Things You Should Never Put Down Your Drain

Plumbing problems can be much more serious than a backed up sink, especially in older homes. In the worst cases, a home’s entire sewer system can become backed up – a problem that requires the services of Fox valley plumbing professionals. In our previous blog post we listed some do’s and don’ts to help prevent…

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Preventing Clogged Pipes

Clogged drains are the stuff nightmares are made of. They happen at the worst possible times, are time-consuming to deal with, can be expensive to repair and are just generally a headache to deal with. Once a drain is clogged, there is often little choice but to pull out the Drano and call a Fox…

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Gas Appliance Safety Tips

If you’re new to using natural gas appliances in your home than you’ll want to be sure to read the owner’s manual to ensure you’re using them properly. Safety is a key concern, particularly when transitioning from an electric cook top to a gas cook top. Open flames can easily cause injury to yourself or…

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Making the Switch to Natural Gas Appliances

When you’re in the market for a new appliance, it makes sense to buy an energy efficient model for several reasons. Not only will it save you money on your energy bill, but it’s good for the environment too. But, what if we told you to not only consider the Energy Star rating when purchasing…

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Troubleshooting Your Furnace

If you wake up one morning to a freezing cold house despite the heat being turned up, you’ve got a problem. While most of the time furnaces are a solid and reliable source of heat, they do sometimes break down. When it’s freezing both inside and out and you need a quick fix to your…

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Get Your Furnace Ready for Winter

While winter doesn’t officially arrive for six more weeks, there is a definite chill in the air. The last thing you want on a cold day is for your heating system to fail. Were you having issues with your furnace running inefficiently last winter? If you haven’t already resolved the problem then now’s the time…

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3 Maintenance Tips for Your Furnace

Fall may be in season, but winter is right around the corner! At J.L. Wagner Plumbing and Piping, we strive to help you get the most out of your furnace during the cooler months. From dust, debris, and dirt, these pesky culprits can wreak havoc on your HVAC systems. Check below to learn the 3…

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How To: Winterizing Your AC Unit

The leaves have begun to change colors and fall from the trees, while the warm days of summer have faded into chilly fall weather, so, it’s time to winterize your HVAC air conditioning unit. Winterizing your unit helps to safeguard it against snow and ice and helps prevent rust damage and mechanical issues. Winterizing your…

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Tips for Saving On Home Heating Expenses

Fall is a favorite season to many; it means football, pumpkins, comfy sweatshirts and beautiful landscape as leaves turn red, orange and yellow. However, fall also brings with it cool crisp air – all too quickly followed by cold air and snow. As temperatures drop your heating bills soar. From October through March, depending on…

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Safety Tips for Welding

When it comes to any welding project, it is best to hire a certified professional to ensure the job is done correctly. Our team of professionals is dedicated to completing the task promptly. At JL Wagner Plumbing and Piping, we believe in safety. Below are just a few safety tips we follow and you can…

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