Plumbing

Emergency Services

We understand some issues just can’t wait. Meurer Plumbing Services offers emergency plumbing service 24 hours a day, every day of the week including holidays. If you are experiencing a plumbing emergency, please give us a call and one of our technicians on standby will be routed to you immediately.

In a plumbing emergency we would like you to be prepared:

Make sure you know where the on/off valves are to the various water supplies for each fixture. More importantly make sure they work! Water supply valves have a terrible habit of not working in their time of need. The reason for this is due to the lack of use they receive as time goes by under normal conditions. Every valve in your home needs to be turned on and off at least once a year to break the stem loose of corrosion from sitting idle and you will get familiar with its function by doing so.

Know where your water meter is because that is where the water supply to your home comes in. This also happens to be where the main water valve is and will allow you to shut off the water supply to your home if the plumbing emergency should require you to do so.

CALL US: As soon as you are able. Your call will be received by a live person, not a recording. They will take your information and relay that to the Meurer Plumbing Services technician standing by. You call will be returned once a technician is dispatched.

Please note:
Our technicians arrive at your home ready to perform any plumbing service. Our trucks are full size and fully stocked, this arms our technician with the ability to handle your plumbing crisis.

Plumbing Repair and Inspection

From leaking pipes to sewage backups, plumbing emergencies occur when you least expect it! Our certified plumbers are ready to solve your plumbing problems, day or night. We bring together experienced plumbers and cutting edge technology, using the latest equipment to assess your home repair crisis. By combining proven expertise and cutting-edge tools, we offer you a range of options and help you make the right call for your budget and needs.

At Meurer Plumbing Services, our technicians specialize in plumbing service and repair. You can expect to receive personalized service from an experienced professional, with ultimate respect for your property. Your home is not a job site – it’s your home, and we’re the guest. Our goal is simple: bring your home life back to normal as soon as possible.

Some of our most common plumbing repairs include:
  • Toilet Repair & Replacement
  • Leaking pipes and bathtubs
  • Ceiling Leaks
  • Garbage Disposal Repair & Maintenance
  • Kitchen Sink Clogs & Repair
  • Gas pipe, valve and appliance connectors
  • Tub and Shower valves
  • Water heaters
  • Faucets
  • Appliance Hook up
  • Outside faucet
  • Pipe Thawing
  • Piping – water, gas, outdoor grills, fireplace, pool heaters, generators
  • Recirculation lines
Meurer’s Commercial services:
  • Toilets and Urinals repaired and Replaced
  • Commercial Water Heaters
  • Electric Water Heaters
  • Pressure Assisted Toilets
  • Toilets, and Sensor Faucets
  • Sewers Cleaned and Repaired
  • Hot Water Storage Tanks
  • Grease Traps
  • Commercial Roof Drains
  • All Emergencies
  • Roof Drains
  • Camera Sewer Lines
  • Sensor Valves
  • ADA Fixture Compliance
  • Drain Cleaning

Sump Ejector Pump Repair

If you’re on this page then chances are you’re very familiar with the function of a Sump pump and Ejector pump as well as the value it has in keeping your home free of ground water and sewage.

Common Issue

For most, these systems will be completely overlooked as long as life goes uninterrupted but if you haven’t been so blessed then you know the damage a failed system can cause if left unserviced. Sump pumps are mechanical and will eventually fail. We have a great deal of experience with these systems and would be more than happy to accommodate your needs and make recommendations concerning the health and welfare of your home.

What To Do Next

If you’re experiencing a plumbing emergency, please call us right away. Meurer Plumbing Services’ technicians are trained experts and will diagnose your situation, present an estimate, and resolve your problem. Call 815 838-6590.

If your needs aren’t as urgent, then call us during business hours or make an appointment online. A Meurer Plumbing Services’ technician can be dispatched to you at your earliest convenience.

What can I Expect When Meurer & Sons Plumbing Arrives?

Meurer Plumbing Services’ technicians are trained on everything from the latest trade technologies to customer care and courtesy. Our technicians are background-checked, licensed, insured and drug tested. From the moment our technician arrives, you will be properly greeted and your home will be well respected and cared for. You will notice the difference right away. The technician will ask you questions and listen to your concerns after which he will write up several options for you to review and based on your decision he can get right to work. Our trucks are fully stocked and ready to repair your existing system or completely replace it.

