Overhead Sewers Explained Thanks to a Special Christmas Guest

When we were looking for a home, we knew that overhead sewers were a useful feature given the amount of flooding in the Chicago suburbs, but we didn’t know exactly how overhead sewers work to prevent flooding. Thousands of dollars in the plumber’s pocket and a messy front yard later, we get it. And now I’m here to share how overhead sewers work to prevent basement floods of the most disgusting kind–sewer back-ups!

A special holiday visitor stopped by to help me explain.

 

So there you have it. Good thing we’re “function over form” people, huh?

Now tell me, how much would you pay to keep your neighbor’s from flowing into your basement during a heavy storm?

 

3 Responses to Overhead Sewers Explained Thanks to a Special Christmas Guest
  1. Rebecca Lindell
    December 21, 2011 | 10:02 am

    I just have to say that I love your videos, Kim!

  2. kim/reluctant renovator
    December 22, 2011 | 11:09 am

    Thanks Rebecca. I’ll have to bring you in for one. “The Real Housewives of Renovation” episode.

  3. Ashley K
    December 27, 2011 | 1:20 am