Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Fox Valley Ninja Warrior

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"Calling all girls and boys! Drop in and put your ninja skills to the test! Compete against yourself, your friends and the ninja course to achieve the top time! There will be two different age appropriate courses, 4-6 years old and 7-11 years old. Each participant will create their own ninja headband."

Monday, January 14, 2019

Freezing Pipes in your Home.

This winter thousands of Elgin area homeowners will experience freezing pipes.  They range from a minor inconvenience to a major catastrophe.  The important thing here is to try and avoid disaster before it occurs on your Northwest Suburban property.  Maybe we can offer a few helpful tips that will help you avoid frozen pipes.

Here are some of those tips –

1.  Keep your garage doors closed especially if some of the water lines are in there.
2.  Open kitchen cabinets to allow warm air to circulate.
3.  Let cold water drip from the faucet.
4.  Keep your thermostat at the same setting day and night.

We hope that these tips will help you have a worry-free winter.  Let’s face it, not every homeowner and landlord in Northwest Suburban Chicagoland will avoid freezing pipes over the next few months.  When you need help with this or any other plumbing problem in Elgin, Streamwood, Bartlett or the surrounding area call us at Tom’s Plumbing Inc.  That phone number day or night is (847) 697-6444.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

When to Call a Plumber.

It may seem obvious, but too many of us hold off on calling a professional plumber the way they hesitate going to the doctor.  In the world of plumbing it is important to know when to make that call to fix a plumbing issue such as leaks.  Some jobs may be DIY ones, but if you make a mistake you could be paying for it big time!

The aforementioned leaky faucet is probably the most common problem.  Now, if you suddenly do not have hot water…that will get your attention and it is likely a faulty water heater.  What about your water pressure?  Most of these issues can be fixed by a professional with limited hassle.  Of course, drains that won’t unclog can cause considerable headaches.

It is up to you to decide whether or not to call us.  If you wait too long and do your own repairs, it could end up being so much more costly.  Go ahead, make the call!  The peace of mind alone will be worth it.  We are Tom’s Plumbing Inc. serving Elgin and surrounding Northwest Suburbs.  That 24-hour number is (847) 697-6444.