Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Are you Doing More Laundry These Days?

The kids have been home for the summer.  Clothes get dirtier faster than they did.  So, what happens?  You spend more time in your laundry room and your washer and dryer get quite a work-out this time of year.  It is only human that we ignore minor problems, especially in an isolated area of our home, until they become big problems.

A backed-up drain which may creep up on you slowly or a faulty washing machine supply hose can have you walking through your laundry room ankle-deep in water.  When is the last time you replaced those hoses or made sure the shut off valves weren’t stuck in the open position which will not allow them to be turned off in case of an emergency?

Small plumbing problems often become big ones simply because we think they will magically disappear.  You know the drill.  At the first sign of problems in your home’s laundry room call Tom’s Plumbing Inc. serving the plumbing needs of Elgin and surrounding Northwest Suburban Chicagoland.  That’s Tom’s Plumbing Inc. at (847) 697-6444.      

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Choosing the Right Water Softener.

It is a worthy goal of each and every household in the Elgin area.  You probably should have a water softener installed in your home.  It all begins with choosing the right unit for your domicile.  Here’s a good start…multiply the number of people in your home by the gallons of water that they use each day.  About 80 gallons is the average.

Here are some FAQ’s about water softeners -

1.  How is the hardness of water measured?
2.  How, then do I determine MY water’s hardness?
3.  What do the numbers mean?
4.  What type of salt should be used?
5.  Does the recharged water harm my septic system?

May we help?  We are Tom’s Plumbing Inc. of Elgin Il. serving a wide area in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicagoland.  We have spent decades learning about water softeners.  It is just one of our many areas of plumbing expertise.  Are you thinking about a new water softener?  Then, please call us at Tom’s Plumbing Inc. (847) 697-6444.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

It’s Flood Season.

Chicagoland is noted for its intense and historic summer rainfalls.  Some have been nearly 20 inches of rain in 24 hours!  If you have lived here for decades you know what we are talking about.  When a storm occurs in the Northwest Suburbs it is imperative that excess water is pumped away from your home to avoid property damage.

Do you have a sink, a washer, or a toilet in your basement?  Do you use that area of your Elgin area home for recreation?  If so, then you either have or definitely need to make sure that your pump is working correctly as well as your sewage ejector pump.  They pump debris out and will keep your basement from flooding.

Having the right sewage ejector pump and/or sump pump for your home is about as essential as having a roof over your head.  What you may not know is whether or not your situation requires inspection, repair, or replacement.  That’s why you call Tom’s Plumbing Inc. of Elgin serving Chicagoland’s Northwest suburbs.  That phone number is (847) 697-6444.