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FREQUENTLY ASKED SERVICE QUESTIONSVanguard Service Questions

Vanguard is the top residential service plumber in Chicago offering world-class results and clear pricing every day.
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What plumbing services do you offer?

Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer offers a full range of residential plumbing services ranging from the mundane – clogged toilet, garbage disposal, leaky faucet – to the difficult – water heater replacement, sewer line rodding, gas line repair. We pride ourselves on having what’s needed and getting the job done right – the first time, every time. However, we do not offer commercial services or 24-hour emergency plumbing.

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What areas of Chicago do you service?

Our service area includes Chicago and its northern suburbs. That means our expert plumbers travel from the Loop in the south to Evanston in the north to O’Hare in the west – anyone within that extended service area can call on Vanguard when they need world-class plumbing and transparent pricing. If you’re not sure if you’re in our service area just reach out to us and our friendly team will let you know!. You can be sure that if we can come to you we will so you don’t have to settle for second best.

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Why should I hire a licensed plumber?

First of all, a licensed plumber – like those from Vanguard – has demonstrated competence as an installer and repairer of plumbing systems to an official board. This means the holder is qualified in theory and practice with the technical knowledge necessary to maintain plumbing code. Any plumbing code is worthless if it’s not enforced and licensing plays that role. That’s why it’s imperative you choose a licensed, insured plumbing contractor like Vanguard when you need assistance in Chicagoland.

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How can I contact Vanguard Plumbing?

At Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer, we have tried to make getting in touch with us as easy as possible for new and returning customers. First, you can call our phone number during business hours to connect with one of our team members. Or you can just send the same number a text message which contains your name and reason for contact. Finally, you can email us at vanguardplumbing@gmail.com or fill out any of the contact forms found throughout our website.

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How to extend lifespan of your plumbing?

The best way to extend the lifespan of plumbing systems and fixtures is regular visits from the plumbers at Vanguard whenever an issue arises. Early diagnosis and treatment works wonders with residential plumbing fixtures. We also tell customers interested in extending the lifespan of their plumbing systems to get a water filtration system. These systems are designed to remove contaminants from the home’s water supply and prevent scale from building up inside pipes which is the cause of most problems.

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Do you offer shower and tub plumbing?

Yes, the plumbers from Vanguard excel in shower and tub plumbing – from solving issues like leaks to custom installations that leave the competition in the dust. We can assist homeowners in choosing the right fixture or installing upgrades and add-ons. And that’s not even mentioning our ability to realize our customer’s vision when handling custom plumbing projects with showers and tubs. Call (773) 633-6139 to learn more.

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Can you help with my faucets and sinks?

You bet we can! Our top-rated plumbing professionals know sinks and faucets better than anyone. We can help you select the right faucet for your sink or replace your sink with a new model. Whatever you need we can handle it and we’ll give a transparent price for the work. If it’s a leak, we can more than likely give you an estimate right over the phone if you can share images or video with us of the workspace and problem areas. Call (773) 633-6139 to get started.

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What toilet plumbing does Vanguard offer?

Pretty much every toilet plumbing service imaginable, that’s what we offer at Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer. Our licensed and insured plumbers can help you deal with a clogged toilet. They can replace and old toilet with a new model. They can rebuild the toilet from the inside out or help you upgrade to something new like a bidet. Give us a call at (773) 633-6139 today and let our plumbing experts answer all your toilet plumbing questions and provide an estimate over the phone if possible.

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Does Vanguard work with water filtration systems?

Yes. Water filtration systems are one of our specialties, in fact. We’ve been working with all the major brands for over a decade and know how important they are to a family feeling comfortable in their home – especially with all the stories in the news today about contaminants. Vanguard’s plumbing experts can help you choose the best water filtration system for your home or install the make and model you choose. Just call (773) 633-6139.

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Do you work with tanked and tankless water heaters?

