Tuesday, April 16, 2019

It’s Like a Cold Shower.

That is an expression that means a rude awakening.  In your home it could be a reality.  Want to put yourself in a bad mood to start the day?  One of the worst ways is trying to get ready for work and getting a cold shower because someone else used all the hot water.  It takes a good amount of time for the tank to fill back up, turn on the burner, and heat the water.

The reasons that people who live in the Northwest Suburbs are switching to tankless are endless hot water (Ahhh!), additional storage space, and lower energy bills.  That’s right, The US Department of Energy estimates that gas-fired tankless water heaters save an average of $108 per year over their traditional tank counterparts.

What is holding you back?  At least explore the idea to make the change this spring.  Contact the water heater repair and replacement professionals in Elgin and throughout the Northwest Chicagoland Suburbs…Tom’s Plumbing Inc.  They will give you the facts and you make up your mind.  Call Tom’s Plumbing at (847) 697-6444.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Into Each Life a Little Rain Must Fall.

On an average April day in Chicagoland it is nearly 30% likely that it will be a “wet day”.  That means at least four-hundredths of an inch of precipitation.  What it does not indicate is what does one exceptionally rainy spring day do to area flooding.  If sump pumps fail on around Elgin area properties, you can bet that flooding is a real danger!

What should you be looking for if you are uncertain about YOUR sump pump?

1.  Is it making unusual noises?
2.  Is it vibrating a great deal?
3.  Does it run more than it needs to?
4.  How long does it run?
5.  Have you noticed any discoloration including rust?

You probably don’t know, but it is recommended that sump pumps be checked every 3-4 months.  That makes the math easy.  If you have not had it done in 2019, then it is time.  The sump pump repair and replacement experts at Tom’s Plumbing Inc. will come to your Northwest Suburban home and let you know it your sump pump is ready for spring and summer flooding.  Just give them a call at (847) 697-6444.