Frequently Asked Questions

Irish Plumber® customer service representatives, plumbing technicians and plumbers have proudly served homeowners and businesses in Greater Chicago since 1945. We have heard questions about plumbing from thousands of customers.

Here are a few FAQs that you may find helpful. If you still have questions, give us a call at 630-818-1377.

Water Heater FAQs

I have to get a new water heater. Which is better, tank or tankless?

Irish Plumber® offers a wide array of new water heaters to meet different needs and different budgets. Check out this page for more information on comparing traditional gas or electric tank water heaters and high-efficiency tankless. More

Garbage Disposal FAQs

My garbage disposal is making a horrible noise when I turn it on. What is the problem?

Without an inspection in person, it can be hard to tell what's causing the issue. While some disposals can be noisy during operation, unusual sounds could indicate the presence of some non-food debris, like silverware or another object not meant for the disposal. Check out the Garbage Disposal section of our website for more information on repairing or replacing a troublesome unit.

Sump Pump FAQs

Do I need a sump pump?

Since 1945, Irish Plumber® has provided plumbing to homeowners and businesses in the Chicago area. During that time, we have seen the kind of damage that flooding can do. Homes equipped with sump pumps and battery backups can avoid flooding from heavy rains and spring snowmelt. All situations are different, so give us a call and we can discuss your unique needs. Or check out our Sump Pumps page for more info.

Drain and Sewer FAQs

My bathroom sink drain is clogged. What's the best way to unclog it?

More than likely, a combination of soap grease, hair or other buildup has coated the inside of your pipes and reduced the drain capacity. It's possible some other debris has lodged in the pipe.  Or there may be an issue with your sewer line. For a quick and effective diagnosis, Irish Plumber® uses video camera technology to inspect the line for the cause and make a recommendation. Click here for more info on this topic.

Other Plumbing FAQs

What's included in a Plumbing Home Service plan by Irish Plumber?

At Irish Plumber®, we recommend a Plumbing Home Service Plan for regular preventative maintenance on all your home's important plumbing systems.  Click here for details of all the benefits from our Plan.