Monday, September 16, 2019

You Can’t Just Buy a Plunger for this One.

Sometimes you feel confident that you can roll up your sleeves and make minor repairs to your home instead of calling a plumber.  Repairing a gas line is NOT one of them!  First of all, if you even suspect a potential gas leak in your home immediately call the gas company.  Remember however, their rep will not fix the leak.  For that, you need a licensed plumber.

Gas leaks are almost always related to faulty, misused or improperly installed appliances.  Old or broken appliances pose a risk, as do new appliances that were not properly installed.  Faulty or broken pipes and gas lines can cause a leak as well.  The most likely cause is human error, such as leaving a stove on or moving a gas appliance without shutting off the connection.

No matter why you have a gas leak in your home you need the services of gas line repair and replacement professionals at Tom’s Plumbing.  They have served the plumbing and gas installation and repair needs of the Northwest Suburbs for decades.  Call the pros located in Elgin…Tom’s Plumbing at (847) 697-6444.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Updating Plumbing in an Old House.

There are many big, old houses around the Elgin area.  You think (and rightfully so) that yours is the coolest ever!  If it looks like something out of a movie, with these great old awnings, balconies upstairs, and tons of little stairways, then it probably needs a plumbing expert to look at the old pipes below it.

Those great, old Victorian homes might look great on the outside, keeping things on the inside, like the pipes you don’t see, up to date can be a bit of a challenge.  Questions abound such as how extensive the plumbing and pipe system is, how long it’s been since it last had an overhaul, and how the plumbing was built way back when.

Tom’s Plumbing Inc. checks all the boxes.  For decades Tom’s Plumbing has re-installed the plumbing and piping system in so many old homes in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicagoland.  Call the office of Tom’s Plumbing and have someone come out to estimate the job.  That phone number is (847) 697-6444.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Septemberfest Parade, Sept 2nd

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Our camo/military themed entry will feature an Army truck!
Septemberfest Parade - Monday, September 2, 2019


Monday, August 12, 2019

RPZ…Letters to Know.

What is RPZ?  It stands for Reduced Pressure Zone.  It is a type of backflow prevention device that is used to protect water supplies from contamination.  It is the very essence of clean, fresh water vs. undrinkable without health hazards!  Backflow preventers are categorized into three groupings, an assembly, a device or a method.

It is good to know that these assemblies have the distinct advantage of being serviceable inline and can be tested & repaired without having to remove an installed assembly.  A RPZ device is considered suitable for significant hazard applications, that is, where the consequence of backflow into the water supply would cause significant harm.

This is an issue that every homeowner and business manager must be aware of in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicagoland.  At Tom’s Plumbing Inc. Their certified, experienced backflow technicians have years of experience with RPZ Backflow Prevention Systems.  That’s great news for all of us in the Elgin area!  Call Tom’s Plumbing Inc. at (847) 697-6444.

Back-to-School Community Adventure Day, Aug 17th

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"Say goodbye to summer with a day of adventure. Paddling, archery and more! In partnership with Hilltop Elementary School and other organizations. Instruction and gear provided. All ages."


Friday, August 2, 2019

Project Backpack Back-to-School Supply Fair, Sat. Aug 3rd

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"Project Backpack is a community-based initiative led by Elgin Community College to benefit students in need, by offering appropriate resources to start a successful school year."


Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Are you Doing More Laundry These Days?

The kids have been home for the summer.  Clothes get dirtier faster than they did.  So, what happens?  You spend more time in your laundry room and your washer and dryer get quite a work-out this time of year.  It is only human that we ignore minor problems, especially in an isolated area of our home, until they become big problems.

A backed-up drain which may creep up on you slowly or a faulty washing machine supply hose can have you walking through your laundry room ankle-deep in water.  When is the last time you replaced those hoses or made sure the shut off valves weren’t stuck in the open position which will not allow them to be turned off in case of an emergency?

Small plumbing problems often become big ones simply because we think they will magically disappear.  You know the drill.  At the first sign of problems in your home’s laundry room call Tom’s Plumbing Inc. serving the plumbing needs of Elgin and surrounding Northwest Suburban Chicagoland.  That’s Tom’s Plumbing Inc. at (847) 697-6444.