If you live in Oak Brook, meet your new local plumber
We ARE Plumbing Science! Oak Brook’s BEST residential plumber.
Even though Rocket Plumbing has been in Chicago for more than 15 years, we’ve recently opened another location to serve discerning homeowners in the Chicagoland suburbs. We know that homeowners with large properties (like those in Oak Brook) have unique issues when it comes to maintaining their plumbing system, repairing broken or leaking pipe, and upgrading to the latest technological home comforts.
We Can Get Your Storm Drains Flowing Again
Our weather patterns here in the Midwest are changing. Spring rains come like monsoons, flooding carefully landscaped yards and basements. But Rocket Plumbing can help in a few key areas.
Drain Repair & Clog Prevention – Using the latest technology we can remove stubborn clogs and slow drains with our hydro jet or descaling machine. Either one can eliminate tree roots and restore your sewer pipe to like new condition.
Surface Drainage System – Surface drainage systems are canals that are created for runoff water. Some water will be absorbed into the ground but excessive precipitation falling could cause issues.
French Drain – These are becoming more and more popular as methods for directing water and providing greater opportunity to be absorbed back into the ground. They consist of a trench containing perforated drain tile and filled with rock.
Downspout and Gutter System – Beyond keeping water from running down the sides of your house, many gutter systems can be directed into french drains.
Dry Well / Catch Basin – If you already have a catch basin, make sure it’s cleaned yearly. But they are exactly as they sound; a way to collect, or catch water underground and redirect it to your city’s sewer system.
Protect Your Basement From Flooding
It seems more and more that our climate is changing. Here in the Midwest and especially in cities like Oak Brook, IL our rains come in a short amount of time, dumping lots of water on roads, parking lots, and lawns all over the western suburbs. Even newer homes are affected by aging city infrastructure and can experience flooding issues. That’s why there are three simple ways we can attack excess water.
Sump Pump – Sump pumps move water from your basement out of your home. A sump is usually, a hole dug below the main surface of your basement floor. Inside the hole, known as a basin, holds the pump. When the water gets too high, sump pumps automatically pump excess water out of the basement and away from your property to a designated drainage area.
Because they are completely submerged in the water basin, they are often quieter, save space in your basement, and clog less often. The downside is that they may not last as long as other sump pumps due to sitting in water for prolonged periods. This is still the best option for homes with major flooding concerns.
Ejector Pump – Ejector pumps are similar to sump pumps in appearance and are also installed in a sump basin on your basement floor. These pumps are designed to handle both solid and liquid waste and are most commonly found in finished basements. They collect wastewater from the floor drain, washer, basement sinks, and below-grade bathrooms and are connected to a sanitary sewer line.
When to Add an Ejector Pump? Ejector pumps will benefit your home when:
- You use large amounts of water, especially for laundry, slop sinks, or washtubs
- You have a toilet or full bathroom in the basement
- Your home has a septic system and you want to add an extra buffer to reduce flooding
Battery Backup Systems – Battery backup sump pumps are used to supplement primary pumps by giving you several hours of additional protection from water damage if your primary pump fails due to power outages, mechanical failure, or excessive use.
Battery backup pump systems are a necessary add-on for any basement to help protect it from flooding. A basement with a primary pump by itself is more likely to eventually flood. A pump failure can occur due to a mechanical error caused by normal wear and tear, a float switch has gone bad, or due to the loss of power. Power outages are most likely to occur during a heavy rainstorm, which is obviously the worst time you’d want to lose your power — and the functionality of your sump pump.
Rocket Plumbing proudly uses Ion Technologies sump pumps and battery backup pump systems
Using Camera Inspection to Eliminate Sewage from Entering Your Home
Here in the Midwest, not only do we have to worry about heavy rains getting into basements, but there is also the threat of sewage that can really damage your home. Sump pumps are designed to handle excess water. But what about backups within the sewer system? Sometimes there are issues within the sewer system that can cause backups of sewage, regardless of whether it’s raining or not.