Yes. We offer the most effective and efficient installation services for both tanked and tankless hot water heaters. From Rheem to A.O. Smith, Sears Kenmore to Whirlpool, we will ensure your water heater is installed without issue and will back the work up with our one-year labor warranty. Add that to our friendly service and satisfaction guarantee and there’s no reason to call any other water heater plumber. Give us the chance by calling (773) 633-6139.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Do you cover all of Chicagoland?

Not at this time, no. Our extended service area includes the zip codes 60601, 60603, 60606, 60661, 60642, 60654, 60618, 60626, 60622, 60660, 60614, 60647, 60639, 60657, 60613, 60647, 60641, 60625, 60659, 60646, and 60712 and all the communities found within. The Loop to the south, Evanston to the north and O’Hare to the west – anyone within that area can call on Vanguard when they need world-class plumbing. Not sure if you’re in our service area? Just reach out and we’ll let you know!

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Will Vanguard repair my sump and ejector pump?

Yes, we can repair your sump and ejector pumps to have them back in working order. Vanguard is actually a certified installer of Ion Technologies products which include the nation’s best sump pumps and ejector pumps so we’re actually well-versed in repairing these plumbing pump systems. You can get all the answers you’re after and an estimate to go with it from Vanguard when you call us right now at (773) 633-6139.

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Can you install a battery backup in my home?

Yes, our plumbers can help you install a new battery backup system in your residential property. With a ton of experience and a willingness to go the distance for every customer, Vanguard is the ideal plumbing contractor to assist you with choosing or installing your battery backup and ensuring it is functioning properly when you need it most. Reach out to us any time at (773) 633-6139 to talk to our plumbing professionals about your battery backup installation.

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Does Vanguard find and repair water leaks?

Yes, the plumbing experts from Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer can find almost any water leak and stop it with the appropriate repair before it has a chance to cause serious damage in your home. We have an assortment of blogs devoted to the best ways to find a water leak yourself but if there’s no time for that then by all means contact the professionals from Vanguard by calling (773) 633-6139 and scheduling a visit from our award-winning team.

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Can Vanguard deal with all types of drain clogs?

The plumbers from Vanguard aren’t new to the industry. They’ve handled more than their fair share of clogged drains over the decade we’ve been in business so you can depend on them to get to the bottom of your clog – literally. We have the tools, the technology and the talent necessary to make short work of clogged toilets, showers, tubs and sinks so make the call to (773) 633-6139 today to make an appointment.

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Having water pressure problems. Can you help?

Yes. At Vanguard, we have the knowledge necessary after a decade plus of finding and fixing water pressure problems for Chicago area homeowners and multiunit property owners. We’ll use that plumbing expertise to quickly identify the issue and provide you with every possible option for dealing with it – including our recommended solution. Get an estimate for a visit to find and fix your water pressure problem by contacting Vanguard at (773) 633-6139.

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Can Vanguard install and repair urinals?

While Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer is primarily a residential service plumber, we do offer limited commercial services including urinal installation and repair. With urinal installations, we’re usually tasked with handling the fixture installation itself or piping a bathroom to be able to handle urinal placement. Repairs can be discussed when you call (773) 633-6139.

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Has Vanguard worked with wall-hung toilets?

Yes. Our highly skilled and experienced service plumbers have worked with all toilet makes and models so we’re familiar with wall-hung toilet installation and repair. As wall-hung toilets have to be installed with the support necessary to carry weight and that requires a contractor to handle properly. After all, Vanguard is a plumbing company and not a builder. Find out more by calling (773) 633-6139.

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Do you install hands-free flushometers?

Sure we do. Our top-rated service plumbers have extensive experience with flushometers and can help you choose the best model for your property and install it with care, precision and a skill you won’t find anywhere else in Chicago commercial plumbing. If you’d like to discuss how Vanguard can assist with hands-free flushometer installation just call (773) 633-6139 and speak with our friendly team.

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I want hands-free faucets. Can you install them?

Without a doubt, our plumbers can take care of this for you in no time at all. We’ve been working with hands-free faucets for years and utilize all of the project experience to ensure your installation goes off without a hitch. These are excellent additions to residential and commercial properties so whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner you can get the hands-free faucet answers you’re after by calling (773) 633-6139.

