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Submissions for September’s Bumper Sticker Contest are Now Being Accepted

Submissions for September’s Bumper Sticker Contest are now being accepted. Continue reading to learn how you can enter!

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Place a TrustTiger.com bumper sticker on your vehicle and receive $50 off your next service call.

Plus, you can enter a monthly drawing to win $200 cash! Each month submit a new photo of our bumper sticker on your vehicle with a different background to our Facebook Page and be entered to win. You can enter to win multiple times throughout the year!

Contest Rules:

-The sticker must be attached to your bumper.

-To enter the monthly drawing you must submit a new photo of our bumper sticker on your vehicle with a different background each month.

-Submissions can be sent to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TrustTiger/) via private message or you can email them to Amber Jackson at amber.jackson@trusttiger.com.

-Photos must be submitted by the 28th of each month and winners will be announced by the first Friday of each month.

-Only original photos are eligible to enter the drawing. Photos cannot be duplicated.

Call (866)844-3770 to learn how you can receive your own Bumper Sticker, or you can send an email inquiry to amber.jackson@trusttiger.com

Thank You and Good Luck on This Month’s Bumper Sticker Drawing!

September's Bumper Sticker Contest

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6 Home Improvement Projects to Complete Before Labor Day (Or Soon After)

Labor Day is coming at us fast and you may be looking at the Home Improvement To-Do List you planned to get done by the end of summer. No need to stress! You still have time to knock a few, if not all, of these home improvement projects off your list and get your home ready for the cooler months to come!

 6 Home Improvement Projects to Complete Before Labor Day:

1. Get Your Deck in Order

Whether you are planning on entertaining this Labor Day or not, your deck will beHome Improvement nefit from a little TLC. Your deck spends each day battling the elements: rain, snow, ice, the sun, extreme hot and cold temperatures, there isn’t much relief for your deck. Grab an approved deck cleaner and give your deck a quick scrub to remove dirt, debris, mildew, etc. Stain or paint your deck if needed. To protect your deck from water damage and the winter months ahead apply sealant. Then all you will have to do is sit back and relax on your newly refreshed deck.

2. Clean the Grill

Maybe you have been using your grill almost every weekend this summer or maybe you haven’t fired it up since last Labor Day, either way, your grill would probably benefit from a good cleaning! 

3. Clean Out Your Garage 

You will likely want to park your vehicles in your garage this winter since doing so will help prevent ice and snow from building up on your windshields. Waiting until the winter temperatures drop to start cleaning your garage may mean that you are less likely to complete the task.  No one wants to be out in the cold, doing an unpleasant chore. It is best to check off ‘clean the garage’ from your to-do list now. Then your garage will be ready for you when you want to use it.

4. Schedule Your Annual Furnace Safety Inspection and Super Tune-Up

The weather isFurnace Repair unpredictable in the Midwest and it can be hard to know when the temperatures will drop enough to run your furnace. However, when the time comes that you do want to use your furnace, you will want it to be in proper working order. The first hard freeze is not the time to discover that your furnace isn’t up to the challenge. Call (866)844-3770 to schedule your Annual Furnace Safety Inspection and Super Tune-Up today and beat the fall rush! 

5. Seal Up Any Cracks

Colder days are coming and you don’t want to worry about a drafty home this winter. Take some time to caulk the seal around your windows. If there is a gap at the bottom of your front or back door, now might be a great time to address this issue as well, by replacing old worn out door trims or adding some fresh weather stripping. A well-sealed home will help save you money on your power bill down the road.

6. Change the Batteries 

It can be easy to forget about your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors but they play a major role in keeping your home and family safe. If it’s been awhile since you have changed out the batteries in these devices, now is the time to do so. Especially since there tends to be a greater risk of house fires and issues with carbon monoxide during the colder months.  

Have a Safe and Happy Labor Day Everyone!

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Keeping Up with Team Tiger: Summer 2017 Edition

Summer is starting to wind down and it has been a busy few months for Team Tiger. The time sure has flown by and we have accomplished quite a bit. So, we wanted to take a moment and share with you, what our Team has been up to.

Team Tiger Summer 2017

August 2017:

-We had one of our famous potlucks on August 24th. Last summer we had a Disney themed potluck, so we went with a Universal theme this time. Participants could dress up and bring dishes that related in any way with a Universal movie, character or something in one of their parks. Once again, Team Tiger showed their creativeness with this challenge. 

