Chicago Sewer Line Repair
At Rooter Flush Sewer and Plumbing, we provide Chicago sewer line repair services to residential and commercial customers. Our sewer services include sewer line repair and replacement, trenchless repair, sewer replacement, cast iron pipe descaling, and sewer ejector pump installation.
Customer satisfaction is our top priority. In addition to sewer pipe repair, we provide a full range of sewer drain cleaning and grease trap pumping.
Emergency 24 Hour Chicago Sewer Help
Our Chicago sewer experts are ready to serve homeowners and business owners with any sewer and drain issue. We offer free sewer repair and cleaning estimates. We are known for honest service with competitive pricing.
If you have any questions about our services, please get in touch with us.
Honest Assesments of Sewer Line Issues
WHen you request sewer service from us we provide a clear, honest assessment of your sewer line with a flat fee cost estimate. Sewer line repairs can be costly but some sewer problems can be solved quickly and sewer line replacement is not always reguired. In some cases a professional sewer pipe cleaning will remove a blockage. Sewer pipe lines can be inspected using video inspection cameras. Sewer camera inspections provide video evidence of the pipe’s condition. Based on a sewer inspection video, a sewer replacement may be required. However, in many cases, a sewer problem is caused by a significant blackage. We clear sewer line blockages with sewer rodding and sewer hydro jetting. Modern trenchless sewer repair methods can reline pipes while they remain in place. Cast iron sewer pipes can be restored when scale buildup reduces or stops sewage flow. We remove the metal scale using special equipment and avoids cast iron sewer line replacement.
Reasons to Call Rooter Flush
- Fast Emergency Response
- Free Estimates
- Free Sewer Inspection with Sewer Line Repair
- Honest Diagnosis
- Detailed Explanation of Work Needed
- Consistent Communication
- Sewer Experts since 2002
- Service Chicago city and Suburban Areas
Common Sewer Line Problems
- Broken or cracked sewer line
- Tree roots intrusion
- Collapsed sewer line or “bellied pipe”
- Corroded Sewer Pipe
- Leaking joints
- Blockages caused by debris, sludge or scale buildup
- Pipe Joints Misaligned
Sewer Problem Warning Signs
You may need to have your sewer line inspected if you experience any of the following conditions.
- Frequent Backups
- Multiple Toilets Won’t Flush
- Sewer Gas Odors
- Wet Spots or Sinkholes on Your Lawn
Chicago Sewer Repair and Replacement Services
- Trenchless Repair / No-Dig Sewer Repair (requires only minimal digging)
- Conventional Sewer Repair (requires excavation but this is not always necessary)
- Sewer Replacement (physical replacement or repaired in-place with trenchless)
- Cast Iron Sewer Pipe Descaling< (restore cast iron pipes and save)/li>
- Sewer Ejector Pump Installation and Repair (same day service available)
Our Sewer-Related Services
- Sewer Drain Cleaning and Rodding
- Sewer Camera Inspection
- Hydro Jetting
- Tree Root Removal
- Grease Trap Pumping
Your Sewer Responsibilty as a Homeowner
Usually, the property owner is responsible for the sewer line coming from the house to the curb. You will need to check with your local municipality to confirm your responsibilities as a property owner.
Chicago Trenchless Sewer Repair Specialists
How Does Trenchless Sewer Line Repair Work?
We specialize in all types of sewer service, including a sewer service known as trenchless repair or no-dig repair.
Conventional repair requires excavation. Unlike traditional sewer repair methods, trenchless sewer repair techniques get to the root of the problem without digging up your lawn or the property between a building and the street. Trenchless sewer repair is less invasive and less labor-intensive.
Trenchless repair uses efficient, effective techniques such as sewer pipe lining, sliplining, cured-in-place-pipe lining (CIPP) and pipe bursting. These techniques allow our skilled technicians to repair sewer lines with minimal digging and damage to landscaping.
Trenchless Repair Methods
We use state-of-the-art trenchless equipment to fix old and damaged sewer lines. Sewer technicians get the job done faster and at a lower cost using modern technology. A relatively small amount of time and money is all it takes to avoid the potential of an unexpected sewer repair bill.
