Wednesday, April 14, 2021

A Broken Water Line Could Be a Real Disaster!

Do you suspect a broken water line in your Sandwich home? Bee Plumbing is the answer to your broken water line problems throughout the central and southern Fox Valley. When you suspect a broken pipe, you need same day service. That is what Bee Plumbing provides.

Here are a few signs of a broken pipe –

1.  Your water bill is dramatically increasing.

2.  The water pressure becomes lower and lower.

3.  There are soft spots appearing on your lawn.

Please go to your phone or computer and search Then call the number listed in your area. Your broken water line problem may well be fixed that day! That’s Bee Plumbing located in Sandwich serving the central and southern Fox Valley.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The Hows and Whys of Backflow Prevention.

It is pretty simple really, water that flows into your Fox Valley area home should properly flow in only one direction. The clean water enters, and the dirty water exits. Usually, that’s exactly how it works. Sometimes though, the flow of water changes direction so the dirty water flows back toward the clean. That is when Bee Plumbing of Sandwich will fix your backflow problem.

It is important that you include in your household budget a regular backflow testing procedure done by a certified plumbing professional to make sure your first lines of defense against contaminated water are working properly. Backflow testing evaluates your plumbing system to see if backflow is occurring. Fortunately, the process is relatively fast and easy.

The best news is that professional, guaranteed backflow testing in Sandwich, and much of DeKalb, Kendall, as well as much of Kane Counties is just a phone call away. It is done with the highest standards by Bee Plumbing. Make sure that backflow testing is done every year and visit their website at for the phone number to call in your area.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

How Long Does this Job Take, Anyway?

It is a viable question that you may be asking if you have a broken water pipe. A general answer is this…a broken water pipe in your Fox Valley Chicagoland home could take 2-4 hours or as long as a few days to fix. Generally speaking, there are some major factors that will determine the length of the job at hand.

Among them are –

1.  Obviously, the size of the break…larger breaks will simply take longer.

2.  The cause of the trouble may be deep underground.

3.  How much damage has already been done?

4.  Is there a lot of rust involved?

Scott, the owner of Bee Plumbing, pledges to do his very best to fix broken pipes the same day. He will make every effort to restore your Fox Valley residence or business back to the way it was. A few days later you will be saying a broken WHAT? I hardly remember! For the array of services that they provide visit

Monday, March 1, 2021

What is the Difference Between an Ejector Pump and a Sump Pump?

We were just discussing this over dinner the other day…NOT! Just in case, you may have noticed that these two pumps look pretty much the same. The truth is, most of the time sump pump and ejector pumps are installed right next to each other. And yet you should not confuse the two because they do entirely very different jobs.

We hope that this is a simple explanation. A sump pump is useful for removing flood water from your basement or crawl spaces. Otherwise, it will just sit there in puddles until it finally evaporates. An ejector pump is also very important. Without one, you won’t be able to remove waste water from the basement to the septic tank or sewer.

And here we are…a company that services and replaces sump pumps and ejector pumps. We have been known throughout this century in the Fox Valley as Bee Plumbing. Why the word Bee? Well, ask us when you call the phone number listed on our website that best applies to your area in the central or southern Fox Valley. That address is

Monday, February 1, 2021

My Toilet Keeps Running…How about Yours.

It is such a common malady for homeowners throughout America. The Fox Valley is NO exception. Most of us probably think we can fix our toilet(s) without calling on the services of a professional plumber. No question, a broken toilet can cause major setbacks for everyone in the household and become a major pain in the…well, you know!

Look for these signs that it may be time to call a plumber –

1.  You notice that water is accumulating around the base of the toilet.


2.  The toilet takes a long time to refill.

3.  The water runs constantly

The best rule of thumb to fix a broken toilet is to call a plumber. If you have come to rely on them in the past, they can either come and fix the problem or walk you through the process to fix your toilet. Just such a man is Scott Swanson the owner of Bee Plumbing serving the Central and Southern Fox Valley. Google and you will find the correct number.

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 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 and call the phone number nearby.