-On August 23rd, we hosted a booth at the C3 Back-to-School Event. We handed out school supplies and reusable Tiger Shopping Bags, while visitors to our booth played Ring Around the Plunger and got to spin the Wheel-of-Tiger.  

-Team Tig2017 Solar Eclipse er had a lot of fun with the Solar Eclipse that occurred on August 21st. First, the week before the eclipse we hosted a fun Facebook Contest, raffling off an Eclipse Snack Basket. This basket was overflowing with snacks and treats named after items in our solar system.

Then when the big event finally started, our team took turns passing around safety glasses to watch the Eclipse come and go. 

-On August 16th, Tiger Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical Services received a major honor, when we made the Inc. 5000 List of the Fastest Growing Companies in America. This was the first time we made this list and we want to thank our hard working team and all of our Valued Customers for making this honor possible!

July 2017:

-July 28th marked the Edwardsville Chamber Golf Tournament second year in a row that Tiger Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical Services sponsored the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce annual golf tournament. We also had two teams compete in this year’s tournament!

-In July we were named as the 2017 People’s Choice #1 Plumbing Company in the People’s Choice of Southwest Illinois contest.  We want to thank everyone who voted for us, we are extremely honored by this award.

With this award, we also attended the party that the St. Louis Post Dispatch put on to honor those who won. We had a booth at this event and handed out lots of Tiger swag!

-We are major animal lovers here at Tiger and we proudly support the mission of our friends at Partners 4 Pets. On July 21st, we made a donation to help them buy a new van so they could continue saving more animals. 

Partners 4 Pets

-On July 13th we attended the RecruitMilitary Veteran’s job fair. We will be attending this event again in November and we are looking forward to meeting everyone!

June 2017:Top Workplaces in St. Louis 2017

-In June we were once again named as a Top Workplace in the St. Louis area. This is the second year in a row that we have made this list! In addition to earning this high honor, this year we were also named as one of the Best Places to Work in the state of Illinois for the second year in a row! 

-We love the Cardinals here at Tiger Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical Services, so we decided it would be fun to send someone in our service area to a Cards game. Towards the end of June and the beginning of July, we ran a Facebook Contest, where we raffled off two tickets to July 8ths game. 

-Our techs have been working hard all year. That is why on June 22nd, we honored our amazing HVAC technicians by celebrating National HVAC Tech Day!

-We sponsor four Relay for Life Events a year and this year all four of these events fell in June. In addition to sponsoring these walks, we also had a team participate at the event in Edwardsville on Friday, June 2nd. 


Team Tiger has certainly had a full and rewarding summer and we are excited to see what the fall has in store for us!


Upcoming Events You Can Catch Team Tiger At:

-September 13th: Job Plus 2017; Job Fair
-September 16th: Italian Fest Parade
-September 23rd: 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s- Edwardsville, IL
-September 30th: 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s- Belleville, IL
-October 14th: 4th Annual Touch-a-Truck
-October 21st: Solarbration Vendor Fair for the CHS STEM Club

 

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The Dangers of a Summer Sewage Backup and How to Avoid One

Summer is a time for fun in the sun. Nothing brings the fun to a screeching halt like a sewage backup. Here is what you need to know about sewage backups during the summertime. 

What Can Cause a Summer Sewage Backup?

There are a couple reasons why a sewage backup might occur during thsewage backupe warmer months. Summer storms are a common culprit, for example. When it rains too much or too fast for the sewage system to handle, water can build up and get into the system. If the water continues to build up, it can fill it until sewage enters your home. 

Another issue that can cause a backup is a system blockage. This can happen when the wrong things are tossed down the drain in your home. 

What Are the Effects of a Backup?
Of course, there is the mess that comes with a sewage backup. This factor alone is extremely unpleasant, but there are other more serious concerns to consider as well. Sewage is unsanitary and can pose health concerns for one. Additionally, having a large amount of water entering your home can lead to damage to your foundation or rotting of your interior walls. Not to mention the fire and other hazards caused if this water reaches any electrical components. 

So How Can You Avoid a Summer Sewage Backup?
Obviously, when it comes to weather, you can’t control when or how strong of a summer storm will hit. The good news is that you can take these steps, to help lessen your risk of a sewage backup.

