8 Plumbing Issues to Look Out for in Older Houses

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Plumbing Issue — Lisle, IL — Jim Dhamer Plumbing & Sewer, IncOld homes have an irresistible, rustic charm that entices many homeowners. However, your charming period home may be hiding numerous plumbing problems that can frustrate you if you don’t get them taken care of. Explore some common issues below.

1. Outdated Pipe Materials 

Plumbing materials have evolved to give way from metal to more durable and flexible options like PVC and PEX piping. Historically, plumbers have used lead, copper, cast iron, and concrete as pipe materials. When buying an older home, have a plumber look at the type of pipe material it has. Additionally, an expert plumber can check the condition of the pipes and recommend necessary repairs.

4 Things to Know About Power Rodding

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If you are calling around about preventative maintenance for your sewer line, or if you have a clog present in your sewer line, you may hear plumbers tell you about power rodding. Power rodding is a term that the average person may not be familiar with, even though it is a technique that is regularly used by plumbers.

Learning about power rodding can give you insight into this plumbing technique so you can better understand plumbers who may be offering services to you. Here are four things you should know about power rodding.

  1. What the Benefits of Power Rodding Your Sewage Line Are

Power rodding involves the use of a metal cable that rotates, helping to loosen and break up debris. Ultimately, this helps to clear up a breakage

5 Kitchen Upgrades Ideal for Home Chefs

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If you are an avid home chef, then you may not realize that you can add many kitchen upgrades to your home that can make meal preparation and cleanup quicker, easier, and more enjoyable.

Read on to learn about five kitchen upgrades that are ideal for home chefs.

  1. Chef’s Sink

One kitchen upgrade that has become very popular among avid home cooks in recent years is the installation of a chef’s sink. A traditional residential kitchen sink typically comprises just one or two sink bowl compartments and a faucet. On the other hand, a chef’s sink, also called a workstation sink, contains many additional components designed to aid in food preparation and cleanup. 

5 Plumbing Home Improvements That Increase Home Value

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Bathroom — Lisle, IL — Jim Dhamer Plumbing & Sewer, IncIf you plan to sell your home soon, then you may wonder if there are plumbing upgrades that can increase the value of your home when you place it on the market. While the return on investment (ROI) of any home improvement project can vary based on where a home is located and many other factors, there are some plumbing-based upgrades that tend to have a great ROI throughout the country.

Read on to learn about five plumbing-based home improvements that can increase the resale value of your home and why.

  1. Replace Outdated Plumbing Pipes

If your home is filled with plumbing pipes made from outdated materials, such as galvanized steel, then replace these pipes with pipes made from

Is a Tankless Water Heater the Right Choice for You?

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Tankless Water Heater — Lisle, IL — Jim Dhamer Plumbing & Sewer, Inc
In many homes, hot water comes from a large tank where water is heated, spent, and heated again. But one of the latest innovations of home utility comes in the form of a water heater with no tank at all.

Tankless water heaters come with many benefits and, like most appliances, a few drawbacks to keep in mind, but ultimately their use depends on how good of a fit they are for you. Learn more about these heaters so you can decide if one of them is right for you.

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