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Does Vanguard install wall-hung sinks?

Yes, we have a decade plus of experience working with wall-hung sinks. While we don’t offer ceramic repair services, we offer basically everything else you could possibly need for wall-hung sinks – including installation (with assistance from a general contractor – our plumbers aren’t builders) and limited repair. If you’d like to learn more about our wall-hung sink services for residential and commercial customers just call (773) 633-6139.

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What camera technology does Vanguard use?

To provide the most comprehensive video plumbing inspections possible, Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer uses the latest RIGID® high definition camera technology. This amazing system allows our plumbers to get thorough views of the interior of customers plumbing systems. We can even share the views with our customer so they see exactly what’s causing their problems. No more believing what you’re told by plumbers without evidence when you choose Vanguard for plumbing inspections.

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Why is Vanguard the right choice for inspections?

Again, it all comes down to the technology used by the Vanguard team when tasked with video plumbing inspections. Most Chicagoland plumbers use older technology if they use technology at all. That means they’re either planning on tearing up your property to get to pipes and drains or they’re relying on outdated camera views to give them the information they need to diagnose problems correctly. The RIGID® camera technology we use is better all-around with a high definition feed and the length to reach any spaces within your plumbing system.

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How does RIGID® camera technology differ?

When compared to the competition, RIGID® camera technology is light years ahead for a variety of reasons. First, RIGID® cameras offer a smoother in-pipe visual experience. This means that, unlike so many other video plumbing inspection cameras, RIGID® cameras provide a clear, clean video feed that remains upright in its perspective the entire time. This makes Vanguard’s video plumbing inspections easier to digest, easier to utilize in diagnostics and capable of showing customers what’s happening in their pipes.

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How can I view the feed from my inspection?

This is another reason why Vanguard is so pleased to offer video plumbing inspections using RIGID® camera technology. Unlike handheld video plumbing inspection tools, the spools that RIGID® cameras use offer a viewing station which Vanguard plumbers will have with them when they visit to perform your video plumbing inspection. This system contains a screen which allows our plumber and you to both view the feed simultaneously. This ensures you see what’s happening and have it explained in real-time.

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Why does seeing the feed matter to customers?

With complicated systems, like plumbing systems, customers can often feel like they have so little knowledge that it’s easy to be taken advantage of by home service professionals. Vanguard wants to allay that fear in our customers so having a live feed of the video inspection allows us to properly explain an issue and show the customer precisely what we’re talking about. This makes the whole process much smoother and lets us add even more transparency to our plumbing processes. Customers love that and that’s important to us!

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Can Vanguard help with mop station plumbing?

Yes, we most certainly can. At the end of the day, mop stations are nothing more than over-sized floor sinks with 99% of the same features as any sink and faucet combination. Our plumbers make quick work of mop station plumbing projects including mop station installation and mop station repairs. If you need expert mop station plumbing just call Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer at (773) 633-6139 to speak with one of our team members about your mop station plumbing needs.

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Is Chicago tap water safe to drink?

While we appreciate your asking us this question, we’re not scientists or water professionals. We’re plumbers. What we can say is that it’s preferable to drink filtered water whenever possible because by filtering you can be more comfortable and it will assuredly taste better. We prefer filtered water from any of the water filtration systems we install as they all deliver exceptional results and are better for the environment than bottled water. Learn more by calling (773) 633-6139.

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Will Vanguard install commercial ejector pumps?

Yes, we’ll assist commercial property owners with commercial ejector pump installations. We also offer ejector pump maintenance and repair services so when it comes to plumbing pumps Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer has you covered – and that includes a one-year labor warranty and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. With so many reasons to choose Vanguard it’s amazing that anyone calls any other plumber for ejector pump service. Call (773) 633-6139 today!

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My sump pump isn’t working. Can Vanguard fix it?

