Have you ever wondered how far back this skill goes?The art of plumbing goes back to ancient
civilizations in Greece, Rome, and China.In China public baths emerged demanding that fresh water be piped in and
waste water be removed on a grand scale for an increasing population.The word plumber dates back to the Roman
Plumbing reached an early apex in ancient Rome with the
introduction of the famous aqueducts.From there, progress was rather slow until metropolitan areas began
teaming in the 19th century.Most large
cities today pipe solid wastes to sewage treatment plants in order to separate
and partially purify the water, before it empties into streams and other bodies
It is a profession that I and my plumbers take very
seriously.I am Scott Swanson of Bee
Plumbing Inc. serving the plumbing needs of the Southwest Fox Valley.We take great pride in every job be it large
or small and will continue to do so in 2019.From our family to yours we hope that you have a very Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year.
Do you think that the sewage system under your home respects the fact that winter is about to hit with full-force? It is important to consider a major winter issue that could affect your system and cause an immediate need for repair. At Bee Plumbing Inc. we are often called to clear ice around sewers to keep them flowing freely.
After the snow begins to melt but the ground near the drains is still cold enough to freeze, it is important to call in a sewer repair expert. Ice can cause sewers and pipes to freeze and sewer lines to back up. A frozen sewer line, or a sewer trap is not typically a common occurrence. When it does occur, it can close down a drain system and cause a potential disaster.
Before winter hits us with full force, remember Bee Plumbing Inc. When you need us for any drain cleaning or sewer repairs this upcoming season just give us a call. We proudly serve the area around Sugar Grove, Yorkville, Sandwich, Plano, and Aurora. For a complete list of the correct number to call in your area visit our website at www.beeplumbing-inc.com.
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It is a question so many of us ask if we live in our Western Suburban Chicagoland home long enough. The fast answer is that you don’t give it a second thought until something goes bonkers with your bathroom buddy! Just like any other appliance in your home, it will certainly eventually need to be replaced.
What are some of the signs?
1. Cracks in the tank. Can this be repaired?
2. Age. Is it older than 25 years?
3. The foundation is unsteady.
4. It seems to need frequent tinkering.
Toilets are just another home appliance that demands attention every now and then. When the time comes to repair or replace toilets in your home or office call on our area’s trusted plumber. He is Scott Swanson of Bee Plumbing Inc. Go to bee-plumbinginc.com for a full list of areas he and his team service and the right phone number to call.
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You know that not just anyone can test your Chicago area home for backflow problems. It begins with 40 hours of classroom time…book learnin’! Next, it becomes about paying for the privilege. To become a certified backflow tester you must pay several hundred dollars. Oh, and don’t forget the additional licensing when you are done.
On top of all that, a plumber needs to invest in what is known as a testing gage. That too, will set the plumber back several hundred dollars. He is not done yet. Every two years a licensed backflow technician must be re-certified. At that point, another eight hours or so must be spent in the classroom or online.
Then comes experience. You need to be sure that the plumber who enters your home is an experienced backflow technician. If you live in The Fox Valley and far western suburbs of Chicagoland the right man for the job is Scott Swanson of Bee Plumbing. Go to bee-plumbinginc.com and call the phone number that corresponds to your area.
When you have a plumbing emergency in your home or office
how long must you wait for someone to show up?Every minute that ticks by seems like an hour…doesn’t it?Be careful when you seek out a plumber that
services our area.Some of them come
from the bowels of Chicagoland and they may be an hour away…at least!
There are two obvious reasons why you want to hire a local
plumber.Speed, which we mentioned above
in getting to you.Also, consider the
cost.If you have an honest local
professional he will pass the savings on to you.The less he has to travel the more he will
save…especially with these gas prices!
Do you live in or around Sandwich, Plano, Yorkville, Oswego,
Montgomery, Sugar Grove, Algonquin, Aurora, Lake in the Hills, Barrington, or
Crystal Lake then there is a plumber just for you.It’s Scott Swanson of Bee Plumbing.He even has a specific phone number depending
on where you live.Just visit
www.bee-plumbinginc.com and give him a call.
That’s not something most of us do on a daily basis.Did you know that the average one-piece
toilet weighs nearly 100 pounds?Now, if
you are planning on replacing one or more of them in your home you had better
be prepared to do some heavy lifting.You may think that you have the knowledge as to how it is done, but what
about the brute strength?
