EXPIRIENCEFor Real Peace of Mind
There’s One Choice

We’re committed to total customer satisfaction.

RESIDENTIALChicago’s Top-Rated
Plumbing Company

We offer excellent results and transparent pricing.

MULTIUNITWe Offer World-Class
Multiunit Plumbing Services

Our plumbers are all fully licensed and insured.

CUSTOMFinest Custom Plumbing
In Chicagoland!

Vanguard has more than 600 five-star reviews!

Chicago’s Top Rated Residential Service Plumber

Monday–Friday: 7AM–5PM
Saturday: 7AM–3PM
Sunday: Closed
4352 N. Kenneth Ave
Chicago, IL 60641


People across Chicago and its northern suburbs trust Vanguard’s skilled plumbing pros with all of their residential plumbing projects and plumbing problems.
Vanguard is Chicagoland’s garbage disposal installation expert with decades of experience and a drive to deliver the finest service to each and every customer.
No matter what toilet problems you’re facing Vanguard can help replace the fixture entirely or repair it so it’s back to working as intended - all at a great price.
At Vanguard, we think of ourselves as faucet specialists with the skill and experience necessary to deliver any faucet plumbing services our customers require.
Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer is Chicago’s sink installation and replacement expert with plumbers dedicated to excellent service and lasting results.
Vanguard is the #1 hot water heater plumber for tanked and tankless installations in Chicagoland - with crystal clear pricing and impeccable results.
Homeowners trust Vanguard for all of their sump pump, ejector pump and battery backup plumbing projects - from regular maintenance to new installations
Our plumbing professionals offer Chicago homeowners the most comprehensive video plumbing inspections using the latest plumbing camera technology.
The professional plumbers from Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer can help you uncover what’s causing problems with your sewer lines in Northwest Chicago.
The licensed and insured pros from Vanguard offer gas line installation and repair for residential property owners throughout our extended service area.
No other plumbing company in Chicago offers the same custom plumbing expertise that you’ll find at Vanguard. We lead the way in custom plumbing!
Protect your family and your plumbing from the dangers posed by hard water and contaminants with a water filtration system installed by Vanguard.
When you need re-pipe service at your Chicago residential property there’s only one plumber you can count on for outstanding results - Vanguard.
We can take care of all your residential and commercial drain issues – clogs, maintenance, and installs.
While Vanguard is purely a residential service plumber, we do sometimes offer limited plumbing services to local businesses in need of assistance.
With experience helping property managers handle plumbing projects, Vanguard has proven capable of tackling any multiunit plumbing challenges.
A Certified Installer of INSINKERATOR
A Certified Installer of MOEN
A Certified Installer of NORITZ
A Certified Installer of RINNAI
A Certified Installer of Ion Technologies
Trained Ward Flex Professional

TOP-RATEDThe Finest Residential Plumbing Services In Chicagoland

Water Heaters

Vanguard offers the most reliable hot water heater installations homeowners can find in Chicago and its northern suburbs. We can even help you choose the right model for your home’s needs. Whether a tanked or tankless model our plumbers always get the installation done right.

Tankless Hot Water Installation

Garbage Disposals

Thinking about adding a garbage disposal to your home? Then you need the licensed and insured plumbing professionals from Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer and you need them fast. We’ll help you find the right make and model and cover operation and maintenance with you.

Garbage Disposal Installation

Toilet Plumbing

Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer offers excellent toilet repair and replacement services throughout Chicago and its northern suburbs. Our plumbers will find the problem and fix it fast. Plus, we stand behind all of our work with a one-year labor warranty and a total satisfaction guarantee.

Bathroom Toilet Installation

Sink Plumbing

Are you interested in adding a new sink to your Chicagoland home? Have a sink that needs to be replaced? In either case, the plumbers from Vanguard can do the job and do it right. That’s why we’re the highest rated sink plumbing specialist in Chicago and its northern suburbs.

