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Serving Chicagoland

We service the following areas including 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 more than 20 years and counting, we have earned and maintained the trust of Northbrook area residents, homeowners and businesses by providing top notch 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
  • 4.5 Star Reviews on Facebook
  • 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.

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.

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 Northbrook Home

Choosing a different type of water heater rather than a conventional gas water heater is easier now than it’s ever been before! A lot of homes in Northbrook still have gas tank water heaters installed, but there are so many other options for homeowners today! Here are some of the different types of water heater systems so you can make an educated choice as to which system will be the best to accommodate your home’s hot water demands:

Tankless Water Heater:  A tankless water heater goes directly into your water line. A significant advantage is that they save space. However, tankless water heaters need to be serviced every 5 years and heat your water no matter what the temperature is.

Electric Water Heater: These water heaters operate much like gas water heaters but they’re powered by electricity rather than gas. Depending on size of the tank, this option may be a very affordable solution that can help save you money on your monthly utility bills.

Solar Water Heaters: As the name implies, these systems harness 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 best suit your home in Northbrook:

Size: What’s the right size for a water heater? Bigger doesn’t always mean better and you could be wasting money on a unit that’s larger than your home requires. However, if a unit is too small, it won’t be able to meet the demand of hot water in a timely manner and frequently run out.  The tank’s size is also dependent on the amount space allowed for installation.

Energy Efficiency:  New water heaters can reduce your monthly utility bills. Newer, more energy efficient models can heat water with less energy and this will save you money.

Costs:  The bottom line comes down to getting the right water heater that will meet your home’s needs 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 will typically last approximately 8-12 years.  If your water heater surpassed the 12 year marker, it’s time to have it replaced before it begins to break down.  Water heaters in Northbrook, 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 indicators that may signal that it’s time to upgrade your water heater to a newer system:

  1. Running water appears rusty instead of clear.
  2. The water has a muddy or sandy appearance. This could indicate build up at the bottom of the tank
  3. If you’re noticing a metallic taste or odor in the water when drinking it, your tank may be starting to break down. Metal deposits are literally flaking off and getting into the water.
  4. The water gets warm but not really hot. First and foremost, rule out the simple stuff. Check that your thermostat is set between 120 and 140 degrees. If the thermostat is set at the correct temperature range but the water still isn’t getting hot, contact Capps.
  5. If you’re hearing loud and unusual noises are coming from your water heater, contact Capps.
  6. The frequency and the space of time between when repairs are done to your water heater could indicate that your water heater is beginning to break down.  Capps Plumbing will always provide you with honest and knowledgeable advice. Your water heater may just need a repair rather than a need to replace it altogether.
  7. If you see leaks around the bottom of your water heater, take immediate action. This is a strong warning sign that your water heater is breaking down and it needs to be replaced immediately. 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 beginning to pool around your water heater, don’t put it off. Call Capps and get the unit replaced right away in order to avoid a mess and a lot of hassle.



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