Here are four sewer upgrades to consider to be worry-free about sewage entering your home:
Camera Inspection – If you’re unsure about why you’re having issues, a camera inspection should be your first line of defense to figure out what’s going on. A camera inspection is accurate, safe, economical, and efficient to ensure your problem is fixed for good. Learn more >>
Overhead Sewer Conversion – Water seeks the lowest point in a system, and in a typical older home, the lowest point of the plumbing system is on the floor of the basement or cellar. An overhead sewer system is designed to raise the lowest point in a home’s plumbing to be well above even an overflowing sewer. Learn more >>
External Cleanout – An outside sewer cleanout is an external entry point to your main sewer line with a removable cover to allow for cleaning, blockage removal, and camera inspection. This makes it easy for routine maintenance without your plumber having to come inside your house. If you have an older home that does not have an external sewer cleanout and you’re thinking about putting one in, make sure you pair it with a backwater valve (see next).
Backflow or Backwater Sewer Valve – The CleanCheck backwater valve is installed between your house and the clean-out. If there is a clog or flooding, a flapper inside the valve quickly closes and stops the reverse flow from entering your home or building. And the really cool thing about this is that it installs outside and below ground. Learn more >>
Lift Station – A wastewater lift station is a pumping station that moves wastewater from low areas of land to a higher point so it can again flow by gravity. The benefit of using a lift station in a sewage collection system is that it saves a substantial amount of money in excavation costs. Installing a wastewater lift station at certain points in a gravity pipeline system saves money without sacrificing efficiency or functionality. Learn more >>
Replace Cast Iron or Galvanized Pipe in Your Home
If your home was built before 1960, chances are you have lots of galvanized or cast iron piping in your home. And even though copper pipe rose in popularity in the 1970s, many new homes built before 1990 may have both. Over time, you may experience any of the following issues that may warrant considering a recipe:
- Water leaks either around joints or valves
- Concerns about old piping, being preventative
- Low water pressure from build-up
- Water quality issues
DID YOU KNOW that your plumbing system accounts for approximately 15% of your home’s value? Fix your leaking, corroded, or outdated piping today. Here are some other benefits to consider:
- Fix leaks and save $$$ on your water bill
- Improve water pressure throughout your home (WATCH OUR VIDEO >>)
- Enjoy clean, free-flowing fresh water
- Improve your resale value with high-quality plumbing
- Shower safely even while others are using toilets
- Peace of mind
SMART Plumbing Technology Provides the Ultimate in Home Comfort
Your home is your refuge, make sure your plumbing is up to the task, not just now but for the future. Equip your home with SMART technology solutions so your home is as comfortable and safe as possible.
Who doesn’t enjoy new technology? Those things that not only look and feel NEW, but that improve your lifestyle and home comfort. At a 1982 planning retreat for Apple, Steve Jobs was quoted as saying “customers don’t know what they want until we’ve shown them.” The same can be true for plumbing. Don’t laugh, while you may think you don’t spend a lot of time in your bathroom, according to a Bathroom Habits Survey from MaP, the average person spends 30 minutes in the bathroom daily. That is more than 182 hours per year for each individual, and many find themselves spending more time than the average.
Don’t worry, we can help you identify all the plumbing areas in your home that could stand to level up. Here is a list to help you figure out where home life could be more enjoyable. And, after that, just call one of our field techs and start living large.
- Smart Water-Leak Detector
- Automatic Water Shut-Off Valve
- Water Filter / Softener
- Hydro Jet Drain Maintenance
- Sewer Pipe Tree Root Removal
- Cast-Iron Pipe Descale
- Sewer Pipe Liner
- Water Quality Filtration System
- Deep Well / Undermount Sink Drain Relocation
- Garbage Disposal
- Backwater Sewer Valve
- Sump Pump Battery Backup
- Tankless Hot Water Heaters
- Instant Hot Water Comfort Valve
- Tank Sediment Maintenance Flush
- Anode Rod Corrosion Replacement
- Tank Brass Ball Drain Valve Retrofit
- Smart Toilets
- Dual-Flush Toilets
- Pressure-Assist Toilets
- Bidet Toilet Seat
- Soft-Close Toilet Seat
- Burst-proof Braided Stainless Steel Hoses
- Recessed Laundry Outlet Box
We’re In Your Neighborhood, Oak Brook
We like to tell our customers, that Rocket Plumbing IS plumbing science. Why? Because we’ve got the most innovative tools and techniques since Roto-Rooter was invented in 1933. We’ll take care of all your plumbing needs, whether you recognize that routine drain cleaning is important or have a plumbing emergency. We make it easy to contact us at (630) 228-1440 whether you like to call or you can snap pictures to send us for an upcoming plumbing project. Then sit back and relax because Rocket Plumbing & Drain Cleaning is on the way to Oak Brook in 3… 2… 1!