Alpha, IL Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, Home Warranties, Appliance Repair, and Service Protection Plans
Total Maintenance, Inc. (TMI) is a full-service residential plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and appliance repair contractor with the ability to service and install complete plumbing, heating, and air conditioning systems in Alpha, IL. We have an extensive history of repair service on all brands of central air conditioning and heating systems. In addition to scheduled service checks, repairing or replacement of existing equipment, and installation of new equipment, we can help you find ways to reduce your energy bills through a thorough cost-benefits analysis.
You deserve the best when you invest your time and money into home repairs or maintenance and you should expect the highest quality service and honest value for your money delivered by a company who cares about you and your family.
Plumbing in Alpha, IL
TMI offers complete residential plumbing services in Alpha, IL. We offer fast 24/7 service on all brands of equipment. Make sure to check out our affordable Service Protection Plan to help prevent costly repairs related to your home plumbing systems.
Water Heaters in Alpha, IL
Since water heating is a thermodynamic process using an energy source to heat water above its initial temperature and comprised of parts that can fail, maintaining its hot water production is crucial to your home needs. Typical domestic uses of hot water are for cooking, cleaning, bathing, and space heating. Water heaters come in two basic forms: tank and tankless.
TMI’s technicians are able to work on all styles and brands of water heaters. If you need a new water heater TMI will pull the proper permits and haul away your old unit.
Tank Water Heaters
The majority of water heaters are tank type which keep a cylindrical tank full of hot water in your home at all times. The typical sizes available for household water heaters that utilize a tank are between 20 and 100 gallons. When hot water is required the water is circulated to the open faucet. Conventional tanks usually utilize electric, natural gas, propane, or geothermal power as an energy source to heat the water.
Tankless Water Heaters
A tankless water heater, also called instantaneous, only provides hot water as needed, saving energy and, therefore, saving you money. They are designed to heat water directly without the use of a tank and are more efficient than conventional water heaters. The primary energy sources for tankless heaters are natural gas and propane.
Water Heater Maintenance
Over timewater heaters build up sediment that damages the tank. To remove these sediments, you may want to consider having your tank drained.
If you spy metal or rust in your tank's water, call TMI immediately. These particles probably indicate the anode rod needs to be replaced. The anode rod attracts chemicals in the water and keeps them from rusting away the tank liner.
Water Heater Leaks
If the water heater liner corrodes, the unit can begin leaking. If the drain pan under the water heater is old or incorrectly installed, you may find your home experiences water damage to floors, ceilings or walls, depending on the water heater location. If you believe you have a water heater leak, call TMI immediately. If your water heater is already leaking a lot of water you should shut off the valve to your water heater and call TMI right away.
We offer 24/7 emergency service for water heater repair and replacement.
Hot Water Circulating Pump
Hot water circulating pumps are often used to circulate domestic hot water so that a faucet will provide hot water constantly upon demand. Since water is piped from the water heater through the pipes to the tap, once the tap is shut off, the water remaining in the pipes cools, producing the familiar wait for hot water the next time the tap is opened. A circulator pump insures the hot water in the pipes is always hot, minimizing the wait.
Over time, the drains in your home begin to clog from daily use. Roots from trees and shrubs, foreign objects, drain pipe wall collapse and misalignment of piping sections can also wreak havoc on your homes drains. TMI can professionally remove unwanted debris from your drain using our state-of-the-art drain cleaning equipment. Our services can greatly improve your drainage and ensure that your newly-cleaned drain stays that way. Give us a call today to receive a quote. We also offer around-the-clock emergency service in Alpha, IL so please don't hesitate to call us at any time!
Kitchen Drains – The constant draining of grease, soap and food waste adds up to drains that run more slowly and clog over time.
Shower/Tub Drains – Water should drain immediately when you’re showering and in just a few minutes after a bath. If your drain is moving slowly, your tub or shower trap and drainpipe is probably clogged with soap and hair.
Bathroom sink drains – Toothpaste, soap, grime and hair clippings can lead to slow draining and clogging of your bathroom sink.
Floor drains – Laundry rooms, basements, garages, patios, driveways and even older bathrooms often have a drain to carry away water and prevent flooding. Usually they are equipped with a trap that should be filled with water to prevent odors and sewer gas from escaping into the home.
Toilet drains – If your toilet is not flushing correctly, consider the following as you decide how to get it working again:
-If your sink drains well, you probably have a clog in your toilet trap.
-If your sink also doesn't drain well, it may be a more serious problem such as an obstruction in your main sewer line (often tree roots), or sludgy build-up. In this case, a plumber should be called.
-A clogged toilet can often be caused by facial tissue or some other product that wasn’t designed to disintegrate like toilet paper.
