Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The Pipes are Cold Too.

The winter months bring certain property maintenance concerns that all landlords and homeowners in the far Northwest Suburbs of Chicagoland need to be aware of with a few months of freezing weather still ahead. When the temperature drops, one major issue that could come up is a frozen water pipe.

Here are the impending signs to look for –


1.  The temperature has dropped to the required temperature

2.  You can see frost on a pipe

3.  Running water coming out of your faucet has slowed to a crawl

4.  There is an odd smell coming from the drain

At the first sign of any of the above, please call Tom’s Plumbing. This is a non-negotiable situation for you as a home or property owner! Tom’s Plumbing is the answer to frozen pipes beneath your residence. Tom’s has been in the Elgin area for a long time and to see all that they offer visit tomsplumbing.com. Call them 24/7 at (847) 697-6444.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Your Hardiest Appliance Will Eventually Break Down.

It is your sturdy, reliable water heater and if it is more than 10 years old the end is probably near. The availability of warm, running water is vital to everyday living from showers, baths and frequent hand–washing to cooking, laundry and dish–cleaning. Here, in the Far Northwest Suburbs of Chicagoland, there are plenty of older water heaters.

The signs to look and listen for are –


1.  Rust…either on the tank or in the water itself.

2.  Strange, unprecedented noises.

3.  You start noticing leaks at the base.

4.  The water is not as hot as it used to be.

At Tom’s Plumbing we stand behind the name Bradford White. It is a brand that is the most reliable we have ever found and we think you will rest comfortably in the Elgin area with a Bradford White water heater. For the many plumbing services that we provide we invite you to visit tomsplumbingservice.com. Call us anytime at (847) 697-6444.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Let’s all Sing Elgin.

What does that mean, exactly? Well, when this great city in the Far Northwest Suburbs of Chicagoland was established in the mid-19th century it was named “Elgin” after a popular Scottish song. The founders were looking for a site on the stagecoach route from Chicago to Galena, Illinois. They settled on a spot along the Fox.

Early Elgin achieved fame for butter and dairy which it sold to the city of Chicago. Gail Borden himself established a condensed milk factory here after the Civil War and our local library is named in his honor. The dairy industry became less important with the arrival of the Elgin Watch Company.

Today, in spite of the many challenges put before us in this year 2020 Elgin continues to thrive. Right along with it is the decades-old company Tom’s Plumbing for all your plumbing needs in the upcoming year of 2021. From your friends at Tom’s Plumbing Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Monday, November 30, 2020

We Proudly Provide Plumbing Service to the Northwest Suburbs.

Besides Elgin, the far Northwest Suburbs of Chicagoland includes many great communities such as Bartlett, Streamwood, Elburn, Geneva, Schaumburg and many more. Each has its own set of unique codes which any licensed plumber of great integrity has to be cognizant of when doing any job in that particular city.

Here at Tom’s Plumbing we recognize the differences in our diverse area and proceed accordingly. To begin with, we always provide city permits for any work where it is required. Our first priority is to make sure that the work we do is up to code and will pass the inspection of any and all municipalities in which we work.

Mike, our lead plumber has lived in the Elgin area all of his life. Tom’s Plumbing has been a part of the area for decades serving Elgin and other suburbs with quality plumbing repair. You have always counted on Tom’s Plumbing and 2021 will be no exception. See our myriad of services at tomsplumbingservice.com and call (847) 697-6444 anytime day or night.

Monday, November 16, 2020

A Gas Leak is a Really Big Deal.

The danger occurs when gas begins to leak out into your common living area. Why is it dangerous? Because gas is flammable…that is why! If there is any flame, or even a spark near the leak it could cause a destructive and even a deadly fire. There may even be a resulting explosion in your home or business.

Here is what to look (sniff) for –


1.  You notice dead or dying plants.

2.  You may hear a hissing sound near gas pipes.

3.  There is a noticeable smell of rotten eggs.

4.  There may actually be a white fog surrounding your property.

Please take immediate action! You should never, never, let the smell of gas go unattended. Please immediately call the gas leak repair professionals at Tom’s Plumbing. The pros at Tom’s Plumbing will come to your Elgin area home or business and fix the gas leak once and for all. Google tomsplumbingservice.com and always call (847) 697-6444.

Monday, November 2, 2020

Cool, Clear, Water.

It is one of life’s absolute essentials. Various tests have found that a third of American water supplies contain lead and 75% contain chromium-6...not good! People are unwittingly consuming these dangerous compounds every day. Well water, like public water supplies, is also susceptible to contamination from urban and farm runoff and seepage.

There are several different types of water filters –

1.  Pitcher filters…they only eliminate a small number of contaminants


2.  Faucet filters…make sure they are eliminating the things that you want

3.  Countertop filters…they don’t take up space under your sink

4.  Undersink filters…it makes sense when counter space is in short supply

5.  Reverse osmosis…very effective…allow us to tell you more

Reverse osmosis systems in the Elgin area are installed by the professionals of Tom’s Plumbing. We believe in them and stand by them. Let us give you the details of reverse osmosis water filtration by calling (847) 697-6444 and see everything we do when you take a look at tomsplumbingservice.com.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Things to Know Before YOU Become the Victim.

It sounds ominous…right? In the plumbing world it very well could be. There are plumbing companies out there that will try to scam you for extra money! You may think they do not exist because a plumbing company should want your return business, but especially in these times they will trade the quick buck for integrity.

Here are some potential scams to watch out for –


1.  Some plumbing employees are trained to spot the vulnerable with leading questions.

2.  They try to convince you that you have worse problems than you actually do.

3.  On a video inspection are you watching video from YOUR home?

4.  Always check their background with, say the BBB.

We want to serve your plumbing needs both now and in the future - NOT make a quick buck and never see you again! For decades that is how we have treated our plumbing customers in the Elgin, IL area. Look us up for more details on how to avoid plumbing scams at tomsplumbingservice.com. We are proud to wear the name Tom’s Plumbing. Just call (847) 697-6444 day or night.