Bathroom Sink Installation

Faucet Plumbing

Vanguard is the leading faucet plumber in Chicago with hundreds of five-star reviews speaking to excellent service and lasting results. We even try to deliver free estimates over the phone. Any make, any model – Vanguard will have it installed or repaired at a clearly defined price.

Kitchen Sink Installation

Pumps & Backups

Did you know Vanguard offers pump and backup system plumbing? It’s true. We specialize in sump pump, ejector pump and battery backup plumbing throughout our service area. We’re certified installers of Ion Technologies including the best pumps and backups in plumbing!

Pumps & Backup Installation

Video Inspections

With the latest plumbing technology and polished inspection procedures, Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer is the right plumbing contractor to call when you need to look inside your system. Our plumbers use the latest high definition camera technology from RIGID® to deliver clear views.

Video Inspection Services

Custom Plumbing

Thinking about doing something custom with your plumbing system? Talk with one of the skilled and experienced plumbers from Vanguard to find out exactly how we can realize your vision. We’ve been tackling custom plumbing projects for customers for well over a decade now.

Water Filtration System Installation

OUR EASY ESTIMATE PROCESSVanguard’s Estimate Process

Step 1
Contact the top-rated plumbers at
Vanguard now by phone, text or email.
Step 2
Discuss your plumbing project with
one of our highly skilled plumbers.
Step 3
We’ll offer a free estimate with
images shared of the workspace.
Step 4
If we can’t provide an estimate over the
phone we’ll schedule a visit instead.

5-STAR RATEDVanguard Plumbing & Sewer has
hundreds of 5-star reviews online.

We’re among the highest rated residential plumbers in Chicago

Our licensed and insured plumbers are preferred by homeowners, multiunit property owners and commercial interests. No matter how hard you look you simply cannot find a plumbing company with a reputation like Vanguard’s. Our commitment to customer satisfaction knows no equal and our drive to deliver world-class results cannot be matched making us the easy choice to take on plumbing projects and problems in Chicago and its northern suburbs.


Frequently Asked QuestionsQuick Vanguard Questions

Vanguard is the highest rated service plumber in Chicago.
Is Vanguard Plumbing open 7 days a week?

The team at Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer is available to assist residential property owners – including multiunit property owners – with plumbing projects and to help homeowners throughout our extended service area solve plumbing problems 6 days a week. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. We’re also open on Saturdays from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We’re closed on Sundays.

Is Vanguard a licensed plumbing company?

Yes, we most certainly do. We believe strongly in being the right kind of business and that includes every plumber being licensed to provide residential plumbing services in the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois. You can ask for our licensing information at any time should you wish to see it for yourself, as well as finding it in the footer of our website and in multiple other places online – both on our own website and listings and the City of Chicago’s own online licensing data.

Does Vanguard have insurance coverage?

Again, the answer to this question is a resounding yes. Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer abides by the laws and regulations governing contractors within the City of Chicago, as well as those governing small businesses and plumbing companies specifically. We carry complete insurance coverage that protects both our team members while on the job and our customers and their property should damage occur due to our actions. In short, you’re safe with Vanguard in the house.

Does Vanguard offer free plumbing estimates?

This question has two answers – depending on the circumstances. If a customer can share images of the plumbing problem, the workspace and any damage that’s taken place then we can do our best to provide an estimate over the phone. This costs nothing but time on the customer’s part as they need to get the right images and deliver them to us. If that’s an impossibility, we will discuss the costs of an inspection visit before sending a plumber to your property.

Do you cover all of Chicagoland?

Not at this time, no. Our extended service area includes a great many of the cities, towns, communities and neighborhoods that make up the Chicago area. This includes just about everything found within the triangle made by the Loop in the south, Evanston in the north and O’Hare in the west – anyone within that section of the city can call Vanguard when they need world-class plumbing services at clear prices. Not sure if you’re in our service area? Just reach out and we’ll let you know!

