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.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Kane County Fall Events Guide 2018

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Find out what's happening around Kane County in the next couple of months and Don't Miss Out!

Monday, September 17, 2018

The Big Plumbing Jobs.

This is where you need to choose carefully, and by experience and reputation.  It’s one thing to fix a toilet or replace a water heater.  It may be a far bigger project to repair or replace plumbing fixtures in commercial buildings.  Commercial plumbing involves installation, repair, and maintenance to commercial spaces like office buildings, theaters, malls, etc.

Business owners…here are some tips before you make that call –

1.  Experience…there is no substitute for it.
2.  The proper licensing and solid insurance.
3.  Are they truly qualified based on past work?
4.  Customer service and price.

You can check all of these boxes and more when you call the commercial plumbing professionals at Tom’s Plumbing Inc.  After decades of commercial plumbing experience, they have proven over and over again to make deadlines, estimate the job accurately, and keep you on budget.  Discover this for yourself.  Call Tom’s Plumbing Inc serving Elgin and the Northwest Suburbs of Chicagoland at (847) 697-6444.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Downtown Elgin Farmers' Market - Friday, September 14

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Friday, September 14, 2018
Explore Elgin, 60 S Grove Ave #1, Elgin, IL, 60120

NEW Time – NEW Location
A seasonal open-air farmers market in Downtown Elgin that takes place every Friday from June 1st – October 5th.


Tuesday, September 4, 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.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Santa's Village Azoosment Park, Dundee IL

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"Celebrating Family Fun! Santa's Village AZoosment Park offers kiddie and family thrill rides, a barn and petting zoo, domestic and exotic animals, live shows, games, shops, and restaurants Open May through October."


Monday, August 20, 2018

Don’t Let your Faucets Freeze.

It may seem weird to talk about it now, but the time will come soon enough when winter weather hits and outdoor faucets freeze.  As water freezes, it expands and as it expands it can produce thousands of pounds of pressure per square inch. This pressure is what causes a water pipe to rupture.  It is just a scientific fact!

The surest way to prevent your outside faucet from freezing is to disconnect all of your outside hoses.  Now that is the smart move when the temperature drops drastically. Those of us who have lived in Chicagoland’s Northwest Suburbs will remember how quickly late summer turns into early winter in the blink of an eye.

If you have any plumbing emergency in our area a professional plumber is the safest and surest way to guarantee that the job is done right the first time.  Those pros are the teammates of Tom’s Plumbing Inc.  Mike and his staff have taken pride for many years in solving plumbing problems throughout Elgin, Dundee, Bartlett, Streamwood, St. Charles, etc.  Give them a call anytime at (847) 697-6444.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Back to School! 2018 - 2019 Elgin School Calendar

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It's back to school time!  There are some important dates you need to mark on your calendars! 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Memories of Floods Past.

It was not that long ago…August 22, 2014.  Do you remember that day?  St. Charles got five and a half inches of rain in just over 24 hours.  If you think that the Northwest Suburbs can’t flood in August, you would be dangerously mistaken!  Was it a surprise?  Sure it was, but Chicagoland weather is anything but predictable.

During a storm, excess water must be pumped away from your home.  That task is efficiently handled by a hard-working sump pump.  It’s one that has been maintained and is ready for use at a moment’s notice.  If you are not sure about the health of your sump pump you should have it inspected BEFORE an emergency.

Tom’s Plumbing Inc. has been repairing and installing sump pumps in homes and businesses around Elgin, St. Charles, Bartlett, etc. for more than 30 years.  If your sump pump is more than 6 years old, then seriously consider replacing it.  At least let the plumbing pros from Tom’s inspect it.  Call for an appointment at (847) 697-6444.

Elgin Public Schools' Social Media

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Stay connected with your child's school!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

If the Drain is Clogged, DON’T Panic.

It is such a natural thing to do.  If your car breaks down and you pull it to the side of the road your first inclination is to panic.  If your air conditioning system conks out it is natural to push the panic button…especially this time of year.  Things happen when you own stuff like a home and a car.  Take a deep breath!

What happens in your home to keep a drain from backing up?  Here are just a couple of tips.  Never, never, never pour grease down the drain.  What is bound to happen is that it will clog the pipe.  DO NOT use household drain cleaners.  As often as not, they will just promote damage to your piping system.

Here is a do.  DO call Tom’s Plumbing Inc. when drains clog in your home or office.  A professional Northwest Suburban drain cleaning company such as Tom’s will clear up the problem the first time…guaranteed!  Trust Mike and his crew with any plumbing emergency in the Elgin area by calling (847) 697-6444.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Family Time at Bumblebee Play Cafe in Elgin

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Come and have a great time with the family!  - "Bumblebee Play Café is an indoor playground, family café, and birthday party venue located in Elgin, IL in Kane County. Bumblebee Play Café is one of the largest indoor playgrounds in the area."

Monday, July 2, 2018

Let’s Take a Closer Look.

