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Our service area includes 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 onward, we have earned and maintained the trust of Wheaton area residents, homeowners and businesses by providing superior 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
  • 4.5 Star Reviews on Facebook
  • Family Owned and Operated
  • Licensed, Bonded & Insured
Great service. Very professional. Explained the problem, gave me an estimate and did the work in the estimated time. Have used Capps before on multiple occurrances and will use them in the future.
Robert S.

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
We just moved in to our new house and had a plumbing issue right away. Capps came highly recommended and they did not disappoint! We were able to schedule an appointment for the next day, everyone we spoke to was extremely nice and professional, and the plumbers were on time, explained everything, and got the problem resolved right away. We will certainly call them for any future needs and would recommend them to anyone!
Jenni M.

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 Wheaton Home

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

Tankless Water Heater:  A tankless water heater goes directly into your water line. This investment definitely saves space in your home. With that in mind, tankless water heaters will require regular service every 5 years and heat your water regardless of what temperature it is.

Electric Water Heater: These units operate just like gas water heaters but they’re powered by electricity instead. Depending on size of the tank, this choice may be a very affordable and save you money on your monthly utility bills.

Solar Water Heaters: As the name says, 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 moves heat from one place to another and generates heat directly for the water.

There are main factors to take into consideration when you decide which water heater will work the best for your home in Wheaton:

Size: What size water heater will your home require? Bigger isn’t always better and you could be throwing away money on a unit that’s more than your home needs. That said, a unit that’s too small will also be problematic as it won’t be able to produce the demand for hot water.  The tank’s size is also based on amount space that’s allocated for the project.

Energy Efficiency:  You can lower your monthly utility bills with a new water heater. With energy efficient models, you can heat your water with less energy consumption and save money.

Costs:  As always, the bottom line is getting your home what it needs as affordably as possible.  Capps Plumbing offers discounts on water heater options.

Signs Your Need To Replace Or Repair Your Water Heater

A typical water heater lasts roughly 8-12 years.  If your water heater has surpassed that 12 year mark, it’s time to replace it before it breaks down.  Water heaters in Wheaton, 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 telltale signs that it may indicate that it’s time to replace your water heater:

  1. When the water is running, it appears rusty instead of clear water.
  2. The water appears muddy or sandy. This may be a sign of build up at the bottom of the tank
  3. If notice a metallic taste or odor in the water when drinking it, this could be a sign that your tank is breaking down and metal deposits are flaking off and into your water.
  4. The water gets warm but not hot. First, be sure that your thermostat is set between 120 and 140 degrees. If it is set properly but you’re still not getting hot water, contact Capps.
  5. If there are 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 may be breaking down.  Capps Plumbing will always give you a fair and honest 0pinion on whether it would be more prudent to repair your water heater or replace the water heater altogether.
  7. If you notice leaks around the bottom of your water heater, do not hesitate to take immediate action. It’s a telltale sign that your water heater is breaking down and needs to be replaced. 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, don’t delay. Call Capps and get the unit replaced as soon as possible to avoid a watery mess and annoyance.



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