Call 312-967-4701 – Sewer Rodding Chicago. http://www.midwestplumbingpros.com/sewer-rodding-chicago Sewers and drainage systems are the last things one would ever think about. The only moment when they become extremely interesting is when they stop working or when they get clogged. This is an emergency situation and it usually needs a skilled plumber that is licensed in the Chicago area. You can prevent such incidents from occurring by performing regular sewer rodding and drain cleaning. This simple maintenance routine will ensure a smooth drainage, so you are never going to have to think about your sewer again.
One of the main reasons for sewer line blockages are the roots from nearby trees or other plants. They can cause major problems such as obstructions, leakage, flooding or discharges. In Chicago and its neighborhoods, sewer lines are usually made from clay pipe. Each piece is 24 inch long, therefore roots can penetrate the lines just about every two feet. Once they are in, the keep on growing until some of them manage to obstruct the flow completely.
Since the water can’t flow freely, it needs to find another way out. That’s usually when household sewage backups occur. By performing regular rodding of the sewers, you can prevent this unpleasant situation from occurring.
Clogged Sewer Lines In Chicago
Rodding is in fact a cleaning of the inside of the sewer lines. It is done with special equipment featuring blades that can cut through the roots of the trees that grow inside the pipes.
Rodding starts from an access point which is usually somewhere in the street and goes all the way along the line. It is possible that the access point is inside the house (it can be a clean-out, for instance).
It’s best to perform the rodding from an inside clean-out rather than doing it from the outside of the house. The reason is that inside clean-outs are usually smaller in diameter than the outside sewer line. By starting from the outside, it is possible the the blades are too big to be able to go all the way to the end of the line, thus leaving the job unfinished.
It is possible to install an outside sewer clean-out that’s smaller than the usual ones, in order to be the same size with the inside one. This size is usually 6″ and it allows a perfect rodding, faster, cleaner and less costly than the ones performed from the outside in. All these translate into a better job and less hassle for everyone involved in it, homeowners and sewer maintenance teams.
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