Thursday, November 15, 2018

Repair or Replace…That is the Question.

You know that if you live in your Northwest Suburban Chicagoland home long enough eventually your water heater will conk out.  This is especially true if you are not sure of its age since you bought your home from a previous owner.  You should know that if the water heater in your basement is over 10 years old it is about that time.

Here is one benchmark to consider.  Advancements in technology have made water heaters up to 20% more efficient than they used to be.  You can literally save about $700 in energy costs over the life of the unit!  On the other hand, if that particular appliance is just five or six years of age a repair might be in order.

At Tom’s Plumbing Inc. we take pride in the installation of Bradford White water heaters made in the good old USA.  We sincerely believe after decades in the plumbing business they are your best choice for durability and overall value.  Why not give us a call at Tom’s Plumbing Inc. and we will come to your home to see which style best fits your needs.  Call (847) 697-6444. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A List of 2018 Chicagoland Turkey Trots

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"For many of us, the Turkey Trot was that first race we ever ran as a kid. Maybe it’s the only race you’ll do all year. Point is, if you’re not running this Thanksgiving, you’re missing out on a pretty spectacular running tradition."

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Heating your Home…Priority One.

Here we go…another Chicagoland winter is about to hit us.  How many times have we gone from fall chill to a frigid winter instantly?  Is your home or office heating system ready for the “old man”?  You need to feel confident that your business or home will be properly heated and you have the hot water you need, before an emergency arises!

You may need a service call if –

1.  The heat is not cranking to capacity
2.  Your boiler is leaking
3.  The pilot light is off
4.  A faulty thermostat
5.  The radiator is making noise

The problem will not go away on its own!  Please give us a call at Tom’s Plumbing Inc.  Repairing and replacing faulty boilers in Elgin area homes is one of our specialties.  So if you live in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicagoland such as Elgin, Dundee, Bartlett, Streamwood, etc. call Tom’s Plumbing Inc. at (847) 697-6444.

A Veterans Day ceremony honoring all veterans - Nov 11th

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November 11th
Veterans Memorial Park

Monday, October 15, 2018

Halloween Attractions, Elgin IL

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"Whether you're from Elgin, or you're simply visiting this Halloween Season, there are plenty of festive fun to enjoy this Halloween Season."

Stay Ahead of the Scams.

Scams are everywhere these days with the all-pervasive internet they infiltrate our everyday lives.  They even happen in the plumbing industry.  I guess it is no surprise, as the Northwest Suburbs grow there are more homeowners who simply do not have a grasp of what happens when the have a plumbing problem.

As usual, the elderly are at the greatest risk.  Listen to the questions that plumbers are asking you.  Employees of big companies will ask questions such as “do you live by yourself?”.  Technicians will travel in pairs and go to separate areas of your home to “invent” problems.  Check their background before you hire them.

There are ways to vet your plumber, such as the Better Business Bureau.  Tom’s Plumbing Inc. has been serving the Elgin area’s plumbing needs for decades.  We are proud to stand on our reputation for plumbing repair excellence and honesty.  Just Google plumber Elgin Il and you will see us prominently displayed.  Please give us a call at when you need us at (847) 697-6444.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Pay Attention to your Boiler.

As the seasons change in Suburban Chicagoland, remember that hard-working boiler in your home.  We don’t give much thought to our central heating system. We always expect it to work, pumping out a continuous supply of heating and hot water. If something develops, a broken boiler can cause untold headaches, throwing our homes into chaos.

Here are some common boiler problems –

1.  The hot water stops being hot.
2.  Leaking or consistent dripping.
3.  Unusual gurgling or banging noises.
4.  The pilot light goes out.
5.  Pressure is reduced.

There are others, but if one of these is evident in your boiler you probably already have problems.  Problem solved!  If you live in Elgin, Bartlett, Streamwood, and the surrounding area of the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago call the boiler repair and replacement experts at Tom’s Plumbing Inc.  That number is (847) 697-6444.