November 2014

Home Winterization Checklist

November 27, 2014

Autumn is wrapping up and the holidays are just around the corner. This is the perfect time to tackle all the little chores that will help protect your home over the winter and make it easier to welcome spring.

How to Handle Leaky Pipes

November 25, 2014

If you've noticed a musty smell near your water heater, damp drywall near you toilet or mildew in your cabinets, it's possible you have a plumbing leak. How you handle it depends on where it's located.

8 Signs It's Time to Replace the Furnace

November 18, 2014

A furnace is a big investment in your family's comfort. While you may be reluctant to replace it while it's still working, it may be worthwhile to start shopping before it breaks down—especially if any of the following signs apply to you.

INFOGRAPHIC: How to give your drains some extra TLC!

November 17, 2014

Did you know that many drain cleaners can contain harsh chemicals? Why expose your family to that kind of irritant when it may not be necessary?  Some chemical cleaners might even harm your pipes, while also posing a downstream threat to the environment.” 

ARS of Illinois Hosts Record Breaking Food Drive

November 13, 2014

During the fall, ARS of Illinois decided to make a difference in the community that has given so much to them over the years.  There are a lot of families in that area who use the Itasca Food Pantry.  "We know there are a lot of families in our community that are relying on this food bank and donations from a large company can help a lot of families in need," said employee Tom Diciolla.  ARS not only challenged their co-workers, but their families and friends to donate as much as they could to support the food pantry.  This combined effort culminated in the BIGGEST donation of pounds given by a single company food drive given to the Itasca Food Pantry!  It totaled over 5,000 pounds of food.  What an amazing job!

ARS Encourages the Skilled Worker Movement

November 11, 2014

What does ARS/Rescue Rooter have in common with Mike Rowe?  They both know the significance of the skilled worker.  Skilled, technical jobs are starting to gain more attention, and with the help of Mike Rowe and his mikeroweWORKS foundation that will only continue to increase. 

ARS/Rescue Rooter is in the business of providing exceptional service to all of its customers and one way they are accomplishing this is by hiring the best and most qualified plumbers and HVAC technicians. Recently we sat down with Ken Peterson, Senior VP of Human Resources, to discuss this topic.

INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Common Heating Mistakes

November 5, 2014

It’s getting to be that time of the year again!  Temperatures will be dropping and it will be getting chilly.  With that in mind, you will want to make sure to avoid these common heating mistakes to maintain and achieve maximum comfort and energy savings for your home.