While we would love to say yes we can fix it without issue or excuse, that’s just not possible without seeing the sump pump and diagnosing the troubles it’s currently experiencing. However, we can say that if a fix exists for your sump pump then we’ll identify it and explain it to you clearly. Keep in mind in some circumstances it may be cheaper from a labor standpoint to replace a sump pump. Vanguard always wants customers to know the costs ahead of time so call (773) 633-6139 to find out more.

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Do you provide water recirculating pump service?

This is a tricky question because water recirculating pumps come in a wide range of sizes and many of those are intended for much different uses than their counterparts. Because of this, the team at Vanguard takes water recirculating pump plumbing projects on a case-by-case basis. As we’re a family company, we might not have the bandwidth necessary to devote attention to projects of this size – especially when pumps are used for large-scale purposes like fountains. Call (773) 633-6139 to see if we can help.

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Does Vanguard clean up afterward?

Unlike a lot of plumbers in the area, we take a great deal of pride in the final inspection of our work. How could we do that if we left the workspace a mess? The fact is we couldn’t because we’re conscious of every detail. We understand we’ve entered the customer’s home and we care about how we leave it – not to mention the impression our cleaning up leaves with them long after we leave. Get that kind of plumbing service every time you need if by calling Vanguard at (773) 633-6139.

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Is there a mileage charge added?

We never include a mileage charge in our estimates. That’s something you’ll encounter with other plumbers but we skip the hidden fees and tacked on charges for an honest price and excellent results. See, we believe that if we provide fair pricing, deliver exceptional workmanship and give our best in every service interaction then customers will always come back to us for assistance. It’s Customer Lifetime Value and it’s something we value highly. Call (773) 633-6139 to learn more!

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Is Vanguard a catch basin plumbing contractor?

Of course, we are. We’re Chicago’s leading residential service plumber offering every plumbing service homeowners could ever need – aside from digging up property. We don’t do that but we do offer catch basin plumbing services designed to solve problems quickly and at transparent pricing. If you need catch basin installation or catch basin repair all you have to do is call on Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer at (773) 633-6139 to schedule catch basin service at your property.

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Does Vanguard work with drain tile systems?

Yes, we do. Drain tile systems perform a very important role in keeping properties safe from the ravages of moisture run amok. These systems are either installed on the interior or the exterior of a home and function to move unwanted water away from the foundation where it can do real harm. Find out all there is to know about the drain tile system plumbing services from Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer by contacting us directly at (773) 633-6139 and speaking with one of our friendly staff.

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How can I share images for an estimate?

The answer to this question all depends on what type of plumbing service we’re being asked to quote. When you call (773) 633-6139 our plumbing professional will provide direction on what type of images we will need in order to deliver an estimate for service. Once you have the images on your device (be it a camera or your phone) you’ll need to email them to vanguardplumbing@gmail.com or text them as an MMS to (773) 633-6139. We’ll look them over, ask any questions and give you an estimate.

FREQUENTLY ASKED PLUMBING QUESTIONS General Plumbing Questions

Answers to some of the most common plumbing questions we hear from customers across Chicago are found below.
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Why is my faucet dripping?

While there are a bunch of reasons faucets drip, the problem arises in most cases from simple wear and tear in the interior mechanisms of the faucet. It happens to every faucet over time. Water and mineral deposits in the water can wear out metals and rubber given enough time and there are other factors at play too – like how hard you turn off the faucet, how often it’s used, etc. Call Vanguard for an inexpensive fix to any dripping faucet.

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Is a running toilet a serious problem?

Yes and no. It is a big problem if you care about your water bill. A running toilet can quickly add up as it can lump on $100 or more to your annual water bills. That’s a big problem for most people. However, most running toilets don’t pose a risk to your home as they tend to run into the tank. But to be safe, it’s much better to contact the plumbers from Vanguard and have us come out and take a look. We can even provide an estimate right over the phone with images shared by the customer.

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What can go into the garbage disposal?

