Out of sight – and typically out of mind – your sewer system plays an integral role in the health and sanitation of your Deerfield, IL home. Even minor sewer and drain issues can quickly become more serious and expensive to repair. Serious clogs or damage to your home’s main sewer line can cause unsanitary backups.
To keep your drains flowing freely, contact the licensed plumbers at Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric. We offer a full line of sewer and drain services, including sewer camera inspections, sewer rodding, sewer excavation, and sewer ejector pumps. Contact us to schedule an appointment.
A sewer camera inspection is an incredibly effective way to pinpoint the exact location of a clog or blockage in the sewer line and eliminates the guesswork about where the problem may lie. A video inspection prevents Deerfield, IL homeowners from paying for expensive repairs before they know the full extent of the issue.
During a sewer camera inspection, a licensed plumber attaches a small and flexible camera to the end of a snake-like cable. The cable is inserted into the pipe until it reaches the problem area.
Lights on the camera head allow the plumber to see every part of the pipe including the clog. A radio transmitter embedded in the camera sends out a signal that is detected by an electronic locating device. This pinpoints the exact location of the clog and depth from the surface so the plumber will know where to dig.
Based on the information from the sewer camera inspection, the plumber can develop a plan to fix the issue.
Sewer rodding is an effective way to eliminate most sewage clogs. During sewer rodding, a licensed plumber inserts a tool into the drain to cut through the blockage. Sewer rodding is commonly used to fix unpleasant odors coming from drains and slow-draining tubs and sinks.
For more severe sewer system problems in the main sewer line, sewer excavation services are often needed. After the plumber has carefully reviewed the findings from the sewer camera inspection, the plumber will use earth-moving equipment to dig up the rocks and dirt to access the damaged pipe. Sewer excavation is often recommended when replacing old sewer lines, and broken pipes.
If you own a basement, you may require a sewer ejector pump. A sewer ejector pump ensures that water from plumbing fixtures located below the main sewer line is pumped up into the main sewer line to exit the home.
You don’t want to have a messy sewer line problem on your hands. It can lead to thousands of dollars’ worth of repair costs, not to mention an unsanitary home. For all your Deerfield, IL home’s sewer and drain services, contact the licensed plumbers at Ravinia Plumbing today.
“The service technician who comes to the house is always very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. I appreciate that the same technician comes to our home for our semi-annual maintenance checks.”