Monday, October 14, 2019

It’s Enough to Make you Boil.

Before winter hits Chicagoland with full force you want to make sure your home can be properly heated well before an emergency arises.  If you have lived around here long enough, you know that really severe cold weather is about to hit the Elgin area.  You will want to save money by heating as efficiently as possible.

Here are some of the warning signs of a bad boiler –

1.  It simply cannot properly heat your entire home anymore.
2.  There are leaks beneath your boiler.
3.  Suddenly the pilot light won’t stay on.
4.  The water levels in the boiler are dangerously low.
5.  Noise is coming from the baseboards.

Don’t do a slow boil this winter!  Have your boiler checked and replaced if necessary by the plumbing professionals who have served Elgin, Dundee, Bartlett, St. Charles, etc. for decades.  This is the team at Tom’s Plumbing.  They pride themselves on same day service.  Just call Tom’s Plumbing of Elgin at (847) 697-6444.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Nightmare on Chicago Street Zombies scare up Halloween fun in Elgin - Oct 19th

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"Here’s the concept: the Zombie Apocalypse has come to Northern Fox River Valley and the only place for the uninfected to escape the hordes of walking dead is the Safe Zone on Chicago Street."

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Thermostats Gone Bad.

There’s no doubt about it…with winter about to hit Chicagoland with full force a faulty thermostat in your home will get your attention quickly!  Here are some signs to look for –

1.  It is completely unresponsive
2.  Your heater runs constantly and never turns off
3.  The room temperature and the setting do not match

Now, how to troubleshoot a faulty thermostat –

1.  Check the setting…is it on winter or summer?
2.  Crank up the thermostat by 5 degrees.  You should hear a click.
3.  Clean it out from dust, etc.
4.  Check the test wires and their connections.

Yes, some of the steps are DIY, but where is the guarantee?  It lies with the heating specialists at Tom’s Plumbing.  You’ve probably heard of them for their plumbing prowess (after all, they have been around for decades).  Now, trust them for all of your heating installation and repairs in Northwest Chicagoland.  Call Tom’s Plumbing of Elgin at (847) 697-6444.