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HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

June 29, 2017 · No Comments

All of us at Quality Plumbing Services would like to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July!

 

This is a day of celebration all throughout the country. Whether it be from watching the firework spectacle at night, to grilling out with friends and family, eating plenty of hot dogs. Did you know that an estimated 150 million hot dogs will be consumed on the 4th of July?! That means that half the population of the United States will have at least one hot dog.

 

Speaking of fire works, Quality Plumbing Services would like to advise everyone to be safe because accidents can happen. That’s why you should leave the shows to the professionals! The top four places to watch the fireworks in the Chicagoland area are Navy Pier, Itasca at the Hamilton Lakes Office Campus, in Skokie at Niles West High school where they offer new “3D” fireworks, and lastly in Evanston at Clark Street Beach.

 

We hope everyone enjoys this special holiday!

 

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24/7 Emergency Repair from Quality Plumbing Services Inc.

January 09, 2013 · No Comments



When it comes to the plumbing in your home or business, there are many problems that can occur within your system. Whether it is a leaking water heater, a clogged toilet or a sewer line that is backing up, there are many times you will need to rely on a licensed professional to get your systems back up and running. These problems can occur, however, outside the typical 9:00 am – 5:00 pm hours that most businesses operate in. That's why Quality Plumbing Services offers 24-hour emergency repair, seven days a week.

With our 24-hour emergency repair services, you will never have to worry about a sudden system breakdown shutting down your plumbing. Our trained and knowledgeable professional plumbing technicians can make sure your system is running smoothly and efficiently, no matter what time of day or night. We are always available to answer the call, and possess the equipment, skills, and tools needed to handle any project effectively, large or small.

When you find yourself in need of a sudden plumbing repair, you often don't have time to wait until the morning. With the 24-hour emergency repair services provided by the reputable and reliable plumbing professionals at Quality Plumbing Services, you won't have to. For additional information regarding emergency plumbing repair, give us a call at 847-259-0200 or visit our website at www.qualityplumbingchicago.com today!

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Happy New Year!

December 28, 2012 · No Comments

We would like to wish you and your families a very safe and happiest of New Year's from all of us at Quality Plumbing Services Inc.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 19, 2012 · No Comments

All of us at Quality Plumbing Services Inc. would like to wish you and your family a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!

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Happy Labor Day!

August 31, 2012 · No Comments

Labor Day is an American Federal Holiday observed on the first Monday in September (September 3 in 2012) that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and can be celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events.

All of us at Quality Plumbing Services Inc. would like to extend our wishes to you and your family for a Safe and Happy Labor Day Weekend!

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Things You Might Not Know About Water

August 22, 2012 · No Comments

 

Water is the liquid of life. Without it, we cannot survive.

Water is necessary for a variety of things other than survival. We use it to clean our homes, our bodies, our dishes, and our clothes. We use it for cooking, keeping our gardens thriving and our lawns green. Water is a refreshing change during the heat of summer – we use it for our swimming pools to keep cool.

There are many uses for water and there are even more facts that are interesting – here are a few things you may not know about water.

  • When a baby is born, about 80% of their body weight is from water.

  • The human body is made up of around 70% water.

  • More fresh water is stored underground than on the surface.

  • The average person can drink about 3 gallons of water each day – but drinking too much water can lead to water intoxication, a condition that causes an imbalance of water in the brain.

  • The daily-recommended amount of water is 8 cups – but you do not have to drink all of that water in its liquid form. You can get water from a variety of other foods and drinks.

  • 70-75% of the surface of the Earth is covered in water.

  • People can only use about 3/10 of the water on Earth.

  • After exercising, the immediate loss of weight is from water, not fat.

  • If you feel thirsty, you have already lost about 1% of the water in your body.

  • The USA uses over 345,000 million gallons of fresh water each day.

  • About 80% of water usage in the USA is for irrigation and thermoelectric power.

  • About 15% of residents in the USA get their water from private sources, such as private well.

  • The water on the Earth today is the same water that was on the Earth millions of years ago.

These are a few fun facts about water. Call Quality Plumbing Services Inc. at 847-259-0200 for all your plumbing needs or visit our website at www.qualityplumbingchicago.com.

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Plumbing Trivia - 7 Fun Facts!

