Monday, March 26, 2012


 Why pay more for the same type of service? You're not ready for a better quality of service, but for  a price you like? Then call BBP Plumbing Inc.

                                                                # 224 595 6899
                                                Bathroom before remodeling.Dark inside, old lights, old window.

                                                 Bathroom after remodeling. Vibrant, nice looking, save energy window.

Saturday, March 24, 2012


Spring is here and so is the rain! Preventive maintenance can help in case of sump pump failure. It is time to check the sump pump. Here is a phone # 224-595-6899.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Step by step

1.   Installing Copper Plumbing

o        1 Shut off the water to the area where you wish to install new plumbing. Open the nearest spigots to allow water to drain.
o        2 Place a bucket under any pipes you will be cutting. Cut the pipes and allow water to drip into the bucket. Once dripping stops, wipe pipes with a clean rag.
o        3 Use sandpaper to clean copper pipe until it has a shiny finish. Clean the inside of any coupling or fitting you will be using.
o        4 Using an applicator brush flux to the inside of the coupling or fitting and the outside of the pipe. Slip the fitting on the pipe.
o        5 Heat the fitting and pipe with a propane torch. Once flux begins to spit and boil, the pipe is hot enough to apply solder.
o        6 Touch the tip of the solder against the bubbling flux, moving the solder around the pipe to seal all gaps. The solder sucks into the area between the pipe and fitting and hardens for a watertight seam.
o        7 Repeat this process to add additional pipes and fittings until you have supplied water to the desired area.

2.   Installing Plastic Plumbing

o        8 With the water off and a bucket under the pipe, cut pipes with pipe cutters or a hacksaw. Remove shavings with sandpaper or emery cloth.
o        9 Attach a coupling to begin installing new plumbing. To convert from copper, attach a copper male threaded adapter using directions with the fitting.
o        10 Wrap the threads of the male adapter with plumber's tape. Twist a plastic female threaded adapter into the male adapter, tightening first by hand, and then using a pipe wrench. Do not over tighten since this will cause the plastic threads to snap.
o        11 Using the brush provided with the primer, coat the inside of the female adapter with primer. Coat the end of a piece of plastic plumbing with primer.
o        12 Brush on a layer of plastic cement to the primed surfaces and insert the pipe end into the adapter with a quarter-turn twist. Hold for a few seconds to keep the pipe from slipping.
o        13 Add additional pipes and fittings in this manner until you have supplied the new area with water.

Tips & Warnings

·         Check local building codes for correct materials to use for plumbing.
·         Plastic plumbing comes in wide variety of styles, each with its own specific use, primer, and cement. CPVC is used to supply clean water throughout the home and is designed to withstand hot temperatures. PVC does not withstand hot temperatures and is used for drainpipes and exhaust vents.
·         If your home has PVC running clean water, replace it with CPVC or copper. Black ABS pipe is for drains and waste water. PVC and ABS should not be solvent-welded together; you must use a rubber transition coupling with integral clamps to connect the two.
·         Do not use all purpose glues or cements since these do not pass some city codes and must be replaced.
·         The directions for installing plastic plumbing can be used for PVC, CPVC, and ABS plumbing.
·         Take a piece of your existing plumbing and fittings with you when you purchase new plumbing. This ensures you have the correct sizes and proper materials.
·         Wear heat-resistant gloves when working with hot copper pipes and fittings. Be mindful of your work area to prevent igniting low hanging fixtures and wires.
·         Wear gloves and goggles when tapping into drain pipes since these contain several types of harmful bacteria.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

4" cast iron sewer line spout repair

         4" cast iron pipe snapped under after the foundation.
         3 ft. deep and it can be seen under the gas pipe.

         the 4" clean out has been installed
         two no share couplings are used. the pipe lies on 6-7" layers gravel.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Sewer line replacement-repair Costs

How much does it cost for a sewer line replacement or sewer line repair?  We've specialized in sewer line repair, replacement, and installation.  We've completed jobs in all Chicago land area.  In this blog post, I'll attempt to give you a good overview of what a sewer line contractor will charge you to complete the project.
Sewer lines are one of those things we don't think about until something goes wrong. You start noticing the problem when you hear strange, gurgling noises from the toilet, when water drains more slowly than usual, when floor drains in the basement overflows or when a smelly sinkhole appears in your yard.

So, how do you deal a broken sewer line in Chicago land area?  How do you know you can trust the sewer contractor?  How much will it cost for the sewer line replacement or repair?  I'll do my best to explain all of these questions and much more below.

Sewer Line Replacement Costs

So what does it cost to for a sewer line replacement?  That depends on a bunch of items.  It could cost anywhere from … to …. I know...that's kind of: “What!?”  Here are a few of the main factors than can affect your price.
·         Using the traditional dig and replace method.
·         The pipe busting process uses a machine to push new line into the old one’s place.    
·         Another option is what’s called slip lining. Using this method, a new sewer line is placed inside the old one.  
·         Trees: If we have to chop down some trees and grind up some stumps just to dig up the sewer line, this will bump up the cost.
 To give a certain price is not fair. Because every individual sewer line issue creates a different proposal, a different cost. Most of the companies make the price reporting on depth.

Sewer Line Repair Costs

So what about sewer line repair...not replacement?  How much does it cost for a sewer main line repair?   The cost depends of the same factors like for sewer line replacement.

Important to know

The company who gives the biggest warranty for labor and for flowing is the best to choose. Never choose on how much advertising has the plumbing company. This can ruin your budget. Ask as many questions as possible.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Water Heater

Do you know that the water heater thermostat needs to be set up not higher than 125 F?
Do you know that water heater older than 15 years are candidates for replacement ? ( The first four numbers of the serial number are the month and year.) Newer heaters are more energy efficient.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Did you check your main sewer line? Did you have problem with your main sewer line?
It's time to clean your line! It's time to do camera inspection! Do not wait!
We are here to help you!
Our phone no: 224-595-6899

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

                                        Those are the most important tools for your sewer problems.


                 Run water for 15 to 20 seconds after you turn off the garbage disposer to clear the drain of food particles. Use only cold water through garbage disposer drain.
                 Wipe greasy pots and pans with a paper towel before washing.
                 Maintain the kitchen sink drain at least once at every 2-3 years.
                 Do not use cleaning stuff from store only if you are convinced is a good stuff, otherwise is waste of many.
                 Check every year if the shut off valves are turning off and on easily.
Grand mother tips:  use vinegar like  a cleaner.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

MARCH 6TH 2012

The idea to start this blog came to me about one year ago. Seeing how other people created a wide variety of blogs in which they talked about different issues, I said "Why not me, too!?" Due to the fact that what I do is closely related to the plumbing industry, this will be where I will try to bring people's plumbing problems, the way these problems can be solved, and the prevention tactics into focus.
All this being said, I will try to bring something new each week.