At Vanguard, we specialize in helping homeowners across Chicago with garbage disposal installations so we hear this question all the time. The simple answer is anything biodegradable is safe to put down the garbage disposal – except for hard organic materials like clam and oyster shells, cornhusks and cobs, and other highly fibrous food scraps. Of course, you should never put plastic, metal or bones of any type down your garbage disposal. Watch out for aluminum foil as it can be easy to miss when dumping food.

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How can I prevent pipes from leaking?

The plumbing professionals from Vanguard are asked all the time what the best way to prevent pipes from leaking in Chicagoland. Our answer includes multiple steps any homeowner can take to protect themselves and their pipes from harm. First, inspecting the pipes regularly will ensure you don’t miss a problem while it’s still minor. Second, don’t put anything down the drain that doesn’t belong there. Finally, keep on the lookout for lime or rust spots at the pipe joints and wherever pipes descend into flooring or cabinetry.

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How long should my water heater last?

Hot water heaters don’t all last for the same timeframe. There are a range of factors that determine how long it will last though – including how much you paid for the water heater, what local water conditions are like and whether it was installed properly. There’s also wear and tear that goes along with anything in a home for any length of time. If you’re worried about your water heater just reach out to Vanguard and let one of our skilled plumbers give you all the facts about your water heater’s life cycle.

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Can Vanguard fix my kitchen sink garbage disposal?

Unfortunately, Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer does not offer mechanical repair of kitchen garbage disposals. These are mostly electrical appliances so they require an electrician to properly repair in many cases so our plumbers steer clear of repairing them. However, we can assist with operational issues and with the installation of any make and model you’re interested in. Find out more about our kitchen sink garbage disposal installation by calling (773) 633-6139.

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Do you offer gas line services at Vanguard?

Yes, we do offer residential gas line services throughout Chicago and its northern suburbs. Our highly skilled plumbers have extensive experience handling gas line installations and gas line repairs for homeowners and multiunit property owners. Gas line services require expertise to ensure the job is done safely so don’t take chances with any plumber but Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer. Call us today at (773) 633-6139 and ask about gas line service.

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Can you install an instant hot water dispenser?

Of course we can. We’re Chicago’s #1 residential service plumber so we can do anything when it comes to instant hot water dispensers. Whether you need instant hot water dispenser installation for a brand new model or repair for a hot water heater dispenser you already have installed. Our expert plumbers can do it all and do it for fair and honest price. Give us a call right now at (773) 633-6139 to find out more!

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Is Vanguard a water recirculating pump plumber?

We most certainly are. Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer has been the leading water recirculating pump plumber in Chicagoland for over a decade now and we have no plans of stopping now. So when you want excellent results and transparent pricing for water circulating pump plumbing just reach out to Vanguard by calling (773) 633-6139 and we’ll provide the answers and service you’ve been looking for – all with a one-year labor warranty backing up the work!

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Will Vanguard install my water booster pump?

It can be tough finding the right plumbing company for water booster pump plumbing projects – let alone to solve problems with your system. But the stress of choosing a plumber melts away when you remember that Vanguard is the premier residential service plumbing contractor in Chicago and its northern suburbs. That means you can depend on us for outstanding water booster pump installation and repair services. Call (773) 633-6139 now.

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Does Vanguard replace hot water heaters?

Absolutely, we do and we do it better than 99.9% of plumbers in Chicago. Whether it’s a new tanked or tankless model, our skilled and experienced plumbers will make quick work of the installation. Plus, we’ll walk you through safe operation and clean up after ourselves before we take our leave. Even better than that, we’ll offer a one-year labor warranty covering all of our work so you get peace of mind along with your new hot water heater.

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Can you install my garbage disposal?

Yes, we can. Our experienced plumbing professionals have installed just about every make and model garbage disposal on the market today. That includes Insinkerator, Moen, GE, Whirlpool, KitchenAid and more. So, when it’s time to get rid of your old model garbage disposal ands replace it with a brand new model or if you’d like to install the first garbage disposal you’ve ever owned then you want the friendly, knowledgeable garbage disposal plumbers handling the task at your Chicago home.

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What payment methods does Vanguard accept?

