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Highland Park Sewer Services

Providing Our Customers With Dependable Plumbing Services

Your home’s sewer line might be unpleasant to think about, but it has a vitally important job. Should something go wrong with your sewer line, you could have a serious and hazardous mess on your hands. Whether you’ve got a bad clog or your line has sprung a leak, count on the plumbing experts at Little Tommy’s Plumbing to solve the problem.

We want our customers to receive the outstanding service they deserve. We understand that sewer line problems can cause homeowners stress and anxiety, which is why we strive to make ourselves available to them at affordable prices. Since 1960, our family has helped North Shore and Lake County residents maintain optimal plumbing systems.

Reach out to us at (847) 443-9115 if you need sewer services in Highland Park and beyond. You can also reach us by contacting us online.

Understanding Your Sewer System

An effective sewer system helps to keep your house free of the dangerous waste and odor that can come from wastewater. Made up of pipes whose main job is to carry waste and dirty water away from your house, a properly functioning sewer system is essential. Sewer pipes work in conjunction with your plumbing so that water is always flowing in and out of your property in the right direction.

5 Signs You Need Sewer Services

1. Foul smells coming from your bathroom or basement - If your bathroom or basement are smelling particularly off then make sure to contact our experts.

2. Extra bugs and animals attracted to your yard - If there's a leak to your sewer line, you might not notice. But the bugs and animals in your neighborhood might enjoy the added nutrients in your soil a little too much.

3. Multiple slow drains - If you have one drain that's slow then you need drain cleaning. But if you have multiple slow drains then it's likely you need sewer cleaning.

4. Backflow - If you have sewer water or dishwasher water coming up and out of your drains, then you should give us a call. This reversal in water pressure happens in rare instances that the clog is so severe that it switches the direction of your water.

5. Gurgle - If you ever hear a gurgle from an unused plumbing appliance then make sure to call in our experts in Highland Park sewer services pronto. The air in your sewer line isn't ventilating properly and is being forced through your plumbing's water.

How Often Should Sewer Lines Be Cleaned?

Do you know the last time you had your home's sewer line cleaned? If you live in an older home, chances are it was a while ago. To prevent issues from occurring, we recommend that you have your sewer lines cleaned once every 18-22 months. This allows our Highland Park sewer cleaning experts to help prevent future blockages.

What Causes Sewer Line Problems?

Your sewer line is built to be durable but it is not immune to blockages and other kinds of issues.

Common Causes Of Sewer Line Clogs & Leaks Include:

  • Tree roots
  • Dirt and debris
  • Hair
  • Grease
  • Residue from soap and other toiletries
  • Foreign objects

We recommend that homeowners take certain precautions to keep their sewer systems functioning properly. Be mindful of what you put down your drains and schedule routine plumbing maintenance.

What Happens During a Sewer Inspection?

In order to locate the issue and determine exactly what's causing it, our plumbers feed a high definition camera through your sewer line. This camera transmits real-time footage to a monitor that enables us to pinpoint any clogs, leaks, or breaks as well as assess the exact condition of your sewer line. These inspections not only help us locate the issue you're dealing with and the cause, but they also help us determine whether a repair or replacement would be most suitable for the situation.

Much like we recommend contacting us for routine sewer cleaning in Highland Park, we also suggest that you get your sewer line inspected on a yearly basis. Additionally, if you're looking to buy a house, we always recommend getting the sewer line inspected, especially if the house is more than 20 years old.

Is a Sewer Line Clog or Backup Dangerous?

One of the reasons why we recommend letting an experienced plumber handle any sewer line issues, especially clogs or backup is because exposure to it can cause serious health issues. Sewage is wastewater, which means that it contains bacteria and other contaminants, including airborne ones. Therefore, any contact you have with the sewage backup puts you at risk for health issues, especially if you have bad allergies or asthma.

Additionally, a clog can eventually cause the sewer line to break, which can lead to serious structural damage as the water seeps into your foundation or elsewhere on your property.

Trust Little Tommy's Plumbing With Your Sewer Service Needs

Of course, even with regular maintenance, accidents happen – and problems like invasive tree roots are hard to predict. When you have a problem with your sewer line, count on our experts to provide an effective solution as soon as possible. Our plumbing services are available when you need us and where you need us.

Our specialists in Highland Park sewer services are professionally trained to handle your sewer line matters with care. Call us at (847) 443-9115 to schedule service.

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