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A city in Illinois that lies just 40 miles southwest of Chicago, Joliet is the state’s fastest growing city with a population of about 148,000.
Because of its proximity to the Windy City, it’s not hard to imagine that the climates for both cities are similar – that is, winters can be harsh, while thunderstorms are common during spring and summer. This can cause many basements to flood when the weather starts to get wet.
Located 40 miles southwest of Chicago, Joliet in Illinois is one of the state’s fastest growing cities with a population of about 148,000. First planned out in the early 1830s, the city has evolved to become an exurb or a commuter town.
With annual precipitation levels of 36.29 inches, many homes in Joliet know the threat that flooded basements pose. While the weather is one of the main factors of flooded basements, another is a backed-up sewer.
A city in Lake County, Illinois, Lake Forest is part of the Chicago metropolitan area and has a population of about 19,400. Named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor day Foundation, Lake Forest is known for its commitment to keeping a beautiful community forest.
While forests abound and thrive above ground, sometimes, what happens below ground remains unknown to many of us. We only realize that something might be wrong when sewage starts to back up and flood our homes.
A city in Lake County, Illinois, Lake Forest is part of the Chicago metropolitan area and has a population of about 20,000. Named a Tree City USA, Lake Forest is committed to preserving and nurturing its community forest.
With a climate that’s characterized by harsh winters and thunderstorms in spring and summer, Lake Forest has its fair share of flooded basements. Being a Tree City might help curb the floods some, but sometimes the floods come from the sewers.
One of the top 1% of wealthiest towns in Illinois, Hinsdale is a village that is part of the Chicago metropolitan area. It is home to many beautiful residences and is known for its teardown culture, with over 30% of homes being rebuilds.
Whether your home is a rebuild or not, it has a sewer line which helps transport waste from your home to the septic field. A very important part of your home, the sewer line is unobtrusive and many homeowners don’t even notice it until something goes wrong.
One of several municipalities located on the North Shore of the Chicago metropolitan area, Highland Park in Illinois lies just 23 miles north of downtown Chicago. With a population of nearly 30,000, it was founded in 1869 and today, is known for several of its landmark structures by prominent architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, David Adler, and Howard Van Doren Shaw.
Whether your home is national treasure or not, it has a sewer line that you might not even know is there. Helping transport waste from your home to the septic field, it does its job silently and without really being noticed.
A suburb of Chicago with a population of nearly 43,000, Lombard in Illinois is a village known for its Lilac Festival. The festival is held every May with lilac themed events like concerts, brunches, fairs, and what not, offered to visitors.
While the Lilac Festival is a feast for the senses, Lombard residents should make sure their own homes are just as appealing by ensuring their sewer lines are in proper order.
Every homeowner's nightmare (well, not really) is having broken pipes. It's a hassle to work with; it's a hassle to live with. Have you ever had to go through a night with leaky faucets and knocking pipes?
Unfortunately, it happens to everyone. Pipes tend to break down, and plumbing in Lombard, Illinois is not exempt. A village in DuPage County, Lombard is known for its annual Lilac Festival. The sweet-smelling festival has nothing to do with rundown pipes, which makes it all the more important that Lombard residents have their faulty plumbing repaired immediately.
Willowbrook, a small village in DuPage county in Illinois has a population of just 8,967. It started out as a small subdivision, eventually growing and growing until it was incorporated as a village in 1960. Residents live simple yet happy lives here, but it can easily be disturbed if a sewer line breaks.
A sewer line that breaks, collapses, or is punctured can result in unexplained floods in the home. When this happens, no matter how you try to prevent water from seeping into the house, the water will keep on flowing and creating more damage.
This time of year can certainly be a festive time for many homeowners, but they can also be a tough time for your sewer lines. The incorrect disposal of cooking grease, overuse of garbage disposals and added disposal of paper waste from guests are frequent culprits of pipe-clogging sewer problems. If you don’t catch a blockage in time, your household plumbing items will become inoperable and, even worse, raw sewage can back up through toilets, tubs and sinks into your home. Here are three tip to help avoid trouble in your home this holiday season:
1. Do not pour oil down a drain. Baking, frying and roasting can result in beautiful holiday dinners, but also leaves behind lots of excess cooking oils, grease and fats. Instead of pouring them down a drain, put them into a garbage bag or into a sealed container before disposing in the trash. Be careful, even small amounts of grease in a drain can cause a problem. You could also ask your municipalities if they have any collection services for large amounts of used cooking oils.