1. First and foremost, never put anything down a drain that can clog or damage the pipes. This includes greasy or stringy foods, chicken bones, coffee grounds, etc. 
2. Do your best to keep your yard clear of debris that may block drains and cause backups in the main city system during a strong storm.
3. Stay up to date on your home’s sanitary system and plumbing maintenance. This can help prevent backups and provide you with early detection of damage to your system. 

Have a Safe and Fun Summer!

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We Are Accepting Submissions for August’s Bumper Sticker Drawing!

Submissions for August’s Bumper Sticker Drawing are now being accepted. Continue reading to learn how you can enter!
August's Bumper Sticker Drawing

Place a TrustTiger.com bumper sticker on your vehicle and receive $50 off your next service call.

Plus, you can enter a monthly drawing to win $200 cash! Each month submit a new photo of our bumper sticker on your vehicle with a different background to our Facebook Page and be entered to win. You can enter to win multiple times throughout the year!

Contest Rules:

-The sticker must be attached to your bumper.

-To enter the monthly drawing you must submit a new photo of our bumper sticker on your vehicle with a different background each month.

-Submissions can be sent to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TrustTiger/) via private message or you can email them to Amber Jackson at amber.jackson@trusttiger.com.

-Photos must be submitted by the 28th of each month and winners will be announced by the first Friday of each month.

-Only original photos are eligible to enter the drawing. Photos cannot be duplicated.

Call (866)844-3770 to learn how you can receive your own Bumper Sticker, or you can send an email inquiry to amber.jackson@trusttiger.com

Thank You and Good Luck on This Month’s Bumper Sticker Drawing!

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What Causes Pipes to Burst in the Summer and How to Prevent Them

Burst pipes are typically a concern in the winter, due to freezing temperatures. Unfortunately, your pipes are not safe just because it is summer. Here are some reasons your pipes can burst during the warmer months and what you can do to stop it from happening!Burst

Older Pipes
Pipes will degrade and deteriorate over time, like most things. Metal pipes are especially susceptible to corrosion, while plastic pipes break down naturally over time. When the pipes in your home age, they slowly lose their ability to handle the pressures they are constantly subjected to. As your pipes deteriorate, they become more and more likely to burst. Your best defense against aging pipes is to replace them before they fail you. 

Pipe Erosion and Corrosion
When your pipes erode or corrode, they create weak spots in your piping. These weak spots are vulnerable and more likely to leak and burst because they can no longer withstand the water pressure. Stay ahead of erosion and corrosion by having your pipes inspected annually.

Also, keep in mind that hot water has the potential of causing the soil around your outdoor pipes to move, which can damage and even break the pipes. This is especially true when the weather is dryer. While this typically is a larger concern for water mains found in the street, the pipes leading up to your home is also vulnerable. If you are concerned about your outdoor pipes, you can have one of our expert plumbers come to your home and assess your risks.

Clogged Pipes
A burst pipe is just one of the concerns caused by a clogged pipe. If your water happens to have a high mineral content, you may have extra reasons to be concerned. Over time, mineral deposits will build up in your pipes. This build up reduces the area in your pipes, restricting water flow and increasing pressure. In cases when the pressure exceeds the pipe’s threshold, it can cause the pipe to burst. If you happen to live in an area where the water has a higher mineral count, also known as hard water, having a water softener installed by one of our expert plumbers is an effective method to protect your pipes. Water softeners are designed to remove most of the minerals in your water and help prevent your pipes from clogging.

Poorly Installed Pipes
Unfortunately, not every plumber has as high standards as we do and poorly installed pipes are at a greater risk of failure, leaks and bursting. Whether they are improperly soldered, poorly insulated or inadequately supported, if your pipes were not installed correctly, you could be in for some unpleasant surprises. If you have any concerns about how your pipes were installed, call us at 
(866) 844-3770, to have your plumbing system inspected by a true plumbing professional. 

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Ready for a New Career? Then Join Us for Our Job Fair on August 10th!

Want to know what it is like to work for one of the fastest growing companies in the St. Louis Metro East area? Are you looking for a long-term career with a company that values teamwork and promotes a fun working atmosphere? Well, look no further! We are Tiger Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical Services and we are having a job fair this August 10th at 5:30 p.m.