When it comes to clogged drain lines they are nothing but headaches that can turn out to be major problems in your home.  You do not have the ability and certainly not the equipment to properly troubleshoot the problem.  There are so many different culprits such as tree roots, grease build-up, or even kids flushing things down the toilet while they’re home this summer.

It is vitally important that you hire a licensed and bonded plumber in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicagoland so that you are assured of having the job done right the first time.  If you try to save a few bucks it could end up costing you thousands!  What you need is someone to clear out the blockage and repair or replace it…guaranteed.

The answer to your clogged drain and other plumbing problems around Elgin, Bartlett, Streamwood, and this entire area is Tom’s Plumbing Inc.  Mike Curce heads up a team of true plumbing professionals whom you can trust every time.  If you have a clogged drain or any other plumbing problem just give them a call at (847) 697-6444.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Fourth of July, Elgin

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4th of July Celebration - Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

Business Does Not Stop for Plumbing Problems.

No question about it, when your business experiences a plumbing emergency you need a professional plumber and you need them now!  As it pertains to doing commercial or new construction plumbing many Northwest Suburban Chicagoland plumbers are simply not equipped for the job.

Check out if they are “asking” for the work on their website.  By visiting the web, you will get a quick grasp of who “wants” the bigger job.  Here is one way to do it…go to Google and type in the phrase commercial plumber elgin.  Who is at the top of the free, natural listings?  It’s, of course.

Enough said!  How could you possibly choose a better commercial or new home construction plumbing company than Tom’s Plumbing Inc?  We have the staff and the savvy to get the job done right the first time.  That should bring you great comfort.  Call us for any plumbing job large or small in the Northwest Suburbs at (847) 697-6444.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Father's Day in the Elgin Area

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Father’s Day 2018 in Chicago

 "Father’s Day is coming up, and we know it can be a difficult thing to plan for. That’s why we’ve put together a list of great activities for the whole family or for just you and your dad to enjoy. Take a look at the list and start planning your Father’s Day 2018 in Chicago."

Friday, June 1, 2018

What Goes Down Sometimes Comes Up.

It is sort of a variation on a theme, but when the subject is your home’s drains you absolutely don’t want this to occur.  As we approach summertime homeowners in the Northwest Suburbs have been organizing their closets, steam cleaning the carpets, and giving their castles an intense scrub. But did you forget to clean your drains?

Very likely you have a store-bought drain cleaning product for when the bathtub is backing up or the kitchen sink won’t drain smoothly, but putting a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it vanish.  Small plumbing problems will likely become huge ones when not treated properly and that means professional drain cleaning.

There is no better at it in the Elgin, Bartlett, and St. Charles area than Tom’s Plumbing Inc.  It is one of the things that we do best here at Toms Plumbing.  Please don’t be a do-it-yourselfer when it comes to drain cleaning.  Call us so that we can come to your home and troubleshoot, then fix the problem.  As always that phone number is (847) 697-6444.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Proud to Serve the Area’s Plumbing Needs.

When we refer to the Northwest Suburbs of Chicagoland we are talking about a wide area that
encompasses communities such as St. Charles, Bartlett, Elgin, etc.  When you need a plumber, you want to know that there is one nearby.  That’s what we are!  Northwest Chicago’s plumber…Tom’s Plumbing Inc.

We get to your home or business fast with our craftsman.  That’s right, not salesman, but rather trained technicians who will troubleshoot and fix the problem rather than pontificating about services you don’t need!  Hopefully, you will find this comforting in our ever-growing area around Elgin IL.

Why not check us out by visiting  We have watched this growth in our area and served it with plumbing expertise for decades.  Mike heads up an amazing group of techs.  So, the next time you have a plumbing problem (emergency or not) give us a call at Tom’s Plumbing Inc. (847) 697-6444.

2018 Memorial Day Activities in Elgin

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Find out what's happening in Elgin for Memorial Weekend! 

Monday, April 30, 2018

Best Mother's Day Brunch in Elgin

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Browse this list of places to take Mom on Mother's Day and make your reservations today!

Gas Line Repair and Replacement.

In Northwestern Suburban Chicago the gas line that runs from the house side of the gas meter is the homeowner’s responsibility.  Fixing problems from leaks are often routinely $1,000 or more. Knowing that, you need to find an expert that you can trust to do the job right the first time.

What is impossible to predict is exactly when your gas line will burst.  You can bank on it happening when you can least afford it, so get on it while you can!  The gas line is a problem that needs to be addressed.  It is not like a leaky toilet, or water heater that gives you warning signs before the worst occurs.

Tom’s Plumbing Inc. of the Elgin area replaces and installs gas lines with the professionalism that comes from years of experience.  We also inspect and repair the shut off valve and the supply line.  This is a job for a true professional.  That team is right here in your backyard.  Call us at Tom’s Plumbing Inc. for gas line repair and replacement at (847) 697-6444.

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.