July 12, 2012 · No Comments


  1. Why are manhole covers in the U.S. round instead of square? A round manhole cover cannot fall through its circular opening, whereas a square manhole cover could be turned diagonally and fall through. Circular manhole covers are also easier to place back into original position, and do not need to be rotated for alignment.
  2. The word “plumber” is derived from the Latin word for lead – Plumbum. Lead was the primary material used in the creation of pipeworks which was used to carry water into cities and towns, before it was found to be a cumulative poison.

  3. Who invented the modern toilet? The flush toilet we use today came from a variety of inventions throughout history. In 1596, Sir John Harington invented a design that had a flush valve to let water out of the tank and wash-down design to empty out the bowl. In the 1880's, Thomas Crapper’s plumbing company built flush toilets and received a royal warrant. He popularized the siphon system for emptying the tank, and replaced the earlier floating valve system, which was prone to leaks.

  4. Who invented the shower? While rudimentary showers can be found throughout India, Egypt and Mesopotamia, the first real shower was invented by the Greeks around 300 B.C. Ancient Greek athletes would freshen up within the Stadiums using a piped in water supply that would spray down through shower heads shaped like the faces of boars and lions.

  5. Hot water can be one of the most dangerous things in your home. At 120°F (49°C), it would take 10 minutes to burn skin. At 125°F (52°C), it would take 2 minutes to burn skin. At 140° (60°C), it would take 6 seconds to burn skin. At 150°F, (66°C), it would take 2 seconds to burn skin.

  6. One of the biggest myths is the direction the water in the toilet bowl swirls. Contrary to popular belief, the direction of the swirling water does not depend on whether the toilet lies in the northern or southern hemisphere. Instead, the direction the water takes depends on the direction that the bowl’s rim jets are pointed. The water can be made to flush in either direction in either hemisphere.

  7. Who’s the most recognizable plumber in the world? 
Mario, the Italian-American plumber who lives in the Mushroom Kingdom. He is one of the most famous characters in video game history.

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Happy July 4th!

July 03, 2012 · No Comments

All of us at Quality Plumbing Services Inc. would like to extend our best wishes to you and your family for a Safe and Happy 4th of July!

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Happy Mother's Day

May 11, 2012 · No Comments

Quality Plumbing Services Inc. would like to take this opportunity to wish all the mothers in the world a “Happy Mother's Day” this coming Sunday, May 12, 2012.

Following is a little history as to how “Mother's Day” came about:

Mother's Day is a celebration honoring mothers and celebrating motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in March, April or May.

The modern holiday was first celebrated in the U.S. in 1908 when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother. She then began a campaign to make “Mother's Day” a recognized holiday in the U.S. Although she was successful in 1914, she was disappointed with its commercialization by the 1920's. Anna's holiday was adopted by other countries and it's now celebrated all over the world.

In 1912, Anna Jarvis trademarked the phrases “second Sunday in May” and “Mother's Day”, and created the Mother's Day International Association. It's an interesting fact that she was specific about the location of the apostrophe; it was to be a singular possessive, for each family to honor their mother, not a plural possessive commemorating all mothers of the world.

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! Enjoy your day with family and friends!

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How Do You Choose The Right Plumber (Part 2 of a 2 Part Series)

April 11, 2012 · 2 Comments

  As you may remember from our previous blog, there are two types of plumbers ... service plumbers and new construction plumbers. While the new construction plumber may be very skilled at new installations, and building new homes and/or large buildings, his experience is limited to that type of work.

Service plumbers have extensive training and experience in home plumbing repairs and emergencies. Service plumbers have a vast amount of knowledge and experience in difference aspects of home plumbing repair.

One major difference is the training a service plumber receives. He receives training on a variety of topics including repair and installation of faucets, toilets, water heaters, etc. As well as new products available and advancements in the industry. A service plumber needs to be current to offer his customers the best possible products and service to meet their plumbing needs.

A service plumber has training and experience in proper diagnostic and trouble shooting. One quick example: a new construction plumber would have very little knowledge on how to diagnose a sewer smell in your home. Whereas a service plumber who has dealt with this numerous times has the proper knowledge and equipment to not only diagnose the problem but offer you repair options. The same thought applies to a plumber who performs rodding tasks on a daily basis. He will be far more proficient than someone who vary rarely or has never used rodding equipment.

Call Quality Plumbing Services Inc. at 847-259-0200 today or visit our website at www.qualityplumbingchicago.com to have a qualified service technician help you with all your plumbing needs.

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