Deerfield, IL Sewer & Drain Services

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.

Signs of Sewer Line Problems

  • Slow Drains or Blockages. Slow drains from tubs, sinks, toilets or showers are among the most common signs of sewer line problems. If more than one drain is clogged, it could be an indication of a more serious problem. If your sink or tub drains back up when you flush the toilet, contact a licensed plumber. The longer you wait to get the issue repaired, the more serious the problem can become.
  • Bad Odors. Several issues can cause bad odors from your plumbing system, and not all of them are directly related to your sewer system. You could be dealing with an issue with the toilet’s P trap or a broken toilet seal. However, if you notice a foul odor emanating from your drains or sewage water flowing back into your sink, tub or toilet, you likely have a sewage problem, and a professional plumber should be contacted.
  • Lush or Soggy Yard. Is there a section of your front yard that is wet and squishy or soggy to walk on even though it hasn’t rained in a while? This could indicate a leak in your main sewer line below the patch of grass. The grass in these areas is often lusher than other areas of your yard due to nutrients and extra moisture from the sewage leak.
  • Standing Water in Your Basement. Standing water or puddles in your basement can indicate the floor drain is clogged up because of a sewer system backup.

How Does a Sewer Camera Inspection Work?

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 Services Offered by Ravinia Plumbing

Sewer Rodding

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.

Sewer Excavation

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.

Sewer Ejector Pumps

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.

Contact Ravinia Plumbing for Sewer and Drain Services in Deerfield, IL

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.