The first thing that anyone who owns or rents a property should do, once they’ve gotten settled, is locate the emergency shutoff valve for the home’s water supply. Now, here in Chicago, it may not always be as easy as it sounds. That’s why we always advise people moving in the city to find out from their landlord or realtor where all the relevant plumbing valves are in the space. Just this simple knowledge, if things go badly, can save you untold stress and frustration if a real emergency occurred. So, let’s run through a few of the most common placements in Chicagoland:
In a world where environmental responsibility and the sustainability of human activity are becoming increasingly important, Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer, Inc. is proud to be on the forefront of the green plumbing revolution. In fact, we’ve been offering our customers the latest in environmentally-friendly systems since before it was the popular thing to do – and expense was a serious factor. Now, those costs have come down dramatically and the selections available to customers meet every sense of style and functionality. At Vanguard, we’re always looking to be the solution and not the problem – problems are what we solve.
One of the benefits of being in business for so long is the amount of trade tips and tricks you discover over the years. Now, many plumbers may feel it’s better to keep these little tips close to the vest, but at Vanguard we believe that everyone should have access to the most basic of tricks for maintaining a healthy plumbing and sewer system. In the end, we feel it’s our civic duty to pass along a bit of insider knowledge to ensure every customer we may potentially help has not been led down the wrong road by less-than-reputable service technicians.
Everyone likes a deal. Everybody likes saving money. Well, we like making sure our customers know how much we appreciate their business. And, since we know how much they love deals and savings, how better to pass along our goodwill and sincere thanks for selecting Vanguard for all their plumbing and sewer issues than to give them a range of coupons aimed at lowering the cost for their specific service. We try to pass costs-savings on to our customer whenever possible, so check back here regularly to see if anything new has arrived!
Toilets account for 27% of every US citizen’s indoor water use.
If every appliance in the US was a water-efficient model, the country would save a whopping 3 trillion (yes, trillion with a “T”) gallons of water every year. That’s enough water to fill 75 billion bathtubs, or fill Florida’s Lake Okeechobee three times over!
The typical American family uses 69.3 gallons of water in the home every single day.
The average person needs approximately 4 gallons of water a day to survive.
The typical American home wastes more than 9,000 gallons of water per year just waiting for the water to heat up.
The average drip from a faucet will fill an 8oz. glass of water in 15 minutes. This works out to 180 gallons each month and over 2,160 gallons a year of wasted water.
Low-flush toilets save more than 18,000 gallons of water on average each year.