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    Default A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing Service



    We are a service plumbing and drain cleaning company that services the Chicagoland area within the Cook, Du Page, Kane, Will and Lake Counties. Our dispatch points are:

    • Naperville, IL 630-416-2000
    • Lombard, IL 630-932-9800
    • La Grange, IL 708-579-0200
    • Elgin, IL 847-742-ASAP (2727)
    • North Aurora, IL 630-897-ASAP (2727)
    • Schaumburg, IL 847-605-1100
    • [Roselle, IL 630-980-3500
    • Arlington Hts, IL 847 -818-0608



    Some of the services we provide are:
    • Sewer and Drain cleaning
    • Hydro-jetting of sewers of drains
    • Sewers televised and located
    • Flood Control systems service and Installed
    • Sump pump and battery back up pumps installed and serviced
    • Water Heaters installed and serviced
    • Tankless Water Heaters installed and serviced
    • RPZ and Black-flow devices tested, installed and certified.
    • and much much more.

    To find out more about us and to see what kind of web discounts we offer you can go to our website www.a-archer.com or call us at 800-924-5758
    Last edited by SewerRatz; 08-05-2017 at 10:36 PM.
    Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
    A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
    Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
    Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

    800-924-5758

    Dispatch Points:
    • La Grange IL (708) 579-0200
    • Naperville IL (630) 416-2000
    • Lombard IL (630) 932-9800
    • Elgin IL (847) 742-2727
    • North Aurora IL (630) 897-2727
    • Schaumburg IL (847) 605-1100
    • Arlington Heights IL (847) 818-0608

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    Default Battery Back up Pumps

    Our preferred brand of battery back up sump pumps is the PHCC Pro series. The model we recommend is the PHCC Pro 2400 unit.




    This systems features are:
    • Automatically switches to battery power when AC fails
    • Recharges automatically
    • Monitors system conditions and alarms when:
      • battery needs water, is discharged or needs to be replaced
      • battery cable is loose or corroded
      • power plug is disconnected, fuse is blown, or circuit breaker is tripped
      • Pump is clogged or broken
      • Backup pump was activated
    • Alarm can be silenced during a power outage
    • Displays percentage of power remaining in the battery
    • Runs pump weekly to test of proper operation
    • Can run directly on AC power
    • Output terminals to connect to security system or auto-dialer
    • Can use up to (2) two batteries for 16 hours of continuous pumping
    • The unit can pump 2400 GPH (gallons per hour) @ a 10 ft head. has a max head of 17'
    If you have any questions about your sump pump situation feel free to contact us at archer@a-archer.com or call us at 800-924-5758 We would like to help you prevent any basement flooding.


    **NOTICE !!!**Do not relight a water heater that was in a flood. The manufactures recommend putting in a new water heater due to the dangers of the unit having safety issues after it has been in a flood.**NOTICE !!!**
    Last edited by SewerRatz; 03-21-2010 at 11:58 PM.
    Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
    A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
    Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
    Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

    800-924-5758

    Dispatch Points:
    • La Grange IL (708) 579-0200
    • Naperville IL (630) 416-2000
    • Lombard IL (630) 932-9800
    • Elgin IL (847) 742-2727
    • North Aurora IL (630) 897-2727
    • Schaumburg IL (847) 605-1100
    • Arlington Heights IL (847) 818-0608

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    Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
    A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
    Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
    Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

    800-924-5758

    Dispatch Points:
    • La Grange IL (708) 579-0200
    • Naperville IL (630) 416-2000
    • Lombard IL (630) 932-9800
    • Elgin IL (847) 742-2727
    • North Aurora IL (630) 897-2727
    • Schaumburg IL (847) 605-1100
    • Arlington Heights IL (847) 818-0608

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    Flooded Basement in Chicago or the Suburbs



    If you exerianced flooding in your basement in the Chicago area and have questions you found the right forum to ask them. Just click this link "Ask The Expert Drain Cleaner" and post your questions. There are many profensionals on this fourm that will be more than happy to help.

    We at A-Archer Sewer and Plumbing Servicehas helped many in the Chicago area with flooding since 1959, over 50 years of experience.

    We can figure out if the flooding was due to a clogged drain on your property, if it was due a city sewer back up, or a sump pump issue.The rains we have had has overwhelmed the above systems and many ended up with a lot of water in the basement.

    Lets start with how a clogged drain can flood you out in a rain. Your sewer which leads out to the city sewer had joints. Ground water can enter these joints in your sewer, this is called infiltration.

    When the sewer has no clog in it this infiltration would normally flow to the city sewer. But if you have a partial clog in your sewer, which allows your waste water to flow out under normal flow. But when this infiltration gets in your sewer along with the normal flow from the house it will back up into your home since the amount of water entering the sewer and hitting the blockage is a lot more than you would normally run.