-If you have kids, the clog could also be a toy, sock or some other item in the line.
-You may get temporary relief from a plunger, but if the clogs keep happening call a plumbing specialist.
At TMI we believe that you can observe preventative maintenance of your drains and drain system by taking a simple step – BioSmart TM. BioSmart is your personal Drain Maid, a natural biological drain line, septic and grease trap maintainer that is available in liquid or powder formulations and performs without harmful chemicals or additives. BioSmart will keep systems clean and free-flowing by unleashing naturally occurring bacteria that thrive on the grease, oil and stubborn organics found in every wastewater system.
Sewer Repairs and Replacement in Alpha, IL
When it comes to your main sewer lines, your peace of mind depends on them working properly. Sewer lines provide for the exiting of waste products from the home. The sewer system in your home is full of fixtures, fittings and appliances. All of these can cause potential problems, some serious. Problems like sewer backups, clogged lines, damaged pipes, as well as, issues with leaks. Most sewer pipes are generally made of cast iron, clay or plastic materials such as PvC and polyethylene. They provide for the exiting of wastewater materials from kitchens, baths and laundries to a sanitary sewer or septic tank system. The majority of residential sewer systems have pipes that rely on gravity systems where slight inclines in the piping allow for the flow of sewage to a further distribution point. These pipes consist of joints and fittings that can become damaged and leak. Sewer leaks can lead to unpleasant odors and major messes.
At TMI we perform a variety of preventative and restorative measures for both your water and sewer pipes, including whole house re-piping, remodels, repairs, replacement and sewer lining.
TMI offers an effective and cost efficient procedure that allows us to restore your corroded sewer piping systems without the expense and disruption of pipe replacementNU-Flow, our no-dig sewer lining system can prevent further decay of your piping system. Corrosion of your pipes occurs in virtually all areas of your piping system beginning from the moment they are put into service.
This revolutionary technology uses a cleaning and epoxy lining process providing a quick and permanent solution for extending the useful life of older piping systems.
No-Dig Plumbing with Trenchless Technology
TMI’s trenchless pipe lining technology gives you a cost effective alternative to traditional dig methods of pipe replacement while still offering the structural strength of a new pipe.
This method allows our technicians to replace underground pipe without disturbing any surface materials such as your Driveway, Porch, Sidewalk, Deck, Floors, Electrical & Gas Lines, Water lines, Roadways, Parking lots, or Landscaping.
This method will save you time and money because there is no surface restoration needed! Call TMI today for more information about our Nu-FlowTrenchless Technology.
Water pipes are made from a variety of materials including PvC (polyvinyal chloride), iron, polyethylene or copper. They deliver potable water from the street or well to all areas of your home for use in the kitchen, bath, laundry and outside irrigation.
At TMI we perform a variety of preventative and restorative measures for your fresh water pipes, including whole house re-piping, remodels and leak repairs.
All types & sizes of leaks
The pipes in your home may be located in the walls, floor and ceiling and they consist of joints, valves and fittings that can lead to leaks. Water lines are pressurized and more susceptible to leaks. In some cases, it is difficult to detect leaks without a closer inspection. Leaks can lead to low water pressure, water damage, increased bills and a waste of natural resources. And, in the colder areas of the country frozen pipes can be a major concern. TMI can work on all types and sizes of leaks and we’re just a phone call away.
TMI has skilled plumbers who can handle all of your fixture installations, repairs or replacements whether part of a kitchen sink, bathroom sink, bathtub, shower, wet bar, laundry room, water heater, sump pump, garbage disposal, water shut-off valve or even an attachment for an outdoor hose.
We service all brands of Plumbing fixtures including, but not limited to: Acorn Engineering Company, Alsons, American, American Standard, A.O. Smith, Bain, Barber Wilsons, Barelay, Basco, Bemis, Blanco, Bonomi, Bradford White, Brasscraft, Brizo Faucet, Caroma Industries Ltd, Cheviot Products Inc, Chicago Faucets, Crane, Danze, Dearborn Brass, Delta Faucet Company, Dornbracht, Eden Bath, Elijer, Elkay Manufacturing Co., Empire, Fiat, Gemeni, Gerber Plumbing Fixtures, Gessi, Grohe America, Hansgrohe, In-Sink-Erator, Jacuzzi, Kallista, Kingston Brass, Kohler Faucets, Kohler Fixtures, Kraus, Lasco, Liberty, Moen, Mustee & Sons, Newform, Nutone, Opella, Porcher, Rheem, Rohl, Ruud, Samuel Heath, Sloan Valve Company, Sterling Plumbing, Swan, Toto, Ultra Bath, Warm Rain, Waterworks, Whirlpool, Wolverine Brass, Wyndamere, Vigo, Zucchetti, Zoeller
Most water faucets have an adjustable flow. Turning the knob or working the lever sets the flow rate by adjusting the size of an opening within the valve assembly, giving rise to restricted flow through the narrow opening in the valve.
