Catch Basin Pumping in Chicago & Lombard, IL
Did your plumber just tell you you need Catch Basin Pumping and you are scratching your head wondering why he can’t do it?
Most plumbers don’t have the tools, are not keeping up with technological innovation in order to handle emergencies like backflow from sewer drains beyond sump pump replacements.
Excessive rain and congested systems have been a constant problem here in Chicago. So much so that it makes the pages of the Chicago Tribune every year for the last 5 years or more. You see, Chicago and every other city or town in Illinois is experiencing record rainfall, going against conventional weather and climate predictions. Here in Chicago, we also have additional risks because of the city’s unusual approach to handling storm drain water waste. Backflow into your homes plumbing system and basements from the sewer from a major rainfall is NO joke, and as the Tribune has written extensively about, is causing major damage to homes in the city. This makes having a high-quality solution to rainfall runoff as important as ever.
You have a backup!
Enter the wonderful innovation that is the Catch Basin. When properly functioning, catch basins are the time-tested solution to the problem of rainwater runoff.
Enter Problem #2 With Chicago Catch Basins
In order to even get to the problem, Catch Basin Pumping (drawing out the backed up sewage) has to be done first in order to assess a blockage or source of backflow. At Rocket Plumbing, we use our Sewer Camera Inspection tools for precise solutions.
Catch Basins are an important structure in your plumbing system that helps keep your basement from flooding. Landscapes that drain poorly can also cause problems inside the house — particularly Chicago basements. Downspout water that doesn’t drain away from your home’s foundation could easily flood the basement.
Here is another practical question you can ask yourself… is your driveway sloping away from your home? Flooded basements can also happen if your driveway doesn’t slope away from your home, causing water to flow into the home.
A catch basin that has deteriorated or is blocked, can create very expensive water damage. Another common cause of catch basins not functioning would be tree roots moving pipe attachments, or breaking into the pipes themselves.
Rocket Plumbing approaches clearing tree roots with a new revolutionary tool that leaves no roots behind. This same tool can clean the interior of the pipes, making them like new.
That means less surface to snag material coming down the pipe, and fewer repairs. This is a long term solution that prevents expensive repairs.