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We service areas including Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County & McHenry County

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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

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For over 20 years and counting, we have earned and maintained the trust of Itasca area residents, homeowners and businesses by providing superior, top quality service and reliability. When you choose the professionalism of Capps you are choosing:

  • Professional and Expert 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
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.

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.

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

  • Installation
  • Repairs
  • Replacement
  • Maintenance, Cleaning & Inspection
  • Expansion Tanks
Patrick was great! He explained the issue, went over options and was able to complete the install of the new water heater. He explained how the new one works and answered all my questions. I would highly recommend Capps Plumbing.
Christ B.

I have used Capp’s Plumbing multiple times for various reasons. Sump pump, water heater, toilet installation and broken pipes. They call when on their way and have always been on time. Their employees are knowledgeable, courteous, honest and reasonable. I’ve used other plumbers before in the area and they don’t compare to the caring service Capps provides. Great plumbers!!
Cheryl S.

Choosing the Right Water Heater for Your Itasca Home

Choosing a different type of water heater rather than a conventional gas water heater is easier now than it’s been before! Many homes in Itasca still feature gas tank water heaters, but there are so many different options available today! Here are some of the different types of water heater systems available so you can make an educated choice as to which system will be the best solution for your home’s needs:

Tankless Water Heater:  A tankless water heater goes directly into your water line. One advantage is that they are definitely space savers. With that in mind, tankless water heaters will need to be serviced every 5 years and heat your water regardless of what the temperature is.

Electric Water Heater: These water heaters are similar to gas water heaters but they’re powered by electricity rather than gas. Depending on the tank size, this choice may be a very economical option and help save money on your monthly utlity bills.

Solar Water Heaters: The name says it all, these systems use the power of the sun to heat your 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 system moves heat from one place to another and generates heat directly for the water.

There are many factors to take into consideration as you determine which type of water heater will work the best for your home in Itasca:

Size: What size should the water heater be? Bigger isn’t always better and you could be wasting money on a unit that’s more than your home requires. Conversely, a unit that’s too small won’t be able to meet the demand for hot water and frequently run out.  The tank’s size also relies on how much space has been allocated for installation.

Energy Efficiency:  New water heaters can reduce your monthly utility bills. With newer, more energy efficient models, your water heater can heat your water with while consuming less energy which saves money.

Costs:  The bottom line is getting a water heater that will accommodate your home’s needs at the best price 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 has surpassed the 12 year mark, it’s time to have it replaced before it breaks down.  Water heaters in Itasca, 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 telltale indicators that may signal that it’s time to replace your water heater:

  1. Running water appears rusty instead of clear.
  2. The water has a muddy or sandy appearance. This could be a sign of build up at the bottom of the tank
  3. There’s a metallic taste or odor in the water when drinking it. This is indicative that your tank is beginning to break down. Metal deposits are literally flaking off and ending up in your water.
  4. The water will run warm but not hot. Double check that your thermostat is set between 120 and 140 degrees. If the thermostat is set at that range but you’re still not getting hot water, contact Capps.
  5. If you’re hearing loud and unusual noises coming from your water heater, get in touch with Capps.
  6. The frequency of times and the space of time between when repairs are done to your water heater could indicate that your water heater could be starting to break down.  Capps Plumbing will always give you a professional and honest opinion. Your water heater may just need a repair rather than replacing it.
  7. If you’re seeing leaks around the bottom of your water heater, immediate action is required. This is an indication that your water heater is breaking down and needs replacement. Even if the leak is small, these cracks can rupture and cause massive water damage in your home.  If there is a leak or water pooling around your water heater, do not put it off. Call Capps and get the unit replaced in order to avoid a mess and a lot of hassle.



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