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Sewer Line Repair

These three words are dreaded by homeowners across the country, and no wonder. Sewer line repair is often expensive, and residents are typically responsible for the portion of the sewer line running from the house to the street. In this area, tree roots can grow through pipes, built-up gunk can clog pipes, and older steel or clay pipes may simply disintegrate altogether. Fortunately, Absons can spot the following early indications of failing plumbing, you can usually save yourself money and heartache.

  1. Tubs, sinks and showers that drain slowly. Slowly draining sinks, tubs and showers can be infuriating. In such irritating situations, it can be tempting to respond by simply dumping Drano or Liquid Plumber down the lagging drain, but this is unwise when dealing with older steel or clay pipes. Older pipes can easily be eaten away by these harsh products. Furthermore, a slowly draining pipe is often the first indication of a larger plumbing problem. To protect your pipes, call our professional plumbing company when you discover a slow-draining pipe. A plumbing contractor can deliver an expert assessment of the best way to maintain your home’s sewer system.
  2. Odd sounds and smells. Strange, strong smells and unusual sounds are other sewer and plumbing problems are signs of a sewer line problem. Sewer line repair may be required if your toilet is making strange gurgling noises or if a sewage sinkhole shows up in your yard.
  3. Foundation-level water damage.Sewer damage can cause extra moisture to leak through your home’s foundation. If you see cracking around your home’s foundation, or moisture on your basement walls, call a plumbing contractor to double check that since wetness isn’t caused by a plumbing or sewer line problem.
  4. Changing water levels in the toilet bowl. In the morning, you notice that the water level in the toilet bowl is very low. Yet that evening, the bowl may be almost full. Such shifting water levels are often a sign of a failing sewer system, so call a professional plumber if you notice this phenomenon.
  5. Staining around basement drains. Water ring stains around basement drains are another indication that the sewer line needs the attention of a professional plumber.
  6. Booming pest populations. Malfunctioning sewer lines are like magnets to mice, rats and some insect pests. Sewer line repair may be required if you notice an increase in pest populations around your home.
    In some situations, sewer line issues can be repaired using a patch; other plumbing contractors could simply cover over the leaky pipe. On the other hand, in more antiquated homes, this approach is usually temporary at best.
    Especially with older plumbing systems, a leaky pipe is like an alarm, signaling that other pipes may also be on the brink of failure. To get a grip on whether your plumbing system can last, our professional plumber can send a remote camera through your network. If any pipes are about to break, the camera will give you a heads up. If your entire plumbing system is outdated and weak, it may be best to simply replace the whole thing. Although this can be a costly our prices and thorough services are a great deal that’ll ease any financial worries compared to other companies, another upside is that a new sewer line will reliably perform its duty for decades to come.


At AB and Sons Plumbing & Sewer, we use the latest sewer camera technology to find, repair, or clean your sewer problems. We can also diagnose and fix storm drain, floor drain, and outside floor drain problems for you. Contact us today and we will make sure you get affordable prices and fast turnaround times from a company with over 30 years in business.

Let us clean or install your new sewer line

  • Cleaning
  • New lines
  • City sewer connections
  • Tree root removal

Providing camera location services in PALATINE, IL

AB and Sons Plumbing and Sewer has the experience and state-of-the-art equipment in locating and identifying your sewer and drain problems. With this technology it enables us to inspect and accurately determine the condition of your sewer line.
Video inspections are an excellent way to find a variety of obstructions, like buildup, offset joints, broken sewers, sagging pipes, and sludge. With the accurate information, AB and Sons can determine the best course of action to take to repair the problem.
Call AB and Sons today at (224) 239-6719 for your FREE estimate and more information about our camera location services.
Providing a video record for clients
Drains Inc. can also record your line for future use, or if you’re buying or selling a home, to show the new owners, or inspect the one you are thinking of purchasing.
Call AB and Sons and ask us about the wide range of sewer and drain services we offer.

Backwater valves to prevent sewer backflow in PALATINE, IL

Backwater valves are easier and cheaper to install but have some limitations. You cannot use any of the plumbing facilities in your home while it is in the closed position. And if you have seepage tiles or foundation drains that are tied into the sanitary sewer service, your basement may still flood once the valves close as the footing drains or seepage tile water will be trapped and could back up.
If the seepage tile or footing drains will need to be separated out to a new sump pump pit. If you have a basement with no sump pump pit, assume that you have the footing drains or seepage tiles tied directly into your sewer service.

Backwater valves Regular maintenance

Some maintenance is required to keep the protection of your basement. You should realize that regular maintenance is needed to keep the improvement working as intended. Inspection and cleaning of a backwater valve system is recommended once a year.
Call AB and Sons today at (224) 239-6719 for your FREE estimate and more information about backwater valve systems.

Flood control systems in PALATINE, IL

All homes built after 1972 have separate sump pumps for the foundation drainage system as well as overhead sewage systems. A separate foundation drainage system helps keep the groundwater collected by the footing drains from entering the sanitary sewer systems during a rain storm. Flood controls, Backwater valves and Overhead sewer systems prevent sewer backups into the basement should the village sewer mains become overloaded or blocked.
The older sewer systems can be upgraded to prevent sanitary sewer backups into the basement. Flood control systems are well worth it in the long run, As long as it’s maintenance yearly along with your sewer system.

Flood controls allow you to use your system normally

A flood control system is installed in your yard, depending on where your sewer system is located, that has a series of valves in it, along with a sump pit and an injector pump.
If the city sewer systems back up, the valve will shut and any plumbing fixtures inside go into the sump pit and are pumped in front of the valves so you can use your plumbing inside the house as if the sewer system was running like normal.
Give AB and Sons Plumbing & Sewer a call today at (224) 239-6719 for your FREE estimate and more information about flood control systems for your home or business. With over 30 years of experience AB and Son has the expertise you need to handle all your sewer and drain problems.

