This Glen Ellyn Plumber has their own Hydro Jet

Did you know that most plumbing companies don’t own their own Hydro Jet machine?

That may lead you to ask… what IS a Hydro Jet machine?

Our Hydro Jet machine, we happen to use the Mongoose Hydro Jet, is the latest plumbing system innovation to help thoroughly clear clogged sewer drain lines. It replaces in some cases what most people know as Rootering or Snaking.  With rootering or snaking, a flexible steel rod is pushed thru the line to attempt to remove the blockage… most often grease buildup.

The constant problem with using the rootering tool is it’s not reliable enough to know whether the blockage was entirely removed, or a hole in the blockage was left.


See the picture below for a good comparison:

As you can see, Hydro Jet leaves nothing behind. For video of a Hydro Jet in action, with Rocket Plumbing proprietor Brian McMahon explaining how it works, below:

How A Hydro Jet Works

Call us at 630-219-1299 in Lombard, Elmhurst, Addison, Downers Grove, Glen Ellyn, Westmont, and even Oak Brook.

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Rocket Plumbing is Chicago’s Hydro Jet service

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This Plumber in Elmhurst Will Handle Your Plumbing Repairs

Have you ever searched on your mobile device for “Plumber near me“?  Do you need clogged drains cleared out by our Hydro Jet in Elmhurst?

We absolutely can do that for you.  Did you know that Rocket Plumbing is one of the few plumbing services that even owns their own Hydro Jet?

We handle the small projects to, like cleaning tub drain clogs, replacing Garbage Disposals, and bathroom fixtures, and of course, checking your plumbing systems for leaks.

Here are some factoids about Elmhurst:

Elmhurst is a city mostly in DuPage County and overlapping into Cook County in the U.S. state of Illinois, and a western suburb of Chicago. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 44,121.

Members of the Potawatomi Native American people, who settled along Salt Creek just south of where the city would develop, are the earliest known settlers of the Elmhurst area. Around 1836, European-American immigrants settled on tracts of land along the same creek. At what would become Elmhurst City Centre, a native of Ohio named Gerry Bates established a community on a tract of “treeless land” in 1842.

The following year, Hill Cottage Tavern opened where St. Charles Road and Cottage Hill Avenue presently intersect. In 1845, the community was officially named Cottage Hill when a post office was established. Four years later the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad was given right-of-way through Cottage Hill giving farmers easier access to Chicago. The community changed its name to Elmhurst in 1869. In 1871, Elmhurst College was organized and currently has 3,500 undergraduates and about 300 graduate students. Elmhurst was incorporated as a village in 1882, with a population between 723 and 1,050, and legal boundaries of St. Charles Road to North Avenue, and one half mile west and one quarter mile east of York Street. Elmhurst Memorial Hospital was founded in 1926 as the first hospital in DuPage County.

The Keebler Company’s corporate headquarters was in Elmhurst until 2001, when the Kellogg Company purchased the company. The city is home to the headquarters of Sunshine Biscuits and McMaster-Carr Supply Co. Famous Amos cookies are also distributed from Elmhurst.

In 2014, Family Circle magazine ranked Elmhurst as one of the “Ten Best U.S. Towns for Families“.

Call us at 630-219-1299 in Lombard, Elmhurst, Addison, Downers Grove, Glen Ellyn, Westmont, and even Oak Brook.

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The Best Addison Plumber Near You? Here’s why

To our Addison, Illinois neighbors… we have a Rocket Plumbing location near you.

Addison is a village located west of the Chicago Metropolitan Area, in DuPage County, Illinois, United States. The population was 36,942 at the 2010 census.

The community itself was originally named Dunkley’s Grove after the settler Hezekiah Dunklee, and was renamed after a town in England or Addison, New York. Adventureland amusement park was located in Addison (Lake and Medinah) during the 1960s and 1970s. The Addison Industrial District was the proposed location for the reconstruction of Comiskey Park in the late 1980s before this was voted down.

The Village of Addison lies on Salt Creek, a tributary of the Des Plaines River. Addison is located at 41°55’54?N 88°0’8?W (41.931573, -88.002221).

According to the 2010 census, Addison has a total area of 9.98 square miles (25.85 km2), of which 9.77 square miles (25.30 km2) (or 97.9%) is land and 0.21 square miles (0.54 km2) (or 2.1%) is water.

Addison is home to Addison Trail High School and to Indian Trail Junior High School. The Elementary schools are: Wesley Elementary, Lake Park Elementary, Fullerton Elementary, Army Trail Elementary, Lincoln Elementary and Stone Elementary. St. Philip the Apostle, a private Catholic school and parish, is located in Addison and serves students from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. Driscoll Catholic High School was located in Addison before closing in 2009. DeVry University and Chamberlain College of Nursing also call Addison home.

What services do we handle?

Water Heaters (Tankless)
Drain & Sewer Lines
Toilets (Garbage Disposals)
Water Testing & Filtration
Hydro Jet Clogged Drains

Drain Cleaning
Tubs, Kitchen Sinks
Replace Disposals
Tune-up & Inspections
Maintenance Rodding

and much more.

Call us at 630-219-1299 for the Best Plumber in Dupage County.

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The Best Oak Brook Plumber Near You? See who it is

If you are in Oak Brook, and find yourself searching for a plumber, Rocket Plumbing has a location specifically to handle that area in Dupage County.

Here’s a bit of history about Oak Brook:

Oak Brook is located at 41°50′24″N87°57′11″W (41.84018, −87.953079).

