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Certified Sewer Line Plumbing Specialists

Springfield's Leading Sewer Experts

Are you noticing unusual pools of water accumulating in your yard or experiencing persistent sewer line issues? These are telltale signs that it’s time to enlist the expertise of Rick Ray & Sons Plumbing, Inc. in Springfield, IL. With over four decades of dedicated service in the plumbing industry, our family-owned and operated business is committed to delivering top-notch solutions tailored to your needs. From scheduled maintenance to emergency repairs, we prioritize your satisfaction and safety above all else. 

Don’t wait until the problem escalates – contact us today at 217.525.0001 for prompt, efficient, and courteous service every step of the way. 

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Signs of Sewer Problems

Recognizing Symptoms of Sewer Line Issues

When it comes to identifying potential sewer line issues, there are several key signs to watch out for. Some of these symptoms may include slow draining sinks or toilets, foul odors coming from your drains, or multiple drains becoming clogged at once. It’s essential to address these issues promptly to prevent further damage and ensure the proper functioning of your sewer system. Failing to address these symptoms could lead to more significant issues such as leaks, pipe bursts, and even costly property damage. Therefore, if you notice any of these signs in your home, it’s crucial to contact a professional plumber to inspect and repair your sewer lines.

Multiple Drain Clogs

Potential issues with your main sewer line may be the cause of blocked or damaged sinks, toilets, or showers. Seek professional assistance to resolve these concerns.

Slow Drainage

Slow drainage in several fixtures, accompanied by gurgling sounds during water flow, signals potential problems in the sewer line, often caused by blockages or obstructions.

Sewage Backups

Sewage backups in toilets or drains, especially in the basement or lowest level of your home, indicate a significant problem with the sewer line that requires immediate attention.

Foul Odors

Sewage leaks or backups in the sewer line can be identified by unpleasant odors from drains, toilets, or the yard. These odors are strong and distinct, similar to the smell of raw sewage.

Lush Patches of Grass

If you are experiencing unusually lush and green areas of grass in your yard, particularly above the sewer line, it may indicate a potential leak in your sewer lines. 

Soggy or Sunken Yard

Damp patches or areas that always seem to be soggy, sunken, or abnormally saturated in your lawn could indicate a fractured or leaking underground sewer pipe.

Cracks in Foundation

Cracks in your home’s foundation near the basement or crawlspace may mean the sewer line underneath has shifted or deteriorated, causing structural issues.

Pest Infestations

Sudden pest activity near your home may be due to sewer line issues as sewage leaks entice pests like rodents and insects seeking food and moisture.

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Sewer & Water
Line Services

Solutions for Your Sewer & Water

For over 50 years, Rick Ray & Sons Plumbing, Inc. has been the leading company in Springfield, IL to turn to when it comes to residential and commercial water and sewer line repair, replacement, and installation services. We specialize in everything from 24/7 emergency pipe replacement services to sewer-line system repair when your home or business is in jeopardy. Don’t trust just any plumber to handle your plumbing system, trust our experts to handle every water and sewer line job, big or small. Our team is dedicated to getting a job done right the first time so that you never have to pay for additional services.

If you have a sewer line or water line issue on your property in Central IL, give us a call at 217.525.0001 and make an appointment and get an estimate.

Sewer Camera Inspection

Premier Sewer Line Inspection

In the 21st century, you can rely on technology to solve every issue imaginable – and that includes repair and maintenance for your sewer system. At Rick Ray & Sons Plumbing, Inc., we rely on our professional sewer camera to provide inspection services for residential and commercial plumbing systems that are experiencing everything from clogged drains to leaks. Our cameras are attached to a long cord that enters your drains and allows our technicians to visually see what is causing your toilet, faucet, shower, or kitchen sink to stop draining.

If you suspect that your plumbing system may have a blockage, call us at 217.525.0001 today and schedule a sewer camera inspection with one of our experienced plumbers.

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Water Jetting

Expert Sewer Line Hydro-Jetting

Water jetting is the process of unclogging a drainpipe and using highly pressurized water to remove a drain blockage. Not only is water jetting one of the leading solutions for removing large pieces of debris from residential and commercial drains, but it helps to extend the lifespan of your plumbing system without using potentially dangerous and sharp tools. Water jetting services from Rick Ray & Sons Plumbing, Inc. will help you save money on future drain cleaning services and drainpipe emergencies. What are you waiting for? Don’t avoid your kitchen or bathroom’s clogged drain, call our professional plumbers today for preventative maintenance assistance. Our water jetting services help to get rid of the following:


Seamless Sewer Line Excavation

If the mainline of your water supply breaks or your sewer line bursts, it may seem like an impossible task to resolve without suffering from long-term property damage and expensive repair costs. At Rick Ray & Sons Plumbing, Inc., we offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services, including the need for professional excavating services if your underground plumbing system begins to fail. With over 50 years of experience handling plumbing concerns that require excavating equipment, tools, and services, our technicians are prepared for any occurrence on your residential or commercial property. Our team will work to identify the source of your underground plumbing issue and use top-of-the-line equipment to avoid damaging any area surrounding your water main break or sewer pipes.

You can trust our team to give you quality and affordable service when you need us most. Call today at 217.525.0001 for an estimate on your professional excavation service.

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Explore all the plumbing services we offer at Rick Ray & Sons Plumbing, Inc. and ensure your home's plumbing is in top condition.

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