If you haven’t already heard for 30 days we are offering a free 12″ hose bib for everyone repairing or upgrading their outdoor faucets. This is the season as everything starts to thaw and we all discover everything the ice has destroyed over the winter. Watch the video below and find out more about our offer and how we can help!
2015 NAECA Water Heater Regulations changes began April 16th 2015. Home owners are xpected to prepare before water heater units and install prices rise. Watch the video below and see how this may affect you or someone you know.
Authorities have been looking to change the requirements regarding some home appliances, which consume primary resources, such as water heaters. Soon, there will be the need for every homeowner to have a water heater that is more energy efficient. Initial changes are set to take affect April 16th, 2015. It will be introduced through the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act or NAECA. Because it is indeed somewhat of a forced investment, consumers are already pointing to the greedy powers that be. They’re accused of purposely driving up the cost of living. Although sometimes that may look like the case, this time it seems the consumer was high on the list of priorities. If you add it all up, energy consumption that is, having energy efficient appliances for your home or business make sense financially.
Homeowners should not be worried, it gives them a chance to upgrade their appliances. The new water heaters are made with the same sized dimensions as the older units. The new units have thicker walls, to reduce heat loss. Only in very rare cases, the upgraded water heater will have to be put in a larger enclosure. Always ask for the help of a professional plumbing contractor to help you out with choosing and installing the right energy efficient water heater. Get ready to save cash with your new age water heaters.
The new NAECA regulations are not only applicable to homeowners, but also for business owners. Business owners will also enjoy an upgrade in technology and an increase in sales. They’ll have to stock the upgraded water heaters for sure. Next they will have to discard and/or claim a loss on the units they can no longer sale. Not to mention they are going to need one for their place of business and their home. All businesses who are interested in upgrading to a larger water heater for their place of business should do so now. Experts are predicting a substantial increase in pricing.
Plumbing problems is something everyone wants to avoid. Having a pipe that is leaking and increases your water bill or the risk of flooding your residence, is not a happy scenario. Neither is being left without hot water or drain issues. Although when the residence has a significant age, these problems will start to appear, due to extended usage of pipes and equipment. So what do you do in this cases? Keep the phone number of a reliable plumber on the first pages of your agenda. A serious plumber will be able to respond to your problems and solve them, in the shortest period possible. Thus, you avoid any other severe damages.
Having a damaged pipe in your house means additional costs. You may face the need to replace your floors, as the humidity excess will deteriorate them. The walls can also suffer because of water leakages, so besides spending money on repairing your plumbing, you will also have to redecorate. Issues regarding your water system in your residence should not be ignored. So make sure you will find a reliable plumber before all these happen. Ask for recommendations from your friends or family, and see if they had a pleasant experience with any plumbers in the area. Also, you can search on the Internet the local plumbing services in Elgin, and check out the reviews left by customers of the plumbing company’s webpage.
Also, look for plumbers that can offer you complete services. High sump pump maintenance or repairing processes for the water heater is also something of your concern. You probably don’t want to have a plumber for every problem that might appear. The best way to go through these matters is to have a single, but reliable, plumber, with whom you can communicate at all time and who knows what previous works have been done on your property. You might be in the situation where you live in an old building. In this case, problems may appear when the draining system gets clogged by the gathered debris. Or when an old pipe is starting to cave in. A good plumber will always know about these matters and find a rapid way of solving your problem.
It may not be that difficult to find a good plumber. You just need to pay attention to the quality of services he is willing to offer. You want to make sure your money is well spent, and you won’t have plumbing issues soon after the plumber took care if your issue. Follow the feedback that is given by former customers and the reputation an individual plumber or plumbing company manage to create in the area. These might give you a piece of mind when you’ll have to choose your plumber.
Fox Valley Plumbing plumbers located in Elgin, Il, are the experts to call when your existing sump pump malfunctions or is in need of replacement. We will provide routine maintenance, repairs and inspections for all types of commercial and industrial sump pumps. Our skilled plumbers are also available to handle sump pump emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days year. You can rely on our licensed and insured professionals for quality, fast service.
A sump pump is the last line of defense when it comes to flood prevention so it is important to make sure your sump pump is always operating properly. Heavy rains, storm drain backups and broken pipes can potentially cause serious damage to your commercial property and its contents, as well as safety issues for the building’s inhabitants.
Sump pumps are generally installed in the lowest point of the building. Water that finds its way into the building is quickly diverted to the sump pit. Hotels, apartment buildings and other commercial properties may have elevator sumps to prevent flooding in elevator shafts. The sump pump, triggered by a float switch, turns on when the water reaches a pre-determined level. The sump pump removes water by pumping it to an approved area.
In order to cut down on the chance of hot water burns. Fox Valley Plumbing, recommends a temperature setting of 120°-125° F. Always keep safety in mind when it comes to water heaters. Never store paints, solvents or combustibles near the unit due to the obvious risk of fire.
At Fox Valley Plumbing we use Bradford white water heaters, which carry a 6 year warranty. Customers can purchase an additional warranty. All water heater installations include a new ball valve on cold-water inlet, die electric unions and a one-year warranty on workmanship. If you get a written price quote from another plumbing contractor that is lower then ours we will match it. If your water heater needs to be replaced or repaired Fox Valley Plumbing are the industry leading experts in water heaters. Satisfaction is guaranteed and customer satisfaction is our number one priority starting with our pricing all the way down to our cleanliness.
Fox Valley Plumbing is an Illinois licensed plumbing contractor and the installation technician will always be an Illinois licensed plumber. We are fully insured and bonded for your protection and ours. Call today to schedule the installation of your new Bradford white water heater today.
Prices subject to change if the current condition of piping is of poor quality, not up to plumbing code or location of water heater is not easily accessible. Prices include disposal of old water heater.