Elmhurst Plumbing

Plumbing in Elmhurst Illinois

Sewer Repair

Need sewer repair in Elmhurst?

Here’s why you most likely need sewer repair! Elmhurst neighborhoods are beautiful and charming partly because of the large old tree lined streets. When these neighborhoods were built plumbers used clay pipe with mortar to seal and bind the sections of pipe together.  After many years go by the mortar starts to crack and break which allows water & sewage to enter the ground around the old sewer pipe. When there are trees near a leaking sewer pipe it can mean problems. These problems come in the form of sewer backups causing raw sewage into your home.  When tree roots looking for ground water find the wet ground and then find the source of the water which is the cracked mortar joint in the sewer line, the roots grow into the sewer seeking water and nutrients. As time goes by the roots snag solids in the line or grow so large that a blockage is caused. There are many other reasons for sewer lines to back up but tree roots is the biggest cause that we find in the Elmhurst area.  Some other causes are a sheared sewer,  or grease and debris stuck in the line. Grease put into the drain can cause a narrowing of the line which eventually catches something and clogs the drain or sewer line completely. There are always new and unique things that our plumbers find in sewer lines like underwear, rags, toys and some things that should not be mentioned here.

The Scottish Plumber has many tools to remove a clog in a blocked sewer line or drain line. We can restore your pipe to its original diameter by cleaning and clearing the pipe. The right equipment is on board the Scottish Plumber Drain Cleaning truck  when it arrives for the job.  Your plumber will suggest several options/solutions to your plumbing problem. It may involve the auguring or rodding equipment or for heavy grease -the jetter.  If there are on going problems in a home a video sewer inspection will done by the plumber with his sewer camera. The jetter is more complicated equipment and is used only when grease, sludge, sand and debris are the main causes of commercial drain line blockages or serious residential blockages.  Your Scottish Plumber has the drain cleaning experience to diagnose and solve your drain problems.

The Scottish Plumber is now offering a $99 Drain Cleaning/Sewer Rodding which includes a free camera inspection if needed. Call now to make an appointment at your convenience. We’re Always Open

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