Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The Process of Modern Repiping.

The process of dipping steel pipes into molten zinc to galvanize them has been around since the early 19th century, and galvanized pipes are still around.  Today, there are better alternatives such as copper pipes.  Copper piping has a natural ability to kill pathogens.  If your older Northwest suburban Chicago house has galvanized pipes, replacing them is a good idea.

If your house is old enough to have galvanized water pipes, they could be contaminating your water.  Until 1986, manufacturers used naturally occuring zinc that contained impurities such as lead in the galvanizing process.  That is a powerful enough reason for replacing the pipes.  Also,  galvanized steel pipes tend to corrode from the inside.

Enough already!  It is time to call the repiping experts of the Elgin area.  That’s Tom’s Plumbing.  There are older homes throughout the Northwest Suburbs.  For your own peace of mind and good health call Tom’s Plumbing for a complete home repiping.  That phone number is one to keep handy for plumbing emergencies as well (847) 697-6444.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Is a Reverse Osmosis System Right for your Home.

Is a healthier lifestyle promoted by pure drinking water a priority?  For many in the Elgin area the answer is an emphatic YES!  Reverse osmosis is a water purification system that removes unwanted particles from your drinking system.  Reverse osmosis can remove many types of dissolved and suspended chemical and biological species. 

Household drinking water purification systems, including a reverse osmosis step such as –

1.  A sediment filter to trap particles
2.  A 2nd sediment filter with smaller pores
3.  An activated carbon filter to trap organic chemicals
4.  A reverse osmosis filter, which is a thin film composite membrane

Enough of the technical and more of the practical!  Practically speaking, if you have a reverse osmosis system installed in your Northwest Suburban Chicagoland home it will help your family become healthier.  Let the professional plumbers at Tom’s Plumbing do the job and do it right the first time…guaranteed.  Call Tom’s Plumbing of Elgin at (847) 697-6444.