016 E Cayuga Lane
Mount Prospect, IL

26th Street Plumbing

5556 W 26th St
Cicero, il

365 w. illinois st

Chicago, il

41 NORTH BUILDERS

4453 N BEACON ST
Chicago, IL

61st Ave Plumbing and Heating

1538 S 61st Ave
Cicero, IL

911 Restoration of Chicago

9142 Terminal Ave
Skokie, IL

95th Street Plumbing Co

2401 W 95th St
Evergreen Pk, IL

A & C SNELTEN INC

5 HILLVIEW DR
Barrington, IL
60623 Zip Codes