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Serving Chicagoland

We service the following areas: Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County & McHenry County

Complete Plumbing & Sewer Service Professionals

Water Heaters; Repair, Installation, Replacement, Tankless Gas and Electric

Drain Services; Cleaning, Repair, Installation

Clog Removal; sinks, tubs, showers, etc.

Sump Pump Repair, Replacement, & Installation

Water Line & Purification Systems

Sewer Lines; Repair, Inspection, Clearing & Replacement

Plumbing Service You Can Trust

For over 20 years and going strong, we have earned and built upon the trust of Des Plaines area residents, homeowners and businesses by providing excellent service and dependability. When you choose the professionalism of Capps you are choosing:

  • Professional and Knowledgeable Advice For All Plumbing Systems
  • A+ Rated Business With the BBB
  • 4.5 Star Reviewed Business on Google
  • 4.5 Star Reviews on Facebook
  • Family Owned and Operated
  • Licensed, Bonded & Insured
We have worked with Capps Plumbing for the past nine years. When our old water heater failed they installed a new one that has performed extremely well. Any maintenance or service issues are handled with one call. Everyone that has come to our home has been very professional and knowledgeable. It’s nice to know you can make one call and receive same day service. We are a customer for life!
Kim B.

Capps has been our go-to for plumbing needs for the past year; they have always been great! Super quick response time and very efficient! We had Mike and Nick out at our house yesterday and they were wonderful. They figured out what was going on and solved our problem. I definitely recommend this company and will be using them in the future.
Christina M.

Water heater services from Capps Plumbing include, but are not limited to:

  • Installation
  • Repairs
  • Replacement
  • Maintenance, Cleaning & Inspection
  • Expansion Tanks
Capps came out and quickly figured out our problem. Anthony and Sean were extremely helpful and explained everything in detail and made sure to work quickly and clean up any mess. Exactly the kind of service we needed, highly recommended
Ben O.

Personable and professional! Cannot say enough good things about the two gentlemen that helped me in my home! A+! Being in the service industry myself, it’s very easy for me to notice little things; these men went above and beyond!
Peter M.

Choosing the Right Water Heater for Your Des Plaines Home

If you’re interested in choosing a different type of water heater for your home rather than a conventional gas water heater, it is now easier than it’s ever been before! A lot of homes in Des Plaines have standard gas tank water heaters installed, but there are so many different choices available today! The following systems listed below are some of the different types of water heater systems out there so you can make an informed decision about which choice will be the best option for your home:

Tankless Water Heater:  A tankless water heater goes directly into your water line. This option definitely saves space in your home. However, tankless water heaters require service every 5 years and heat your water no matter what temperature it is.

Electric Water Heater: These water heaters function much like gas water heaters but they’re powered by electricity instead of gas. Depending on size of the tank, this option can be very affordable, practical and save you money on your monthly energy costs.

Solar Water Heaters: As the name states, these water heaters harness the power of the sun to heat the water.

Tankless Coil and Indirect Water Heaters:  Both of these water heaters go directly into your home’s heating system in order to heat the water.

Heat Pump Water Heaters:  This water heater transfers heat from one place to another and generates heat directly for the water.

There are many considerations to factor into your decision when choosing the best water heater system for your home in Des Plaines:

Size: What will the tank size need to be? A bigger tank doesn’t mean that it’s better. In fact, you could be losing money by selecting something that’s larger than it needs to be. On the other hand, a unit that’s too small won’t be able to keep up with the demand for hot water in your home. The tank size is also determined by how much space is available for installation.

Energy Efficiency:  You can save on your monthly energy costs with a brand new efficient water heater. Energy efficient models will heat your water but require far less energy in the process. This can add up to signficant savings.

Costs:  Just like other home improvements, the bottom line is getting your home the best as affordably as possible.  Capps Plumbing offers discounts on water heater options.

Signs Your Need To Replace Or Repair Your Water Heater

A water heater typically lasts approximately 8-12 years.  If your water heater is over that 12 year marker, it’s time to have it replaced before the inevitability of a break down. Water heaters in Des Plaines, Illinois come in three options: gas water heaters, electric water heaters, and tankless water heaters.  In addition to the age of your water heater, listed below are some other common indicators that may warn that it’s time to have your water heater replaced:

  1. The water is rusty in appearance rather than instead of its usual clarity when it’s running.
  2. The water appears muddy or sandy. This could be a sign of build up at the bottom of the tank
  3. If you detect a metallic taste or odor in the water when drinking it, this could be a warning that your tank is breaking down. Small pieces of metal are quite literally flaking off and ending up in your water.
  4. The water will get warmer but doesn’t really get hot. Always trouble shoot simple fixes first by double checking that your thermostat is set between 120 and 140 degrees. If it’s set at the proper temperature range but the water still isn’t getting very hot, contact Capps.
  5. If you’re hearing loud and unusual noises coming from your water heater, contact Capps.
  6. The number of times and the space of time between when repairs are done to your water heater could indicate that your water heater is starting to break down.  You can trust on Capps Plumbing providing you with honest and experienced advice on whether it would be make more sense to repair your water heater and get more time out of it or replace the water heater.
  7. If you spot water leaks pooling around the bottom of your water heater, don’t overlook it. This indicates that your water heater is breaking down and replacement is immediately necessary. Even if the leak is small, these cracks can rupture and cause massive water damage in your home.  If you see water pooling around your water heater, don’t hesitate. Call Capps and have the unit replaced as soon as possible to avoid water damage and a lot of hassle.



Call Capps Plumbing for the best local water heater services in Des Plaines, Illinois 1-847-321-7938


When I started this company with my wife, Mary, back in 1996, I knew exactly what Capps Plumbing would be about. We firmly believe that when you are taking care of your biggest investment, your home, you should never take chances with those you choose to maintain it or provide needed repairs. We formed Capps Plumbing & Sewer as a model of what a plumbing company should be – dependable, capable, clean and courteous – and to do all this at prices that meet or beat anyone else out there. Twenty years later we still think about these goals every single day for every single job. There are not many companies you can call and deal directly with the owner. And like all of our ads say, we truly are family owned and operated. Our children are now at the company with us, and you may already know them – Deanna, Joe, Dan and Nick. We are all here for you providing 24/7/365 urgent service that our customers have grown accustomed to for the last 20 years.

My best to you,

Joe Capps

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