Many older faucets will use a soft rubber or neoprene washer which is screwed down onto a valve seat in order to stop the flow. This is called a "globe valve" and, while it gives a leak-proof seal and good fine adjustment of flow, both the rubber washer and the valve seat are subject to wear over time, so that eventually no tight seal is formed in the closed position, resulting in a leaking tap. The washer can be replaced and the valve seat resurfaced, but globe valves are never maintenance-free. Most faucet handles on residential homes are connected to the valve shaft and fastened down with a screw. Faucets contain moving parts and they break and wear out over time. TMI can repair or replace your faucet with any type of fixture you desire.
With any plumbing system, problems can exist. Whether your need a part repair, new supply line or new toilet installed, TMI can help! Contact us today for a comprehensive review of our plumbing needs.
Are you in need of garbage disposal repair? Because your garbage disposal is a mechanical piece of equipment and is ultimately tied to your sanitary sewer or septic tank system, plumbing problems may occur. TMI is ready to help fix or replace your garbage disposal.
More than half of the homes in the United States rely on natural gas for clean and efficient heating and cooking. TMI can install new, remove old or re-route your homes gas lines. With just one phone call you'll get a certified technician out to your home to go over your gas lines options.
The performance of your plumbing system is affected by the age of the system, the quality of water and the water pressure. The quality of your water can affect your home’s plumbing system. Water high in dissolved minerals, specifically calcium and magnesium, or water with high chlorine content is known as “hard water.” Hard water can damage your pipes, cause scale build-up and make faucets and toilets leak.
Themain uses of water in your home are for drinking, cooking, showering, bathing, laundry and cleaning. By professionally addressing the hard, chlorinated water in your home you can eliminate: smelly, bad tasting water; dry, irritated skin and hair; spotty dishes; dingy laundry; expensive plumbing or water heater repairs; pinhole leaks in copper pipes and so much more!
TMI offers a variety of solutions to your water quality issues including; Whole House Carbon/Softener Systems, Whole House Water Softener Systems, Whole House Carbon Filters, Whole House Iron Filters and Point of Use Reverse Osmosis Systems.
Have you noticed mineral deposits and soap scum build up on your plumbing fixtures? If so you may have a hard water problem. Hard water can take its toll on your skin, laundry, water heater, dishwasher, coffee maker and any other item that comes into contact with it. Fortunately, installing a water softener can turn your hard water into gentle, soft water.
A Whole House Water Softener System can significantly reduce scale build-up on household fixtures, wastes less energy, cuts household cleaning time, brightens laundry, leaves glasses and dishes virtually streak-free and shiny and gives you smoother, softer skin. TMI can help you find the water softener that's the best fit for your home.
Water Filtration Systems
An even better alternative to a water softener is a Whole House Filter System. These systems not only protect your plumbing from hard-water minerals but also provide clean, great-tasting water throughout your home. Depending on the quality of water in your home you will need either a Whole House Carbon Filter or a Whole House Iron Filter.
A whole house water filtration system can address all of the water quality issues in your home. From better tasting water to brighter, whiter laundry, to smoother skin and silkier hair, call TMI today to find out more about water purification options and installation.
Plumbing Credit Financing Available
TMI has several financing options for your plumbing needs. From a kitchen remodel to a whole-house re-pipe, we'll take the time to walk you thru the process from start to finish.
Plumbing Maintenance Agreement
If you love your home and want to protect it from unexpected plumbing breakdowns, our “Diamond Club”™ program is for you! Our technicians are dedicated to staying on the cutting edge of their profession. Our strong training process is why we continue to be the leading plumbing service company in Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois.
Heating in Alpha, IL
TMI offers fast 24/7 heating services in Alpha, IL. Our customers can be assured they are receiving the best in heating advice when they speak to our staff. We are your local neighborhood heating specialists that can work on all makes and models. Serving thousands of happy customers every year, we have solved many problems that elude other heating companies. Make sure to check out our affordable Service Protection Plans to help prevent costly repairs before they are needed on your heating systems.
Furnace Repair, Replacement, and Maintenance in Alpha, IL
As with all HVAC systems, at some point furnace repairs will be necessary. TMI's certified technicians can work on all types of furnaces. From small repairs to new system installations, TMI can handle all of your heating needs.
To help extend the life of your furnace be sure to perform regular maintenance. For example, air filtration is critical to effective heating, so you should make sure to change or clean your furnace filters often and have your furnace professionally serviced before every heating season. This is critical to keep you and your family safe and your system running efficiently. Check out our Service Protection Plans to find an affordable solution to maintaining your furnace.
