Typically water heaters stay maintenance-free for years, with the average water heater lasting at least 8 to 10 years. Should you encounter a water heater problem (leaking around base, inadequate hot water, rotten egg odor, rust-colored water, high-pitched whining, low rumbling noise, etc.), it is important to have a skilled technician service your unit.
Despite built-in safety features, hot water heater malfunctions can be dangerous. Never tamper with or disable any water heater safety device for any reason
! Allow Prestige to restore your hot water safely and quickly. To read more about water heaters click here.
A tankless water heater is a heating unit that only heats water as needed (also known as on-demand water heating). Traditional water heaters consist of a storage tank that continuously heats stored water, whether or not it is needed. When you turn on a hot water faucet, cold water travels through the faucet into the tankless water heater, where it is warmed by the unit’s heating elements. As water pressure fluctuates, the heating elements adjust to maintain a constant temperature and maximum energy efficiency. Once you turn off the hot water, the tankless hot water heater turns off, as well.
Using a tankless water heater leads to lower utility bills, as well as less wear and tear on your water heating unit. Other benefits include manufacturer rebates, tax credits, FREE estimates, space-saving design and extended parts & labor warranties. To read more about tankless water heaters click here.
For fast, reliable and affordable sump pump repairs and sump pump installation service, call the expert professionals at Prestige Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. We can repair your existing sump pump or help you choose the most economical system for your home or business.
Prestige Plumbing, Heating & Cooling technicians are trained in flood protection and will help you select the best battery backup sump pump system for your situation and budget.
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With our selection of food waste disposers for your kitchen, chicken bones, fruit rinds, coffee grounds and more can go down the drain and into the garbage disposal – where they’re virtually liquefied to safely flow into your sewage system or septic tank. You’ll enjoy a cleaner food preparation area, and less garbage smelling up your home.
Prestige technicians can help identify the problem and have the experience needed to make all toilet repairs you may encounter, many of which include:
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- A clogged toilet bowl which can lead to the toilet overflowing or simply drain slower than normal.
- A leaking toilet either from the tank to bowl connection, water supply, cracked tank or at the flush valve.
- The toilet simply runs all the time or just periodically, adding to your water bill.
- The toilet won’t flush. The handle maybe stuck or broken.
Most people don’t put much thought into their toilet until there’s a problem. What you may not realize is that toilets use as much as 25% of your homes water consumption. If your home was built before 1995 it can use as much as five gallons of water every time you flush it! Newer High Efficiency toilets use less than 1.3 gallons of water per flush, which could save you thousands of gallons of water every year! Stop wasting unnecessary water and put money back into your pocket instead of down the drain.
Can the new high efficiency toilets get the job done?
Many people wonder if the newer high efficiency toilets can handle the daily use and think that less water usage means less flushing power. The truth is, toilets today don’t have the issues that they did when low flow toilets began in the 1990’s. Many improvements such as pressure assisted flushers, and modifications made to the curve of the bowl itself give higher efficiency toilets the ability to flush better than any of the old models.
Our experienced plumbers can help with new installations and upgrades to your existing toilet. We offer advice on the latest systems and designs available on the market, including ADA compliant toilets which sit taller for greater accessibility and dual flush toilets which allow you to choose the amount of water that you flush every time you use them. The dual flush has two buttons: one that lets you flush liquid waste and uses less than a gallon of water, and the other, which flushes solids using 1.6 gallons of water. Don’t wait, upgrade to a high efficiency toilet and start saving today!
From the most basic drain clogs to complex blockages and tree root damage, Prestige plumbing technicians ensure that your drain cleaning job is done right—the first time. Providing full-service drain cleaning for residential and commercial facilities, we are available 24/7 to restore your water function. Using products that are safe for your drain or septic system, services include:
- Toilet back-up
- Kitchen sink back-up
- Slow tub drains
- Tree root removal & prevention
- Main sewer rodding
- High-pressure jet rodding
- Sewer locating
- Video sewer inspection
Serving Chicago’s western suburbs, Prestige Plumbing, Heating & Cooling offers commercial and residential water softeners, water filters, reverse osmosis drinking water systems, whole house water filters, ice maker water filters, and water treatment products. Our trained and certified technicians will test your water and recommend a solution to your water quality problem, whether you are facing hard water spots, bad-tasting water, rusty (high iron) water, rotten egg odor, or water particles.
If you spend a lot of time and money purchasing special detergents and softening agents, a home or business water softener is likely a better investment. First, a Prestige technician will test your current water quality. Then, our team will recommend an affordable, high-quality water softener that suits your individual water needs. Benefits of a water softener include reduced soap residue, improved household cleaning, reduced scaling and soap scum, lower water heating bills, and improved water flow.