Sewer Excavation Service

Drain and Sewer Cleaning and Sewer Excavation Services

Whether it’s problems with your drainage, toilet, sink, or sewer lines, sewage issues in your Chicago North Shore or Chicago Northwest suburban home can arise without warning.

Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric’s licensed plumbers can help you if your drains or sewer lines are clogged or stopped up. We even offer 24/7/365 emergency service.

Signs That You Need Drain and Sewer Help

There are a few tell-tale signs that your plumbing may need attention. 

Gurgling Noises from Drains and Toilets

Strange, gurgling sounds from one or more of your toilets or drains clearly indicate that you have a blockage on your hands. Sewer repair services can fix the issue and address underlying issues before they become more serious. 

Sewage Smells in the Backyard

Unpleasant smells in your yard also indicate a sewage problem. You could be dealing with a blockage that is building up rather than flowing into your septic tank or municipal systems. A foul smell can also indicate a sewage leak. Due to a leak, you may notice parts of your garden are soggy. This is unhygienic and threatens your family’s health.

Sewage Smells in the Basement

Unpleasant smells in your basement also indicate a sewage problem. You could be dealing with a broken sewer allowing sewerage to reach the sump pump basin. This problem, if left unattended, can result in a collapsed sewer that may lead to sewage backing up into the home.

Your Drains Don’t Drain

If waste water is not draining properly you likely have a blockage or broken drain line. It is unlikely you will be able to fix this yourself unless you own and know hot operate specialized sewer and drain equipment.  Fortunately the experts and Ravinia Plumbing can help.  Contact us for service today.

Sewer Repair Services


Our trained technicians, specialized tools, and range of drain cleaning and repair solutions will help to prevent issues or clear them should they occur.


An early sign of toilet blockage is when the water level is inconsistent or higher than usual. It would be best never to put off a backed-up toilet as it runs the risk of overflowing. A licensed plumber uses specialized rods and clearing solutions to address a stopped-up toilet.


A clogged bathroom or kitchen sink can be incredibly inconvenient. A professional plumber has various tools and clearing solutions to unclog even the toughest clogs.


It’s a good idea to have routine maintenance performed on your sewer lines to prevent problems from occurring in the first place. If your sewer lines haven’t been inspected in several years, contact Ravinia Plumbing for expert service.

Sewer Excavation Services

Untreated issues with your sewer pipes or pipeline can cause extensive damage that will spread to other areas of your home. A plumber can locate, diagnose, and solve any issue that demands sewer excavation.

What Is Sewer Excavation?

Sewer excavation is utilized to access underground storm and sanitary sewer piping that has shifted or broken.  Earth moving equipment is used to dig down to the problem spot so the damaged pipe can be repaired or in extreme cases, to replace the entire sewer line

Sewer Excavation Resolves These Issues 

The issues listed below can be efficiently resolved through professional excavation services.

  • Broken Pipes. A broken pipe is an emergency that requires immediate attention. To prevent significant damage from occurring in your home, call Ravinia Plumbing for sewer excavation service.
  • Old Sewer Lines. When a sewer line reaches the end of its life, it can start to crack in multiple locations allowing tree roots to grow into those cracks.  Those cracks are also areas where the pipe has weakened.  Replacement of old sewer lines requires digging up the entire run of pipe and replacing with new piping
  • Sagging sewer lines. Sewer lines can shift as the earth moves causing the pipe to no longer have a constant downward pitch.  When this happens, the sewer can develop a sag or a belly that allows sewerage and debris to collect in the pipe causing chronic stoppages.  The only solution is to excavate and remove the sagged portion of the sewer pipe.
  • Poor Sewer Line Installation. If the sewer line was not installed with the correct type of piping or with improper fittings, the problem area or areas need to be excavated and replaced.

Professional Drain Cleaning and Sewer Line Repair from Ravinia Plumbing

As a family-owned business established in 1928, Ravinia Plumbing caters to all the plumbing, heating, and cooling needs of the greater Chicago North Shore and Northwest suburbs. Contact us today to request an appointment.