Be proactive about knowing if your sewer line is compromised

Your main sewer line is the most essential pipe to your home but it’s hidden and always forgotten about. It also can be very costly if you forget about it and decline or even just don’t know that it needs maintenance yearly. Some main sewer lines are in worse condition and may even need more attention in a years time. The main sewer line responsibility is you move all your waste leaving your home or business and carry it to the city sewer line. If you’re experiencing repeat issues with your main sewer line, call us today and we can get you in touch with a free estimate to repair with headache and make it go away. The last thing you need to worry about in life is your main sewer line.

Read below for reasons your main sewer line could be at risk.

Some indicators that your main sewer line is being compromised is.

  • If you’re yard is wet in one spot almost all the time, there my potentially be a break.
  • If you’re having slower than normal drains around your home or business.
  • If you’re smelling sewage in your home
  • If you’re experiencing a back-up sewer line more then twice a year
  • There are several more reasons so if you have concern and have had a back-up sewer line recently and you’re in need of a free quote to repair your sewer line call us today.

Keep in mind that all excavators do not do the same work. What I mean by that is that some companies just do the bare minimum and leave. I wouldn’t recommend doing the bare minimum when it comes to your main sewer pipe. Once the ground is opened do it right the first time.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

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952-929-4146

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651-698-7639

 

Are you tired of back-up sewage getting into your basement?

Over the past several years we have noticed a growing trend of people who have main sewer lines cleaned and people who are now choosing to repair the bad spots in their main sewer line. We have noticed that clients who have lived in their homes for decades clean their main sewer line yearly or sooner if they develop a backed-up drain in their basement. As for the younger generation of home owners they want main sewer lines camera inspected and repaired so they don’t have any issues for years to come. Keep in mind even when you repair that section of main sewer line pipe you still need to clean the line at least yearly. It’s very important to cut out other debris that has hardened to the walls restricting water flow and debris to pass along and finally get to its ending destination which is the city main line.

If you are in need of a camera inspection of your main sewer line to see if you need a repair or just a scheduled cleaning call Ken’s Sewer Service today and schedule an appointment. We have been in the industry long enough to know what you need done and who to refer you to if you’re in need of a excavation.
Owning property isn’t always fun but these are situations that if handled correctly the first time can reduce future headaches that aren’t needed.

We look forward to hearing from you.

952-929-4146

or

651-698-7639

Do you have a stubborn bathtub that you can not seem to drain?

For plumbers, bathtub drains are the hardest drains to unclog. They are narrow and often wedged in tight spaces, and most plumbers outright refuse to unclog them. Fortunately, they also happen to be the easiest to prevent from clogging. Below is the easiest why for preventative maintenance on your bathtub drain line.

1. Buy a cheap hair catcher and make sure to empty it after every use of showering. This will prolong you from having a drain technician or plumber coming out to your house and charging you a service call.

What shouldn’t be put down your garbage disposal?

1. Drano/other drain cleaners
-Drano products are not meant to be used for garbage disposals because they are too strong. Drain cleaning products contain chemicals specifically made for clearing blockages of inorganic materials – things like hair and sludge build-up – in bathtub drains. It is a foaming solution designed to dissolve inorganic buildup while simultaneously not causing damage to the heavy drains and pipes that make up your bathtub. As a result of this, the chemicals in Drano products are extremely corrosive in nature, and can eat away at the plastic lining of your garbage disposal, ultimately destroying it.

2. Cooking Oil
-Leftover cooking oil from frying pans – such as coconut oil, canola oil and olive oil – cool down after being taken off the stove top. When cooking greasy, fatty foods in these substances, the oil can harden and solidify after cooling down completely, often turning to a yellowish color. (If you fry bacon or any other pork product on a frying pan, it eventually turns to lard). This is especially true with coconut oil, which is solid at room temperature and liquefies in hot temperatures. Oils may be liquid when you pour them down your drain, but as they cool down, they can solidify, and eventually create blockages and clog your garbage disposal.

3. Inorganic materials
-Garbage disposals are also known as food disposals, so it should go without reason to say that anything other than solid food should not be placed into it. This includes eating utensils like forks and spoons – metal and plastic alike. The same also applies for straws, napkins and other eating utensils and accessories. Garbage disposals are not built to handle heavy, hard objects like metals and most plastics. In many cases, they will end up destroying your garbage disposal entirely. But keep in mind to much food scarp will also clog the sink drain line bends and eventually develop a impossible clog to rid of unless you hire a professional.

Garbage disposals are meant for disposing chunks of food leftover from plates and other dishware. Putting anything else in them will likely end up destroying the disposal, and will cost you more money in the long run to replace it.

Are you experiencing a water leak?

Are you experiencing a water leak?

Are you experiencing a water leak?

Now, I know this picture may not be your home or commercial building but believe me, this is what we see everyday when we enter into a flooded home. If you have any minor leaks get them fixed before you end up “flooded” like the swimming pool picture above.

Does your Laundry Tub Drain this good?

When arriving to our clients house they had clogged laundry tubs that we’re overflowing and the floor drain beneath was clogged too. After running our cables down both drains we had these drains draining better then they ever have before. Did you know that if your laundry tubs or floor drain are clogged you could experience flooding on your basement floor. Your water softener discharges several gallons of water and having your drain open and working will keep your basement from flooding and keep damage to a minimum if any at all.

Does your restaurant stink?

We service clogged/slow drains for residential and commercial properties. Restaurant clients seem to back up all the time because of all debris gets shoved down their drains. We strive to help out each and every customer as service requests come in. The drain below was very hard to open but after spending enough time on the job we got everything opening and business running.

Call us next time you’re experiencing a slow or backed up drain.

Commercial restaurant floor drain grease plug

Do you garden?

At work we had some time to finish up our garden project. If you look at the neighbor we also had weeds all the way up to the top of the fence. There we’re several steps but we finally finished and now we hope the grass will grow. After days of weeding, removing dirt, tilling, pulling out the old tarps that were located in the ground we got to the best part today which was watching the seed get watered.

Let us know, do you have an outside garden project this year? if so, what is it?

Have you ever planted seed before and did it grow or did you have another product that worked better?

garden

Does your Garbage Can Stink?

Today I finally had some time to clean our residential garbage can and make it look nice and clean.

Does you’re garbage can stink?

Does you’re garbage can have bugs crawling all around it?

Does you garbage can attract unwanted animals?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions you should take twenty minutes out of you’re day and clean you trash can before you have icky smells and unwanted animals lingering around your property.

On a side note, would you pay someone to clean your trash can?

garbage can

Kitchen sink drains

Most every property has a kitchen sink drain line. Some have older pipes and others are newer plastic pipes. But they all have one thing in common, they all get used heavily and they all end up getting clogged at some point in time.

Clients ask me all the time, is it good or bad to have a garbage disposal. I tell my client if you do not treat the garbage disposal like a trash can and you know how to properly use the garbage disposal then it’s a great amenity for your kitchen. I tell all my clients the same answer.

Whether you have a garbage disposal unit or not you’re kitchen sink drain line will get clogged up time to time. Clients also ask me if it’s a good idea to have their kitchen sink drain lines snaked out and cleaned time to time on maintenance. I explain to my client that a drain pipe gets used and they get very greasy and sludgy and that it’s a good idea to get them flushed and snaked before a clog happens. This will also make it a easier fix if your drain line does get clogged in the future.

If you want to schedule a kitchen sink drain line cleaning on maintenance or if you happen to have a slow draining or clogged kitchen sink drain line please call us today.

We look forward to hearing from you.

952-929-4146