Sewer Pipe Relining (Sliplining)
Sewer pipe lining is a process that involves inserting an epoxy-soaked liner into a damaged pipe in need of repair. The liner is then inflated and left to cure and harden. After a few hours, the epoxy seals the inner walls of the existing pipe, and we remove the liner. Pipelining is a quick, cost-effective fix that can last for decades.
Pipe bursting replaces a damaged pipe by breaking the old, damaged pipe while simultaneously pulling in a new pipe to take its place. A winch with a cone-shaped bursting head breaks up the old line. As the bursting head moves through the pipe, the new sewer lining, which follows directly behind the bursting head.
Cured-in-Place Pipe Lining CIPP
Cured-in-place pipe lining is another trenchless method of sewer repair. Learn more about cured-in-place relining here.
Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Repair
Requires Minimal Digging
Trenchless sewer repair is done with minimal digging at each end of the sewer pipe. “No-dig sewer repair” is another term for trenchless repair.
Saves You Money and Time
Because trenchless sewer line repairs avoid the need for significant excavation and require fewer labor hours, you will most likely spend far less for trenchless compared to conventional repair.
Replacement Pipes Can Last 50 to 60 years.
Trenchless technology can reline the existing sewer pipe, eliminating the need for physical removal and replacement. The relined pipe can last a very long time, from 50 to 60 years.
Sewer Video Camera Inspection
Sewer video inspections use a small, specialized video camera attached to a long cable. The camera and cable are pushed through the sewer pipe, recording footage that shows the pipe’s condition from beginning to end. The resulting footage is displayed on a heavy-duty video display monitor and accurately indicates the problem.
We perform a sewer camera inspection before and after jetting the line. The initial assessment tells us if hydro jetting is the most appropriate action. It also shows us the location of the blockage or damage, as well as the condition of the pipe.
Our skilled technicians conduct a camera inspection to know whether or not to use trenchless techniques instead of traditional sewer repair methods. A sewer inspection using a tiny camera will show the exact cause and location of the problem. Any sewer line problem will be apparent after a sewer camera inspection.
Why Homebuyers Request Sewer Inspections
Many homebuyers request a sewer camera inspection before purchasing a new home. No matter how well-maintained a house may appear, it is only possible for homebuyers to know the sewer line’s condition by conducting an inspection.
Many prospective home buyers order a sewer camera inspection in addition to the typical general home inspection. A simple sewer camera inspection can protect homebuyers from potentially expensive unforeseen sewer-related issues occurring down the road.
Sewer Pipe Descaling
Cast Iron Pipes Can Be Restored
Sometimes sewer repair doesn’t entail fixing a damaged pipe but rather a thorough cleaning. Over time, debris and wastewater can form a substance known as scale, which clogs pipes and restricts water flow. Sewer pipe descaling is the process of removing obstructions in lines through the use of specialized tools to restore normal water flow.
Sometimes we can restore cast iron sewer pipes using a descaling technique. Suppose you notice your home or business’ drainage getting progressively worse. In that case, it could result from scale buildup in your pipes. Scale is a hardened coating made from a combination of debris and wastewater. It builds up over time with regular use, especially in cast iron sewer pipes. Large-scale deposits can impede water flow to and from your property if left untreated.
We restore pipes that have a buildup of scale using specialized equipment. We use a tool that grinds away the scale deposits built inside the line, leaving it with a smooth, clean surface.
Descaling does more than solve drainage problems. It also increases the longevity of your pipes and reduces the likelihood of needing a sewer line replacement.
If you think your sewer pipes require descaling, don’t put it off any longer. The sooner harmful scale buildup is taken care of, the better. The longer you wait, the more corroded your pipes will become until they eventually need to be replaced entirely.
How to Prevent Clogged Sewer and Drain Lines
- Regular sewer inspections
- Don’t flush items other than toilet paper. Anything else will eventually cause blockages.
- Don’t pour grease, fats or oils down kitchen drains.
- Keep hair out of shower and tub drains.
Chicago Sewer Line Replacement Cost
The cost for sewer repair or replacement in Chicago will depend on many factors including the repair method used, the length of the sewer line, the estimated labor and price of materials. This is a general guide for estimated sewer repair cost. We are always happy to help the property owners of Chicago with free estimates and fair, flat rate pricing.