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2310 Gabriel #5 in Zion

June 4, 2015

A great unit in a great building! This apartment is across the street from a golf course with a magnificent view (see pic below). With a large living space, a good size bedroom, full bathroom and kitchen what else could you want? Make the call at 773-682-8578 or 866-640-8821 EXT. 2

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My Refrigerator is Leaking Water!!!

April 30, 2013

Today is the warmest day of the year so far at 82 degrees! Nice! With the sudden change to warm weather, a common maintenance complaint at this time is that your refrigerator is leaking from the bottom. No need to worry – you just need to make sure your refrigerator is draining properly! When you load up the fridge after a grocery run during a hot day – your food will start to sweat and the water needs somewhere to drain. Make sure the bottom of your refrigerator is VERY clean and not clogged. There should be a tray under your refrigerator that can pull out – make sure it is empty and clean!

Here are a few sites to help you through the process:

http://www.wikihow.com/Stop-Water-from-Leaking-at-the-Bottom-of-a-Fridge

http://www.ehow.com/how_12006441_refrigerator-leaking-water-warm-weather-can-fix-problem.html


Snow is Melting!!!

March 20, 2013

Although we here at THG wish the late March weather would be a little warmer, the temperature is still high enough to melt away all of the snow! With all of the snow melting, there is a major increase in held ground water and water seepage into your basements and crawl spaces. Not to worry! This is completely normal for this time of year. If your house has a sump-pump system, give it a look to see if it is working correctly. If there’s standing water filling the pit and overflowing, it’s not working!!! Call our maintenance line and we will send someone out to fix it. If your basement has taken some water and there is no sump pump, grab a broom and sweep the water down the nearest floor drain; it won’t take up much of your time.

Drop us a line if you have any questions!


Save on Energy Costs During the Winter Months

January 15, 2013

You just got home from a long day of work and picked up your kids from their after-school activities. You still have to put dinner on the table and make sure their homework gets done. You check the day’s mail and you see a bill from People’s Energy…$450 for this month’s gas bill! After the shock wears off you check the thermostat – set to 76 degrees fahrenheit. You think back on the past few weeks and think about the 45 minute hot showers everyone in your family is taking. Suddenly remorse sets in and you are stuck with this bill you have to pay. We’ve all been there and it’s a mistake we can learn from…here are a few tips to avoid overpaying for gas and electric during the winter months:

1. Set your thermostat around 68 degrees and turn it down even lower before you go to sleep.

Leaving the thermostat set in the 70′s while you are sleeping will increase your gas bill a ton. Instead, set it closer to 65 degrees and wrap yourself in blankets and snuggle up on your loved one to save on energy costs.

2. Turn your water heater’s thermostat down to medium and keep your showers under 10 minutes

3. Install window plastic to eliminate cold drafts. Check out this video to learn how to install plastic properly:

4. Wash your clothes in cold water

5. Turn off your computer and video game systems when not using them

6. Use energy-efficient lightbulbs

We hope this helps! Also check out People’s Energy’s and ComEd’s tips on saving:

http://www.peoplesgasdelivery.com/home/holidaytips.aspx

https://www.comed.com/home-savings/pages/default.aspx