Indoor Air Quality Checkpoint: How’s Your Air?

September 13th, 2021

Today is when you should take a moment to check in with your home’s indoor air quality. This is something that can get lost in the shuffle. Heating and air conditioning tend to be the kings and queens of temperature control. We don’t blame you if this is your central focus, but we do want to encourage you to broaden your horizons a little.

This is why we want to focus on your indoor air quality in Crystal Lake, IL. Today we’re going to talk about signs that you need help with your indoor air quality, the various options that you have with our professionals, and why professional care is important.

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Best of the Fox for 2021

September 10th, 2021

We’re proud to say that we’ve been named the Best of the Fox 2021 for HVAC and One of the Best for both Plumbinh and Electrical.

This is the 5th consecutive year that we’ve won the Best of the Fox. All our thanks goes to you! This wouldn’t be possible without your continued support. It’s loyal customers like you that vote for us year after year that can make this possible.

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How to Stay Cool Through the End of Summer

August 16th, 2021

The hottest month of the summer has arrived. We know that you’ve been feeling the heat. If you’re looking for ways to stay cool through the rest of the summer, then you’ve found the right blog.

One thing that we pride ourselves on doing here is passing on the knowledge we have to our customers. If you need quality air conditioning care in Crystal Lake, IL, then we want to help you with this. You should start out with the tips we list today. If you notice that you could use help getting better relief from the heat this summer, then we’re going to help you today.

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Central AC Isn’t Your Only Option

August 2nd, 2021

Are you thinking about switching up your air conditioning this summer? You don’t need to stick with an air conditioner that doesn’t serve you well. We always want to remind you of this because we understand it’s easy to lose sight of these things. If you’d like to upgrade to a new air conditioning system, you need to make sure that you’re considering all your options.

Air conditioning in Crystal Lake, IL is our specialty. Make sure that you’re considering all the options available to you because you deserve to explore all of them. We’re the team that can walk you through everything and we’re going to start today with this blog.

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This Is Why Your AC Is Leaking

July 19th, 2021

Your air conditioner’s job is pretty simple—to keep you cool when you need it. Your air conditioner has seemed to try to rack up some extra points this summer though. It’s giving you a little misting and moisture on top of your temperature control or, in other words, a leak!

You noticed the leak, thought it was just a one-off, but it kept leaking—now what? If you’ve come to the conclusion that you should call an air conditioning professional, then you’re on the right path. You can get the right air conditioning services in Crystal Lake, IL. We’ll help you figure out the problem with your air conditioning leaking today.

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How to Get the Best New AC System

July 5th, 2021

When you’re upgrading from one air conditioning system to another, you want the effort to be worthwhile. How can you make sure that you’re getting a quality new air conditioning system? You’ve already taken the right first step by finding this blog.

Buying a new air conditioning system is a commitment. You’re buying this new air conditioning system expecting it to last you for the better part of a decade. If you want tips that are going to perfect your air conditioning system, then you can consult with our team. We’re specialists in air conditioning services in Crystal Lake, IL.

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How to Prepare Your AC for Summer: A Handy Checklist

June 21st, 2021
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It’s warming up. Are you ready for the spike in our weather?

When we talk about preparing for warm weather, you might just focus on maintenance. While this is the core portion of preparing your home for summer, there are other things you can do to prepare your home as well. You need proper air conditioning care. There are blind spots that you might miss as a homeowner. If you’d like to make sure that you’re covering everything, then you’ve found the right blog. We’re prepared to help with your air conditioning in Crystal Lake, IL.

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Check Out Our Blog for Advice on All Things Plumbing and HVAC

March 18th, 2021

Be sure to bookmark the Althoff Industries, Inc. blog to start learning the ins and outs of Plumbing and HVAC.

We’ll regularly post energy saving tips, how-to’s on troubleshooting your systems, and breakdowns on even the most complex industry related terms and concepts.

Need help now? Send us a message or get in touch today.

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Welcome to Our New Website

March 18th, 2021

iMarket Solutions has launched Althoff Industries, Inc. new custom website. To learn more about how iMarket Solutions can expand your presence on the web visit: www.imarketsolutions.com

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Why Is My Garbage Disposal Not Working?

January 26th, 2021

A broken garbage disposal can be a major headache. It can completely disrupt your usual dishes routine and lead to clogs in your drain. Luckily, if you’re having issues with your garbage disposal, there are ways you can fix it.

Potential Issues With Your Garbage Disposal and How to Fix Them

There are several problems you could be having with your garbage disposal. Here are a few of the most common problems that occur with garbage disposals and what you can do to fix them.

Garbage Disposal Won’t Turn On

One of the most common problems that homeowners face with their garbage disposal is that it won’t turn on when they flip the switch. The good news is that this is often a simple repair process.

If your garbage disposal won’t turn on, there could a problem with your power supply. If you think this is the case, locate the reset button on the bottom of the disposal and press it.

If that doesn’t work, check your circuit breaker to see if the switch that supplies power to the unit has been switched off. If neither of these options works, then you may need to get your plumbing repaired by a professional.

Humming Noise or Slow Drainage

If your garbage disposal is humming but is not grinding any food waste, or your sink is becoming flooded with water and debris, there may be a jam within your garbage disposal.

Due to the amount of food, waste, and debris that gets shoved into a garbage disposal, this problem is also fairly common. Luckily, this is another traditionally easy repair that often involves removing an object that has been wedged into the disposal.

First, turn the disposal all the way off so that you can safely inspect the blades. Yes, this means turning off the power to your disposal. You don’t want to risk losing any fingers!

Then, take a flashlight and take a look around the interior of the garbage disposal. Once you have identified the foreign object causing the jam, use a pair of pliers to remove the item.

Afterward, run water down the disposal to remove any excess debris that might still be caught. Then, run the garbage disposal.

Garbage Disposal Leaks

Over time, the vibration from the garbage disposal can loosen its connection, causing water to leak from your sink drain and into the base of the cabinet below. In most instances, the cause of the leak is due to the flange that attaches the disposal to the bottom of the unit.

To fix the leak, turn off the power to the garbage disposal and remove it from its mounting flange. Next, loosen the bolts and push the flange above the sink surface. Apply a new plumber bead between the flange and the sink.

Afterward, reattach the flange, bolts, and disposal and reconnect the power to ensure your disposal is working correctly. If the leak continues, you may need to call a plumber to have the garbage disposal replaced.

Contact Althoff Industries for Emergency Plumbing Services

Although the garbage disposal may seem like an uncomplicated piece of machinery, it often causes problems for homeowners. If you have tried everything mentioned above and are still having issues, it may be time to call a professional.

Severe plumbing problems shouldn’t wait, which is why it’s critical that you have an emergency plumbing service on call, no matter what time of day it is.

At Althoff Industries, we provide our Chicago, Illinois customers with around-the-clock emergency plumbing repair services. We make sure that you never have to worry about the plumbing in your home.

Whether you need routine maintenance, emergency repairs, or new plumbing installed in your home, we provide licensed and specialized plumbing services to our neighbors in Northwest Chicago.

Take a look at our emergency plumbing services!

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