Monday, June 14, 2021

Let us Repipe Your Elgin area Home.

Are you aware of how common galvanized pipes are in the far Northwest Suburbs of Chicagoland? It is not at all unusual that if you own a home in our area more than 50 years old you have galvanized piping. A repiping may be necessary by a licensed, experienced repiping plumber in Elgin. That’s Tom’s Plumbing!

Tom’s Plumbing professionals will come to your home and assess the situation. Chances are your home’s old pipes are corroding and cracking causing all sorts of plumbing problems. Tom’s Plumbing will replace those old galvanized pipes with state of the art copper piping.

Call them today to have your pipes evaluated by real plumbing pros. Tom’s Plumbing is always just a phone call away day or night. Just call (847) 697-6444. While Tom’s Plumbing may specialize in repiping, it is far from all that they do. Just visit

Friday, June 4, 2021

How a Reverse Osmosis System Works.

To understand it, you need to grasp the action that water takes. It’s simple really…water wants to find its equilibrium. For reverse osmosis water filtration, we simply add pressure and create a reverse osmosis. Why should you call us at Tom’s Plumbing to have a reverse osmosis system installed in your Elgin area home or office?

Here is what typically happens –

1.  The water from the city enters your home.

2.  Then it goes into the carbon sediment pre-filter.

3.  The processed water moves to the storage tank and leftover water with dissolved solids drains away.

Let us show you all of the benefits of a reverse osmosis water system. Enjoy the taste and the benefits of clean, fresh water. We are Tom’s Plumbing, an Elgin area fixture for a long time. For any plumbing needs, be it an emergency or maintenance, give us a call at (847) 697-6444. See our full story at

Monday, May 24, 2021

What is a Backflow Prevention Device?

Tom’s Plumbing, your full service plumber in Elgin, wants you to understand backflow. Our residential and commercial customers should install a testable backflow prevention device when their plumbing installations might very well be posing a hazard to the public water system, anywhere around the Far Northwest Suburbs of Chicagoland.

Backflow prevention needs to be present at –

1.  At any medical facility.

2.  Anywhere that includes the irrigation of lawns.

3.  Restaurants…absolutely, without question.

4.  Swimming pools where the public gathers.

It is mandatory that your backflow prevention system is tested by a certified technician from Tom’s Plumbing of Elgin, IL. Tom’s Plumbing has been doing backflow testing for many years. Please give them a call to set up an appointment at (847) 697-6444.  See the plumbing services they offer by googling

Thursday, May 13, 2021

What to Look for When Choosing a Commercial Plumber.

If you are a commercial property owner or manager in the far Northwest portion of Chicagoland, you may not need the services of a plumber on a daily basis. However, when a crisis strikes, you will need a qualified commercial plumber in the Elgin area such as Tom’s Plumbing, serving the far Northwest suburbs.

Here are some of the things that you may be seeking –

1.  Experience in commercial plumbing.

2.  The proper licensing and insurance.

3.  The right qualifications.

4.  A long-standing reputation.

5.  Affordability.

Tom’s Plumbing checks all the boxes! They have been serving the commercial plumbing needs of the Elgin area for decades. You will feel supremely confident once you visit their website at Why not call them for an estimate at (847) 697-6444?

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Springtime Does NOT Mean NO Plumbing Problems.

You may need a professional plumber in Elgin and the surrounding area even in springtime because there are unique issues that may arise with your plumbing system. There is no question that spring’s temperate weather can provide welcome relief from the cloudy skies, slick roads, and the freezing temperatures of wintertime in Chicagoland.

Here are some common springtime plumbing problems –


1.  It is a common sight around here for gutters to become clogged in the spring.

2.  Steady drops in water pressure can result from a number of things.

3.  Sewer lines could become obstructed.

4.  Your property has to drain properly to prevent water from setting around the foundation.

These are just some of the many outdoor plumbing problems that may be unique to the spring thaw around here. To fix any and all plumbing emergencies call your Elgin plumber Tom’s Plumbing. They have been repairing and maintaining Elgin area plumbing for decades. See all of their services at and call anytime at (847) 697-6444.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

This Drain is a REAL Pain!

No one in the Elgin area ever wants a clogged drain in their home or business. It virtually shuts down that room when it happens. You may need Elgin’s drain cleaning experts. Sometimes nature is the culprit. You can’t always avoid tree roots from “rooting” their way into the drainage system causing it to slow down to a crawl. There are some things that you CAN avoid.

Here is a partial list –

1.  Be careful how much human and pet hair is going down that drain.

2.  Soap scum accumulates over time.

3.  Food that is dumped down the drain.

4.  Baby wipes and diapers (seniors…ignore this one)

5.  Dreaded kitty litter…we know you know better!

Whatever may be causing your clogged drain in the Elgin, Bartlett, Streamwood, Schaumburg, or Dundee home or office think first of the drain unclogging experts at Tom’s Plumbing of Elgin. The plumbing services provided by the master plumbers at Tom’s Plumbing are many and varied. Visit For plumbing emergencies call (847) 697-6444.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

It is so Simple and yet Often SO Neglected.

What is it? Many things, probably, but especially your home’s water heater. It just keeps cranking along year after year in your Elgin area home - out of site out of mind. Then, one day you are reminded of your water heater’s mortality. Be it a leak, some rust, a change in water temperature, whatever.

If you are one of the 27 million homes in the U.S. (and many thousands in Far Northwest Suburban Chicagoland) that have a water heater older than 10 years, you probably need to consider replacing it. There are a whole lot of hot water heaters, but a common choice for many homeowners is a tankless water heater.

Here is where you may be seeking the advice of a professional water heater installer in the Elgin area. You will find them at Tom’s Plumbing. They have been installing tankless water heaters for decades in Bartlett, Dundee, Streamwood, and the greater Elgin area. Look them up at and call (847) 697-6444.