Sewers and Drain Services

Ejector Pumps, Excavation, Sewer Line Rodding, and Camera Inspection

The plumbing professionals at Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric have the technical expertise to keep your sewer and drain lines open and flowing. Our specialized rodding and high-pressure jetting equipment can clear any:

  • Slow-draining lavatory, tub, or shower drain
  • Stopped-up toilet
  • Backed-up kitchen sink
  • Blocked sanitary or storm sewer

We also carry a wide range of drain-treatment products for efficient drain cleaning, which, unlike store-bought chemicals, will not harm your piping or the environment. Used properly, these products can help you reduce costly drain-line stoppages.

Sewer and Drain Services from Ravinia Plumbing

Some of the sewer and drain services we offer include:

Sewer Video Camera Inspections

In the past, finding the location of a sewer line clog was a bit of a guessing game. Pinpointing the exact location of the clog and making a sewer line repair or replacement could result in digging up the wrong area of your yard. Sewer video camera inspection took the guesswork out of this process.

With a sewer video camera inspection, a plumber attaches a small camera to the end of a snake-like cable that is fed through the sewer line. Bright lights on the camera illuminate the sewer line, allowing the plumber to see the pipe and clog in real-time. A transmitter embedded in the camera sends out a signal once the clog is located. It can be detected with an electronic locating device to help the plumber find the clog.

The benefits of a sewer video camera inspection include ensuring the issues are addressed properly, eliminating guesswork, and accurately diagnosing the issue.

Click here to learn more about the importance of sewer line video inspections.

Sewer Rodding

Sewer rodding is a sewer repair technique that is ideal for slow-draining sinks, unpleasant odors coming from drains, and sewer backups in sinks, tubs, toilets, and floor drains. The process involves forcing a rod, tool, chemicals, or water down pipes to clear out the clog. The plumber may use a different tool depending on the type of clog or the severity of the clog.

Sewer Excavation

Sewer excavation is a more involved process that first involves using a sewer video camera inspection to find the location of the sewer issue. Once it’s found, earth-moving equipment is used to dig up a portion of your yard to access the sewer issue and make the appropriate repair or pipe replacement.

Sewer excavation can resolve the following issues: burst pipes, old and outdated sewer lines, broken sewer pipes, and poor sewer drain installation.

Sewer Ejector Pumps

If you have wastewater pipes that run below your main sewer line, you need a sewer ejector pump. Sewer ejector pumps are needed, for example, if you have a bathroom or washing machine in the basement. Sewer ejector pumps elevate the wastewater upwards to the main line so it can flow out of your home. Contact Ravinia Plumbing for sewer ejector pump repair or replacement service.

Preventative Maintenance

Don’t let tree roots create a messy, destructive sewerage backup in your home.

Chicago’s North Shore is full of beautiful, wooded communities. The bad news: tree roots are drawn to the nutrients in sewer lines. The good news: a small investment in keeping tree roots at bay can save you thousands in sewer excavation and repair.

Once our experts clean your sewer, we can inspect the entire line with our sewer camera system to identify potential problems before they become emergencies.

And please ask about our root-treatment system, which will kill the roots in your sewer without harming the tree.

Ravinia Plumbing can also provide drain cleaning services for your home. Drains should be cleaned about once per year to keep them from developing clogs that can eventually cause backups. Contact Ravinia Plumbing for drain cleaning services.

Flood Control

Ravinia Plumbing also specializes in installing flood-control devices, which can prevent your basement from flooding during heavy rainstorms. We can also install area drains to keep the low-lying portions of your lawn dry. Contact us today for reliable drain cleaning and repair services in Chicago!

Contact Ravinia Plumbing for Sewer and Drain Services

If you’re noticing issues with your drains or sewer line, don’t hesitate to call for plumbing service. The longer you wait to have your sewer system repaired, the more expensive the repair becomes. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment for plumbing services and sewer services, including sewer cleaning.