At Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric, we’re proud to offer comprehensive plumbing services for our customers so they don’t have to turn to several businesses for all of their plumbing needs. One of those services is sewer rodding, which is when a plumber uses elongated rods to clear your sewer drain line of blockages.
Contact Ravinia Plumbing for sewer rodding services in Chicago’s North Shore and Chicago’s Northwest suburbs, including Highland Park, Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire, and more.
How Does Sewer Rodding Work?
Sewer rodding works by forcing a rod, tool, chemicals, or water down pipes to clear out clogs that are blocking your flow. The entire process of rodding out drains can take several hours.
Depending on what is causing the clog, a plumber will use different tools for different jobs. For example, if you have a grease clog, then a plumber will use a grease cutter to drill through the blockage.
Rodding is safe on pipes, drains, and sewers. However, this service must be done by a professional, especially if the use of chemicals is required. Otherwise, you run the risk of causing worse problems than a blocked drain.
When Do You Need Sewer Rodding Service?
If you suspect that there is a blockage in your home’s pipes, sewer line, or drains, then it’s time to call a professional to rod your sewer.
Depending on the extent of the blockage, a couple of different cleaning methods could be used, so it’s important to call on a professional to inspect the issue and to recommend the best course of action.
Some of the signs that you may need sewer or drain rodding services include:
- Slow-draining sinks
- Unpleasant odors coming from the drains
- Sewer backup in sinks, toilets, tubs, or floor drains
Benefits of Sewer Rodding Services
There are many benefits to sewer rodding services, and each has the potential to significantly improve a property.
Quickly and Effectively Remove Blockages
Using mechanical rodding cables, high water pressure and / or the right chemicals, rodding will remove blockages quickly and efficiently, letting you get back to living in a clean and healthy home.
With proper sewer rodding, drains will be clean and clear in less than a day.
Limit Damage to Pipes
If you leave a root blockage for too long, you run the risk of having those tree roots weakening and breaking your pipes. If you have a home where the plumbing is hard to access, this can cause you to have to spend thousands of dollars on repairs. But with proper sewer line rodding, you can limit damage to drain pipes.
Rodding your sewer and drain pipes helps you keep your home sanitary and free of debris that could wear your pipes down.
It is also a good way to keep your home healthy and free of insects or rodents which might be attracted to food waste in the pipes located in the kitchen.
The cost of rodding varies significantly depending on the size and type of blockage and the methods used. Once a technician arrives at the job site and can assess the situation, he can quote a cost for the needed work.
Contact Ravinia Plumbing for Sewer Rodding Services
Sewer rodding is an essential service, and if you need it, call Ravinia Plumbing for help. We are here for you and offer 24/7/365 emergency service for any customer, new or old.
Sewer rodding should never be done by an amateur and should never be ignored. Without proper cleaning or maintenance, your plumbing problems could spiral out of control, so don’t go it alone! Schedule service with Ravinia Plumbing today, and we’ll take this mess off your hands! Whether your plumbing problem is with your sewer system or another component of your plumbing system, trust the professionals at Ravinia Plumbing. We provide sewer repair, maintenance, and sewer cleaning services.
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