Life happens: Your toddler stuffed an entire roll of toilet paper down the toilet! Your 10-year old scraped all of last week’s dinner plate remains down the wrong side of the sink (the one without the garbage disposal) and now your sink and toilet are slow to drain and refill. And you’ve noticed a funny smell in the basement near the sewer! Calgon – take me away!!!!
No need to panic – your home most likely just needs to have a clean out of its pipes. Over time debris can build up in your main and sewer lines. The source can be from foreign objects being dropped into the lines, or it can be from the pipes themselves due to corrosion. Another cause could be tree roots have that have found their way into any crack or crevice in the piping or joints. Once a tree root enters a line, deposits of debris can form as water or sewage moves past it. Over time, this will cause a blockage that will need a clean out, or rodding.
If you can’t resolve the clog on your own with retail liquid or foaming products, then the next step is to call the piping specialists here at Elk Grove Village Sewer and Plumbing for a free inspection and estimate.
Once our friendly staff arrives at your home, they will inspect the cause of the clog. Once it the cause is determined, then the appropriate clean out method will be used, typically rodding or power rodding. Power rodding is especially useful to blast through in grown tree roots. Power rodding is a bit more labor intensive than regular rodding as it will require some excavation to get underground to the piping. However, our experts are prepared for any kind of clean out that your situation requires.
Rest assured that here at Elk Grove Village Sewer and Plumbing that no clean out job is too large or too small! Give us a call today and we’ll get your drains and pipes cleared up fast!