Sump Pump Backup Systems

What is it? A battery backup pump system is just like it reads. It’s an extra pump that fits in your sump pit and is powered by a deep cycle rechargeable battery much like the one you would see in a camper or boat. This is an added protection if your homes electrical service was a victimized by a storm or experienced primary pump failure. This system would sense the power outage then take over and start operating to continue removing the water.

Meurer Plumbing Services Battery Back Up Systems

A Battery Backup system is a lifesaver. Unfortunately, there is too much bad information about these systems, which leads to poor decisions and choices when it comes time to make your purchase.

Here’s what you need to know

The backup system should have a higher pump capacity then your primary pump. The reason is simple. When your power goes out it will most likely be in a storm that is dumping thousands of gallons of water every few minutes and your pump won’t shut off until the water stops coming. If the backup pump isn’t the proper size it won’t keep up with the flow of water entering your home which leads to flooding, pump burn out or worse yet, never even start from lack of battery charge. The reason some systems don’t start at the time you need them to is usually the result of a dead battery. Battery backup systems need to cycle on and off periodically because this maintains the charge of the battery and exercises the system to keep the parts from freezing up. Some systems do this automatically so you don’t have to think about it but other systems do not, resulting in low battery power and poor to no performance.

What to do: If you are interested in getting a quote for a backup system in your home or simply need yours maintained call us or schedule an appointment online. We’re glad to come out and show you the range of options that best fit your needs and budget.

Traditional Water Heaters

The water heater is one of the most important appliances in your house. During the chilly winter months, hot water is essential to maintaining a warm and happy home. Whether your water heater is on its last leg or you’re ready for an upgrade, Meurer Plumbing Services can install a new one in your home or fix your existing unit.

Meurer Plumbing Services installs the highest quality hot water heaters. The installation of these hot water heaters are among the most popular of all of our plumbing services. Sometimes you can detect a hot water heater problem before you wake up to a cold shower. Early warning signs for water heater problems include: discolored or rusty-looking water, water heater leaks, and sounds coming from your water heater unit. If you find these water heater issues, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our technicians will be on the way in no time to restore your home’s hot water.

Depending on the size of your home and family, you may require a small or large unit. Typically, two people will only need a model that holds 30-40 gallons, a family of four will require a 40-50 gallon version and more than five people will need a 50-80 gallon unit. The size of your storage area also plays a role in the size and type that will work best for your home.

We can Repair and Install any water heater including:
  • State
  • AO Smith
  • Bradford White
  • Whirlpool
  • Mor-Flo
  • Rheem
  • G.E.
  • Kenmore
  • Richmond
  • Reliance
  • American

If the water heater in your home is in need of an annual tune up, let us know! We offer same-day appointments. Call us today at 815 838-6590

Garbage Disposal Repair and Installation

Put Garbage in its Proper Place! There’s a place for kitchen garbage, and it’s not underneath your sink or beside your countertop. In fact, no matter where you keep a garbage can, getting rid of food waste can be a messy, smelly chore. Bagged garbage can also attract animals and insects, and create unsanitary conditions around your home.

In a plumbing emergency we would like you to be prepared:

When Meurer Plumbing Services installs a disposal in your kitchen, chicken bones, fruit rinds, coffee grounds and more can go right down the drain and into the garbage disposal — where they’re virtually liquified to safely flow into your sewage system or septic tank. You’ll enjoy a cleaner food preparation area, less cans and bags cluttering your home, and fewer trips carrying garbage to the curb.

Disposers use only about 1% or less of a household’s total water consumption and cost on average less than 50 cents a year in electric usage.

How a Disposer Works

Many people think a disposer works like a blender, with spinning blades chopping and breaking down the waste. In reality disposers work in a different way – and there are NO blades involved. Instead, impellers (or lugs) mounted on a spinning plate use centrifugal force to continuously force food waste particles against a stationary grind ring. The grind ring breaks down the food waste into very fine particles – virtually liquefying them. After they are ground, the running water flushes the particles through the grind ring and out of the disposer and into your wastewater pipe. From there it flows to the wastewater treatment plant or your septic system.

Food waste disposers are an environmentally responsible alternative to typical disposal methods like landfills. And, they can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Food waste is even being processed and used for renewable power by many wastewater treatment plants.

Disposer Do’s and Don’ts

Run disposer along with a moderate flow of cold water. Continue to run cold water for a few seconds after grinding is complete.

Avoid using hot water when grinding food waste. It is OK to drain hot water into the disposer between grinding periods.

Never pour grease or fat into your disposer or drain.

Use a disposer cleaner to relieve objectionable odors caused by build-up, or grind citrus fruit peels to freshen up drain area.

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