Northbrook, IL Sewer & Drain Services

If you’ve ever faced a serious sewer backup in your Northbrook, IL, home, you know how devastating it can be. From foul smells to severe damage to expensive repairs, sewer system issues should not be taken lightly. That’s why contacting a licensed plumber at the first sign of problems with your drains or sewer lines is essential.

Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric is here to help. We’ve provided the residents of Chicago’s North Shore and Chicago’s Northwest suburbs with high-quality sewer and drain services, including maintenance, repairs, and installation, since 1928. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Sewer Line Cleaning Services from Ravinia Plumbing

Just like your vehicle or HVAC system, your sewer lines need to be cleaned periodically to keep them flowing freely. We recommend a professional cleaning every year. During sewer line cleaning, our licensed plumbers use a variety of tools to inspect and clean the drains and sewer lines. The process typically consists of:

  1. Using a camera attached to a flexible push rod to visually inspect the condition of the sewer line and look for any clogs or blockages.
  2. If blockages are discovered, a plumber will remove them with a coiled cable with a cutting head that spins inside the sewer line thereby cutting up the blockage. In certain situations, depending on the clog, high-pressure water can also be used.
  3. The plumber will then flush the line to remove the remaining debris.
  4. A final camera inspection may be used to ensure that the line is completely cleared.

Signs Your Sewer Lines Need to Be Cleaned

Contact a licensed plumber if you notice any of the following signs that indicate you may need sewer line services:

  • Slow drains or blockages. Although drains can become clogged over time due to hair and soap scum, you may have a sewer system problem on your hands if more than one drain is clogged.
  • You experience frequent drain clogs.
  • Unpleasant odors emanating from your drains are common causes of sewer line issues and should be inspected immediately.
  • Raw sewage backing up in your home’s drains. This is a no-brainer that you have a serious sewer system issue.
  • Floor drains aren’t draining properly, and water is pooling up around them.
  • You hear a gurgling noise coming from the pipes after flushing the toilet.
  • A small section of your yard is lush or soggy. This often indicates a leak in your main sewer line. The grass grows lusher because of the extra moisture and nutrients it’s receiving.

Sewer Services Ravinia Plumbing Offers in Northbrook, IL

Aside from sewer line and drain cleaning, Ravinia Plumbing offers a full range of sewer and drain services, including sewer video inspections, sewer rodding, sewer excavation and sewer ejector pumps.

Sewer Video Inspections

As we previously mentioned, a sewer video inspection is highly effective at spotting the exact location of a clog or blockage. The camera sends back high-resolution images that the plumber can review so they can develop a course of action to make the appropriate repair. Sewer video inspections are used before any repair is made.

Sewer Rodding

Sewer rodding is a method of using various rods, tools, water and chemicals to clear out any clogs. Sewer rodding is a common technique used to eliminate unpleasant odors and sewer backups from tubs, floor drains, sinks and toilets.

Sewer Excavation

Sewer excavation service involves using earth-moving equipment to dig up an area of your yard to find and repair the compromised section of the sewer line. Sewer excavation is commonly performed for broken sewer pipes.

Sewer Ejector Pumps

If you have water pipes that run below the main sewer line, such as a basement bathroom, you need a sewer ejector pump to elevate the wastewater upwards to the main line and out of the house. Sewer ejector pumps typically last about 8 to 10 years. Ravinia Plumbing can provide maintenance, repairs and installations for sewer ejector pumps.

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

If you’re experiencing any sewer line or drain issues in your Northbrook, IL home, it’s important to contact a professional plumber as soon as possible before the issue becomes more serious. With nearly 100 years of experience, you can trust Ravinia Plumbing for all of your plumbing
needs, including sewer and drain service. Contact us today.