North Barrington Plumber Repair Service

S and J Plumbing is the go-to residential plumber for North Barrington because we offer upfront pricing, emergency service, and a satisfaction guarantee.

Do you battle constant drain clogs or dripping faucets? Is it time to repipe your home? Whatever plumbing issue you have, S and J Plumbing is your full-service plumbing company. Our expert technicians are highly trained and experienced, and our customer service is second to none.

Contact us today to book an appointment.

North Barrington Emergency Plumbing Services

Sometimes, it’s difficult to know what counts as a plumbing emergency and what can wait to schedule an appointment. Let’s look at some tips to help you decide when to call for immediate help.

Do You Need The Plumbing System Right Now?

When faced with a plumbing issue, ask whether you need to use the affected system now or if you can hold off for a day or two. For example, if your water heater sprung a leak, it’s best to call for help as soon as possible because you rely on on-demand hot water every day. However, if there’s a clog in a sink you rarely use, it’s usually safe to wait to book an appointment.

What’s the Potential Damage to Waiting?

Another thing to consider is how damaging it could be to your home if you wait to call for help. A burst pipe can leak hundreds of gallons of water into your home, causing thousands in water damage and spurring mold and mildew growth. However, a dripping faucet may only cause your water bill to go up a few bucks.

Who’s Responsible for Repairs?

If there’s a break in the main water line, you may not be able to fix it even if you wanted to. If the break is on your property, it’s on you to fix it, but if it’s on city property, it’s their responsibility to fix it in most cases.

If you’re unsure whether to call for emergency plumbing services, it’s best to err on the side of caution and call just to be safe.

Signs You Need a New Water Heater Installation

Your water heater, like every appliance, has a finite lifespan. So, how do you know when it’s nearing the end and it's time to replace it? Here are the most common signs your water heater is ready for the scrap heap.


The average water heater lasts between 10 and 13 years before it needs to be replaced. You may squeeze out a few more years by keeping it well maintained, but once it reaches the 10-year mark, it’s time to plan on swapping it out for a new model.

It Makes Noise

Over time, sediment builds up in the hot water tank and hardens, causing banging, popping, or knocking noises. Sometimes, flushing the tank solves the problem, but if the sediment layer is too thick, replacement is the best option.

The Hot Water Doesn’t Last As Long

If you find that you run out of hot water sooner than you’re used to, it’s usually a sign that your water heater is reaching the end of its life. Water heaters become less efficient as they age and sediment buildup reduces their capacity.

It’s Leaking Water

Water and steel don’t mix. Eventually, your water heater will rust, causing tiny fractures in the tank. Once the tank begins leaking, there’s no option to repair it and you must replace it soon before you end up with a flood.

If your water heater is past its prime, call S and J Plumbing. We work with most major brands and will help you choose the right system for your family.

Please visit our customer reviews page and call us when you need a dependable residential plumber.

Our Plumbing Services

At S and J Plumbing, we’re the only plumbing company you’ll ever need. We offer a full range of services, including:

  • Water Heater Repair & Installation
  • Clogged Toilet Repair
  • Water Leak Detection
  • Gas Leak Detection
  • Sump Pump Services
  • Kitchen Plumbing Repairs
  • Whole Home Repiping
  • Emergency Plumbing Services
  • And More!

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When you need a plumber repair service you can trust, call the experts in North Barrington at 847-890-1599.