Do the sinks or toilets in your Highland Park, Illinois, home keep backing up? If so, you likely have a clog somewhere in your pipes. And there’s only one way to find and fix it: through sewer rodding. Professional plumbers use this method to clean drains, pipes and sewer lines. It’s often the only way that will work to unclog a drain or pipe. Read on to learn more about sewer rodding.

How Does Sewer Rodding Work?

Professional plumbers guide several attached sewer roads into a drain or pipe to unclog whatever is obstructing the flow of water. This act is called sewer rodding. Each rod measures about three feet long, and they’re made from polypropylene and steel hardware. Plumbers use them on small blockages like a bathroom toilet or sewer pipes.

How Can You Tell If You Have a Clog?

If it takes a long time for the water in a full sink to drain, you probably have a small clog. A severe clog would entail water backing up into the sink, toilet or bathtub. This type of clog usually occurs in the main line and can sometimes result in contaminated water backing up into your home. If you notice dark water backing up into your water – water that contains human and other waste – it’s imperative that a professional plumber visits your home immediately.

Can I Complete This Task Myself?

Sewer rodding involves special skills and equipment. Therefore, only a trained professional plumber should complete this task. Trying to do it yourself can lead to more significant and costly problems. Also, it’s quite a messy job.

Do you suspect your home’s plumbing system isn’t working as it should? The professional plumbers at Carefree Comfort Inc. can help you diagnose and repair the problem right away. To schedule an emergency plumbing repair or drain cleaning, contact us at 847-388-0115 today.

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