Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Local Business

 Support Local America!

      As a small business owner I know how important it is to support your local business. It means a great deal to me when I hear customers choose our company because we are locally owned and operated. Originally from Posen, IL, I grew up in the beautiful neighborhoods of Posen and Midlothian. My father, also a local plumber, showed me how important it is to support my local small businesses. Whether it be a shop, a bakery, a restaurant or plumbing store.

      Family owned businesses are the heart of America. Fathers, mothers, siblings, grandchildren, all working together to successfully operate what they are proud of. Walking into a local business, you can't help but notice how much pride they have for the place, and what they work extremely hard for every day. You can even witness a few good arguments between family members, but nothing like the love they have for each other.

      When you spend your money locally, not only are you helping that business, you are supporting your local economy. Most of the money spent locally, stays locally. You support your family/loved ones with any crazy idea they come up with, might as well support your local businesses since figuratively they are your family. If you already do so, thank you. If you haven't taken the time to get to know your local businesses, try it out this weekend. You will be very satisfied with the overwhelming of incredible local businesses.


I love Food!

Joys of Thanksgiving

After working long, hard, days, everyone enjoys coming home to home cooked meals. The delicious smell fills up your house, it rushes through your body and it makes everything better. I know, I usually can't wait to wash up and sit down for dinner. Every good partner knows the way to your significant others heart is a good meal.

I'm very blessed to have that all the time.

Thanksgiving isn't just about food. It's about bringing people you love together and spending quality time as you enjoy a wonderful meal with your friends and family.

What do you usually make on Thanksgiving?

Yes plumbers love food as well. Even though we are available 24 hours a day and always ready for an emergency during the holidays, we can't wait to sit down with our families and chow down on mouthwatering food.

My favorite things to have on Thanksgiving are.....

Cornbread Stuffing

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Candied Sweet Potatoes

Green Bean Casserole

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Baked Lasagna

Cauliflower Gratin


Of Course Roasted Turkey

Dutch Apple Pie

Pecan Pie

Pumpkin Roll

I am starving now. I hope your Thanksgiving is filled with love, joy and lots of laughter. Remember to give thanks for your health and family.

Lots of Love,

Your Local Plumber
Kevin Szabo Jr

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Getting Your Home Ready For Thanksgiving

Be Ready For Thanksgiving


-Estimate how many guests are coming to
celebrate with you.
-How many guests are sleeping over? Make
sure you have covers, pillows, or sleeping bags.
(Not everyone has extra covers, so let your guest know that
you will arrange an area in your home but they should
bring covers, pillows, or a sleeping bag with them.)
It will be appreciated.
-We can always welcome more, open your doors to those
who don't have a family for the holidays.
-Enough food for everyone

-That the furnace is working properly
-The water heater is functioning correctly
-The plumbing is running smoothly
-Everything in the kitchen, you are going to be making a
feast. The oven, fridge, microwave, whatever else you
are planning on using on Thanksgiving check it.
Turn it on, make sure its running the way it should
without any weird smells or electrical shorts.

-Make a list of what you are planning on making
-Watch the Food Network or Google new Thanksgiving cooking ideas.
-Bake goodies
-Included your friends and family in the cooking process

Don't Forget
-To have enough towels in the bathroom closet
-Toilet paper under your bathroom sink
-Foil to wrap up left overs
-Take lots of pictures of the joyous event


 to be thankful for your
 health, friends, family,
home, all the small and big things in your life.
Appreciate the people that are in your life.
Be thankful for all, and remember to give
to families in need.

If you have extra funds, buy a turkey or two and
donate it to your local church. They will find a
family in need.

If you have the extra room in your home, welcome a
family or members from your church for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving To All

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Five Things Every Home Owner Needs To Know And Have In Their Home

Keeping Up With Your Home

It is a second job keeping up with your home and making sure everything always functions correctly. Five things that every household needs to have and know how to do in your house. Hopefully most of you already have these things in your home. If not, get on it already. Trust me, better safe than sorry.

1. Flashlights, not just one. You need a few throughout your home, especially if you have several people in your home. Remember to have extra batteries.
2. You need to know where the circuit breaker is and how it works. Also if and when you lose power in certain parts of the house while you are using more than one appliance for example the coffee maker, and the blow drier you need to know why. Call an electrician.
4. Check for drafts in your house, fix them. It will save you money.
5. Disposing your burnt fire ashes. Place them in a old tin can.

Friday, November 8, 2013

How To Handle a Plumbing Emergency

Plumbing Emergency

Plumbing emergencies always happen when you least expect it. For some odd reason they happen at weird hours, when it's usually harder to get a hold of someone to come save you.
You need to be prepared. Planning and knowing how to handle a plumbing emergency situation ahead of time will save you time and money. We all love to save time and money, so this includes everyone.

1. You need to know where the main water shut off is located
     -water meter is located in your basement or bottom floor of any building

2. A big water leak
     - turn off water at the shut off, which is located at the meter

3. Water heater is leaking
     - turn valve off on top of the heater
     - turn off gas valve, it should be located down by the control(usually red nob)

4. Sewage Problem
     - call the village, make sure that the city main is not backing up
     - make sure that it's not the city's sewage problem before you call a plumber(you are a tax payer you have rights)
5. Sump Pump
    - if the sump pump goes out, it might be the switch, try to by pass the piggy back plug to turn motor on for temporary relief

6. Frozen Pipes
   - water expands when it freezes, to give it a relief let your faucet drip

If you have any plumbing emergency questions don't hesitate to call or email. or (708)845-7922