Contractor Checklist


5 Questions to Ask When Choosing Your HVAC or Plumbing Contractor From hidden expenses to inexperienced professionals, how can you know you’re getting your money’s worth when it comes to your home HVAC and plumbing services? Before choosing the first company that comes your way, make sure to get the answers to these [...]

Keep Clogs Away & Leaks At Bay


Complete These 5 Simple Drain Maintenance Tasks It’s no secret that drain maintenance isn’t the most enjoyable task, and with summer coming to a close you may be tempted to spend every possible minute soaking up those final rays of sunlight. However, the only thing that’s less fun than doing drain maintenance [...]

Save Yourself the Hassle


Address These Plumbing Issues Before Winter Begins While the first weeks of summer are meant for frolicking and barbecuing, the last few are usually spent planning for the long winter ahead. You may not want to think about winter this early, but if you don’t, the cold could take you by surprise! [...]

Water Conservation Tips


7 Ways You Can Save Water & Money At Home As water scarcity becomes a problem in major metropolitan areas all around the world, Chicago area residents may be wondering how they can reduce their water usage at home. We here at J. Blanton Plumbing are happy to help you get started [...]

What’s the Best Drain Clog Solution?


Find Out if Hydro Jetting or Drain Snaking is Better for Your Clog From stray hair clumps falling down the shower drain to a curious kid who wonders what exactly would happen if they flushed a baby doll down the toilet, one thing is for certain: Not all clogs are created equal! [...]

Pet-Proofing Your Plumbing


Protect Your Pipes & Keep Your Critters Out of Harm’s Way Whether they’re playing in the yard or curled up in your lap, it’s undeniable that pets are an integral part of the family. However, we all know how curious animals can be, and it is essential that you keep your fluffy [...]

Detecting Slab Leaks


4 Tips To Finding Leaks In Your Concrete Foundation Though we all know it’s important to keep an eye out for leaky faucets or dripping pipes, we don’t always consider that leaks can form in the concrete foundation of our homes. However, when the pipes within your floors leak, it can cause water [...]

Plumbing Maintenance Tips


4 Ways You Can Avoid Needing Plumbing Repairs While summers in Chicago are undeniably beautiful, we only get to enjoy about three months of gorgeous weather before it’s time to begin preparing for winter, so it’s essential that you enjoy every bit of sunshine you can savor this season! [...]

The Importance of Cleaning Your Drains


3 Reasons Why You Need To Maintain Your Drains Most everyone has experienced a clogged drain at some point. Whether your child flushed a wad of baby wipes or the shower drain collected too much hair, clogged pipes are a common issue.  However, depending on the cause of the blockage, your plumbing might require [...]

Summer Plumbing Problems


Avoid These 5 Plumbing Headaches with J. Blanton Though you may think most plumbing disasters occur during the winter, summertime presents a host of unique plumbing issues. With more guests coming in and out of the house, your system will be under a significant amount of stress. Check out these common summer [...]

How Licensed Plumbers Make A Difference


4 Reasons to Choose Properly-Trained Plumbers When you choose an unlicensed plumber, you might think you’re scoring an amazing deal, but in reality, you could be setting yourself up for costly repairs down the road. Consider these reasons why it is essential that license regulation continues in the plumbing industry, and make sure [...]

When to Replace Plumbing Lines


Don’t Let Your Aging Pipes Catch You Off Guard Many people choose to purchase an older home and renovate it to create the perfect combination of retro and modern style. However, your beloved fixer-upper could be hiding pipes that are less than satisfactory. While nothing in life is perfect, it is important [...]

Join the No Drip Club Today!


What A Yearly Maintenance Plan Can Do For You Daily life can be stressful and it’s easy to forget to keep track of your HVAC and plumbing maintenance, especially if it seems as though nothing is amiss. However, it is essential to take good care of your equipment because even if it works [...]

The History of Plumbing


6 Fun Facts About Plumbing Through The Ages You may recall learning about the Industrial Revolution, the 100 Years War and the colonization of America in school. But nowhere in the curriculum is there a section on one of the most ancient industries known to man: plumbing! Can you imagine life without [...]

The Impact of Modern Plumbing


3 Reasons We Are Proud To Be In The Industry The World Plumbing Council created World Plumbing Day in 2009 in order to raise awareness of the plumbing industry’s vital role in improving public health and wellness. Every year on March 11th, people from both inside and outside of the plumbing industry [...]

How To Clean Your Garbage Disposal

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3 Simple Tips To Help Your Garbage Disposal Stay Clean You’re finally hosting the dinner party you’ve spent days preparing for. The kids are behaving, the food is impeccable and the room is buzzing with cheerful conversation. When everyone is finished, you swiftly sweep the proper waste into your handy garbage disposal. [...]

All About Sewer Rodding


5 Important Things You Should Know About Sewer Rodding Has your sink been draining a bit slower lately? You may have a blockage that requires you to unclog your pipes. Over-the-counter liquid drain cleaners can damage your system, or fail to resolve the blockage altogether if there is a major obstruction. [...]

Plumbing Modifications For Your New Home


Plumbing Customizations to Complete Your Renovation Maybe it’s time to invest in that long-awaited refurbishment, or maybe you want to become more eco-friendly. No matter the motivation, investing in a significant renovation can be equally stressful as it is exciting. With a maze of pipes situated just behind your walls, it can be tricky [...]

Effects Of Spring Thaw On Your Pipes


What Spring Thawing Means For Your Plumbing For Chicagoans, spring is a long-awaited relief from what feels like another never-ending ice age. Now that we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, it’s time to find out what kind of legacy Jack Frost left behind. If the year boasted a [...]

The Importance Of Septic Tank Inspections


3 Reasons to Proactively Schedule A Septic Tank Inspection Of all the fun-filled ways you could kick off the new year, repairing a leaky septic tank probably doesn’t make the list. Your septic tank needs to be inspected at least once every three years, as these assessments are crucial to the functionality [...]

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