This is an excellent question and one we hear almost every day. First off, we do our very best to make customers comfortable from the moment we answer their call until the final inspection of our finished work. And that includes making it as easy as possible for them to pay for the services we deliver. Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer accepts cash, checks, ChasePay and credit and debit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover) for our plumbing services.

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Do you work for HOAs and management companies?

Yes. Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer has a long and distinguished history of tackling plumbing projects and solving plumbing problems for homeowners associations and property management companies in Chicago and its northern suburbs. With our lengthy experience, we can take on any challenge and deliver outstanding results – all at pricing that’s as transparent as any you’ll find in Chicagoland. When you need excellent multiunit plumbing from a company you can trust turn to Vanguard and we’ll never let you down.

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What’s the best way to reach Vanguard?

You want to get in touch with the team from Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer and we’ve done everything possible to make it easy. The simplest way to reach our plumbing experts is to call us using the number on our site or business listings. That will connect you with the best plumbers in town with no wait. Don’t have time to talk right now? Use our contact form instead and we’ll call you as soon as we receive your information. You can also email us at vanguardplumbing@gmail.com with a description of your issue.

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Do you take on custom plumbing rehab jobs?

Yes! We absolutely love working with homeowners and multiunit property owners plan and execute custom plumbing rehab projects  in Chicago and its northern suburbs. With a portfolio of exceptional custom plumbing successes and a determination to exceed customer expectations, Vanguard’s team of custom rehab plumbers is the right choice for whatever you have in mind. Call us today at (773) 633-6139 to find out more about our capabilities.

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Does Vanguard accept credit cards?

In our efforts to deliver the ultimate in service to customers, we’ve worked to bring on new technologies to facilitate payment with a wide range of options – including credit cards. You’re welcome to pay for service – including any parts necessary – with a credit card. It’s important to note credit card payments do include a service charge added to the total. If you’d like to find out exactly what options are available for payment visit our Payment Options page or call at (773) 633-6139.

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Can Vanguard help with a custom repipe project?

One of the biggest plumbing projects we undertake at Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer, custom repipe projects are a specialty of our team – from single-family homes to multiunit properties. These types of plumbing projects take quite a bit of planning and that’s where Vanguard truly excels. We’re perfectionists who take great pride in our ability to think through a job and complete it to perfection. Call (773) 633-6139 to get answers and an estimate from Vanguard.

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I want a custom shower. Can Vanguard install one?

Your wish is our command at Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer. You want a custom shower and we’re going to strive to deliver your specific vision using the fixtures you choose. Our experienced plumbers have worked with many customers on custom shower installations and we’ll bring all of the hard-earned knowledge to your project so you can rest easy knowing it will go according to plan – start to glorious finish. Call Vanguard now at (773) 633-6139 to start the conversation with our team.

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Does Vanguard offer video plumbing inspections?

Yes, we offer the finest video plumbing inspections in Chicagoland. Our team of skilled and experienced plumbers knows just where to look and has the high definition camera technology to find the roof problem or the pipe layout for homeowners and multiunit property owners alike. We use RIDGID cameras and years of practice to deliver world-beating video plumbing inspections where you can view the feed right alongside us. Call (773) 633-6139 to talk with one of our plumbers about your inspections needs.

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Will you install commercial water heaters?

Yes. The professional plumbers from Vanguard offer commercial hot water heater installation services to customers from the Loop west to O’Hare and north to Evanston and Skokie. However, it’s important to note that we are a small family-owned plumbing company without the manpower or machinery to move multi-ton hot water heater units. That limits us to working with smaller water heater models that more closely resemble residential water heater installation. Call (773) 633-6139 to learn more.

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Do you offer water fountain and cooler plumbing?

Yes, we do. We assist customers with water fountain plumbing including the installation of new water fountains and diagnosis and repair for existing water fountains. With water coolers, we will install the plumbing to ensure the unit functions but we do not provide the manpower to move units or deliver them when new. We offer diagnosis and repair where plumbing is involved so call (773) 633-6139 when you’re ready for a service call.

