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 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 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 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 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 then call the phone number in your specific area.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The Dreaded Clogged Drain.

If you live in a Far West Suburban Chicagoland home long enough you will probably experience clogged drains. They are configured a bit like a tree and its many branches. Your home has a main line and sublines that run off it that are typically a bit smaller in size. A toilet is the most common place to find a clogged drain.

The most likely causes of a clogged drain in your Chicagoland area home are –

1.  Tree roots…they just keep growing clogging up the system.

2.  Flushable wipes…be careful how many you relegate to the toilet.

3.  Baby related products and even feminine hygiene ones

4.  Don’t pour excessive amounts of grease or oil down your sink.

5.  A build-up of hair will continue to accumulate.

Unclogging drains are one of the many things they do at Bee Plumbing. Scott and his team will have your drains flowing smoothly and efficiently again. If you live in the middle and lower Fox Valley, please visit on the internet. For service just call the number that serves your area anytime whether it is an emergency or not.

Monday, September 14, 2020

More Time in the Bathroom.

While that particular room in your Suburban Chicagoland home may seem like a necessity rather than a luxury you can make it seem like more of the latter. A bathroom makeover is an easy way to spruce up your home. Before you start taking measurements for an open shower, you should take the time to plan out your bathroom renovation step-by-step.

Some of those steps are –

1.  How much will the remodel cost?

2.  Choosing a color scheme.

3.  Picking out all the new fixtures.

4.  What are the storage spaces within the new bathroom?

5.  Where will the electrical wiring be located?

Many of these steps and more can be so much easier when you contact a Chicagoland bathroom remodeling expert such as Scott Swanson first. Scott has designed many a bathroom up and down the Fox Valley. He can be found by Googling Give Scott a call and realize your dream of a new bathroom.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Water Leaks…The Bane of a Homeowner’s Existence.

Water leaks should never be ignored! A small leak can quickly turn into a much bigger issue, which could lead to mold growth and high-cost repairs. Here is one potential problem… when a leak is small or located behind drywall it can be hard to spot. There are some common signs that may indicate a water line issue in your home.

Here are some of them – 

  1. Your water bills keep rising.
  2. Have you noticed a decrease in water pressure recently?
  3. Are their gurgling noises coming from your fixtures?
  4. There is an unpleasant odor of “dirty water.”
  5. You notice some unexpected wet spots.

Don’t let a water leak in your Western Suburban Chicagoland home escalate. Call Bee Plumbing right away. Scott and his crew are real professionals at troubleshooting water leaks in the Fox Valley. They will diagnose the problem, then repair or replace it right away. To call the right number in your Chicago Suburb just go to the web and search

Monday, August 17, 2020

The Great Crack-Up.

The old saying “out of sight, out of mind” is not very good advice when it comes to your household plumbing! Let’s face it, hidden leaks not only have the potential to run up your water bill and cause significant property damage, but they can also lead to dangerous health problems when left unrepaired.

Here are some “above ground” visual signs that you have a cracked sewer line –

  1. That lovely, pungent odor of sewer gas
  2. Your drains have slowed to a crawl
  3. There is an area on your lawn that is unusually lush
  4. More insects and rodents than you have ever seen on your property
  5. Cracks and breaks in the slab and wall

This, and other signs can add up to disaster! If you live in the Fox Valley on the western edge of Chicagoland you can always count on Scott to troubleshoot the problem. That is Scott Swanson the owner of Bee Plumbing. Go to the internet and pull up Just call the phone number listed in your area.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Have You Got the Tools?

That could be a question that a prospective employer asks an anxious applicant for a job. In this case it literally means what it says! In many routine DIY drain cleaning applications the tools you choose to use will entirely determine your success…or lack of it. Even beyond having these tools, how you use them could directly factor into the effectiveness of your at-home cleaning.

Do you have –

  1. Basin and pipe wrenches
  2. Pipe cutters
  3. Hacksaws
  4. Pliers
  5. Metal files
  6. Tubing cutters

I will tell you who does in this area around the Far West Suburbs of Chicagoland. It is Bee Plumbing. You know what else they have? It is knowledge and experience to do the job of drain cleaning. If the drains in your home are clogged, you simply go the web and search Chances are you will find the phone number that corresponds to your area to get your home’s drains running freely again.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Business Plumbing Problems are Mostly More Pressing.

At the very least, home plumbing problems only create minor inconveniences for homeowners. For local businesses in the area around The Fox Valley even the most minor of setbacks in plumbing can mean sales going down, employees getting sick, and reputations being placed at risk. Especially now, you can’t take any more risks!

Here are some simple issues to keep an eye out for –

1.  Bad odor…no matter where it’s coming from.
2.  Leaks…whether they be minor or major, they are signs of potentially bigger issues.
3.  Clogged drains…sadly, more prevalent the more people that use them.

When a business has a plumbing problem now, more than ever it is important to immediately call Scott. That’s Scott Swanson the owner/operator of Bee Plumbing.  If you own a business in the Fox Valley, please call him immediately to avoid a burgeoning plumbing problem from turning into a disaster. For the phone number near you go to on the web.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Under Warranty.

When something goes wrong with plumbing or appliances that are under warranty you need help immediately!  Many plumbing companies will offer their clients extended warranties on either their work, appliances (the new water heater, sump pump, garbage disposal, etc.) or both.  Are these warranties a good deal for you…the homeowner?

Here are some of the pros to having everything warranted –

1.  Warranties can save you big money in the long run.
2.  Warranties may mean enhanced coverage.
3.  Peace of mind.

Who fixes appliances and plumbing problems that are under warranty?  In the Southern Fox Valley, the answer is Scott.  That’s Scott Swanson and his crew at Bee Plumbing.  If you have any appliance that has gone bad and can be fixed call Scott of Bee Plumbing.  For the proper phone number in your area visit

Monday, June 22, 2020

I Can’t Stand that Drip a Minute Longer!

This has nothing to do with how you feel about your spouse.  It’s all about that annoying dripping of your home’s leaky faucet(s).  Faucets are absolutely an indispensable part of your far Western Suburban Chicagoland’s home structure and keeping them in top-flight working condition is imperative.

What causes your faucets to drip? –

1.  There is a problem with the O ring.
2.  The valve seat is corroded.
3.  There is a worn-out washer.
4.  It was installed improperly in the first place.

That drip, drip, drip should be replaced by silence ASAP!  Before you get annoyed by dripping faucets in your castle call on Scott Swanson the owner of Bee Plumbing serving the Southern Fox Valley.  He will stop that nasty dripping in no time.  For the correct phone number in your area visit on the web.