Tuesday, February 18, 2020

When Does DIY Become CAP?

We need to explain that one.  It means when does a do it yourself job become one where you should Call A Plumber?  Sometimes it can be a fine line and in some Northwest Suburban households the owners should not be “messing” with the plumbing at all!  We want to delineate some of the differences between DIY and CAP.

You should call a plumber when –

1.  Leaky or dripping faucets just won’t stop.
2.  The hot water goes south.
3.  All of a sudden the water pressure is noticeably lower.
4.  The drains have stopped flowing to the point of backing up.

Everything is variable, of course, but when you want to have the job done right the first time you call on the services of Elgin area plumber Tom’s Plumbing.  People in the growing Northwest area of Chicagoland have been doing it for years.  Visit tomsplumbingservice.com online for all  the various plumbing services then call (847) 697-6444.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

It Was Only a Year Ago.

Now that our vision is “2020” sometimes it is difficult to look back, but just about a year ago in March of 2019 Chicagoland experienced some severe flooding.  A combination of high soil moisture, frozen ground, quick snow melt, and rainfall caused major river flooding around our area in Northern Illinois.  It may not have been as nasty in Elgin, but it was close!

There are five factors that occur in concert about this time that can result in major flooding –

1.  Soil with a high moisture content.
2.  Frozen ground.
3.  Plenty of snow cover.
4.  Sudden rains.
5.  Then, the snow melts.

You can’t fight Mother Nature as the saying goes, but you can prepare.  Do you have a sump pump in your Elgin area home?  Why…well they pump everything up and out and keep your basement from becoming something resembling a dirty swimming pool.  Avoid the hassle and damage!  Call Tom’s Plumbing serving the sump pump and needs of Northwest suburban Chicagoland at (847) 697-6444.

Feb 14th - Frank Sinatra Tribute Show

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"From Las Vegas to Illinois just in time for Valentine's Day comes a brilliant tribute to Frank Sinatra featuring vocal sensation Dave Halston and his “Little Big Band”."