Recent flooding in Illinois causes water heater damage

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Burbank, Bellwood, Elmhurst, Forest Park, Oak Lawn, Bridgeview, Bedford Park were just a few of the surrounding cities that received a lot of this week’s down pour.

Things to remember with water damaged water heaters.

DRF Trusted Property Solutions loves being able to help you out if your water heater is affected by the heavy rain. Chances are, we can repair or replace your damaged water heater with a single call to 630-615-7000

Currently, we are offering a $50 off a sump pump installation or $100 off a hot water heater installation.


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Always make sure you have a licensed plumber to make repairs, install or replace. It is not recommended to create a permanent repair of water heaters that have been submerged in water for any length of time. The Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the American Gas Association both agree that if a water heater has been subjected to flooding, it needs to be replaced because of the potential for life safety issues and propagation of mold.

Call DRF Trusted Property Solutions for an instant hot water heater quote 630-615-7000 or click here to fill out an instant quote:


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August 22nd, 2014 | Carly Bos
















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Preventing Toxins in Your Water Supply. Are you at risk? | Backflow Prevention

Believe it or not, these days it is required by law to have a reduced pressure zone valve installed with an irrigation system. If you have an older irrigation system, you may have an older valve that may not be up to code. But how do you know? Your property may be at risk for contamination which can cost you big bucks in many ways.

DRF has a simple pro-active solution that our RPZ (Reduced Pressure Zone) professionals can assist you in a full service capacity.

What you may need is a backflow prevention valve which allows water to flow in only one direction, keeping chemicals, contaminants, and other toxins from entering your water supply.  DRF Trusted Property Solutions, to ensure that your water supply is protected against heavy toxins, would install a dependable backflow prevention system. DRF Trusted Property Solutions has RPZ (Reduced Pressure Zone) professionals who have received extensive training in all aspects of backflow prevention systems and are CCCDI (Cross-Connection Control Device Inspector) certified.

By selecting DRF Trusted Property Solutions, you are selecting a pre-solution plumbing specialist. Our fully licensed, knowledgeable experts will provide you with a custom RPZ solution that will keep your water free of contaminants and safe for everyday use.

Simply call DRF Trusted Property Solutions to speak with a live RPZ specialist at DRF Trusted Property Solutions with any plumbing, backflow and irrigation questions you may have.

Contact us by phone:   Commercial: 630-615-4488   Residential: 630-615-4485

Or simply fill out our RPZ certification form now and DRF Trusted Property Solutions will call you.


August 21st | Carly Bos


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Energy Efficiency Rebate offerings for Nicor Gas and Peoples Gas Customers will change June 1, 2014

Energy saving rebate programs offered by Nicor Gas and Peoples Gas will change on June 1, 2014, but there’s still time for consumers to take advantage of a wide range of energy saving home improvements as long as qualifying equipment is installed by May 31, 2014.

The following water heater rebates are included in the current programs:

  • Nicor Gas $100 Energy Star Storage Water Heater Rebate
  • Peoples Gas $50 Storage Water Heater Rebate
  • Peoples Gas $100 Tankless Water Heater Rebate
  • Peoples Gas $250 BONUS Rebate! In addition to free energy-saving products for your home, get a $250 bonus rebate on top of the standard rebate when you install a qualifying high-efficiency furnace, boiler or water heater.

Contact DRF today to schedule same-day installation of your new water heater!

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Tankless Water Heaters from DRF Deliver Energy Cost Savings & Resource Conservation to Chicago

Energy Efficient Tankless Water Heaters from DRF Trusted Property Solutions Save Chicago Homeowners Money and Reduce Energy Waste

The second largest home energy expenditure after space heating and cooling is water heating, totaling an average of $400-$600 per year. By heating water only when it’s needed, tankless water heaters reduce water heating expenses and eliminate energy waste associated with traditional storage water heaters. An ENERGY STAR certified tankless water heater can save the typical family more than $1700 on natural gas costs over the lifetime of the water heater, with larger families saving even more.

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Tankless water heater installation from DRF saves money for Chicago homeowners

Old, inefficient storage water heaters have to work non-stop to keep tens of gallons of water hot and ready for use. The water heater continues to work, burn energy, increase your utility bill, and impact your carbon footprint, whether you are home or not, using the hot water or not. The larger the water heater tank, the more energy wasted. Chicago tankless water heaters only heat water as it is demanded. Therefore, when the hot water is turned off, the tankless water heater is saving money for Chicago homeowners.

Tankless water heaters provide a number of benefits for Chicago families, in addition to saving money and energy. Tankless models maintain a continuous flow of hot water, so no family member ever has to suffer through a cold shower! Gas tankless water heaters are compact and mounted on the wall, saving space and eliminating potential damage from any flood water. Tankless water heaters last two-three times longer than traditional tank water heaters. Tankless models also eliminate the risk of tank leaks, almost a guarantee with a storage tank water heater.

If you are one of the 27 million households with a storage water heater that is 10 years old or more, waiting for it to fail could be a costly mistake. Being proactive and shopping for a new, more efficient water heater will allow you to choose the best water heating solution for your home and family. Currently, Peoples Gas is offering their customers a $150 rebate for an energy efficient tankless water heater, plus a bonus $250 rebate for installing FREE energy-saving solutions in conjunction with the water heater. Working with a Chicago area utility trade ally such as DRF Trusted Property Solutions will guarantee a safe and code compliant installation, and access to all available rebates and incentives.

For more information about energy efficient water heaters and same-day water heater installation, contact DRF at 630-615-7000 or submit your request online at

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Progress Continues at Chatham Park Village Cooperative as DRF Installs Energy Efficient Boilers

The installation of new energy efficient boilers is underway at Chatham Park Village Cooperative (CPVC) in Chicago, Ill., that will improve the efficiency of the heating system. The 50-year-old boilers and commercial water heaters were operating around 70% efficiency, requiring regular maintenance, and maximizing utility costs. DRF Trusted Property Solutions, Plainfield, Ill., partnered with Kane Property Management to find an energy-efficient solution.

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New boilers installed by DRF improve heating system efficiency

DRF, in collaboration with Metropolitan Industries, Romeoville, Ill., designed a space heating system and domestic hot water system utilizing Laars modulating condensing boilers and indirect water heaters. The new energy efficient boilers will operate at 95% efficiency. The indirect water heaters, utilizing the new boilers as the heat source, eliminate standby loss and operate as high as 99% efficient. DRF helped CPVC obtain a rebate of more than $500,000 from Peoples Gas, the largest rebate awarded by a utility company in the Chicago area, to assist with the project cost.

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Pre-build of the energy efficient boilers and indirect water heater combinations eliminates space heating down time during installation.

Through mid-January, DRF has replaced boilers and water heaters in more than 30 of the 63 buildings at CPVC. To expedite installation, and eliminate occupant discomfort during this extremely cold winter, DRF completes a pre-build of each boiler and water heater combination at their shop in Plainfield, Ill. Each CPVC building undergoes a dismantling and carry out of old boilers and installation of new energy efficient boilers in just one day. The water heater replacement is also completed in one day.

The new space heating system and domestic hot water system at CPVC is projected to save 262,000 therms per year. The environmental impact is equivalent to saving annual greenhouse gas emissions from 290 passenger vehicles. Savings of $4 million in energy costs are estimated over the next 20 years. Immediately, the new system will improve resident comfort, increase energy efficiency, and reduce boiler maintenance.

To learn more about this energy efficiency project, or potential savings opportunities at your property, contact DRF today.

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