Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Can Sewer Lines Freeze?

These may be famous last words in the middle of another Chicagoland winter. As a Fox Valley area homeowner, you should be prepared to take the necessary and very important steps in preparing for the harsh winter months still to come. Gutters need to be cleared and chimneys swept in anticipation of snow and icy conditions.

The most common causes of freezing sewer lines are –

1.  Poor insulation around your home’s pipes

2.  The temperature suddenly drops precipitously overnight

3.  Water flow is limited or restricted

4.  Did you check your thermostat? It may be malfunctioning

Whatever the cause, you can get ahead of impending disaster by remembering the name Bee Plumbing and its owner Scott Swanson. There is nothing more determined than a bee! Let Scott examine and repair or replace sewer piping in your southern Fox Valley home. Just type in bee-plumbinginc.com on a Google search and call them today.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

There are SOME Emergencies Remaining.

Yes, even though 2020 has been mostly mind-numbing there are some emergencies that still exist. Apart from any health-related issues which we hope and pray have not effected your household there are still the same old same old regular daily mishaps such as a car that breaks down or plumbing that goes bad.

As a matter of fact, your plumbing has probably gotten a greater workout in the past year than most any other in your Fox Valley home’s lifetime. Toilets are flushed more, garbage disposals are used more frequently, the water in the house is turned off and on more often. We know about plumbing emergencies as well as anyone!

Just as in 2020 we pledge to be here in 2021, and in the years to come, to deal with plumbing emergencies as they always have in Fox Valley homes…one broken toilet or clogged drain at a time. We are merely a phone call away to take care of the problem. Just google bee-plumbinginc.com and call the phone number nearby.

Monday, December 14, 2020

The Growth of The Land of Lincoln.

Early in the 20th century as the United States advanced from an agrarian to an industrial nation, one historian described The State of Illinois as having a more significant history than any other state beyond the original 13 states.  Throughout the twentieth century, Illinois has sustained that prominence and takes pride in doing so!

The War of 1812 was significant in Illinois history as the veterans of that war against England to solidify our independence begin receiving 160-acre land warrants in the Illinois Military Tract. That is a region between the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. In 1818 we gained our stripes as Illinois became the 21st state in the Union.

Today, here in the Fox Valley, we believe that we have the best of both worlds…a big city to the east and a more suburban and agriculture lifestyle close to the nest. I pledge to take care of your plumbing needs again in 2021 as I have done for decades. My name is Scott Swanson of bee-plumbinginc.com. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from my family to yours.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Know Your Plumber.

Knowing and trusting your plumber is as important as your auto mechanic, maybe even your family doctor. Your plumber can either fix plumbing problems in your home in a timely and professional manner, or he could look for other situations that some plumbers do when they enter your home whether you need plumbing expertise or not.

When you find the right one…hang on to him! To know that the same faces that you see on every plumbing job, be it an emergency or maintenance, is extremely comforting. And these days it also gives peace of mind when you know that your Fox Valley licensed plumber cleans up thoroughly after every job.

Just such a plumber is Scott Swanson…the owner/operator of Bee Plumbing serving the central and southern Fox Valley in the Far West Chicagoland Suburbs. He is a veteran and proudly runs a family-owned business that has served the Valley well over the years. Visit bee-plumbinginc.com and call for all of your plumbing needs at the number listed in your area.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Sewer Problems Beneath Frozen Ground.

No question about it, freezing in Chicagoland can occasionally be a problem. It affects cars, homes, people, and, yes even sewage systems! Identifying and correcting a potential freezing problem is far easier than dealing with a frozen system.

 

Here are a few common causes of onsite system freeze-ups -

1.  A lack of snow cover…no natural blanket.

2.  If the snow compacts.

3.  A lack of plant cover.

4.  Leaking plumbing fixtures.

5.  Pipes which have stopped draining properly.

Troubleshooting a potential problem can save you huge dollars in the long run! Before winter rears its head in the Fox Valley it may be a great idea to let Scott Swanson of Bee Plumbing look at your sewage system in your far West Suburban Chicagoland home. Call Scott at the number you see in your area by visiting bee-plumbinginc.com on the internet.

Monday, November 2, 2020

It’s Just a Leaky Faucet.

It seems so basic…doesn’t it? After all, just about every Fox Valley area home will eventually experience leaky faucets eventually. Is it a DIY job to fix one or more of them in your home, or not? Well the answer to that seemingly simple question may be yes AND no! Why so complicated you may ask?

Here are some reasons why this may be a job for a professional plumber –

1.  You don’t have to invest in specific plumbing tools.

2.  When a pro does it, there is a warranty on the work.

3.  You might make the problem worse…not better.

4.  It is something your plumber has probably done hundreds of times.

Leaky faucet repair in the Southern Fox Valley is one of the many areas of expertise employed by Scott Swanson and his crew at Bee Plumbing. When you have leaky faucets in your home all you have to do is go to the internet and search bee-plumbinginc.com. There you will find the right phone number to call in your area for professional plumbing service.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Soon it Will Be Freezing Out Here…and Down There.

Those of us who live in around the Fox Valley know that one of the worst things that can happen to any homeowner during winter is having a pipe freeze. We will go one step further…that is having a frozen pipe burst. That is about the worst thing that can happen to any homeowner during the upcoming winter.

Do mains in the far Northwest Chicagoland suburbs actually freeze? The answer is an emphatic yes! The answer to this questions is really simple…it’s possible for all of your plumbing lines to freeze if the conditions permit.  This will cause almost every drain and plumbing fixture in your home to back up from an ice clog within a pipe.

What is the best way to thaw out a frozen sewer line? The answer is simple…call me Scott Swanson at Bee Plumbing. This is not something that you wait to heal on its own as your piping is one hard freeze away from potential disaster. Look me up on the web at bee-plumbinginc.com then call the phone number in your specific area.