Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Have you Considered Tankless?

Replacing your ailing water heater with a tankless model is a valuable upgrade for any home in the Elgin, Bartlett, Streamwood, and Dundee area or anywhere around Chicagoland. These units last longer, use less energy, offer endless hot water and can reduce utility bills. That is only the beginning.

Here are some of the previously stated reasons expanded upon –


  1. Energy efficiency…tankless water heaters heat up water ONLY when it is needed.
  2. Lower utility bills…the average household in Elgin can save hundreds of $$$ yearly.
  3. Extended life…on average, they have a shelf-life that is over ten years longer.
  4. Endless hot water…who on earth does not appreciate that!
  5. Space saving…many units are less than half the size of traditional water heaters.

Think of the old adage…pay a little now and save a lot later. If the demise of your current water heater is imminent maybe it is time to consider going tankless. Call Tom’s Plumbing to discuss your options. They have been the home and business owner’s plumbing choice in The Far Northwest Chicago Suburbs for decades. Just call (847) 697-6444. 

Monday, July 13, 2020

Help…I’m Under Water!

It is time to once again remind you that the most intense rainstorm in Fox Valley history came in July (1996).  Who can say when it will happen again?  During a storm it is obviously important that excess water is pumped away from your home to avoid property damage.  That means sump pumps and back-up systems.

This summer, if we happen to have a lengthy power outage, a sump pump that includes a battery back-up system can be a real life saver and prevent water damage. Here is something to remember if you live in the Elgin area…if you have a sink or perhaps a toilet in your basement located beneath the sewer line, then you probably have or need a sewage ejector pump.

Hopefully, before any disastrous flooding occurs in the far Northwest Suburbs you will think of Tom’s Plumbing they have helped keep the greater Elgin, Bartlett, Streamwood area “high and dry” for decades.  Waiting until AFTER a major rainstorm such as we had in 1996 (look it up) may be too late!  Call Tom’s Plumbing at (847) 697-6444.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

How to Spot Plumbing Scams.

Every once in a while, we think it is helpful to remind you that just like other professions ours has its share of scammers who will do unnecessary plumbing repair…much more than is required.  Hard working, honest plumbers are in the vast majority (even as we emerge from this national crisis), but we thought it might be a good time to warn you again.

Here are some ways to avoid plumbing repair scams –

1.  Look out for representatives who try to convince you that there are bigger problems.
2.  If you live alone, beware of the questions they are asking you.
3.  Make sure that any video inspections are actually live and being done on your home.
4.  Check out their background with such things as the Better Business Bureau.

Here at Tom’s Plumbing we want you to be informed…not oversold!  Tom’s Plumbing has served the Elgin area and its surrounding Northwest Chicagoland suburbs for decades and we do it with the utmost integrity.  Whatever your plumbing problem we hope you will think of us first.  We are Tom’s Plumbing at (847) 697-6444.