Plumbing Services In Downers Grove, IL, And The Surrounding Areas
Are you looking for reliable and efficient plumbing services in Downers Grove, IL, and the surrounding areas? Expert Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing has a reputation built around excellence and a sheer commitment to customer satisfaction, we are your trusted source for all your plumbing needs. Whether it’s a leaky faucet, a clogged drain, or a system installation, our team of skilled professionals is here to deliver reliable, efficient, and high-quality solutions. With years of hands-on plumbing experience and a dedication to staying ahead of industry trends, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional craftsmanship and personalized service. Give us a call today and experience plumbing services that meet and exceed your expectations, ensuring your home or business operates smoothly.
Our Comprehensive Range Of Plumbing Services
At Expert Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we offer a complete range of plumbing services tailored to meet the specific requirements of homeowners and business owners in Downers Grove, IL. Here are the most common plumbing services that we provide:
Clogged drains can disrupt your daily routine and cause water damage if not addressed promptly. Our expert technicians utilize advanced equipment and techniques to thoroughly clean your drains, restoring proper flow and preventing future blockages.
Leak Detection And Repair
Even a small leak can lead to significant water waste and property damage. Our team specializes in locating and repairing leaks in faucets, pipes, toilets, and other plumbing fixtures, ensuring efficient and effective solutions.
Water Heater Installation And Repair
If you need a new water heater unit installed or your existing one repaired, we can handle it all. Our certified plumbers can help you choose the right water heater for your needs and ensure optimal performance.
Plumbing Fixture Installation
Upgrading your plumbing fixtures can enhance your space’s aesthetic appeal and functionality. From faucets and sinks to showers and toilets, we provide professional installation services to give your bathroom or kitchen a modern and stylish look.
Pipe Repair And Replacement
Aging or damaged pipes can lead to leaks, water pressure issues, and even structural damage. Our experts are skilled in diagnosing pipe problems and offering effective repair or replacement options to ensure the integrity of your plumbing system.
Our team can provide comprehensive sewer line services if you are experiencing sewer line issues, such as backups or foul odors. We use advanced technology to inspect, repair, and replace sewer lines, ensuring optimal functioning and preventing future problems.
Emergencies can occur at any hour, disrupting your daily routine and causing inconvenience. Our prompt and reliable emergency plumbing services are available 24/7, ensuring that our skilled plumbers are only a phone call away when you need immediate assistance.
The Plumbing Experts Are Here For The Rescue
Don’t let plumbing issues disrupt your daily life. Trust Expert Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing experts for all your plumbing service needs in Downers Grove, IL, and the surrounding areas. With our professionalism, expertise, and commitment to excellence, we are your reliable and efficient partners for all things plumbing. Contacting us is quick and easy. Give us a call or fill out the contact form on our website. Our super-friendly and knowledgeable staff will happily answer your queries and help you schedule an appointment at your convenience. We pride ourselves on providing transparent pricing and upfront estimates so you know exactly what and how much to expect.
Our Services Include
New Construction Plumbing
Whole House / Business Gas Test
Sewer Line Repair & Replacement
Gas & Water Line Repair and Installation
Sewer Color Video Line Inspection
Commercial Construction Rough In/Top Out
More often than not the flapper in the bottom of the tank is the cause of the problem, which you can simply replace. Also the chain can be too long and get caught under the flapper. The chain should be long enough to reach from the lever arm to the top of the flapper without pulling on it.
A plumbing system vent does just that: it “vents” the plumbing system in your home. A vent will look like pipes sticking out of your roof and are about 12” high. This vent allows sewer gases to be vented outside the home. Another function of the vent is that when a liquid goes down a pipe air must follow it. Without vents, draining one fixture may cause another fixture in the house to back up. A waste and vent system should keep sewer gas out of the home and drain every fixture well.
Most leaks in residential plumbing systems are found in the toilet tank. These leaks typically result from worn parts or improper alignment of some part of the flushing mechanism. It is important to find and stop these leaks because they will cause an increase in your monthly water bill.
