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.

Monday, March 1, 2021

The World is Still Spinning on its Axis.

I know, it seems like things have turned upside down in the last year, but one inviolate truth is that most residents of the Elgin area have spent more time in their homes in the last 12 months. You may have noticed that your bathroom could sure use some remodeling. It has gotten PLENTY of use since last March!

When you bought your Far Northwest Suburban Chicagoland home years ago you put a large chunk of change into the bathroom(s). Now you may have neglected it and, in truth, your bathroom should undergo an annual inspection. Especially within the confines of this room, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Enter the bathroom remodeling experts of the Elgin area - Tom’s Plumbing. Whether you are considering a remodel or you are engaged in a new construction, the plumbers from Tom’s know what bathrooms in this area need to enhance and increase the value of your home. Check the bathrooms tab on and call (847) 697-6444.

Monday, February 1, 2021

When is it Time to Call a Plumber?

Everyone should have a basic knowledge of when a plumbing DIY job becomes one for a professional. Common sense dictates that even in these challenging times with limited discretionary income you need to understand when a plumbing problem is beyond your “pay grade.” Know when to call in a professional plumber.

Here are some tips you could follow –


1.  There is little or no hot water…especially this time of year.

2.  The water pressure is particularly could be a simple fix for the trained person.

3.  The endless drip, drip, drip of a faucet or faucets.

4.  Unclogging a drain.

These and other tasks are the job of the trained pros at Tom’s Plumbing. The plumbers at Tom’s have been performing these and other plumbing jobs for decades. Tom’s Plumbing is the right place to call with any plumbing emergency in and around the Elgin area. You will see more by googling and call day or night at (847) 697-6444.

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 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 Call us anytime at (847) 697-6444.