Serious backups and clogs in your home’s drain and sewer lines can lead to serious and costly issues. The problems can range from minor clogs in your bathroom sink drain, to much bigger problems including sewage backing up into your tubs and toilets.
To avoid any of these unpleasant issues, it’s important to contact a licensed plumber experienced in sewer and drain cleaning as soon as possible. Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric had provided high-quality sewer and drain services to homeowners in Lake Bluff, IL, Chicago’s North Shore and Chicago’s Northwest suburbs since 1928. Contact us today to schedule service.
Common Causes of Sewer Backups
Blockages in drain and sewer lines are the most common cause of sewer backups. Many of these clogs are preventable if people avoid putting solid materials, feminine hygiene products and grease down drains. If regular drain cleaning service isn’t performed, hair and soap scum and also build up and lead to clogs.
Tree roots are drawn toward moisture, and will grow toward leaky sewer lines. Tree roots can eventually puncture sewer lines, leading to a major sewage backup and problem on your hands.
Cracks in Pipes
Although sewer lines can last 50 to 100 years, they can eventually crack due to a number of factors. Older cast iron pipes can start cracking after decades of use. Other factors include soil shifting, avoiding regular maintenance such as inspections and drain cleanings, high water pressure, improper installation and a lack of insulation.
How Does a Sewer Camera Inspection Work?
If you’re experiencing a sewer or drain issue, the best way to pinpoint the exact location of the blockage is with a sewer camera inspection. During the inspection, a high-tech camera is mounted on a snake-like cable that is inserted into the pipe. The cable moves through the pipe until it reaches the clog. Based on the findings, a plumber can diagnose the problem and develop a plan to fix it.
A sewer camera inspection is a great tool because there’s no need to dig up your yard in search of the issue, taking the guesswork out of the process. It also provides an accurate diagnosis and ensures the issue is addressed properly.
Sewer Services Ravinia Plumbing Offers
Sewer rodding is the most common solution to sewer and drain clogs. During sewer rodding, a tool is inserted into the drain or sewer line and blasts through the clog. The type of tool depends on the type of clog. If you have slow-draining tubs or sinks or unpleasant odors coming from floor drains, tubs, toilets and sinks, sewer rodding is an ideal solution to fix these issues.
Serious sewer issues often call for the need for sewer excavation. After the plumber performs a video inspection and locates the clog, earth-moving equipment is used to dig up soil to reach the underground pipes. From there, a repair or replacement can be made.
Sewer Ejector Pump Repair and Replacement
If you have plumbing fixtures located below the main sewer line, such as a basement toilet or sink, a sewer ejector pump elevates the wastewater upwards to the main line so all of the home’s sewage can flow out of the home properly. If your sewer ejector pump isn’t functioning properly, Ravinia Plumbing offers repair services. If the sewer ejector pump is more than 10 years old, it may need to be replaced.
How Often Should Drain and Sewer Maintenance Be Performed?
The best way to prevent drain and sewer system issues from performing is through regular maintenance services, which Ravinia Plumbing can provide for homeowners in Lake Bluff, IL with.
Plumbing professionals recommend having drains cleaned on an annual basis to help prevent clogs and blockages. Meanwhile, it’s advised to have your home’s sewer lines inspected and cleaned about every 18 to 22 months. A plumber will perform a sewer camera inspection to look for any issues and can then use pressurized water to clean the drains and eliminate any clogs.
Trust Ravinia Plumbing for Sewer and Drain Services in Lake Bluff, IL
With regular inspections and maintenance, as well as taking care of sewer and drains issues at the first sign of problems, you can help keep your sewer and drain pipes open and flowing freely. Ravinia Plumbing has decades of experience providing homeowners in Lake Bluff, IL with high-quality drain and sewer services. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.
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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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