NEVER Flush These 7 Things Down the Toilet

NEVER Flush These 7 Things Down the Toilet

Ask any plumber and they will tell you that people often flush things down the toilet that really should not be flushed. They have cleared enough clogs from toilet drain pipes to know the worst things that people flush. To prevent clogs (and save yourself the plumbing bill) never flushing any of the following things down your toilet. Wet Wipes...
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Reduce Allergens with Duct Cleaning

For people with allergies, the outdoors can be a minefield of different allergens that trigger sneezing, sniffles, or congestion. Unfortunately, these same allergens are often present indoors. By keeping up on HVAC maintenance, especially duct cleaning, you can minimize your chance of spending spring and early summer in misery due to allergens. Do you know what is lurking inside your...
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Virtual Job Fair in April

Want to know what it’s like to work for one of the fastest-growing companies in Southern Illinois? Looking for a long-term career with a company that values teamwork & promotes a fun working atmosphere? Well, look no further! Tiger Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, & Electrical Services is now hiring as we grow in the Metro-East Illinois and Springfield areas! We...
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Tips for Reducing AC Usage

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about switching off your furnace and turning on your air conditioner. As the temperature starts to rise, you might be concerned that your energy usage is about to climb as well. There are lots of simple ways to stay cool without breaking the bank. Here are some tips to...
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Tips for Preventing Sewage Leaks

A sewage leak into your house or onto your property is one of the worst plumbing disasters you could face as a homeowner. Besides the damage to your home, the bacteria present in sewage can make you and your family sick. There are two ways you can experience sewage leakage – backups and pipe breakage. While terrible, both are preventable....
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Boost Your Luck With an AC Tune-Up

It is about that time of the year the temperature starts climbing and we can look forward to saying goodbye to yet another winter. An AC tune-up at this point, while you are still using your furnace, does not make sense. Or does it? Here are four reasons to stop pushing your luck each summer and get your AC tuned...
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5 Signs of Faulty Wiring

Did you know a large majority of residential fires are caused by malfunctions in the home’s wiring? Ignoring the early warning signs of faulty wiring can cost you. Here are five signs it’s time to call in an electrician to examine your home’s wiring. Funny Smells If you smell burnt plastic or other burning smells in your home and struggle...
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Your Home’s Silent Killer: Carbon Monoxide

You can’t see it. You can’t smell it. You can’t touch it. Carbon monoxide (CO) is called a ‘silent killer’ because the highly poisonous gas is odorless and colorless. It mixes with air and if breathed in can cause serious health issues or even death. The most common cause of a carbon monoxide outbreak in homes is an older furnace...
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6 Ways to Lower Hot Water Energy Consumption

There is nothing better than a hot shower after a long day, especially during the winter! However, if you notice your home’s energy costs are creeping up, your hot water energy consumption might be to blame. You do not have to sacrifice the temperature of your water to save on energy bills. In fact, lowering the temperature of the water...
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Why is my Furnace Making that Sound?

When operating properly, your HVAC system should be fairly quiet. Even if your furnace has been working well this winter, if you start hearing one of these strange sounds, it is time to contact an HVAC professional to come and repair the problem. Here are 5 sounds your furnace can make that should be taken care of as soon as...
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