Sewer Services In Dekalb, Il

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Please contact us to tell us about your plumbing needs. We’re happy to discuss any problems you might have and suggest solutions right over the phone. However, to get a complete understanding of what you need, we’ll ask to schedule a time to visit at your convenience. Then you will receive an accurate estimate of all work to be done.

At Balanced Plumbing, we know that we can improve your commercial and residential plumbing. There is always work that needs to be done, and we pride ourselves on quick response times. Balanced Plumbing was “born” of our commitment to putting our customers first. We strive to provide smart, solutions-based recommendations and repairs, working with integrity and craftsmanship that is second to none. You will be pleased with the results.

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Blanced Plumbing Sewer Services in Dekalb, Il


Your Responsibilities As A Dekalb, Il Homeowner

Many people don’t know this, but as a homeowner, you are responsible for the portion of your sewer line that leads from your house to the main sewer lateral under the street. This means that if any time you have a blockage, clog, root infiltration or other backup in your sewer line, it’s up to you to find a plumber that can clear it!

What are the symptoms of a clogged sewer line?

  • All drains in the house run slowly
  • While one drain empties, the others begin to back up
  • When the toilet is flushed, the pipe gives off a gurgling sound
  • An unpleasant smell coming from the drains
  • Waste water rising from the lowest drain in the house

Reasons you may need service:

  • Broken, cracked or collapsed sewer lines
  • Shifting or settling soil
  • Pipe corrosion
  • Tree root infiltration
  • Weather changes, such as frozen ground
  • Deterioration due to age or materials used

What Is A Sewer Backup?

As the name suggests, sewer backups are when sewage from your sewer lines backups through your drain pipes. There are a few different causes of sewer line backups, and by understanding the causes you can help prevent this plumbing problem from occurring in your home.

Tree roots can infiltrate sewer lines and cause quite a lot of damage. Even if the roots gets in through a small crack, the crack will widen as the tree and the roots grow. In addition to damaging your pipes, tree roots can also cause blockages and sewer backups.

Sewer clogs can also be caused by flushing solid objects down the drain. Flushing grease, hair, garbage or other debris that are too large for your pipes down your drains can build up and cause clogs, sometimes leading to sewage backing up into your drains.

Structural problems can also lead to damaged sewer lines, which in turn can cause overflow. Some of these problems occur because of a faulty installation, but often it is a result of aging pipes. Sags in the line, holes, offset joints, and cracks can also be possible causes of sewer backup.

If your sewer is backing up in the Dekalb, Il area, give Balanced Plumbing a call! Whatever your emergency repair, we will take care of your problem as quickly as possible.

Our sewer repair services include inspection, repair and sewer line replacement. These services are designed to ensure that your sewer line is operating at peak efficiency. We are here to help you seven days a week, whether it is for routine sewer inspection, maintenance, service or emergency repair.

Balanced Plumbing Sewer Services in Dekalb, Il

Underlying Causes Of Collapsed Sewer Pipes

Tree Root Incursion Weakens Pipe Wall

Tree roots seeking out water are attracted to the available moisture in the sewer line and grow into the pipe through joints. As the roots grow they weaken the joint allowing wastewater to escape and erode the soil around the pipe creating a belly that results in collapse.

Offset & Misaligned Pipes

Similar in effect to tree roots, offset or misaligned joints allow wastewater to escape which erodes soil around the pipe eventually leading to collapse.

Aging Orangeberg Pipe

Bituminized fiber drain and sewer pipe (a.k.a. Orangeburg pipe) is a type of sewer pipe that was originally manufactured as an oval conduit for wiring from the 1890s to the early 1940s. After WWII, it was made as a round pipe until the 1970s as a cost effective sewer pipe. Orangeburg pipe is comprised of cellulose fibers impregnated with hot tar. The joints are gasketless. The pipe often softens and deforms with age, allowing infiltration and root intrusion. After decades of use, these tar paper pipes degrade from the constant moisture causing the pipe walls to weaken and collapse.

Sewer Line Repair Services In Dekalb, Il

Sewer and pipe clogs are not problems for the amateur to fix.
It is too easy to puncture a pipe and cause a bigger problem.

Balanced Plumbing offers drain cleaning services for any home or business in Dekalb, Il.

There’s nothing worse than a clogged drain! Our expert drain cleaning service will open your pipes and get them flowing again. We bring power rodding equipment to service slow or completely clogged drains, clearing obstructions quickly and thoroughly. And we’re careful in how we approach each job, so that we don’t cause any damage to your pipes. We identify the problem and act quickly to fix it, being careful to offer you the least cost solution. At Balanced Plumbing, we know that a simple drain clean up can quickly balloon into a major plumbing job. You will know everything we’re doing and why, and you’ll be given an accurate estimate of any additional work that may be required to ensure your drains stay clear for a good long time to come.

We can handle drains and sewer lines for homes and buildings of any size in Dekalb, Il. Our expert technicians work with top of the line equipment to get the job done and make it last. Our services will take care of lavatory sinks, kitchen sinks, laundry lines, grease lines, floor sinks, mop sinks, urinals, main sewer lines that run from your home our business to the city main, and others. Call us and tell us about your clogged pipes. We have a solution!

Balanced Plumbing, Drain Cleaning Services In Dekalb, Il

Balanced Plumbing offers sewer repair services for any Dekalb, Il home or business.

Collapsed sewer lines are commonly the end result of several types of untreated sewer line problems. Tree root incursion, offset pipe joints, and aging Orangeberg pipe - if left untreated - lead to the loss of structural integrity of the sewer pipe which eventually leads to the soil above collapsing into the line and completely blocking the flow of wastewater. Once a pipe has collapsed, either repair or replacement is typically needed to restore flow.

We know a lot about pipe repair! At Balanced Plumbing we install new pipes and fix old ones every day. But we don’t just throw a few pipes in, patch up a problem and leave. We work based upon careful planning for your immediate and long-term plumbing needs. Our craftsmen can fix a problem now while helping you to plan for the future. We’ll give you careful recommendations and helpful advice, so that you can determine your best course of action. Our goal is to give you an efficient and cost effective plumbing system for your home or business. You’ll save money in the long run and be pleased with the results.

We repair any kind of pipe or tubing that may be considered “pipe.” In the strictest sense of the word, pipe refers to a tube with adequate wall thickness (Schedule40 or greater) to accept nominal pipe thread. Pipes serve for many different uses in your business or home. They may be for air, water, gas, plumbing vent, waste or acid waste. Pipes are made of different materials that include, but are not limited to, copper, galvanized, black steel, brass, cpvc, pex, pvc, sdr-26, cast iron, and clay. Contact us today to see if our piping solutions can be of service to you or your business.

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