Sewer line repair, replacement
If you’re experiencing signs that might indicate a problem with your sewer line, don’t ignore them. Whether you have a connection to a city sewer line or a private septic system, all sewer lines face the same potential problems. For sewer line repair in Palatine, Palatine Plumbing can offer a complete diagnosis of what could be causing the problem. We either have, or have access to all of the necessary sewer line repair equipment required for most sewer line repair jobs, including industrial excavation equipment.
Signs of sewer line problems include water and wastewater not draining or flushing properly, fowl smells or non-typical noises such as gurgling in sinks and toilets, and of course, visually spotting leaks from sewer pipes in areas such as basements. Speaking from experience, it’s important to address these issues immediately to prevent major sewer line back-up or further clogging, both of which can lead to expensive damage to one’s home and belongings.
The beginning of a diagnosis starts with determining where the problem is in the sewer line that is running from the home. A dripping pipe in a basement running from a toilet to the exterior of the home might mean a simple repair to the interior line. Sometimes the problems occur outside. Now this discussion isn’t meant to be a class on property law, but it’s important to have a basic understanding of what you’re responsible for as a homeowner. If your house is connected to a city sewer line, you are responsible for the sewer pipeline running under your property line, which usually goes to the street or sidewalk area. Beyond that point, the local municipality is typically responsible for the same sewer pipeline that runs beyond the homeowner’s property line to the city main. Always make sure to check these rules with your town. If we sense the problem occurs beyond the homeowner’s property line, we will get in touch with the appropriate authorities that can handle the problem.
When the problem is clearly within the outside private sewer line system on your property, we have what it takes to address the damage. A number of things can cause problems to the outside line, which are most commonly either some sort of an obstruction in a line or a root intrusion from an old tree that has grown into the line. Quite obviously, these types of issues would require digging appropriate trenches to find and repair the line. Our modern machinery can handle cutting and replacing large underground sewer pipes.
Most importantly, don’t wait to call for a professional and never try to fix the problem yourself. There are extensive drain snaking tools available in the market, some offered at very long lengths, which are designed for grabbing debris and other waste clogging these types of lines. There are various traps and flaps within the lines that could be pulled on or broken by using one of these devices, which could cause more backflow and more problems. Your best bet is to leave it to us.