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Can you install stainless steel sinks?

As Chicago’s highest rated service plumber, of course we can and we can do it better than any other plumbing company serving Chicago or its northern suburbs. We’re the #1 sink plumber in town so it’s not surprising that we’d be light years ahead of the competition when it comes to stainless steel sinks too. We can help you choose the best model on the market and install it in no time so call (773) 633-6139 today!

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Does Vanguard service grease traps?

This is a tricky question and not just because grease is involved. Vanguard offers plumbing services for grease traps so we handle piping, water pressure issues and drainage. We do not, and this is a key difference between Vanguard and some national franchises, offer any form of grease removal, grease cleaning or grease mitigation services. But if you’re not after any of that but still need grease trap plumbing then Vanguard is the call to make at (773) 633-6139.

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Is Vanguard capable of installing pot fillers?

You bet we are! Vanguard has helped more customers than we can count with pot filler installation and repair – both residential and commercial customers. With a million models available today, it can be tough to choose the right one for your specific needs. Vanguard can help with that. Need a leaking pot filler repaired? Vanguard can help with that too. We’re Chicago’s #1 plumber because we get the job done right so when you need pot filler plumbing call (773) 633-6139.

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How does RIGID® high-def camera technology work?

The RIGID® high definition camera technology that Vanguard’s plumbers employs comes in two parts – the camera and the viewer. Think of the camera as you would a plumbing snake. It’s a thin flexible tubing that can be manipulated through your plumbing system by a seasoned Vanguard pro. The high-definition view is then displayed on the viewer. The camera has lighting elements that provide even clearer views and it all takes place without damaging your pipes. Call (773) 633-6139 and our team will answer your questions and schedule an inspection at your property.

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Is Vanguard really locally owned?

Yes, we most certainly are. We’re an Irving Park company headquartered on Kenneth Avenue. Our owner is Jan Pietraszek, a resident of Chicago whose family lives right here in the city. All of our employees are Chicago residents and all of them go the extra mile for every Chicago customer we service. As Chicagoans, you can count on us to stand behind every job we do and to be here for years to come. Find out more by asking your plumber when they answer your call to (773) 633-6139.

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Will RIGID® camera technology reach long distances?

Yes, our RIGID® cameras have lengthy cabling which makes it possible for our skilled plumbers to achieve excellent results – no matter how complicated the lines we’re viewing happen to be. Normally, the camera is extended to less than 12’ and it does an incredible job with projects and pipework within that distance from the insertion point. Our plumbing experts will walk you through how our video plumbing inspections work and will identify the necessary camera length during the operation itself. Give us a call at (773) 633-6139 to schedule a visit.

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How does view sharing work during an inspection?

While our RIGID® high definition camera technology offers sharing to individual mobile devices, we actually provide a better viewing platform. Our camera is separate from the second element of our video plumbing system. The second part is a viewing case which contains a screen that carries the feed from the camera. Because of this, it’s simple to watch the feed in real-time with our customers standing right next to us. This also provides customers with firsthand experience of what the problem is so there’s no taking our word for it. Contact us right now at (773) 633-6139 and we’ll tell you more.

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How long does a video plumbing inspection take?

Thanks to our RIGID® camera technology, our video plumbing inspections take far less time than they used to and produce much better results. Gone are the days when we would have to tear into walls or dig up yards. Now we can use this amazing RIGID® camera technology to show customers precisely what the problems are and gives us an opportunity to explain why our solution is the best course of action. Again, RIGID® camera technology makes it faster but every inspection is different so we’ll give you a better idea when you call (773) 633-6139.

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Is Vanguard a water booster plump plumber?

Yes, Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer provides water booster pump plumbing throughout our service area that extends from the Loop in the south to O’Hare in the west and Evanston in the north. Since water booster pumps comes in a variety of sizes it’s best to contact Vanguard at (773) 633-6139 to discuss your specific water booster pump plumbing needs with one of our skilled and knowledgeable plumbers. We’ll provide clear answers and clearer pricing for whatever service you need.

