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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 coming from one or more of your toilets or drains is a clear indication that you have a blockage on your hands. Sewer repair services can fix the issue and address underlying issues before they turn into anything 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 bad 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 that is allowing sewerage to make its way to 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 water is not going down your drains, it shows you could have a blockage or pipe breakage. It is unlikely you will be able to fix this yourself without specialized equipment and drain cleaning products. Contact Ravinia Plumbing for sewer and drain services to fix any issues.

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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. You should never 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 a variety of tools and clearing solutions to unclog even the toughest of 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 a reputable plumber.

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?

The purpose of a sewer excavation is to repair an issue with the plumbing line underground or install new plumbing equipment. Professional services can diagnose the problem using a high-tech camera or in-line video that is inserted into the pipeline along with a locator. 

The inspection camera attaches to a flexible rod that goes into the pipe. It relays images to the technician, who will locate and diagnose the issue based on what they can see. The locator will transmit a signal through the sewer line to mark the location of the system failure.

The problem is fixed by using earth-moving equipment to remove any soil and rock from above the pipes following an outline of the construction area. Excavation is then completed by manual shoveling and scooping up remaining soil and rock with buckets to make room for mechanical equipment and prevent damage to the immediate pipe system. 

Sewer Excavation Resolves These Issues 

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

  • Burst Pipes. A burst pipe is an emergency that requires immediate attention. To prevent significant damage from reaching your home, call Ravinia Plumbing for sewer excavation service.
  • Old and Outdated Sewer Lines. An old and outdated line replacement requires digging up the entire system to put down a new one. A full excavation ensures that all of the old pipes are removed and replaced correctly. The technicians will need access to the full construction area. 
  • Broken Sewer Pipes. Broken pipes will also need to be resolved using a trench if they are adjacent to lines for water, electricity, and gas. This makes it easier and safer to expose the full area of the pipe system needing replacement without damaging the adjacent lines. 
  • Poor Sewer Line Installation. A poor installation will require digging up the entire pipeline area to put down new piping correctly. If the line needs to be reinstalled due to poor soil conditions or root intrusion, we’ll need to reroute it to a spot that does not interfere with other utility lines.

Professional Drain Cleaning and Sewer Line Repair from Ravinia Plumbing

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

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Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric
575 Bond St,
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
P: (847) 579-5565
F: (847) 831-5694
Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00-5:00, Sat. 8:00-1:30
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