Purchasing a new furnace can be stressful. Let the experts at TMI help make it easier! We will sit down with you free of charge and go over your replacement furnace options. Our comfort engineers take the time to answer any questions that you have about your new system and we are dedicated to your satisfaction.
With regular use it's only natural that you'll need radiator and/or boiler services to keep your system running smoothly. From banging radiators to insulating pipes, with just one phone call TMI can solve all of your boiler problems. The complexity of boilers makes it necessary to perform regular service to help keep your system running efficiently and safely. We have the experts to repair, replace and maintain your boiler heating system.
Furnace Credit Financing Available in Alpha, IL
TMI has several financing options for the purchase of your new or replacement furnace or boiler. We'll take the time to walk you thru the process from start to finish.
Air Conditioning in Alpha, IL
TMI is your local residential air conditioning specialist and we are well equipped to make your home cool and comfortable during our hot, humid summers. We can install high efficiency, environmentally friendly air conditioning and make sure that the unit is properly sized for your home. Make sure to check out our affordable Service Protection Plans to help prevent costly repairs and to keep your air conditioner system running safely and efficiently.
Central Air Conditioners
Air Conditioner repair in Alpha, IL
As with all HVAC systems, at some point air conditioner repairs will be necessary. TMI's certified technicians can work on all types of air conditioners. From small repairs to new system installations, or replacements TMI can handle all of your cooling needs.
Air Conditioner Maintenance
You don’t think twice about getting the oil in your car changed every 3,000 miles. And unlike your vehicle, your home actually increases in value. The better shape it’s in, the more it’s worth. Needless to say, it’s worth it to perform regular AC maintenance of your HVAC system. Some things you can do yourself, such as changing your filters regularly - but other things require a trained technician. TMI’s certified technicians can perform a thorough maintenance check and tune-up on your system to prevent a break down on the hottest days of summer.
Air Conditioner Replacement
Purchasing a new air conditioner can be stressful, let the experts at TMI help make it easier. We will sit down with you free of charge and go over your new air conditioner options. Our comfort engineers take the time to answer any questions that you have about your replacement and we are dedicated to your satisfaction.
Air Conditioning Credit Financing Available in Alpha, IL
TMI has several financing options for the purchase of your new or replacement air conditioner. We'll take the time to walk you through the process from start to finish.
Appliance Repair in Alpha, IL
TMI can handle your appliance repair needs in Alpha, IL. We are experienced in working with all models and brands of major appliances. Our technicians always arrive in a fully stocked truck, which saves you time and money. We provide a written estimate for the repair, which must be approved by you before we perform the repair. All of our appliance, heating and air conditioning repairs come with a warranty, and all of the replacement parts are brand new and are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty as well.
No matter if it is electric or gas, we repair them all! Our highly skilled technicians are qualified to work on all brands of major appliances including, but not limited to: Absocold, Admiral, Airtemp, Amana, American Standard, Armstrong, A.O. Smith, Aprilaire, ASKO, Bosch, Brown, Bryant, Caloric, Carrier, Comfort-Maker, Coldspot, Crosley, Dacor, Day & Night, Ducane, Emerson, Estate, Fedders, Friedrich, Frigidaire, Gaffers and Stattler, Gaggenau, GE, Gemline, Gibson, Goldstar, Goodman, GoodCents, Hampton Bay, Hardwick, Heil, Honeywell, Hotpoint, Insinkerator, Janitrol, Jenn Air, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Kitchen Aid, Lennox, LG, Litton, Magic Chef, Maytag, Modern Maid, Montgomery Wards, Norge, O’Keefe and Merritt, Panasonic, Payne, Puron, Quasar, RCA, Rheem, Robertshaw, Roper, Samsung, Sanyo, Scotsman, Sears, Signature, Speed Queen, Sub Zero, Sunray, Summit, Tappan, Tempstar, Thermador, Trane, U-line, Viking, Wards, Waste King, Weatherton, Wedgewood, Welbilt, Whirlpool, White Rogers, White Westinghouse, Williams, Wolf, York.
TMI knows that the kitchen is the hub of the home and it can be a major inconvenience to have one of your appliances not working. Our technicians work quickly to get your appliance back up and running. We are qualified to work on garbage disposals, ovens, double ovens, electric ovens, electric ranges, gas ranges, electric stoves, gas stoves, cook tops, refrigerators, trash compactors, dishwashers, ice machines, swamp coolers and wine coolers.
No matter the size of your household, laundry is a never ending cycle. TMI knows how quickly laundry can pile up when one of your units is not working correctly. Our fast, friendly technicians can usually have your unit back up and running within a day or two. We are qualified to work on clothes washers, clothes dryers, stackable washers and stackable dryers.