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    review rating 5  Highly recommend this company. I called them to get a septic system inspected. Tim returned my call the same day and actually came out the following day. Great service and very honest. Will definitely use this company next time we need the system inspected.

    thumb R olson
    5/21/2019

    review rating 5  I have been dealing with sewer smell, sewer back-up, and rats in my basement for many months without much progress after multiple contractors and plumbers. I began the screening process again and found Tim to listen and problem-solve better than any other professional. His expertise really came through at multiple stages of the project. During his camera scope he identified problems not previously picked up. During the repair phase he talked me through the process and was very thorough and organized in his work. During final phase, he came back to hydrojet and rod the entire sewer system out to the city line and provided additional repairs to broken waters lines and gaps in the concrete floor. In the end, Tim did a major repair digging out our front yard to access and repair the sewer line. Tim was very professional, very responsive, and always did a great job cleaning up afterwards. The majority of the smell has dissipated and, for the first time, I have some peace of mind.

    thumb Majid Afshar
    3/03/2019

    review rating 5  Drains Inc. is your answer. Period.

    I first called one of the Rooter businesses and completely regret it. The guy was either inexperienced or an idiot. He charged me $300 and left me hanging.

    Tim (owner) and Adam (apprentice) came out and kicked butt. My house is a relatively new purchase. We found out my line not only runs through the neighbor's yard, it runs under their breezeway and into their front yard. And the house is for sale and vacant. Tim took control, tracked down the owner, got permission to dig in their yard not once, but twice, and got the job done. Tim was making calls on his own time to help get the project done in as soon as possible and with as little inconvenience to me as possible. Communication was great throughout.

    Seriously, if you are looking for a plumber that will go the extra mile, get the job done right, and someone you can flat out trust, it's Drains Inc. Never once did I feel that I was being taken advantage of or that the job was being mishandled. Tim is a small businessman that cares about his work and his customers. Give Drains Inc. a try and you'll want to leave them a great review, too.

    thumb Dave Mounce
    8/21/2018

    review rating 5  Tim was great! Cleaned out my drains. I was about to spend $5000 to have one of the bigger guys dig up my yard for the second time this year! He is great I would highly recommend calling him for his opinion before hiring anyone else!

    thumb Kathy Sullivan
    11/21/2018

Flood controls

Flood control systems

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 fixtures inside go into the sump pit and are pumped in front of the valves so you can use your inside the house as if the sewer system was running like normal. Give Drains Inc a call today at (847)485-0031 for your FREE estimate and more information about flood control systems for your home or business. With over 30 years of experience Drains Inc has the expertise you need to handle all your sewer and drain problems.

Backwater valves

Backwater valves to prevent sewer backflow

Backwater valves are easier and cheaper to install but have some limitations. You cannot use any of the 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.

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 Drains Inc today at (847)485-0031 for your FREE estimate and more information about backwater valve systems.

Overhead sewers

Modern overhead sewer systems

Converting your old sewer systems upgrades your system to modern standards and offers the best protection against backups. At a much higher elevation than your basement floor your floor drains or facilities in your basement goes to a separate ejector pit that pumps it out of the house.

Modern drainage

The modern new homes are built so that they will never flood during any type of storm. With modern, overhead sewer drainage, you can continue to use your inside facilities during a storm. The footing drains will need to be separated out to a separate sump pit unless they are already. Give the professionals at Drains Inc at (847)485-0031 for your FREE estimate and more information about this new and drainage system.