Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Things to Know Before YOU Become the Victim.

It sounds ominous…right? In the plumbing world it very well could be. There are plumbing companies out there that will try to scam you for extra money! You may think they do not exist because a plumbing company should want your return business, but especially in these times they will trade the quick buck for integrity.

Here are some potential scams to watch out for –


1.  Some plumbing employees are trained to spot the vulnerable with leading questions.

2.  They try to convince you that you have worse problems than you actually do.

3.  On a video inspection are you watching video from YOUR home?

4.  Always check their background with, say the BBB.

We want to serve your plumbing needs both now and in the future - NOT make a quick buck and never see you again! For decades that is how we have treated our plumbing customers in the Elgin, IL area. Look us up for more details on how to avoid plumbing scams at We are proud to wear the name Tom’s Plumbing. Just call (847) 697-6444 day or night.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Don’t Get Hosed!

At least not by your washing machine or dryer, anyway. How often should those hoses be replaced? Have you even ever thought about it? The general answer is once every five years. When it is done it is also important to replace those old rubber hoses with state-of-the-art stainless steel braided hoses.

Here is an inescapable truth…burst laundry room hoses can cause flooding throughout your Elgin area home and result in severe water damage! The most common cause of failure is that the old rubber hoses lose their flexibility over time and are subject to cracks, leaks, bubbling, and bursting.

Eventually, the water pressure will break the hose or the connection forcing water out at full pressure. Please call us before disaster strikes. If you live in the Far Northwest Suburbs around Elgin, you can always count on Tom’s Plumbing for maintenance and plumbing emergencies. We are found on the web at Call anytime (847) 697-6444.