Avondale Chicago Residents Confounded By Foul Odor

 

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports state and city officials have no answers for worried residents.

It’s been a nightmare for Sara Suh, her husband and their five-year-old daughter since last Monday. Windows are open – even with the chilly temperatures – and a fan is running.

The fear is that the odor is toxic. The strong scent of what smells like turpentine is coming from the basement’s sump pump.

It’s not just at this house. Neighbors in the Avondale community like Yuri Zilberg have the odor in their homes, as well.

“I thought I was going out of my mind,” Zilberg says.

Suh has taken action, making a flurry of phone calls to state and city departments.

And they’ve responded. The Water Department, too. And three times firefighters were here last week, Suh says.

She even had her plumber take a look. It was a $150 house call.

Even Williams could smell something in the air.

Still, no can explain it.

“I hope it’s going to be fixed. It’s not in my plan to live like this very long,” Suh says.

Chicago Fire Department spokesperson Larry Langford says firefighters tested the air with meters and found no signs of natural gas or carbon monoxide.

What does it smell like when you have a Gas Leak?

Since natural gas is odorless and colorless in its natural form, a distinctive odorant called mercaptan is added to help you detect a gas leak. Mercaptan makes the gas smell like sulfur or “rotten eggs”.

Gas Leak Repairs in Chicago are a pretty common factor for plumbers to check.  Ignoring this issue is a serious mistake.  If you ever smell that mercaptan odour, do as Sarah Suh did, and get help quick.  A quick phone call could save your home or office, or even more.

Rocket Plumbing Now
3105 N. Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 219-1200

 

Chicago From Afar

Beautiful Chicago Landscape

Chicago Landscape

We are looking after the pipes of this beautiful breathtaking city.  Whomever took this picture, please email us at webmaster[@]rocketplumbingnow.com. We would like more!

Rocket Plumbing
3105 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL, US
(773) 219-1200

Adapting to harsh cold conditions affecting pipes in Chicago

With harsh winter conditions around the corner, it’s a good idea to prepare now. Back in 2015 we were interviewed by NBC Chicago about simple steps you can take to protect your pipes from freezing and bursting. Pipes can burst as the water in them expands when it turns to ice. Every year we are inundated by this plumbing emergency, some years more than others. It is well worth your while to take a few minutes today to take action on the simple steps in the video to prevent a very possible crisis that could destroy your property and rack up an unnecessary plumbing bill.

NBC Chicago video on protecting pipes in the winter

Here are our suggestions:

Leave the heat on.
Keep the thermostat consistent.
Run a trickle of water.
Open cabinet doors below sinks.
Be sure the heating vents are open.
Close crawl space vents.
Remove hoses from outside faucets.
If gone, have someone check.
Locate the water shutoff BEFORE you need it.
Consider renters insurance.

And add a good plumber to your mobile phone.  Rocket Plumbing’s number is (773) 219-1200. We will help you with any plumbing problem that cold weather can throw at you.


Plumbing Manufacturers High On Our List

Plumbing Manufacturers High On Our List

“The right tools for the right job”…

It’s not just a cliche, it’s a rule here at Rocket Plumbing Chicago.  No tool is the same, and like nearly every industry in our modern age, innovation is a constant.   Below we are listing the Manufacturers we approve, and pass on their benefits to our customers in the form of savings of both time and money, as well as long term efficiency and the lowest maintenance possible.

Moen

As the #1 faucet brand in North America, Moen offers a diverse selection of thoughtfully designed kitchen and bath faucets, showerheads, accessories, bath safety products, garbage disposals and kitchen sinks for residential and commercial applications each delivering the best possible combination of meaningful innovation, useful features, and lasting value.

Mifab

MIFAB provides us the quality, engineered plumbing and drainage solutions we need to keep the water flowing. Innovative product designs save us time and material cost and provides our customers with higher quality cast stainless steel drains and cleanouts for the same cost as the industry standard nickel bronze.

TOTO USA

TOTO got it’s start in 1912, when the found sought to bring the ceramic innovations of plumbing and sewage from the United States to his home country of Japan. This company has always embraced technology, pursued the highest levels of cleanliness, incorporated high aesthetic standards, protected the environment, and worked to improve people’s lifestyles. The case can be made that TOTO has become the world standard of excellence for a quality bathroom experience with it’s bathroom fixture products.

Zoeller

The Zoeller family of companies is a quality manufacturer – from residential waste and clean water pump solutions to commercial and municipal solutions engineered to exact standards.

Bradford White

This company has many innovations in Water Heater technology.   Ask us about their tankless water heaters, and the cool technology that makes it all possible.

Kohler

Kohler Co. was co-founded in 1873 by Austrian immigrant John Michael Kohler and Charles Silberzahn. Kohler is best known for its plumbing products, but the company also manufactures furniture, cabinetry, tile, engines, and generators.

Chicago Faucets

Started in 1901, Chicago Faucets has been one of America’s leading manufacturer of commercial faucets for over 110 years. Their manufacturing, research, and development facilities are located solely in the United States,

Ridgid

Believe it or not, in 1923, they invented the modern pipe wrench.

Delta Faucet

Delta Faucet Company, America offers an extensive line of residential and commercial products, incorporating style and innovation into faucets and flush valves.

