Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Over 30 Years and Counting.

It has been since the 1980’s that Tom’s Plumbing has been proudly serving the plumbing needs of the Elgin, IL area. We pledge to continue doing so well into the future. Elgin and the surrounding area of The Far Northwest Suburbs of Chicagoland have grown enormously, and we stay on top of things with the latest plumbing techniques available in the world.

In spite of the innovations, we know how important it is to continue being a “mom and pop” operation. It is vitally important that you trust your plumber implicitly, and we never lose sight of that fact. You can see me and my family on the website and you can read our origin story on the about us page.

Tom’s Plumbing will not take your loyalty lightly in the years to come. We pledge to work as hard in the future as we did in the past to continue to serve a fast-growing area. Whenever you have a plumbing emergency, we hope you will think of Tom’s Plumbing of Elgin. Just call (847) 697-6444. See all that we do at

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

How Efficient is Your Home’s Heating System?

You have experienced a taste of Chicagoland cold by now, but the dead of winter is yet to come. The one thing you cannot afford is a failing heating system. Tom’s Plumbing of Elgin has been your boiler and radiator repair and replacement specialists for decades.

Here are some of the signs that your heating system is starting to fail –

1.  It gets increasingly difficult to keep your home warm and comfortable.

2.  You have constant problems with your thermostat.

3.  You notice that your boiler is leaking around the base.

4.  There are noises emanating from your radiators.

Are you recognizing any of those warning signs as we are set to take on another harsh winter in The Far Northwestern Suburbs of Chicagoland? If so, or even if you suspect it is about to happen just pick up the phone and dial Elgin’s all purpose plumber Tom’s Plumbing at (847) 697-6444. See everything they do to help the Elgin area survive winter by visiting

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Protect Your Outdoor Spigots this Winter.

No one can deny that winter is a harsh and unforgiving visitor to suburban Chicagoland. Farther away from the lake it tends to be even worse. If you forgot or just neglected to put away your hoses for the winter, the results could be disastrous! Tom’s Plumbing of Elgin a professional plumber in far west suburban Chicagoland wants to help you avoid that.

Here are some tips before winter hits with a vengeance –

1.  Disconnect ALL garden hoses.

2.  Use an indoor valve to shut off and drain water from pipes.

3.  Wrap exposed pipes with heat tape.

4.  Leave a slight trickle running through the pipes.

Still, disaster could strike your home this winter in far west suburban Chicagoland. When winter causes problems around your home always remember the name…Tom’s Plumbing of Elgin. Remember Tom’s Plumbing 12 months a year for any and all plumbing emergencies. For the full story, visit  

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

How is your Home’s Boiler?

As we near the winter months in far Northwest Chicagoland, those who have lived here for more than one change of season know how cold it can get. If you live in a home with a boiler that was installed a dozen years ago or so you may be in for a rude awakening one winter morning. Tom’s Plumbing of Elgin wants to help you avoid that!

Here are some warning signs of a waning boiler –


1.   Look for leaks on the floor around it.

2.  You have trouble keeping the pilot light lit.

3.  The thermostat is not working the way it used to.

4.  You begin hearing strange noises when your boiler is operating.

Most of these problems and others are fairly apparent. What may NOT be so obvious, is the best choice for boiler repair or replacement in the Elgin area. The answer is Tom’s Plumbing of Elgin. They have specialized in boilers and radiators for decades. See the plumbing and related services they offer at, then call (847) 697-6444.

Monday, October 4, 2021

Why Go Tankless?

Did you know that in homes using about 40 gallons or less of hot water daily, tankless water heaters can be about a third more energy efficient than conventional storage tank water heaters? How about this one? Tankless water heaters have a life span of around two decades! Tom’s Plumbing of Elgin thinks it may be time to consider Bradford White.

Tom’s Plumbing has stood behind this American-made product for many years and thinks you will find it more durable and compatible. It accommodates gas, oil, and electric propane. A tankless water heater made by Bradford White and installed by Tom’s Plumbing in your Elgin area home is something you probably won’t have to think about until the 2040’s!

Why not give Tom’s Plumbing a call to see what your safe and carefree future may entail with a Bradford White water heater? Tom’s Plumbing has served the plumbing needs of the Far Northwest Suburbs of Chicagoland for decades. Emergency or not…just call (847) 697-6444. Get the big picture by visiting

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Your Kitchen Probably had Quite a Workout over the Last Year.

Because of that, have you noticed things such as leaking pipes, faucets, and sinks? It may be time to pay some attention to such matters. At Tom’s Plumbing, we handle all of your kitchen repair and remodeling needs in the Elgin area around the Far Northwest Suburbs of Chicagoland.

In addition, your efficient and probably overworked kitchen has a lot of drain lines and water lines. Perhaps you are considering installing an appliance that may need something such as a new shut off valve or a supply line. If you call us at Tom’s Plumbing, we will do the job(s) right, at a fair price, the first time…guaranteed!

At Tom’s Plumbing of Elgin, we know our way around your kitchen almost as well as you do. For any and all kitchen plumbing and/or remodeling jobs just think of us at Tom’s Plumbing, serving the Elgin area for decades. Call (847) 697-6444 and our professional plumbers will assess the job. See us on the internet at

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Careful…Leaking Gas Lines May be Very Dangerous!

It is nothing like fixing a clogged toilet or a leaky faucet in your Elgin area home or break room. This is the real deal. There is the smell of gas throughout your home or office. It needs to be attended to immediately and Tom’s Plumbing is the right company to call for just such a situation.

Just for context, you should know that gas leaks are rather common in many homes across the country. Incidences involving gas piping result in an average of 17 deaths a year in the United States. The good news is that it is not terribly complicated for a professional to fix most gas leaks in your home.

For decades the far Northwest Suburbs of Chicagoland around Elgin have relied on Tom’s Plumbing to fix gas leaks as well as most any plumbing problem you might face. If you have even the hint of a gas smell, please call Tom’s Plumbing 24 hours a day at (847) 697-6444. Don’t forget to visit their website at for a full list of the services they provide.