Is your bathroom sink or tub struggling to drain water? Are there unpleasant smells emanating from your kitchen sink? If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to contact a reputable plumbing company for sewer and drain services before further damage occurs.
While some minor clogs can be handled with DIY methods, serious clogs, especially those located deep in your main sewer line, should only be handled by a licensed plumber. Simply pouring harsh, store-bought chemicals down the drain can often cause more harm than good, as they can make the clog even worse and damage your pipes.
If you want to keep your drain and sewer lines flowing freely, invest in the services of Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric. We have provided high-quality sewer and drain services to homeowners in Riverwoods, IL, Chicago’s North Shore, and Chicago’s Northwest suburbs since 1928. Whether you’re an existing customer or a new one, contact us for service.
You’ve probably heard the saying: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is relevant in many aspects of life, including your sewer system.
The best way to avoid serious plumbing clogs is through regular maintenance services. We recommend annual drain cleaning services to help prevent blockages and clogs.
Sewer lines, meanwhile, should be inspected and professionally cleaned about every 18 to 22 months. During this service, a licensed plumber performs a video inspection of the sewer line to look for any issues, including corrosion, blockages, and leaks that can prevent the system from operating properly. The plumber will then use pressurized water to knock out any clogs.
Ravinia Plumbing offers the following sewer and drain services for Riverwoods, IL homeowners:
Sewer rodding is a safe, effective way to remove drain and sewer clogs. During this service, a plumber inserts a tool into your drain or sewer line to blast through the clog to eliminate problems such as odors or water or sewage backups. The type of tool used depends on the type of clog. Some of the signs that indicate your drains or sewer line needs sewer rodding include slow-draining sinks or tubs, unpleasant odors emanating from drains, and sewer backups in floor drains, sinks, tubs, and toilets.
For more serious problems deep within your sewer line, you may need sewer excavation service. To determine the location and the type of issue within your sewer line, a plumber will insert a rod with a high-tech camera installed on it into the pipe. This eliminates any guesswork and provides an accurate diagnosis.
Sewer excavation is often used in cases of burst pipes, old and outdated sewer lines, broken sewer pipes, and poor sewer line installation. Based on the findings of the video inspection, a technician will use earth-moving equipment to dig up rock or soil to reach the underground pipe so repair or replacement can be made.
If your home has plumbing fixtures below the level of the main sewer line, then you need a properly functioning sewer ejector pump. A sewer ejector pump elevates the wastewater upwards to the main sewer line so it can flow out of the home properly.
Ravinia Plumbing offers sewer ejector pump repair and replacement. Common repairs include a broken float switch, improperly flowing water, and water that isn’t draining at all. If your sewer ejector pump is over 10 years old, it may need to be replaced.
For just $9 a month, you can enroll in Ravinia Plumbing’s Home Care Club, which offers loads of benefits. You’ll receive:
If you notice any issues with your home’s drains and sewer system, it’s important to act fast. The quicker a repair can be made, the less likely you’ll need a total replacement. Ravinia Plumbing has been in business since 1928 and takes pride in serving the residents of Riverwoods, IL, and the surrounding area. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
“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.”
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