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How to tell if you need sewer rodding

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Sewer rodding is a method used to clean drains, pipes and sewer lines. It is a specialized method, used by professional and skilled plumbers. Sometimes it is the only method that will guarantee you unblock that pipe or drain. Find out how to tell if you need a professional plumbing company.

How does rodding work?
“Rodding” is the act of using a piece of plumbing equipment called a drain or sewer rod. Several flexible rods are screwed from end to end and guided into a pipe or drain sometimes accessed through a man-hole. The rods are used to unblock whatever is obstructing the flow of water. They can be used on smaller blockages such as in bathroom sinks or even on mainline sewer pipes.

Do you have a blockage?
If you find that the water in your sink never seems to empty properly or takes a while to do, you probably have a blockage. A more serious blockage would be if water seems to back up into the sink or toilet, or even the shower or bathtub. This could be a blockage with your main line to your home and could result in dark water (water contaminated with human and other waste) backing up into your home. This is extremely unhygienic and can cause extensive damage. If you have any sort of blockage, it’s imperative to call a professional 24 hour plumbing service in Chicago to come and fix the problem.

Do you have trees growing into your sewer pipes?
This is not something that is immediately obvious, but if you have large trees in the front of your property, it is something to look out for. Roots grow into the main sewer line which connects the house to the sewer line in the street. As explained above, a blockage like this can cause massive damage. Sewer rodding is a good method for removing these blockages.

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