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This is where we will post industry news as well as helpful hints for the home and business owner in Chicagoland.

Hinsdale Damp Crawl Space

Located in northeastern Illinois, Elk Grove Village gets its name from the herd of elk living in a grove in Busse Woods. The municipality sits just adjacent to the city of Chicago, and as such, shares the same weather conditions.

With thunderstorms common in spring and summer, combined with the cold winters, water in the basement is a very common problem for many homeowners. As such, basements are waterproofed to fully protect them from seepage.

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Highland Park Cracked Foundation

A suburban city of Chicago, Illinois, Naperville was once voted as the second-best place to live in the U.S. by Money Magazine. It was also listed as the top best city for early retirement by Kiplinger. Once a small farming town, Naperville has evolved to become an affluent city with a population over 75,000.

Whether your home is a symbol of affluence, or just a small, cozy house for you and your family, it doesn’t matter how big or beautiful it is. If the sewer lines break down, collapse, or corrode, all homes become equal.

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Prevent a Sewer Backup in Your Lombard Home and Save Thousands in Repair Fees

Lombard, a village in Illinois, has a population of about 43,000 and was named after Chicago banker and real estate developer, Josiah Lombard. It’s the home of the annual Lilac Festival and Parade every May. Lombard gives off an air of sweet-smelling success. But the sweet smells can be ruined by a backed up sewer if one is not careful. 

A backed up sewer can be a messy, and often times, smelly affair. It can be caused by a number of things, from debris blockage, busted pipes, or even roots of trees growing into pipes. No matter the reason, one must be extra vigilant in keeping their sewer pipes from backing up, to spare you the headache of basement floods.  

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Sewer Backup Prevention in Naperville, IL

A suburban city in DuPage, Illinois, Naperville is part of Chicago and was once voted as the second-best place to live in the US by Money magazine. To help continue its high standard of living, residents would do well to protect their basements (and homes) from sewer backup  Sewer backup occurs when sewer pipes get blocked either from debris, roots growing in them, or if it's damaged, forcing water to go "back up" the pipes instead of draining away to the sewers. This can cause flooding in many basements, which we all know is not a good thing.  

If there's water in your basement due to a sewer back up, never touch or stand in the water, and be sure to turn off the power to avoid electrocution. But of course you don't want to have to deal with a backed up sewer and its resulting damage, so what to do? 

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Lombard, IL Sewer Backup

Home of the annual Lilac Festival, Lombard in DuPage County, Illinois is a village with a population of 43,395. But sometimes, even a sweet smelling festival can't prevent messy problems from arising in residents' homes - problems such as a backed up sewer.  

When you basement gets wet, you might blame it on the rain or the melting snow, which is normal. But then the basement gets flooded in the middle of a hot day, what then? If your basement floods suddenly without the help of precipitation, maybe your sewer is backed up, causing the flood.  

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Sewer Backup Prevention in Joliet, IL

When Joliet, IL was built along the Des Plaines River, little did the city know how having several waterways run through the city could be a problem in the future, especially when it seeps into sewers. Considered as Illinois' fastest growing city, many Joliet residents can experience backed up sewers due to grease buildup or debris blockage that can be a very unpleasant experience.  Having a backed up sewer means water that's meant for the sewers are blocked and flows back up to the nearest outlet, overflowing onto your basement floor. This is a very messy and foul-smelling affair that needs to be addressed immediately.

Aside from the mess you'd expect, backed up sewers can damage your home's floors, walls, and even leach through to other rooms. It can cause moisture damage on wooden posts, damage to appliances, and can cause mold, mildew and fungi to grow. Though not many consider these things anything that could happen to them, backed up sewers can mean a lot of trouble and headaches for Joliet homeowners if the problem isn’t taken care of quickly.

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Fact: Sewer Backup Stinks!

Often in the Chicago area, municipal sanitary sewers to become overloaded with more volume than they can handle, during heavy rainstorms. This can result in sewer backup in low lying drains including basements! Sewage contaminated water map be pushed through toilets, showers, or floor drains potentially creating a toxic environment in homes.

Perma-Seal has developed a permanent solution to the serious problem of sewer backup. With our sewer backup prevention system homeowners no longer need to risk having their sewer backup to potentially cause thousands of dollars and risk the heath of your family. Our triple valve system is virtually fail-safe and is available with a lifetime warranty.

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Sewer Backup Prevention

Sewer Backup Prevention

Ever experienced large amounts of standing water in your basement?  Do you know where the water is coming from and how so much of it ended up in your home? If you noticed that the water came up through any plumbing fixtures in the basement or you have standing water over any floor drains, you are unfortunately experiencing municipal sewer backup.

It is very common during heavy rainstorms for municipal sanitary sewers to become overloaded with a higher volume of water than they can handle.  And because most sewer systems are gravity fed, the result is excess water and sewage pushing back through your sewer line towards your home and into your basement and other low lying drains.  Large amounts of sewage-contaminated water could be pushed through toilets, showers or floor drains.  This will create a potentially dangerous and unhealthy environment in your home.

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