Sewer Rodding

What You Get When We Suggest Sewer Line Rodding

Did you know that sewer line rodding is possible? While most homeowners with septic systems assume it’s not, there are select occasions where this procedure may be necessary. When the cause of your clogged drain has been identified as a broken or cracked sewer pipe, rodding is usually the next course of action. Rodding uses a steel cable to push through debris and blockages in order to restore normal drainage flow. It is also possible to use rodding to prevent future plumbing issues if the blockage is not complete yet.

The Process of Sewer Line Rodding

This process is similar to snaking out a drainpipe, but the cable used for rodding can push far past obstructions that will not move with simple running water. This allows for easy passage down to deep root formations and other strainers. If you have experienced heavy backups within your system or continued drain issues despite repeated cleanings, rodding may be the answer you’ve been looking for.

In order to access your line and identify the damage, a “T” must be inserted into the septic system near the main pump or tank. This will allow a clear path for a high-pressure water jet that will cut past blockages while simultaneously flushing them out of your pipes. Once the debris has been flushed out, a steel cable with grappling hooks at either end is sent down through this opening to remove any remaining obstructions from inside the pipe lining itself. This process typically takes less than 30 minutes once the proper equipment has been put in place.

Call Us Here at Elk Grove Village Sewer & Plumbing Today

As an integral part of the septic system, it’s important to take special care when repairing or cleaning any area involved in sewer rodding. By replacing the components or by getting regular rodding, you can ensure that your system is working correctly once again. However, you should always consult with a professional as you have here at Elk Grove Village Sewer & Plumbing before making any repairs to ensure they are done properly and without risk to your home or surrounding environment. Want to find out more? Then call us. We can help with everything from toilet issues to problems with your septic tank, and more!


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