Full Bathroom Remodel

OUR TESTIMONIALSCustomer Experience

“Fast & Responsive”

Fast and responsive. Professional and competent. Great work. Positive, Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value.

Ora John Reuter


“Exceeded Expectations”

“Scheduling was easy, the work was timely, of high quality and speedy. I even received a follow up call the following day to ensure the work done was still performing well, a nice touch.”

Nathan Gavzer


“Excellent Service ”

Excellent service from a trustworthy team of professionals. The only plumber we call. No nonsense. Quality work. Positive, Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness.

Collin Johnson


“Very Responsive”

Very responsive. Brought all equipment with him. Worked in timely fashion. Positive, Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Chris Malwitz


“Vanguard Is Great”

“They provide professional high quality work, are very punctual, and keep great communication throughout the process. I would highly recommend Vanguard to anyone.”

Amador Castro


“Pricing Transparency”

“Professional, upfront, and no-frills. George explained everything he did and worked efficiently. Good price transparency, which can be an issue with other plumbers in this city.”

Mat Messerschmidt


“Fast Plumbing Quotes”

“What I really appreciate is that Jan has you send photos/video over email so he can give you a quote right away. He’s very responsive and the issues were corrected both times.”

Grace Amandes


“Cheaper Than Expected”

“Super responsive and communicative. Fixed quickly and under the estimate. Very pleased, and will hire them again!”

Shawn Smith


“Extremely Satisfied”

“We noticed a leak under our 20-year-old water heater. Jan analyzed our problem from pictures and sent a repair crew that replaced the old heater. We are very satisfied with their work.”

Reginald Davis


“Better Prices”

“They were significantly cheaper than J Blanton and would provide a quote if you sent pictures (most won’t). They did a great job and it was within the 3 hours they quoted.”

Kipp Large


“Highly Recommended”

“Replaced leaking 100-year-old pipes in kitchen and basement. They were prompt, professional, and easy to communicate with, and the work looks great! 100% would use them again.”

Rachel Sandra Johnson


“Professional Plumbing”

“Jan and his team were responsive and professional. The quality of their work was high and the issue was taken care of quickly! I’ll be using them in the future.”

Candice Savino


“Water & Gas Repipe”

“Vanguard did an excellent job with our water and gas repipe. They were very communicative throughout the whole process and left the areas they were working in in pristine condition.”

Gregory Gebien


“Fast & Affordable”

“The quote was detailed and came in less than other quotes received. They got me in the same day. The guys were pros and got the job done quick. Will call again when need a plumber.”

Kurt Paradis


“Beats The Competition”

“I needed to replace my toilet and had gotten jerked around by J. Blanton. Jan is very knowledgeable and honest and got my job done within the estimated time.”

Lena Flavin


“Great Experience”

“Installed new tankless water heater at exactly cost estimated. The service from Jan at Vanguard Plumbing and Sewer is consistently high quality and reliable. Highly recommend.”

Conor Smith


“Timely Leak Fix”

“Replaced pipes under kitchen sink due to a leak. Were quick to respond, professional, and completed job in timely manner. Would definitely use them again for any plumbing needs.”

Wendy Hintz


VISIT OUR GALLERYOur latest projects

Kitchen Sink Installation

Kitchen Sink & Faucet Replacement

Full Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom Sinks & Shower Install

Full Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom Shower & Faucet Install

Full Bathroom Remodel

Bathtub & Sinks Installation

Kitchen Sink Installation

Kitchen Sink & Faucet Install

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Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer is a local, family-owned plumbing company with decades of experience delivering the finest service to Chicago and its northern suburbs.

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Vanguard Plumbing

Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer
Phone: (773) 633-6139
Location: 4352 N. Kenneth Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60641


Business Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM–3:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

City & State Licensing:
Chicago Sewer: #2422
Illinois Contractor: #055-043043
Chicago Contractor: #SBC196464