Do you wonder if our area will have a White Christmas this
year?Officially, the definition of a White
Christmas is any December 25 which has recorded 1″ or more of snow on the
ground by 6 a.m. in the morning.Please
note that this definition does NOT include snowfall totals that fall after six
in the morning, for whatever reason.
In the Elgin Illinois area our chance of having a White
Christmas is about 35% historically.Just to the east at O’Hare airport the percentage increases to nearly
40%.South of us in Aurora the chance is
about 43%.These numbers are based on
the National Weather Services observations of just a 30 year period between
1981 and 2010.
Whatever Christmas Day has in store for the residents of
Elgin, Bartlett, Streamwood, Dundee, etc. we hope that this will be the best
Christmas you and your family have ever experienced.We here at Tom’s Plumbing Inc. will stand by
to serve all of your plumbing emergencies during the holiday season.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Tom’s
A hose bibb by any other name…Almost every home in the
Northwest suburbs has one.Sillcock,
spigot, outdoor faucet, hydrant or hose bibb are all different names for the
same thing.This time of year in
Chicagoland and for the upcoming months these faucets fail due to improper
maintenance and poor installation.
Here is a quick tutorial.The frost proof sillcock operation is like most other faucets with one
big difference, the faucet is much longer to protect the valve from the
freezing cold we will be experiencing.The frost-free faucet has 4 main parts, the handle, the stem which is
connected to the handle, the body and spout where the stem is inside of, and
the valve seat.
Here at Tom’s Plumbing Inc. we use Woodford Brass freezeless
faucets with vacuum breakers.They are
equipped with a patented resetting relief valve that prevents the faucet tube
from bursting in extreme cold.Call us
today for an evaluation of your needs.We are Tom’s Plumbing Inc. serving Elgin and the surrounding area at