    The above is even worse if you are in a City like Chicago where they have combination sewers, that is where the storm and sanitary sewers are combined. This means your home has drain tiles around the house and downspouts that directly connect to your sewer. So during these rains if you have a partial blockage in your sewer, you will get water. To solve this problem you need your sewer rodded to clear the blockage. Once we get the line flowing we can televise the line for you to see what was causing the blockage. If we find tree roots this line should be rodded every other year as preventive maintenance. Roots do grow back, you have to keep them cut just like you cut your grass every other week.


    This brings us to city sewer causing your flooding. The city's sewer system experiences infiltration as well from its own joints, manholes and from the sewers from each building that tie into their system. Cities all around try to fight this infiltration by relining their sewers, grouting the manholes, and in areas that have the down spouts and sump pumps that tie into the sanitary sewer removed. This helps during normal rains to keep their sewers from being overwhelmed. But with the 7" of rain in an hour, their sewers just can not keep up and start to back up, which then backs up into your home.


    There are a few ways of thinking to solve this problem.
    1. Overhead Sewer
    2. Flood Control System
    3. Backwater Valve

    The overhead sewer is the best but the most costly. It involves digging up your sewer where it exits the building and disconnecting it from the building drain that goes under the building. Then the stack that carries the waste from the first floor and above is disconnected from going into the basement floor and ran to a wall and out the wall. Once the upper part of the building is ran out a foundation wall it is tied into the sewer outside. Now all the basement drains that where disconnected from the sewer system need to be ran to an ejector pump and the pump ties into the overhead sewer. Now if you lose power you just can not use the water in the basement.


    The next option to deal with this a backwater valve. A backwater valve is a check valve installed into your sewer. When the city sewer backs up the check valve will be forced closed preventing the city sewer from flooding you out. There is a couple different types out there the best is a combination gate valve with a built in check valve. The gate valve is a fail safe in case the check valve gets something stuck between the flapper and the pipe. You would have to manually close this gate, once closed it will stop all the city sewer water from backing up. Then there is just the standard check valve as I just said above it can fail if something gets caught between the flapper and the pipe. JR Smith makes one that has a knife style blade that raises up when there is a back up so the chances of something getting caught is very slim.

    There is a down fall to having just the backwater valve, will keep the city sewer from flooding you out. What about the water you use in your building? It will be stopped by the backwater valve and you can flood yourself out.

    The down fall of having just a backwater valve brings us to the next option. The answer to this problem is a flood control system. These are normally installed in the yard with a manhole. You have the manhole with the backwater valve installed (just the check valve type) an overflow pipe for your waste water, a pump pit for your waste water to flow into and an ejector pump to pump the your buildings waste water beyond the backwater valve. This system does need electric. So its down fall is if you lose power you can not run water in the building.


    Now the other problem people have had when it comes to flooding is their sump pump did not keep up with the rain or they had a power outage and the sump pump had no power to keep you dry. The post above this one talks about a battery back up system. There are many different types of battery back up systems out there. You will want one that can pump as much as a primary pump, at least 2000 GPH (gallons per hour) The biggest mistake people make with installing a backup pump is they tie it into the same discharge as the primary pump line. If you did not lose power but your primary pump could not keep up with the incoming water and the backup pump kicks on, they both are trying to move all that water in the same pipe which cannot handle that kind of flow. So the best way to install a backup pump is to have its own discharge line separate from the primary pump.


    I hope we where able to answer some of your questions about how homes and buildings flood. As I said at the start of this post, if you have questions go ahead and make a post on the forum and any of the professionals will be happy to answer them.

    If you would like to have our company come out and look over your situation and have us give you your options on how to handle the flooding, just call our office at 800-924-5758. We service all of Cook County, Du page County, Kane County, Will County, and Lake County. If you are just outside of one of these counties and still like to see if we service your area just give us a call and ask. We have worked in DeKalb County and a few others.

    Thank you for taking your time to read our posts. We are here to help you with all your plumbing needs no matter how big or how small.

    **NOTICE !!!**Do not relight a water heater that was in a flood. The manufactures recommend putting in a new water heater due to the dangers of the unit having safety issues after it has been in a flood.**NOTICE !!!**
    Last edited by rocksteady; 08-02-2010 at 10:35 PM.
    Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
    A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
    Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
    Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

    800-924-5758

    Dispatch Points:
    • La Grange IL (708) 579-0200
    • Naperville IL (630) 416-2000
    • Lombard IL (630) 932-9800
    • Elgin IL (847) 742-2727
    • North Aurora IL (630) 897-2727
    • Schaumburg IL (847) 605-1100
    • Arlington Heights IL (847) 818-0608

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    Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
    A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
    Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
    Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

    800-924-5758

    Dispatch Points:
    • La Grange IL (708) 579-0200
    • Naperville IL (630) 416-2000
    • Lombard IL (630) 932-9800
    • Elgin IL (847) 742-2727
    • North Aurora IL (630) 897-2727
    • Schaumburg IL (847) 605-1100
    • Arlington Heights IL (847) 818-0608

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