Wednesday, April 4, 2018

When Do You Call a Plumber?

It is tantamount to knowing when to call a doctor, a dentist, or an auto mechanic.  We all would like to think that plumbing problems will go away on their own, but the plain and simple fact is when certain events occur in your home or office you can’t afford to wait any longer.  Let the plumbing professionals do their job!

Here are some sure signs that it is time to call a plumber –

1.  You are tired of that drip, drip, drip.  There are many different solutions.
2.  The water pressure is noticeably lower than it was.
3.  Where did the hot water go?
4.  The drains continue to back up in the sink, or shower, or toilet.

Come on now, you did NOT go to school for this!  If every plumbing job in your home becomes a DIY job you could be headed for a bad conclusion.  Call the Northwest Suburbs ultimate plumbing professionals.  We are the team representing Tom’s Plumbing Inc.  Hesitation could create chaos in your home or office.  Call (847) 697-6444.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

How about a Reverse Osmosis System?

You might not ever consider drinking the water that comes out of your tap.  We understand, but yet, you may be showering in that same water every day.  You don’t think that some of that water gets in your mouth and up your nose?  Why not have a professional check for water quality including iron content?

What is the advantage of a reverse osmosis system?   Reverse osmosis removes dissolved minerals and other contaminants that cause water to smell unpleasant, taste poorly and take on unusual colors…check, check, and check! By removing dissolved minerals, metals and other particles it benefits of your plumbing system.

In the hands of the right person, a reverse osmosis system is easy to install and will protect your family’s health for years to come.  The right people for the job in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago is Elgin based Tom’s Plumbing Inc.  Clean up your water!  Call the plumbing professionals at Tom’s today at (847) 697-6444.

Parkview Kids Easter Egg Hunt

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"Are you ready for some serious FUN? Then...join us for the Parkview Kids Easter Egg Hunt, the largest in DuPage County! This free community event is for the whole family" 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Don’t Ignore a Backed-Up Drain.

Okay, we have nearly made it through this ridiculous winter weather.  It does not mean you can exhale when it comes to your plumbing.  We are all human, and we may ignore plumbing problems when they are in their infancy.  The danger in that is, one day you look down and your basement or laundry room is an indoor swamp!

Just because you think you may be out of the “plumbing emergency woods” now that spring is right around the corner, ask yourself…when was the last time I had my hoses checked?  How about the shut-off valves?  Did they get frozen over the winter?  The laundry room especially is the greatest ignored area of your home, probably.

Why not call Tom’s Plumbing Inc.?  They will come out to your Elgin area home and inspect all of the water lines…both hot and cold.  There is nothing more satisfying than peace of mind.  By the way, since we are already there, have the water heater checked.  We are Tom’s Plumbing Inc. serving the Northwest Suburbs of Chicagoland for decades.  Call (847) 697-6444.

Elgin Summer Theatre's Summer Production of A CHORUS LINE On Sale, March 1-4

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Tickets on Sale NOW!  March 1 - 4th

A CHORUS LINE! Elgin Summer Theatre once again to wow audiences with riveting performances July 15-17 and 22-24! Tickets are just $15-$20 and are on sale now at 847.931.5900, and in person.

Friday, February 16, 2018

When to Replace Galvanized Pipes.

Galvanizing is a metallurgical process used over the past 150 years to coat steel or iron with zinc to inhibit corrosion. The life span of galvanized pipe used for water delivery is about 40 years. You can probably imagine that it was “the way to go” many years ago. Galvanized pipes have seen their day.

This is the era of copper. Copper Plumbing pipes are very durable. They will last for dozens of years. They are also weather resistant so you can use them outside of the house as well as the inside. Maybe best of all, they are corrosion resistant, and will not burn in case of fire.

To learn more about if, when, and how much it will take to modernize your castle with copper piping call Elgin’s repipe professionals Tom’s Plumbing Inc. Tom’s serves most of the Northwest Suburbs of Chicagoland with plumbing repair, replacement, and emergencies in general. This time call Tom’s Plumbing Inc. at (847) 697-6444.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Free museum days at the best Chicago museums

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"Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to spend a fortune in order to visit some of Chicago's best museums and cultural institutions. If you're willing to plan ahead, you can take in masterpieces at the Art Institute or gaze at tropical fish while strolling through Shedd Aquarium without spending a dime."

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Is it Getting Colder in there?

Whether it is your home, or your employees are complaining it may be getting colder INSIDE as it stays cold outside.  That should NOT be the case!  Are you having thermostat issues in your home or office?  The idea here is to avoid an emergency.  Please get your boilers and radiators checked before it advances to that point.

Some things to look for –

1.  Any leaks around your boiler
2.  The pilot light won’t ignite or stay lit.
3.  The thermostat is not working as well as it did.
4.  Low water level in your boilers.
5.  Noise, that will tell you a great deal.

The answer, before an emergency arises in your home or office is to call a pro.  The Northwest Suburban team of boiler repair and troubleshooting professionals are at Tom’s Plumbing Inc. serving Elgin and the surrounding area.  Winter has long way to go.  Why not stay comfortable?  Call Mike and his team today at (847) 697-6444.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Chicago Travel & Adventure Show, Feb 10 - 11

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"Find your next travel destination, plus get the latest tips and tricks on saving big from well-known industry stars and thousands of experts at Chicago's largest travel show."


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Plumbing Scams are Prevalent.

Especially among our senior citizen population in Chicagoland, people will try to take advantage of an opportunity to prey on the uninformed.  It comes in many fashions…get rich schemes, retirement investments, IRS prank calls (have you gotten one of those?), etc.  Even plumbing scams are rampant…especially in the winter.

We want you to be aware of –

1.      Leading questions to determine if you live alone
2.      Telling you that your plumbing problems are worse than they really are
3.      Attempting to sell unnecessary sewer repairs

Please read the page entitled “Avoid Scams” on the website  It is a real eye-opener!  We at Tom’s Plumbing want you to be knowledgeable about problems that may occur with your plumbing.  We hope that these tidbits of information will help.  When you truly need an honest and reliable plumber in the Elgin area call us at (847) 697-6444.

Public Skate with Skate Rental for Two or Four at Leafs Ice Centre

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"Figure skating, hockey lessons, or just a whirl around on the open ice, Leafs Ice Centre oversees all ice-based activities for those looking to learn or just to have fun in skates."

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The Importance of Being Winterized.

Any homeowner will tell you the importance of keeping your plumbing working through the winter, but sometimes the elements have a mind of their own. Burst pipes, wet floors, and damaged walls are all possible in the winter months and are much more common during the cold winter freeze in Chicagoland.

Please remember to keep your faucets running with a slight drip.  Temperatures are usually at their coldest in the last half of January.  Make sure that your drains and gutters are free of ice and debris.  Do not allow an outdoor faucet or hose to remain unattended which may cause it to crack under the pressure of freezing water.

Most importantly, have a professional plumbing company double check your piping and plumbing system to be absolutely sure that it is ready for what is to come.  Your repiping professionals at Tom’s Plumbing Inc. is always the right answer.  Don’t wait for an emergency.  Schedule a check-up from Mike and his crew at Tom’s Plumbing Inc. serving the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago by calling (847) 697-6444.