To start with, if you’re buying a new toilet, you need to
know the “rough-in” measurement of the old one.Setting a toilet onto new bolts can be the most frustrating part of the
whole installing a toilet job.You
should also be aware that a rock-solid toilet flange is the key to a leak-free
toilet.That is rather important!
Rather than have this knowledge and upper-body strength, why
not call Scott?That’s Scott Swanson of
Bee Plumbing.He is never too busy to
install your new toilet(s) in your home or office.If you have any plumbing problem in the
far-west Suburbs of Chicagoland just visit www.bee-plumbinginc.com to call the
appropriate phone number near you.
So, what’s the difference?The ejector pump handles the wastewater from your basement, including
sewage from a basement bathroom. A sump pump has a simple drain pipe to expel
the water to the outside, while an ejector pump is connected directly to your
sewer or septic line and also has a vent pipe to manage the removal of sewer
How long should an ejector pump last?The usual life of this device is between 8
and 10 years.You may get 10 years or
more out of your sump pump, but you would be pushing it after a decade.For instance, if you notice that the sump
pump in your basement or crawlspace isn't kicking on when the water level rises
it is time to take action.
The proper action to take in the far western suburbs of
Chicagoland is to call Scott Swanson of Bee Plumbing.Scott and his team have decades of experience
repairing and replacing ejector pumps and sump pumps throughout our area.Please don’t wait until you are knee-deep in
water!Visit bee-plumbinginc.com and
call the phone number nearest you.
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This could be your stomach with excess acid as the old
commercial suggested when a faucet in your home will not stop dripping.Depending on where that problem occurs in
your castle, it will be an occasional or constant annoyance.You know it has to be fixed.After all, it won’t heal itself, will it?
So, you’ve cranked the handle on your sink faucet as far as
you can without breaking it off, but the leaking still persists. You don’t know
whether it’s time to reconstruct it or time to replace the whole thing. What
you DO know is the leaking has to stop!If you are positive you can fix it with normal effort and expense AND
keep the problem from recurring, then it’s a DIY job.
Realistically it is probably a job for a licensed
plumber.The cap needs to be twisted off
without ruining it, then a crescent wrench is used to unscrew the packing
nut.The chance of doing it right once
and for all is 100% by calling Scott at Bee Plumbing.Go to bee-plumbinginc.com and look for the
phone number to call in the Far Western Suburbs of Chicagoland.
Someday a backflow problem may grip your household.Clearly it will get your attention.This is not just a leaky toilet, or a clogged
disposal, this can be a whole-house disaster!Backflow is a term in plumbing for an unwanted flow
of water in the reverse direction.It
can be a serious health risk and it needs to be dealt with quickly and
This nasty event is caused by
cross-connections that have the potential of allowing contaminants into the
drinking water system. Something called back siphonage can occur when the
pressure in a tank or water trough is lower than the water system's pressure.
Yet another cause of backflow is back pressure.It happens in Chicagoland all too frequently.
When backflow rears its ugly head in the far West Suburbs it
is time to call in a real professional.That is backflow plumbing expert Scott Swanson and his team at Bee
Plumbing.They will take your call and
schedule an appointment for a visit from Scott and his crew.Just call with any plumbing problem at one of
the numbers listed on bee-plumbinginc.com.
That is what it says on my website www.bee-plumbing.com just
to demonstrate what many people believe.If it is a pipe carrying water or gas they are dramatically
different.For example, pipes that help
water to flow freely are mostly made of copper these days.Now, if we are speaking of pipes that carry
gas then we are probably talking steel.
Here are some mistakes that people make when installing a
gas grill -
1.It starts with
buying the wrong grill in the first place.
2.Knowing the local
permits and codes.
3.Making sure that
everything lines up.
4.Having the sincere
belief that you can install this as well as a professional.
To that last point, I want you to know that we are here for
you.I am Scott Swanson, the owner of
Bee Plumbing, serving the far Western Suburbs of Chicagoland with knowledge and
experience in dealing with piping of all types.If it is fixing a water leak or installing gas piping please give me a
call first.Visit my website for the
right number in your area.