Libertyville, IL Sewer & Drain Services

If you’re like many homeowners, you’ve probably experienced clogs or blockages in your drains at some point. Clogs can be minor in nature, resulting from soap scum and hair that can be easily unclogged. Other clogs, though, can lead to expensive repairs and unsanitary conditions in your home, especially if sewage backs up in your drains.

At Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric, our goal is to keep your Libertyville, IL home’s drains open and flowing with comprehensive sewer and drain services. At the first sign of sewer line issues, contact the experienced plumbers at Ravinia Plumbing.

Signs of Sewer Line Problems

Standing Water in Crawlspaces and Basements

Standing water in your basement or crawlspace can indicate the floor drain is backed up, likely due to a clogged sewer system.

Unpleasant Odors in the Home

Sewage backups have a distinct, unpleasant odor. If you notice foul-smelling water overflowing in your toilets or tubs or unpleasant odors emanating from your drains, you may have a sewer problem on your hands.

Slow Drains

If you run the water in your tub or sink and the water is slow to drain, it could be the result of a sewer issue. Another sign of a sewer blockage occurs when you flush the toilet, and the sink or tub backs up.

Soggy Yard or Lush Grass

A break in your main sewer line is usually noticeable because that area of your yard is often soggy and moist, even if it hasn’t rained recently. The grass there may also appear lusher because of the nutrients it receives from the sewage.

Common Causes of Sewer Line Problems

Sewer line issues can develop unexpectedly over time. And since sewer lines are out of sight and out of mind, by the time you realize there’s an issue, it likely means that serious damage is already done.
Some of the most common reasons for sewer line problems include:

  • Tree roots that penetrate cracked main sewer lines, leading to total blockages. Because tree roots seek out moisture and water, they are attracted to sewage.
  • Foreign objects in the sewer pipe. Over time, hair, soap scum, feminine hygiene products, and foreign objects can build up in the sewer line and cause a blockage.
  • Grease or fat. Grease and fat from cooking should never be poured down drains. When the grease cools, it solidifies and hardens, leading to potential clogs in the sewer line.
  • A downward sag or bend in the sewer pipe. Sewer lines can begin to sag over time due to age, sinkholes, and shifting soil. This prevents wastewater from draining, causing backups.
  • Broken pipes. Sewer pipes can break for a variety of reasons and cause blockages.

To avoid sudden and expensive repairs or replacements to your sewer system, consider hiring a licensed plumber to inspect the system once every year or two.

Sewer Services in Buffalo Grove, IL

Ravinia Plumbing offers a variety of high-quality sewer line services in Libertyville, IL such as:

Sewer Video Inspections

Sewer video inspections are a great tool to inspect the condition of your pipes and sewer lines to ensure they are flowing freely. Sewer video inspections are also valuable to pinpoint the exact location of a clog to take the guesswork out of locating it.

Sewer Rodding

Sewer rodding is one of the most common types of sewer services. During sewer rodding, a licensed plumber uses a tool to blast through the clog. Sewer rodding is a common solution for slow-draining sinks and tubs.

Sewer Excavation

A more comprehensive service, sewer excavation involves using earth-moving equipment to dig up the area above the damaged or clogged pipe.

Sewer Ejector Pumps

Ejector pumps ensure that your sewage line can be properly drained. Ravinia Plumbing can handle all your home’s sewer ejector pump maintenance, repairs and installations.

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

Whether you need maintenance, repairs, or installation of a new sewer line, you can count on the licensed plumbers at Ravinia Plumbing. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.