Heavy rains can cause some heavy damage. Flooded basements, power outages, and lightning struck trees are just a few of the pitfalls of rainfall. The devastating flooding this past June in Round Lake Illinois left classes out for days and properties destroyed.
Murphy Elementary in particular faced catastrophic damage to their gymnasium, library, and computer room. While the immediate problems of mold prevention in the walls, cleaning up the floors and re-stocking lost books are on top of everyone’s mind, the long-term problems in the pipe system are just as troublesome.
Storms can place stress on drainage systems and pipes, and can accumulate over time. Three common problems are:
- Clogged Pipes: The immense amount of debris from heavy rainstorms creates a buildup around the drain and in the pipe. This often results in an overflow of water from the blockage.
- Broken Pipes: Large amounts of rainfall can cause pipes to rupture due to the ground shifting and putting pressure on the pipes. The rain softens the ground causing it to move. If a pipe is dislocated or cracked, dirt and debris can clog the pipe even further.
- Sewage backup: You already may be dealing with flooding from the storm, but beware of flooding from your sewage pipe. Most pipes aren’t built to hold so much water, and can cause the pipe to clog or burst, forcing the water to come back up.
The last thing you want to worry about when you’ve been devastated by a flood is problematic plumbing. Unfortunately, this is an issue we face all too commonly. Many people fear finding out there’s a problem with their pipes, and write off their clog to a little hair down the drain. Putting off the problem, however, will only make it worse.
With today’s technology, there’s no need to avoid calling the professionals. At Feltner’s Sewer & Drain Services we use a trenchless sewer pipe repair method that allows us to fix your broken pipe without having to dig up your property. In the past, a crew would have to come in and remove the old piping and replace it with a new system. This method took days or even weeks and involved a costly crew. With trenchless sewer repair, we get the job done in a day.
After diagnosing the problem with our sewer inspection technology, which involves inserting a video camera into the pipe to capture footage of the interior, we then pinpoint the exact location of the problem. Through the best access point, our team enters the pipe and fills it with an epoxy resin lining. This coating hardens to form a brand new pipe around the interior of the existing pipe. Your new pipe will be resistant to many types of damages including tree root invasion, corrosion and even storms.
If you are in Round Lake Illinois and have noticed any signs of pipe damage, call our team for an inspection. Since 1999, our family owned operation has been specializing in blockages, tree root removal, hydro jetting, and trenchless sewer repair. Call us today for a free estimate.