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How to remove tree roots from your sewer system

Almost every sewer line has one problem or another weather you are aware of the issue or not. Getting rid of tree roots is easier before any issue arises.
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We all know that trees grow roots and sometime they can get in the way of our sewer system, which ultimately can cause major headaches. Tree roots are nasty and the longer they sit in ones line the longer it takes to remove them. Major sewer root problems call for a camera inspection along side the cleaning process. Getting every strand of root is not the goal, but getting the problem areas are. Sewer lines are put together in sections which means that in every joint you can have root intrusion.
Don’t panic next time your sewer line backs up. Call the professionals ASAP and have the job done right. Drain cleaning needs to be done properly and with the right machinery. Our company see’s homeowners open up their own sewer lines with wimpy cables and blades. The rental machines don’t compare to what the professionals use. Time after time we have pulled out cables that homeowners have lost in their own sewer lines. Just like any other profession drain cleaning needs to be done the right way or major excavation costs will hit you unexpectedly.
Ken’s Sewer Service is here for your help.
Root intrusion only get worse, not better.

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Plumbing Flood Control For Sewer Lines

What you see below are roots on the end of a sewer cable. The reason roots puncture through your sewer line is because there in need of water. Even during years where we get plenty of water roots still grow and make there way in sewer lines. Roots don’t stop until they find on going water sources. Normally inside sewer lines water flows all day long. No matter if you have an old sewer clay pipe or new PVC pipe, roots will enter your sewer system at some point.


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The only way on slowing down the process of roots entering inside your sewer system is to annually clean your sewer main line. This doesn’t mean rent a machine and do it yourself. It means hire a professional that performs this work on a daily basis and knows what needs to be done. Rented machines also don’t perform nearly as good as the ones the professionals use. Tree roots are the number one cause of shifting and collapsed pipes. Repairs made by excavation are not cheap and most diggings are due to tree root neglect.

Flood control is another huge problem for Minneapolis – St. Paul homes being their aging. By not cleaning out your drains yearly this will cause flooded basement and ruined personnel belongings. Sewers that flood in homeowners basements aren’t pretty and don’t stop until your clog drain is opened. We’ve seen horrible cases where entire basements have had to go through total remodel once the sewer system has been opened. The number one cause for sewer systems flooding are tree roots that grow within your sewer line. Homes not just in Minneapolis – St. Paul have this problem as well. Just because you’ve lived somewhere for 10 plus years and have never had a sewer line cleaned doesn’t mean your line is fine. Chances are your sewer line is in need of cleaning and you should think of getting it cleaned before you get hit with thousands of dollars of excavation costs.
Sewer lines that don’t have tree roots have scale and with hard debris that needs to be scarped out of the line. By not cleaning your sewer line it will slowing close up and excavation costs will be right around the corner.
Ken’s Sewer Service hires technicians with years of experience and are great at what they do.
Hire a plumbing and drain cleaning company that has a good reputation and is one that gets recommended by family members and friends.

Are there worms in your sewer system?

I know the picture below may upset your stomach but this is what’s inside your sewer line. Many animals live and eat debris from your sewer system. Getting your line cleaned yearly will prevent creatures from nesting in your personal sewer system. Keeping worms, rats and all types of animals is very important. Once an animal lives in your sewer line you can bet on them breaking though as well.

Call Ken’s Sewer today for cleaning and camera service if needed.

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Repairing Laundry Tubs & Utility Sinks

Plumbers repair laundry tubs all the time weather their clogged or leaking from the traps. Knowing a good plumber when you need them most is crucial. Don’t get stuck hiring a plumber you don’t know.

Ken’s Sewer Service has been around since 1974 and has a terrific group of service technicians. Call us today and schedule any plumbing or drain cleaning appointment.

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Kitchen Farm Sinks

Farm sinks are special and is considered a unique style kitchen sink.

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Have you lost control of your laundry room from flooding?

Time after time we forget to clean out the drains in our homes. Leave it to Ken’s Sewer Service to remind you to clean out your laundry tubs, floor drains and main sewer lines from now on. We take care of the worries and hassles before the problem arises.

Everything from clogged drains to broken pipes Ken’s Sewer Service will take care of your problem every step of the way. Rest your mind and call us today!

Don’t worry about paying to much cause here at Ken’s Sewer Service we treat each client right cause we want your business for life. Most companies out their will charge you high dollars for a simple clogged drain. Be careful when shopping for a plumbing company. Make sure to shop for a LOCAL plumbing and drain cleaning company.

Main Sewer Lines typically clog due to tree roots and hard sludge that sits in one spot and hardens over time. Floor drains don’t just get plugged full of lint, they get plugged up with grease, foreign object, sludge, hair and everything else you pour or accidentally put down your drains mistakenly.

Call Ken’s Sewer Service today for a free quote and 10% off your next drain cleaning or plumbing repair if you refer to this blog.

Water leak in ceiling near heating duck

In the picture below you can see to repair this water line we had to cut out part of the heating system.

Water lines run all over behind walls and sometimes you have to cut through other material you didn’t plan cutting through. Plumbing is foreign until we can physically view what really needs to be repaired. This client of ours had water running through their ceiling so we had no choice but to cut the ceiling to view the water leak. Repairing most water leaks is very easy and straight forward. The hard part about plumbing is the small amount of room we have to work with. Another hard about plumbing is all the awkward angles we have to work with under sinks, in small access panel and tight spots in ceiling 20 feet above ground.
Leave plumbing up to the professionals to get repaired the proper way.
Call Ken’s Sewer Service to help out with any water leak and all plumbing problems.
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Plumbing Gift Certificate

The holiday season is all about giving so we’ve come up with a wonderful idea. Here at Ken’s Sewer Service we hear our clients all the time talking about performing more work but they just can’t afford it. This year instead of guessing what gifts your loved ones want, buy them a plumbing gift certificate.
If you know a friend that has a slow drain or a faucet/toilet that leaks non-stop giving them a plumbing gift certificate to pay for part of their repairs is the right way to go. Your friends will greatly appreciate this gift.
Here’s how it works:
At the time of scheduling an appointment for a friend you’ve decided to buy the plumbing gift certificate for, please call in with your visa information. Additional costs of job apply.
We look forward to hearing from your.
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