According to the 2010 census, Oak Brook has a total area of 8.279 square miles (21.44 km2), of which 7.95 square miles (20.59 km2) (or 96.03%) is land and 0.329 square miles (0.85 km2) (or 3.97%) is water.

Oak Brook is located about 19 miles (31 km) west of the Chicago Loop (downtown Chicago)

Oak Brook was originally known as Fullersburg, named after Ben Fuller, an early settler.

Oak Brook was incorporated as a village in 1958, due in large part to the efforts of Paul Butler, a prominent civic leader and landowner whose father had first moved to the vicinity in 1898 and opened a dairy farm shortly thereafter. Prior to incorporation, the name Oak Brook was used by local residents to distinguish their community from neighboring Hinsdale and Elmhurst, going back to the founding of the Oak Brook Civic Association almost two decades earlier.

The original boundaries were smaller than the present extent of the village, but a considerable amount of land was annexed soon after the founding of the village, including the land that is now the site of the Oakbrook Center shopping mall, which opened in 1962.

Paul Butler’s interest in sport was reflected in the Oak Brook Sports Core, which features polo fields, a golf course (which was at one time the venue for the Western Open), swimming and tennis facilities, and other recreational facilities not commonly found in a village of this size.

Rocket Plumbing in Dupage also will rush right out to handle your Plumbing Repair in Lombard, Elmhurst, Addison, Downers Grove, Glen Ellyn, and Westmont.


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Grease Trap Frequently Asked Questions

Grease Trap Frequently Asked Questions (Click the link to watch the video)

Checked your Grease Trap lately?

The grease trap is a critical choke point on your outbound sewage system to your building. A backed up system here affects the rest of the productivity on your business. For businesses like restaurants, the odor alone could turn away customers permanently.
Failure to clean your trap can end up harming your organization’s productivity with future downstream repairs as well that could need the aid of a Hydro Jet cleaning service.

Q: What are Grease Traps?

A: Their purpose is to reduce the amount of fats, oils and greases (FOG’s) that enter the main sewers. They are engineered and designed boxes within the drain run that flows between the sinks in a kitchen to the often foul smelling sewer system. They can be made from different materials:
– Plastics
– Concrete
– Cast Iron
– Stainless Steel

They only have waste water flowing through them and are not served by any other drainage system such as toilets.

Q: What happens to the grease?

A: The trapped grease is stored in the trap until it is cleaned out.

Q: Do I need a Grease Trap?

A: Most Local Authorities require a system to prevent grease and fat from flowing into the main sewerage system.


For Restaurants especially, a neglected Grease Trap can fill a building with awful odors that will:
– Shut your business down for a day or more
– Turn off customers, maybe forever
– Create even more expensive repairs downstream of the Grease Trap

Q: How does a Grease Trap work?

A: It slows down the flow of hot greasy water and allowing the grease to cool as it cools, the fat, oil and grease separate and float to the top of the Grease Trap

Q: How Often Should They Be Checked?

A: Usually every 6 to 12 months (Depends on the model)

Q: What are the signs that your grease trap needs cleaning?

– An increase of roaches & centipedes around your drains
– When your Grease Trap becomes too full it can overflow or backup in your sink
– You hear bubbling sounds from the drain
– You notice the sink at your home or restaurant are having trouble draining
– And/or a nasty odor coming from your drains

(Ask Us About our $30 Discount offer on your next Grease Trap cleaning)

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Why we like our Mongoose Hydro Jetter

We have been singing the praises of the best clogged pipes tool in our arsenal, our Mongoose Hydro Jet.  You can see in this picture of our Hydro jet, the largest part could be the tank used to hold water.  The water is forced out at 3,000 pounds per square inch.  That pressure is needed to break thru and empty out the toughest common useage pipe clogs.  On a recent Hydro Jet project we cleared a sewer line downstream of a local bar.   After the nozzle of the hydro jet broke thru the obstruction, the material flowed down the pipe.




We caught it on video, right here:  How Hydro Jetting Works In North Chicago

We want to send a kind word to the team at Mongoose Jetters: we have enjoyed using the tool. We being one of the few plumbing services in Chicago to even own their own Hydro Jet, can endorse it.


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June’s New Products From Chicago Faucets, Kohler, And More

The ever changing Home Improvement industry depends on constant innovation… and that usually means better products to install in your home or office.  Let’s see what’s new!

  1. Chicago Faucets has introduces the 420-T Series faucets. They are not only durable, but also save water with what they call “TempShield scald protection”. The intended result is an efficient restroom faucet that complies with ASSE 1070 requirements. It looks to be a very streamlined install, not needing a separate thermostatic mixing valve below the sink. Why? The 420-T already comes with scalding protection built into it. Pretty nice. (Yes, scalding can be a problem with faucets, as innovations in tankless water heaters can deliver on demand VERY hot water.)
  2. Kohler has introduced a new Shower head with a beautiful aesthetic… the Real Rain Overhead Showering Panel.  It simulates rainfall, instead of pushing the water out thru a narrow shower head.  See the video at the bottom of the post.  Looks quite nice.
  3. Speaking of Tankless Water Heaters… have you wondered what the major differences are?  Rheem, a manufacturing and design leader in the industry, has a handy Tankless vs NonTankless water heater comparison page.  Check it out!


As always, Rocket Plumbing here in North Chicago is ready to install all of these products in your home or office.  If you took your best shot at being the Handyman around your home, and have bitten off more than you can chew, let us pick up the pieces for you!  It happens all the time, and we are happy to help!

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