Elkay

Elkay is an American-owned and operated company. For more than 90 years, they have been an innovative manufacturer of stainless steel sinks for residential and commercial use. We like installing their world class sinks, faucets, drinking fountains and award winning rapid bottle filling stations.

Rheem

Brothers Richard and Donald Rheem founded Rheem Manufacturing Company in Emeryville, Calif., in 1925. While the company has produced a number of products in its nearly 100 years of operation — including steel shipping containers, household appliances like gas ranges, semi-conductors, musical instruments and more — we like to install their heating, cooling, and water heating products.

Rinnai

Rinnai was founded in 1920 by Hidejiro Naito and Kanekichi Hayashi. They started out manufacturing and selling pressurized oil cooking stoves. By the early 1930s, they expanded into gas appliances, including cooking stoves, ranges and space heaters; and since 1964 Rinnai has been efficiently heating water. Today, more than 30 million Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters have been installed worldwide.

 

Water Leak Repair

Not the Surprise You Were Hoping For?

If you have a Water Leak: READ THIS NOW!

Leaks are no joke. Water can cause serious damage to your home, business, and property.
Call Levi’s  Plumbing Chicago right now and have your leak fixed fast and have it fixed right.

Step 1: Call (773) 219-1200 RIGHT NOW!

Do not delay to schedule an emergency appointment. If you have leaking water simply can’t afford to wait another minute. Call and tell them that:

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Step 2: Click here and read about how to shut-off the water to the leak’s source.

This brief article explains in detail how to stop any plumbing emergency “dead in its tracks”. This is the same exact method that licensed plumbers use when dealing with a plumbing emergency themselves.

Step 3: Shut-off any electricity near the drenched area WITH EXTREME CAUTION!!

It should go without saying that water and electricity do not mix! If you feel comfortable with the process then proceed to shut off all electricity to the area. If you are not comfortable with the process, leave the electricity “as is” and stand clear of the area.

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Toilet Repair

A Well Maintained Toilet is Vital to Clean Air Quality

For clean air quality, it is vital to have a well-maintained toilet!  It is a great idea to contact Rocket Plumbing Now, whenever your toilet starts having issues!  No matter if you need service or a brand new toilet installed, we are the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area’s finest plumbing company offering high quality plumbing products and emergency plumbing services. Contact us 24/7 in Chicago at (773) 219-1200!

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Of most of the most important types of plumbing repairs requiring a professional plumber is for toilets. When there is a toilet problem, there can possibly be sanitation issues to be concerned about, and that is why it is recommended to have a plumber check it out. It is because if a toilet is not repaired properly, a small problem may turn into a big problem.

Even if there is a problem with the toilet and it is not being used, there is potential health risk if it isn’t looked at and repaired by a plumber. There is a “p-trap,” which will stop the backflow of waste gasses from flowing into the home, and the water located at the bottom acts as the barrier between waste gasses and the air that we breathe.  For this reason. you don’t want a toilet issue sitting too long before getting in touch with a professional plumber.

For a professional plumber to evaluate your toilet or if you are experiencing another plumbing concern in the Chicagoland area, just give Rocket Plumbing Now a call, and we’ll look over the problem. Contact us at (773) 219-1200, and get your free quote today!

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Garbage Disposal

A Good Disposal is a Great Investment

A great investment for a garbage disposal means having a top-notch one invested!  At any time your garbage disposal starts having any sort of issues, it is time to contact one of the plumbing professionals at Rocket Plumbing Now!  No matter what type of  service needed or if you require a new garbage disposal to be installed, we are highly regarded as the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area’s most ideal plumbing company featuring quality plumbing products and services.

Pipes, drains, fixtures and even the garbage disposal is all part of  the plumbing system! What many people don’t always know is a home’s plumbing system is a  complicated machine made up of all of those elements and much more. The plumbing system has several purposes, which consist of:

Providing clean water as needed.

Heat water & provide it when needed.

 Safely get rid of all waste water.

Protect the home’s air-quality from waste gases (nobody ever guesses this one)

Additionally, at any time something is not operating adequately within the plumbing system, it is a good ideal to contact one of the plumbing professionals at Rocket Plumbing.

What does this have to do with garbage disposals?

It actually does have everything to do with garbage disposals.  It is because a really good garbage disposal assures the correct breakdown of waste to safeguard against blockage of the mainline. If it doesn’t, particle buildup will eventually result in a potentially serious clog within the mainline.  Ultimately, it can can  possibly turn into a greater problem with a hefty price tag attached to it.

A garbage disposal properly installed can end up saving hundreds, if not more down the road!  Eventually, a high-quality garbage disposal will be a great investment for your home!

With a poorly working garbage disposal, it may possibly result in a major clog  or can  even damage the mainline. This is something you don’t want to ever happen.  This means you will want to have a skilled and knowledgeable plumber install  a quality garbage disposal into your home.

Rocket Plumbing carries In-Sink Erator

With years of skills and experience, Rocket Plumbing Now is the industry leader only using the finest quality of products and services, contact us now for a quote by calling:  (773) 219-1200 and schedule a time when we can service or install your ISE disposal.

Faucet Repair

QUALITY SERVICE

A faucet repair should be straight forward for any Chicago Plumber. Unfortunately, they sometimes aren’t. This is because a leaky or mal-functioning faucet can also mean a potential problem with other related systems. Let us handle your faucet problem so you can move forward with your day.