Ex-Stink Plumbing &Sewer
 
EX-STINK
Plumbing and Sewer Services
 
For an Appointment: (847) 587-4800
Plumbing License # 058-137480
Plumbing Contractor registration # 0055-042993
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions about Ex-Stink Plumbing and Sewer Services in Chicagoland, IL

How do I clean my sewer?

To clean your sewer lines you should contact a licensed, bonded and insured drainlayer, like Ex-Stink Plumbing and Sewer Services to rod your sewer line. Rodding is a cable run rod that has a special inner drum, so it can make certain bends to unclog the drain. This rod also has the capability to add different size cutter blades to clean the sewer lines.

How do I determine the health condition of my sewer lines?

To determine the health of your sewer you should contact a licensed, bonded and insured drainlayer, like Ex-Stink Plumbing and Sewer Services to televise your sewer lines. Televising is a state of the art technology that lets you see live footage of the condition of your sewer lines. You will be able to see if you sewer lines are broken, separated, or decaying along with blockages such as tree roots.

How do I know where my sewer line is located?

To locate your sewer line you should contact a licensed, bonded, and insured drainlayer, like Ex-Stink Plumbing and Sewer Services to locate your sewer line. A locator/receiver pinpoints the exact location of your sewer and also determines the depth.

How do I avoid sewer back-ups?

To avoid sewer back-ups you should set up a yearly maintenance plan with a licensed, bonded, and insured drainlayer, like Ex-Stink Plumbing and Sewer Services to rod and televise your main sewer line. By maintaining your sewer line you can prevent possible back-ups from occurring.

How do I avoid costly repairs to my sewer system?

To avoid costly repairs you should set up a yearly maintenance plan with a licensed bonded and insured drainlayer, like Ex-Stink Plumbing and Sewer Services to rod and televise your main sewer line.

How often should I rod my main sewer line?

If you have a clay tile sewer lines you should have the main line rodded yearly with a licensed, bonded, and insured drainlayer, like Ex-Stink Plumbing and Sewer Services.

Why do I need a sanitary 6" sewer clean out installed?

Most sanitary sewers were put in with clay pipe and roots seek for leaks in the sewer pipes. The roots infiltrate the sewer lines causing waste and paper build-up, which cause your drains to back up in the house. Access to your main sewer line from the house is 4" (in most cases) and you cannot properly clean a 6" sewer line from a 4" access with cutters. By installing a 6" sewer clean out you will have proper access for cleaning, which will also reduce future rodding charges. It is recommended that all homes have a sewer clean out installed, so the main sewer line can be accessed for proper cleaning.

What is the difference between Hydro-Jetting and rodding?

Hydro-Jetting is high-pressure water jets that safely cleans grease and sludge. This is mostly used in restaurants and automotive stations where grease and oils are used. Hydro-Jetting brings the pipe back to almost factory condition. Rodding is a cable, run by a rod with a special inner drum and cable. This is used to make certain bends and also has the capability to add different size cutter blades to clean the sewer line.