Residents who have a sewer and sanitary backup should first call the Tinley Park Public Works Department at (708) 444-5500 to check the status of the Village's main sewers. If the problem is determined to be the resident's responsibility, then the Building Department
will be able to provide a list of licensed plumbers.
Residents should get three estimates before digging up a sewer. It is important to note that sewer problems usually are caused by roots and not by a collapsed pipe. If the blockage is caused by a tree in the parkway, the Public Works Department will not cut down a live tree if a homeowner is experiencing sewer problems.
How to deal with sewer backups
When a sewer backup requires immediate action, Public Works representatives are available to help residents determine the problem. Below are a few tips to help you deal with a sewer backup.