Monday, May 18, 2020

Getting to the Root of the Problem.

You may be dreaming of a comfortable yard in the Elgin area filled with mature shade trees in the summer and a show of foliage in the fall?  Trees are a beautiful addition to your home’s landscape, but as with many things in life, having trees comes with a price…in this case, tree roots that may clog your drains.

Here are some signs of roots clogging drain or sewer lines-

1.  Frequent clogs in your toilets and sinks
2.  Sounds of gurgling
3.  Water drains slowly
4.  Lower water pressure

The solution?  Have your drains and/or sewer line checked for runaway tree roots clogging up the lines.  If it is left unchecked the results will be disastrous!  One of very best drain cleaning and sewer inspection companies in Chicagoland is right here in Elgin.  That’s Tom’s Plumbing.  Call them at any of the first signs listed above.  Tom’s Plumbing at (847) 697-6444.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Clogged Pipes Come with the Territory.

Sorry landlords, but clogged pipes are just part of the rental business.  What about the tenants who pour bacon fat down the kitchen sink or think nothing of flushing diapers?  Don’t they share some of the responsibility?  Absolutely, but if you haven’t included a lease clause to cover plumbing stoppages, your responsibility to maintain the unit could leave you holding the bag!

Here are a few tips for landlords in the Northwest Suburbs –

1.  Have the tenant sign a plumbing lease clause.
2.  Provide basic clogging tools such as plungers.
3.  Avoid harsh drain cleaner.
4.  Treat your property’s pipes every month.
5.  Have a professional plumber on speed dial!

Not a bad idea.  If you are a landlord in the Elgin area you can rely on the company that property owners have counted on for plumbing problems for decades.  That’s Tom’s Plumbing serving the Northwest Suburbs of Chicagoland.  You don’t have to keep them on speed dial, but you sure should remember the name…Tom’s Plumbing.  Just call (847) 697-6444.