Issues with your home’s sewer and drain lines can start off small. However, if issues are left unchecked, they can grow into serious issues, potentially leading to thousands of dollars in damage over time.
Pouring harsh chemicals down drains or attempting DIY fixes can sometimes only compound the issues. Unless you’re professionally trained to work with sewer and drain lines, you should contact a professional plumber.
Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric has kept the sewers and drain lines open and flowing for residents of Highwood, IL, Chicago’s North Shore, and Chicago’s Northwest suburbs since 1928. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Types of Sewer & Drain Services Offered by Ravinia Plumbing
Sewer rodding is one of our most popular services. Sewer rodding involves using a rod or other type of tool to remove a clog from a pipe, drain or sewer. The type of tool used depends on the type of clog. Sewer rodding should only be performed by a licensed plumber who’s trained in the various methods of clog removal.
Sewer rodding is a smart investment any time you believe there is a clog or blockage in your home’s sewer line, drains, or pipes. Some of the signs you may need drain or sewer rodding include:
- Unpleasant odors emanating from drains
- Slow-draining sinks
- Sewer backups in toilets, tubs, floor drains or sinks
Sewer rodding is a quick and effective method for removing clogs that cause odors and damage to your pipes and drains over time.
Sewer Camera Inspection and Sewer Excavation
Sewer excavation helps to address more serious problems with your Highwood, IL home’s sewer system. The process involves using earth-moving equipment to remove soil and rocks to expose underground pipes that need to be repaired or replaced.
Ravinia Plumbing uses high-tech cameras attached to a rod that is inserted into the pipe. Based on the images, the technician can pinpoint the location of the failure and diagnose the problem. This takes the guesswork out of locating the issue and determining what’s causing the clog. Sewer camera inspections ensure the problem is addressed safely and properly, eliminate guesswork and provide an accurate diagnosis.
Sewer excavation is an ideal solution for:
- Old and outdated sewer lines
- Broken sewer pipes
- Burst pipes
- Poor sewer line installation
Sewer Ejector Pump Repair and Replacement
Sewer ejector pumps are required in homes where plumbing fixtures are located below the level of the main sewer line that flows from the house. Because wastewater relies on gravity to flow, plumbing appliances from bathrooms or laundry rooms located below the main sewer line need a way to elevate the wastewater up so it can flow out properly. That’s where a sewer ejector pump comes in.
Ravinia Plumbing offers sewer ejector pump repair and replacement. Your pump may need to be repaired if water isn’t flowing properly, the water isn’t draining at all or the float switch needs to be replaced due to excessive wear and tear.
Sewer ejector pumps typically last about 10 years, so they do need to be replaced periodically. Ravinia Plumbing can help you find the right sewer ejector pump for your Highwood, IL home and install it for you.
Preventative Maintenance for Sewer and Drain Lines
Since sewer lines are typically “out of sight, out of mind”. Homeowners often forget about them until problems arise. A good rule of thumb is to have your sewer lines professionally cleaned about every 18 to 22 months. A licensed plumber can perform a video inspection of your sewer line to locate any blockages, corrosion, leaks or buildup that can affect the way the system functions. Based on the findings, they can recommend repair or replacement services to properly address the issue.
Consider scheduling an annual appointment to have your home’s drains cleaned professionally to prevent clogs or blockages from forming that can damage your plumbing system and appliances.
Contact Ravinia Plumbing for Sewer and Drain Services in Highwood, IL
For sewer and drain line maintenance, repair and installation service, trust the licensed plumbers at Ravinia Plumbing. We’ve proudly serviced homeowners throughout Highwood, IL, and the surrounding area, since 1928 and would appreciate your business. Contact us today to learn more about services or to schedule an appointment.
Reviews and Ratings
Lake Bluff electrical customer review
“I thought my electrical panel dated to 1956 so I called to get an appraisal for replacing it. The technician discovered that it had been updated during some construction in the 1990's. He said it really did not need to be replaced. I highly value the honesty of Ravinia and its workmen. In addition he fixed a balky stapler for me. Now that's service!”
Northbrook furnace customer review
“Very impressed with the technician's ability to diagnose the problem in less than 5 minutes. It was fixed in a short period of time and the furnace has been working well since. Mark and Tao also gave our furnace a thorough diagnostic check-up to make sure there was nothing else that could become problematic, including going outside to look at the air intake pipe. We were very impressed with the service provided.”
Lincolnshire plumbing and electrical customer review
“Have had the need to use Ravinia a few times; obviously the circumstances were unfortunate. The Ravinia plumbers and electricians were in every instance professional, competent, and courteous.”
Deerfield furnace emergency customer review
“The technicians are always competent, responsive, and really pleasant to work with. I went from "my furnace is on the fritz" on Thursday with a technician out same day to look at it, to an estimate on Friday, and an installation with financing on Monday. The work area is left clean. The technicians care about their appearance and respect the cleanliness of my home. Technicians are always willing to walk me through what's going on in a clear way. They're patient with my questions and thoughtful with their answers.”
Mundelein all services customer review
“We have always found Ravinia's work to be thorough and professional, and every job has been completed fully without the need for a second visit. In our experience, Ravinia has always responded to emergencies with day-of or next-day service. We have yet to experience any technician who wasn't respectful, professional, and friendly, and also careful about Covid protections
We have used Ravinia for many years, first in our Church-provided housing, and for 6 years in our own home since retirement.”
Lake Forest Home Care Club customer review
“Ravinia's annual membership is a great value, pays for itself quickly and gets you timely and professional service. We've been using Ravinia for years and have always received top notch service, particularly in heating emergency situations.”
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