Toilet leaks occur in two ways and very often are difficult to detect. First, the most common toilet leak and often hardest to detect is caused by a deteriorated or defected flush valve (flapper) or “tank” ball at the bottom of the toilet tank. If the flapper or ball valve does not seat properly and form a water-tight seal, water will leak around it into the toilet bowl. Often, this leak will occur without being heard. Here is an easy way to check for flush valve leaks and in just minutes, you can find out if a toilet is wasting thousands of gallons due to an undiscovered water leak. Remove the tank lid, then flush. After the flapper/tank ball drops and the tank refills, add several drops of dark food coloring) or a Fluidmaster leak detector tablet. Wait at least 20 minutes. If any trace of color appears in the toilet bowl, there is a leak.
The second most-common type of leak is caused by improperly adjusted or broken fill valve. If the float is set too high or the shut-off valve fails to close completely, water will continue to enter the tank and flow into the overflow tube. This type of leak can be seen simply by taking the tank top off and observing if water is flowing into the overflow tube once the tank is full. Excess water pressure can also have a negative effect on the operating system in your toilet.
If you are experiencing either of these types of leaks and need service to fix them, contact our office.
The rattle you hear is usually caused by the water lines not being properly secured. This can be fixed easily but only if your water lines are easily accessible. It means that there are one or more places your water lines come in contact with the wood of your floor joists. You will need to get plastic pipe hangers that go between your water lines and your joists. A defective pressure reducing valve can also cause some very strange noises.
In the event of an emergency, turn off your water.
If the leak is inside your home or you have a burst pipe you should first turn off your water supply at your main shutoff valve. If you do not have a main shutoff valve or don’t know where it is located, you may turn off your water at your meter in an emergency situation. It is advisable to contact a plumber during such emergencies. If any damage has occurred it is also advisable to contact your insurance company. Do not touch any wet electrical fittings – call an electrician.
The combination of hydrogen, sulfur, and bacteria in the plumbing cause foul smelling water. The magnesium anode rod installed in the tank protects the tank surface but generates enough hydrogen to create an odor when it interacts with sulfur in the water or bacteria in the tank. Replacing the magnesium anode rod with an aluminum anode may minimize the problem. The most efficient method of eliminating the hydrogen sulfide odor is to control the bacteria. As a rule, chlorination of public water supplies kills the bacteria, but some private well systems may need to be purified by the use of chlorine injectors or ultraviolet light. This will destroy the bacteria. If you are concerned by the smell, please call our office for professional help.
This condensation on the outside of the tank is caused by cold water filling the tank and humid air in the bathroom. There are a few of things you can do. You can insulate the inside of your tank. They sell kits for this and they work fairly well. The tank covers you can put on the outside help somewhat as well. You can also get a mixing valve. This is put on your cold water supply. It will add just enough hot water to the cold to warm it up. When the tank is filled with water at room temperature it won’t sweat.
First, make sure the water supply is turned on. If it is, remove the lid to the toilet tank and check to see if the chain or strap to the flapper is broken or come loose. You could also have a blockage in the toilet “jets” just under the rim of the toilet.
Most often the cause is the fill valve in the tank has a leak in it. If the fill valve is old, you should replace it. Sometimes the shaft or wire that is used to set the level corrodes off. If the shaft or wire seems to be your problem then replacing it should fix your problem. Another possibility, if the fill valve has been replaced recently, is that it could be set too high.
There are several reasons we do not recommend this course of action; most drain chemicals are very toxic in nature and not a good thing to keep around the home if you have children or pets. If they do make it down the drain, the chemicals are contributing to global pollution. In addition, over time these chemicals may deteriorate your pipes from the inside out. When this happens, the drain line(s) will have to be replaced and creates a huge expense.
Do not confuse toxic drain cleaners with the various drain maintenance products that are on the market. These products contain ‘friendly” bacteria and enzymes. They work great to keep any drain sludge and grease from building up in the pipes.