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

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For over 20 years we have earned and kept the trust of Glencoe area homeowners and businesses by providing high quality service and dependability. When you choose the professionalism of Capps you are choosing:

  • Expert and Knowledgeable Advice For All Plumbing Systems
  • A+ Rated Business With the BBB
  • 4.5 Star Reviewed Business on Google
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  • Family Owned and Operated
  • Licensed, Bonded & Insured
Tech arrived in a timely manner. After looking over the project he provided an estimate and went to work. Completed the job within the estimate and explain very thing he did as the project progressed. Cleaned up the site and we couldn’t be more delighted with his work. We have just Capps before and have never been disappointed by them.
Dennis G

Anthony O. was great – he fixed the loud noise in my water heater and he answered all my questions. Anthony also cleaned up at the end of the project.

Susie P.

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

  • Installation
  • Repairs
  • Replacement
  • Maintenance, Cleaning & Inspection
  • Expansion Tanks
Wonderful customer service!! A tech came out in no time to fix my gas leak and install a new water heater. He explained everything and took his to make sure everything was safe. I highly recommend Capps Plumbing!
Kristen K.

My husband & I have been using Capps Plumbing for over 12 yrs now. And we have always been satisfied with their service and technicians.And 24hr service when necessary. And they call you to let you know when they are on their way. We will continue to use them and highly recommend them.
Thank you

Linda B.

Choosing the Right Water Heater for Your Glencoe Home

These days choosing a different type of water heater than a conventional gas water heater is easier than before! While homes in Glencoe, usually feature gas tank water heaters, there are so many different ones you can choose from today! Here are a few different types of water heaters you can choose for your home:

Tankless Water Heater:  You can save space in your home by investing in a tankless water heater that goes directly into your water line.  Tankless water heaters might save you space but need to be serviced every 5 years and heat your water no matter what temperature it is.

Electric Water Heater: Works like a gas water heater but is powered by electricity.  Depending on tank size for your home this option can be more affordable and save you money monthly on your household bills.

Solar Water Heaters: Use the power of the sun to make your water warmer

Tankless Coil and Indirect Water Heaters:  These water heaters can go directly into your home’s heating system in order to warm your water.

Heat Pump Water Heaters:  This moves heat from one place to another and generates heat directly for your eater.

There are three main things you should consider when choosing which water heater is best for your home in Glencoe:

Size: What size water heater do you need for your home?  If you go to big you can be wasting money and too small and you will always run the out of water.  Size of the tank can also be dictated by the area you are installing your tank.

Energy Efficiency:  You can lower your monthly bill expenditures with a new water heater. By choosing an energy efficient you can heat your water for a lot less.

Costs:  As with everything it comes down to how much you want to spend on a new system.  Capps Plumbing offers discount on water heater options.

Signs Your Need To Replace Or Repair Your Water Heater

Water heaters typically last about 8-12 years.  If your water heater is older than 12 years, it is time to replace your unit.  Water heaters in Glencoe, Illinois typically come in three options: gas water heaters, electric water heaters, and tankless water heaters.  Besides the age of your water heater here are some other indicating factors that it might be time to replace your water heater:

  1. When you run your hot water and rusty water comes out instead of clear water
  2. Muddy or sandy water indicates that there is a build up at the bottom of the tank
  3. If you are drinking your water and there is a metallic taste or smell to it.  This is a sign that your tank is breaking down and metal flakes are going in your water.
  4. Warm water is flowing it but is not hot.  Make sure that your thermostat is set between 120 and 140 degrees.
  5. You are hearing loud and unusual noises coming from your water heater.
  6. The number of times and the space of time between when repairs to your water heater indicate that your water heater might be breaking down.  Capps Plumbing will always give you the best advice when it comes to whether it would be cheaper to repair your water heater or replace your water heater.
  7. Leaks around the bottom of your water heater is also an indication that your unit needs to be replaced.  Even if the leak is small, these cracks can rupture causing massive water damage in your home.  Make sure that if there is a leak and water pooling around your water heater that you get your unit replaced as soon as possible.



Call Capps Plumbing for the best local water heater services in Glencoe, 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, wetruly 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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