Frequently Asked Plumber Questions - Answered By Ford Plumbing

As a plumber in Lake Zurich for approximately 40 years, we’re a useful resource for industry information. Review some examples of the most commonly asked questions we hear at Ford Plumbing, then contact us with your query or to request service today.

Is There Any Way To Keep My Sump Pump Working During A Power Outage?

It’s good that you’ve come to a plumber to ask this type of specific question, so that you can get a thorough answer. Traditionally, a proper sump pit should have two pumps: one that’s powered by electricity and one that’s, well, not.

There are various alternative power supply options, but since a sump pump is supposed to help prevent a disaster that’s often the result of a storm or other problem that disrupts electrical power to your home, your sump pump should be able to continue to work. We can assess the one you already have in place or help you choose a sump pump with a backup pump with an alternate power source in the event of power loss.

Do You Work With Gas Lines?

At Ford Plumbing, we strive to offer the services our customers need the most, including gas line repairs and leak detection. This is a service that needs to be handled by a reliable and reputable industry expert, so give us a call when you know or even suspect you need gas line service.

Why Do I Need Water Filtration Or Softening?

It’s unfortunate that most homes have a water supply that requires filtration or softening, but it’s a fact that can’t be ignored. In the same way you want to be sure the air inside your home is clean, you should have water treatment for more sterile water. Filters remove impurities, such as lead and chlorine. Softeners remove minerals to offer a descaling effect. We’ll take the time to evaluate your water and recommend the best method to use to improve your water quality.

What’s The Difference Between Those Store-Bought Chemicals And Hiring A Plumber For Drain Cleaning?

From a professional plumber's perspective, the use of store-bought chemicals and hiring a plumber for drain cleaning are worlds apart. It's not even like comparing apples and oranges. The problem is that harsh chemicals a customer can easily obtain from their local hardware store give a homeowner a false sense of the ability of the DIY approach.

The reality is that these chemicals usually leave a mess behind that a professional plumber will still have to deal with. Chemicals may offer a quick fix, but it's temporary at best and doesn't expose the source of the problem. A plumber can locate the problem and provide a long-term solution, which may be severe, like tree root intrusion. As well-meaning as you may be, leave the plumbing work to trained and experienced experts.

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Our Trusted Brands

When you need to contact a Lake Zurich plumber, be sure they’re trained and authorized to work on your make, model, and brand - or just call us because we do it all! Check out this impressive list of most of the brands we offer professional plumbing services for.

  • Moen
  • Grohe
  • Chicago
  • Delta
  • Gerber
  • Bradford White
  • Kohler
  • Americast
  • Bootz
  • National
  • Mustee
  • Marblecast
  • Swanstone
  • Hand Tiled
  • Mansfield
  • Insinkerator
  • Lang
  • Grundfos
  • Bell & Gossett
  • Brasscraft
  • Watts
  • Red White
  • Barnes
  • Hydromatic
  • Metropolitan

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