About Us:

We have been in business since 1993 and we are a growing and stable company. We were named as a Best Place to work in Illinois and a Top Work Place in the St. Louis area two years in a row.

-We offer

  • Top pay
  • Paid vacation, holidays and sick time
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Retirement package
  • Company vehicle with fuel provided
  • Year-round work
  • On-going training 
  • An employee retention program, where after six years of being with Tiger, you will receive a bonus check worth 3.5% of your average annual salary.

Event Information:

Want to join our growing team? Then join us for our job fair, on August 10th, at our Collinsville location. This event is perfect for anyone looking for a long-term career. We have a variety of opportunities available and we need people like you!

So whether you’re unemployed, underemployed or you’re just looking for a change, join us at 5:30 p.m. sharp on August 10th, and learn about the benefits that come with being a member of Team Tiger!

Job Fair Details:

Date: August 10th

Time: 5:30 p.m. sharp!

Location: 1902 Vandalia St. Suite 100

Collinsville, IL 62234

Bring your resume and any questions you may have for our management team.

If you have any questions contact Amber Jackson at amber.jackson@trusttiger.com or
call 618-578-5944

 Job Fair

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We Are Accepting Submissions for July’s Bumper Sticker Drawing!

Sabrina H. won June’s Bumper Sticker Drawing! Congratulations!

July's Bumper Sticker Drawing

Submissions for July’s Bumper Sticker Drawing are now being accepted. Continue reading to learn how you can enter!

Place a TrustTiger.com bumper sticker on your vehicle and receive $50 off your next service call.

Plus, you can enter a monthly drawing to win $200 cash! Each month submit a new photo of our bumper sticker on your vehicle with a different background to our Facebook Page and be entered to win. You can enter to win multiple times throughout the year!

Contest Rules:

-The sticker must be attached to your bumper.

-To enter the monthly drawing you must submit a new photo of our bumper sticker on your vehicle with a different background each month.

-Submissions can be sent to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TrustTiger/) via private message or you can email them to Amber Jackson at amber.jackson@trusttiger.com.

-Photos must be submitted by the 28th of each month and winners will be announced by the first Friday of each month.

-Only original photos are eligible to enter the drawing. Photos cannot be duplicated.

Call (866)844-3770 to learn how you can receive your own Bumper Sticker, or you can send an email inquiry to amber.jackson@trusttiger.com

Thank You and Good Luck on This Month’s Bumper Sticker Drawing!

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Important Product Recall: Dehumidifier Safety Recall

Large Dehumidifier Safety Recall: A product recall has been issued for some 5.6 million dehumidifiers. This recall was issued by the United States Consumer Product Safety CDehumidifierommission (CPSC) for the overseas manufacturers of Gree and Midea. These manufacturers make and distribute many popular brands sold here in the U.S. Unfortunately, several of these brands and products have been found to pose safety risks and have been recalled to protect consumers.

Several hundred dehumidifiers manufactured by Gree have caused around $19 million in damage and have been reported to cause fires. Some units created by Midea have reportedly caused somewhere around $4.8 million in property damage (CPSC).

What To-Do About This Dehumidifier Recall?

If you purchased a dehumidifier between January of 2005 and through today, we highly suggest that you follow these steps.

-First, you will need to find the model number on your dehumidifier. (Check the back, sides and front of the unit for a name plate sticker). 

-After you have located the model number, you will need to visit the manufacturer’s website to see if your model has been recalled. 

– If you discover that your dehumidifier has been recalled, you will need to unplug it immediately.

-You will then want to call the manufacturer’s hotline for further instructions.

  • Gree: 1-866-853-2802
  • Midea: 1-800-600-3055

We will happily send one of our Technical Experts to your home, to check and see if your dehumidifier is on the recall list. Then they can walk you through each step of the process. Just call (886)844-3770 and we will send someone to your home when it is convenient for you!


Tiger Signature Series Dehumidifiers

-If you are looking for a safer dehumidifier for your home, we have the perfect solution for you. Investing in a Tiger Signature Series Dehumidifier is one of the best ways to protect your basement and keep it dry.