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Is Vanguard capable of installing battery backup systems?

When you need a reliable plumbing company to help you with battery backup systems there’s no better choice than Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer. First off, we’re certified installers of Ion Technologies products and they make the world’s best battery backup systems so you know we’re more than qualified to handle your battery backup installation or repair projects. Make the call to Vanguard today at (773) 633-6139 to talk with our team about your battery backup needs.

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Do Vanguard’s plumbers work with gas lines?

Yes, we have the skills and experience necessary to safely and reliably provide gas line services to customers in both residential and multiunit settings. From gas line installation and testing to gas line repairs, our licensed and insured plumbers will walk you through their findings and explain the best course of action for your particular issue. Get gas line answers and information straight for the #1 gas line plumber in Chicago by calling (773) 633-6139 today!

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I need drain cleaning. Can I call on Vanguard?

Any time your drains are looking or performing poorly, it’s probably time to reach out to Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer by calling (773) 633-6139. We’ve been the leading drain cleaning plumber in Chicago and its northern suburbs for over a decade now and have hundreds of five-star reviews speaking to the excellence of our service and the transparency of our pricing. Best of all, our vans are fully loaded with all the tools we’ll need to do the job right – first time, every time.

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Can Vanguard correct plumbing code violations?

Yes. In fact, this is one of the area’s where we excel above all other plumbers in Chicagoland. The biggest reason why is our intimate knowledge of the thresholds plumbing has to meet to pass inspection. Couple that familiarity with our unbeatable installation and repair services and it’s clear why most Chicagoans think of Vanguard when they want to correct plumbing code violations the right way. Find out more by calling Vanguard today at (773) 633-6139 to talk with our team.

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Can you recommend a low-flow toilet?

Yes, we can and we’re glad you asked. We think it’s always best to talk with an experienced plumbing professional when you’re ready to switch from a traditional toilet to anything else. It’s best to call on Vanguard at (773) 633-6139. First, we’ll get the job done right. Second, we can help prepare you for what to expect when the water levels and flushing speeds go up or down. After all, no one knows toilets and how they work like Vanguard does. Give us a call to get started!

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Are you a sewer line plumbing company?

Yes and no. We know that’s not a good answer so let us explain. We offer sewer line video inspections and power rodding but we do not do any kind of trenchwork or digging. Backhoes aren’t within the scope of our expertise so we leave that to those who specialize in it. We’re more focused on finding issues within sewer lines and helping homeowners and multiunit property owners clear lines with tools common to all plumbers – like snakes, cameras and rods. Call (773) 633-6139 to learn more.

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Do you locate sewers and drains for customers?

Yes, we do. Believe it or not it’s one of the plumbing inspections we perform more than you might think for two reasons. First, Chicago is an old town with a lot of older properties. New buyers can have no idea where their plumbing systems lie. Second, three-flats can have confusing plumbing systems that encompass multiple units. This means an owner on one floor might not know about plumbing in another area of the building. We help both types of customers so call (773) 633-6139 today.

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Does Vanguard offer grease trap plumbing?

Without a doubt we do – though our scheduling may make it difficult for us to get to you in an emergency situation. For those you may need to find an emergency plumbing contractor instead. Our licensed plumbers offer basic grease trap plumbing services that involve the plumbing system. We do not offer grease removal or disposal services so business owners will have to look elsewhere for that type of assistance. But if it’s grease trap water system plumbing then reach out to Vanguard today at (773) 633-6139.

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Can Vanguard provide power rodding service?

No one offers power rodding services like Vanguard Plumbing & Sewer. Our team, like our tools, is top of the line and never misses a beat when on your property. We’ll put those tools to work for you and clear away the clogs that are plaguing your plumbing system. We also offer a total satisfaction guarantee and a one year labor warranty putting us light years ahead of the competition. When you’re ready for power rodding work make the call to the #1 plumbing company in town at (773) 633-6139.

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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

vanguardplumbing@gmail.com

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