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POPULAR QUESTIONS

The 3 Most Frequently asked questions 

Fast & free Estimates

We work quickly and effectively, so typically from the time an estimate request is placed, you get a response within 48 hours
(it's usually much faster, but we say 48 hours to be safe. 

Electrician Services

We offer Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Electrician Services.

Plumbing Services

We offer Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Plumbing Services.

Service Area

We provide the highest rated electrical services in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Our professional electricians and plumbers are available to service the following areas:

At Sims & Sons, we are:

  • Licensed
  • Bonded
  • Insured

Frequently Asked Questions

Initial Frequently Asked Questions

Answer: We work on estimates right away in the order they come in, so times do vary. However, we work quickly and effectively, so typically from the time an estimate request is placed, we can have someone out to your location and back with an answer within 48 hours. 

Answer: Yes, every estimate is free of charge and is always a very reasonable price.

Answer: Not at all. Every estimate comes with zero obligation. We strive to earn your business, however, you don’t owe a thing if you elect not to use us.

Answer: The price is based on the amount of work that needs to be done and cost of materials combined. When we give you the price, it comes with the same information we use to compose the estimate.

Answer: You can start by checking out our Gallery pages, or you can compare our pricing. But the main reason? Check out our reviews on Yelp, Google and all across the web!

Top FAQ for Plumbers and Electricians in Chicago

The plumbing and electrical industries in Chicago have their unique sets of rules, regulations, and challenges. For those involved in these professions, several frequently asked questions often arise. Below are some of the top FAQ for plumbers and electricians in Chicago.

For Electricians:

Answer: Even for small jobs like replacing an electrical outlet, a permit is often required. Consult the City of Chicago’s official website for exact information.

Answer: We offer Residential Electrician, Commercial Electrician and Industrial Electrician Services as well as Home EV Charging Stations in Chicago, Des Plaines, Evanston, Glenview, Lincolnwood, Mount Prospect, Niles, Park Ridge, Skokie, and Wilmette. We are licensed, bonded and insured. For a full list of Electrician Services in Chicago and the areas listed above, visit our Electrician Services page, Residential Electrician Services page, Commercial Electrician Services, Home EV Charging Station page.

Answer: Chicago’s Electrical Code (CEC) usually requires the use of metal conduit for most types of installations, unlike the National Electrical Code (NEC) which may allow non-metallic cables like Romex.

Answer: Yes, you need to be licensed to work as an electrician in Chicago. The City of Chicago Department of Buildings issues these licenses. The Electricians at Sims & Sons Electric and Plumbing are licensed, bonded and insured.

For Plumbers:

Answer: We offer Residential Plumber, Commercial Plumber and Industrial Plumber Services in Chicago, Des Plaines, Evanston, Glenview, Lincolnwood, Mount Prospect, Niles, Park Ridge, Skokie, and Wilmette. We are licensed, bonded and insured. For a Full List of Plumbing Services in Chicago and the areas listed above, visit our Plumbing Services page.

Answer: The CPC specifies the number of fixture units that can be connected to certain sizes of pipes. You must consult the code to ensure compliance.

Answer: The Chicago Plumbing Code (CPC) has specific material requirements. For instance, cast-iron and copper are generally approved, while PEX and other plastic materials are often not allowed.

Answer: According to the CPC, backflow prevention devices should be tested annually, and test results should be submitted to the local authority.

Additional FAQ

Answer: Yes, our licensed electricians will install a 220/240 volt outlet as well as an Electric Vehicle Charging Station. 

Answer: Yes! We ask all of our clients to leave an honest review on Google, Yelp, and any Review and/or Social Media platform you use to help others in their decision for their project as well.

Service Area

Answer: Sims & Sons’ Electrician and Plumbing Services are available in Chicago, Des Plaines, Evanston, Glenview, Lincolnwood, Mount Prospect, Niles, Park Ridge, Rosemont, Skokie, Wilmette and Winnetka.

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