Seepage tile installation and services in PALATINE, IL

Seepage tiles and foundation drainage tile systems are one of the most important aspects of residential plumbing and sewer. Drain tile systems are also one of the most misunderstood aspects. These systems are usually buried and cannot be easily modified or corrected, it is very important that they are installed correctly.

The importance of foundation drain tile systems

Many homes have full basements or crawlspaces. These basements and crawlspaces are really reverse swimming pools. In other words, most people don’t want water in their basements or crawlspaces.
Foundation drain tile systems is so that the groundwater can be transported away from your basement or crawlspace. If you want a dry basement or crawlspace, you must have an adequate foundation drainage system. Call us at (224) 239-6719 for your FREE estimate and more information about foundation drain tile.

Removal of water from leaky foundations and window wells in PALATINE, IL

Problems with any of these systems can be a major nuisance for you and even possibly your health. The water leaking into your basement or building up in your window wells, and crawlspace, it can eventually lead to mold buildup and major damage to your foundation.

Helping you keep your basement dry in PALATINE, IL

Keeping a dry basement will help protect your foundation, health, and valuable items in your home. In many cases if your home has a basement it may be built without a sump pump pit, this means your foundation drains or seepage tiles could tie into your sanitary sewer system as it leaves your building.
If this line fails or get blocked with tree roots and cannot carry water to the sanitary line, which then can cause you to start having seepage problems. AB and Sons Plumbings & Sewer can clean, maintain, and repair any problem you’re having with your foundation drains, seepage tiles, or window wells. Having AB and Sons do your yearly cleanings to your drainage system can better your chances of not flooding. Give us a call at (224) 239-6719 for your FREE estimate and more information about our other services.

Battery services that help you through the emergency in PALATINE, IL

Make sure that your home is protected with a reliable battery backup system from the professionals at AB and Sons Plumbing we offer two types of battery backup systems for our customers. The first is a battery system to run your primary sump pump when you don’t need a secondary pump. Our battery system can run for up to two days depending on how much it runs, the size of the sump pump, and the height of discharge. Countless basements have flooded due to a power outage caused by a severe rainstorm, causing extensive and irreplaceable damages to the homeowner’s valuables or to their finished basements.
Our second type is a battery backup sump pump can be installed in the same pump pit as the primary pump. Some battery backup pumps will tell you the status of the power supply. Some models will provide a continuous steady beep if the battery is getting low. If the battery has a partial charge, it will produce a chirp similar to that of a smoke detector with a low battery.

A range of backup pumps

Depending on the size of the battery and the height of the sump pumps discharge point, some models can pump up to 6 or more hours. Most battery backup pumps are not as powerful as a standard sump pump that operates on 110 volts of current.
A standard 110 volt 1/3 horsepower sump pump can almost always discharge about 35 gallons of water per minute assuming the discharge point is no more than 10 feet above the pump.
Depending on the model we install a battery backup model that will pump up to 20 gallons per minute with no more than 10-foot discharge height.
Remember that the backup pumps are just a backup. The purpose of the sump pump is to get you through the emergency! Call AB and Sons at (224) 239-6719 for your FREE estimate and more information about our backup battery services for your sump pump system.

Cleanout installations and services in PALATINE, IL

In older homes the only access to the sewer line might be in the basement. At AB and Sons Plumbing and Sewer we have the experience and expertise you need to handle any sewer or drainage problem.
Installing the cleanout located outside of the house will make future maintenance easier, and you also won’t have a mess in the house. Call AB and Sons Plumbing & Sewer at (224) 239-6719 for more information about our cleanout installations.

How to increase the life of your drainage system

Having a new sewer cleanout installed is one of the best things you can do to save the life of your sewer and drainage system.

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Matt B.

Matt B.

Replace kitchen sink faucet and replace cartridge on shower valve in 100+ unit apt. Building

Near W Wood St, Palatine, IL 60067
Palatine, IL - Replace kitchen sink faucet and replace cartridge on shower valve in 100+ unit apt. Building
Robert P.

Robert P.

Attempt to in unjam garbage disposal

Near IL-53, Palatine, IL 60074
Matthew B.

Matthew B.

Repair waterpipe on jacuzzi tub

Near Arlingdale Ct, Palatine, IL 60067
Paul W.

Paul W.

Replace old sump pump with new.

Near S Burno Dr, Palatine, IL 60067
Matthew B.

Matthew B.

Replace shower drain and 2"pvc ptrap also other misc. Plumbing

Near W Carriageway Cir, Palatine, IL 60067
Pauly W.

Pauly W.

When you're ready to do camera sanitary sewer

Near N Barrington Woods Rd, Palatine, IL 60074
Matthew B.

Matthew B.

Pull and reset toilet that was leaking due to improper installation.

Near Wyndham Ct, Palatine, IL 60074
Palatine, IL - Pull and reset toilet that was leaking due to improper installation.
Matthew B.

Matthew B.

Service sump pump

Near E Sanborn Dr, Palatine, IL 60074
Palatine, IL - Service sump pump
Timothy G.

Timothy G.

Rod main line

Near E Plate Dr, Palatine, IL 60074
Palatine, IL - Rod main line
Timothy G.

Timothy G.

Rod kitchen sinkline

Near E Nichols Rd, Palatine, IL 60074
Palatine, IL - Rod kitchen sinkline