Sewer Rodding Service

For over a decade, property owners on Chicago’s northwest side and in its suburbs have turned to Green Tech Plumbing to combat the most stubborn sewer clogs. Our customers consistently express relief and satisfaction, not only because of our unparalleled expertise in sewer rodding but also due to our unwavering respect for their homes.

They are always pleased to discover their space as clean, if not cleaner, after our service. Our plumbers utilize tarps, shoe covers, PPE, and always ensure they clean up post-service. Additionally, for added peace of mind with your rodding service, we employ fiber optic cameras to inspect your sewer line afterward. With Green Tech Plumbing, your satisfaction and peace of mind remain our top priorities.

 

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What Is Sewer Rodding?

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Sewer rodding, commonly referred to as plumbing snaking, is a technique designed to clear drain obstructions and re-establish optimal water flow in your plumbing system. Our skilled plumbing experts employ flexible rods, connected end-to-end, to navigate through the system and eliminate any blockages. This versatile service addresses both minor and major obstructions, ranging from kitchen sinks to mainline sewers. Moreover, we are equipped with specialized rods and tools tailored for various rodding tasks.

Depending on the nature of the clog, a plumber will employ various tools tailored to the specific task at hand. For instance, if faced with a grease clog, a plumber would typically utilize a grease cutter to drill through the obstruction.


While rodding is gentle on pipes, drains, and sewers, it’s essential that the service be carried out by a qualified professional, especially when chemicals are involved. Undertaking this task without the requisite expertise could exacerbate the issue, potentially resulting in more severe problems than just a blocked drain.

How To Prevent Sewer Line Clogs

Maintaining a clog-free sewer line is not just about what goes down the drain, but also about mindful landscaping. Here are some measures to keep your sewer line flowing smoothly:

  1. Mind Your Trees: When landscaping, especially when planting large trees, opt for slower-growing varieties with less aggressive root systems. Always ensure you’re not planting close to the mainline.
  2. Be Careful What You Flush: Keep rags, paper towels, personal hygiene products, and other thick papers away from your toilets and drains. They’re notorious for causing backups.
  3. Steer Clear of Fats and Oils: Never pour grease, fats, or oils down your drains. They solidify upon cooling and can create stubborn blockages.
  4. Skip Harsh Drain Cleaners: Both chemical and natural drain cleaners often under-deliver on their promises and can be a needless expense. Moreover, they might cause harm to your pipes in the long run.

By adopting these practices, you can significantly reduce the risk of clogs and ensure the longevity of your sewer lines.

Common Sewer Backup Causes

  • Tree roots in the sewer line.
  • Objects in the line blockage.
  • Broken pipes due to ground conditions.
  • Flushing personal hygiene products, wipes, and luxury toilet papers.
  • Grease build-up blockages
  • Pipe corrosion
  • ¬†Leaking joints
  • Bellied pipe