Sewer and Drain Unclogging
When you have an issue with sewers and drains, it’s more than just an inconvenience – it can add an element of danger to your living situation. Wastewater, including sewage, can back up into the home or leak into the yard when a sewer and drain issue occurs. Whether it’s erosion, persistent clogs, tree roots, sink holes or any other occurrence that leads to compromised pipes, the situation needs to be remedied — and fast.
Old World Plumbing is equipped to assist with all manner of sewer and drain problems.
Sewer and drain services in Kane, Kendall, Cook & DuPage counties
Our sewer and drain services include total sewer and drain line cleaning, storm drain cleaning, and excavation of underground plumbing that is broken or severely obstructed.
Having problems with your main sewer line?
Problems can take months and months to build up to something that is noticeable to the homeowner — but once it happens, immediate action should be taken.
Some warning signs that precede all-out disaster include:
- Bad smell coming from drains
- Odd, gurgling noises from pipes
- Slow drains
- Standing water in the yard or extra green/lush patches of grass
- Indented lawn
- Foundation cracks
- Influx of rodents
One of the most common warning signs that something has gone awry is when the toilet backs up. When the wrong solids are flushed down the toilet (like diapers or sanitary napkins), total blockage will result. It takes a certified plumber to determine exactly where the blockage has occurred.
Broken sewer main repair and replacement
Shifting and frozen soil can lead to broken, offset, collapsed or cracked sewer mains. Repairing these mains requires underground work, some of which may be completed with a trenchless approach.
Sewer mains can become blocked with grease or an obtrusive buildup of any foreign matter, including tree roots. Corrosion is sometimes the culprit, or it might be a leaking joint. In some situation, the pipes are constructed with substandard material that fails to hold up to a harsh environment.
For the best underground sewer main service in Kane, Kendall, Cook and DuPage Counties, contact Old World Plumbing.
Signs you have a problem with kitchen, bathroom and utility drains
When flushing the toilet produces water in the shower or tub, that’s a clear sign of a sewer blockage. Furthermore, when bent over a sink either washing your face or brushing your teeth, you might sense a “rotten egg” smell. This smell is sewer gas making its way up through the drain — a sign of a blocked or partially blocked sewer pipe that should be attended to quickly.
The kitchen is a place where many food solids are pushed down into the sink. While most of it gets ground up in the disposal, solids can collect in the sewer pipe and cause a blockage that can’t be remedied with chemicals.
Solids also tend to be deposited in utility sinks, from which they make their way into sewer pipes where they too will build up and lead to complete obstruction of the water flow .