Monday, September 17, 2018

Ejector Pumps and Sump Pumps.

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 gases.

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 and call the phone number nearest you. 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Museums After Dark, Sept 20th

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"Bring the family to downtown Aurora when the stars are out, and enjoy a fun and educational treat for all ages.  Aurora Museums welcome visitors to downtown Aurora after hours on Thursday, Sept 20th, highlighting STEAM activities for all ages."


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Drip, Drip, Drip.

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 and look for the phone number to call in the Far Western Suburbs of Chicagoland.