Our dehumidifiers are:

  • Extremely durable and are designed to spend a great deal of time working in a damp basement.
  • Designed to help protect your basement from mold and mildew growth and remove unpleasant odors.
  • Created with the utmost convenience in mind. They can be hooked up to a drain, eliminating the need for you to constantly empty water from the unit.
  • Accompanied with a 5-year warranty on parts.
  • Made to save you time and money! 
  • Both designed and assembled right here in the United States of America. 

Our dehumidifiers are also more energy efficient and designed to last quite a bit longer than most other popular brands. Dehumidifiers typically work by frequently cycling on and off in an attempt to keep up with a damp basement. All of this powering on and off can cause wear and tear on a unit’s compressor. The Tiger Signature Series Dehumidifier is designed to handle the extreme workload. 

This extra durability means that you will need to replace and/or repair a Tiger Signature Series Dehumidifier less often than most other dehumidifiers. Most other brands need to be replaced 3-4 times compared to the life expectancy of just one of our dehumidifiers. 

Plus, the more energy efficient design of our dehumidifier can save you as much as $189 on your annual electric bill.

Call Us At (886)844-3770 Today
To Schedule Your Free Consultation! 


Brands Affected By The Recall:

Gree Brands:

  • Danby or Premiere
  • De’Longhi or SuperClima
  • Fedders
  • Fellini
  • Frigidaire
  • GE
  • Gree
  • Kenmore
  • Norpole
  • Seabreeze
  • SoleusAir

Midea:

  • Airworks
  • Alen
  • Arcticaire
  • Arctic King
  • Beaumark
  • Coolworks
  • ComfortAire
  • Comfort Star
  • Continental Electric
  • Crosley
  • Daewoo
  • Danby or Danby & Designer
  • Dayton
  • Degree
  • Diplomat
  • Edgestar
  • Excell
  • Fellini
  • Forest Air
  • Frigidaire
  • GE
  • Grunaire
  • Hanover
  • Honeywell
  • Homestyles
  • Hyundai
  • Ideal Air
  • Keystone
  • Kul
  • Midea
  • Nantucket
  • Ocean Breeze 
  • Pelonis
  • Perfect Aire
  • Perfect Home
  • Polar Wind
  • Premiere 
  • Professional Series
  • Royal Sovereign
  • Simplicity 
  • Sunbeam
  • SPT
  • Sylvania
  • TGM
  • Touch Point
  • Trutemp
  • Uberhaus
  • Westpointe
  • Winix
  • Winixl

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AC 101: Why is My Air Conditioning Unit Leaking?

A leaking Air Conditioning Unit poses several concerns and is a major sign that something is wrong with your system. Leaking AC units can cause water damage and even a fire if it gets near electrical equipment.

So why do leaks happen in an Air Conditioning Unit anyway?
Here are some possible reasons:

-Frozen evaporator coils

If the evaporator coils form ice on them, this build-up can melt and overflow from your drain pan.

There are three main causes of a frozen coil:

1. Dirty filter: If your filter becomes dirty, it will slow the airflow through the coil, causing it to get too cold and possibly form ice on the surface. An easy way to avoid this outcome is to replace your filter as recommended by the manufacturer.

2. Low pressure in the refrigerant lines: If there is not enough refrigerant in your unit, the pressure will lower. This will reduce the coil’s ability to remove heat from the air, which causes the coil to freeze. Low refrigerant levels can cause some serious damage to your compressor so you will need to turn off your Air Conditioning Unit and call us immediately!

3. Issues with the fan: If you notice low airflow coming through your vents in addition to the frozen coil, issues with your fan are likely the cause. Shut off your Air Conditioning Unit right away and call us to correct the problem. 

-Condensation issues

Air Conditioning Units do more than simply keep the air in your home cool. They also help Air Conditioning Unitremove the humidity as well. This is done by removing condensation. If condensation is building up and overflowing, you might have condensate drainage problems. Here are three possible reasons why:

1. A blockage in the condensate drain: a blockage will cause a backup. Clear the drain if you can or call us to clean the line for you.

2. A damaged drain pan: your drain pan might be cracked and leaking condensation. It is often best to replace a damaged drain pan, to avoid future issues. 

3. A broken condensation pump: depending on where your Air Conditioning Unit is located, you might have a pump that removes the condensation. If this pump becomes broken, water can build up and overflow. Which means you will need to replace the pump.

Call us at (866)844-3770 of you notice that your
Air Conditioning Unit is Leaking!

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