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Make a bad situation look good

Having gone another week in the plumbing & drain cleaning business we have helped several more clients. This week alone we saved a handful of clients from digging their main sewer line. Weather it’s a single spot repair or needing a entirely new sewer line our company Ken’s Sewer Service cleaned their line so that they didn’t have to do either of those. Most of these clients used bigger named companies in town first to try and help them and then found us for their second opinion before they excavated parts of their sewer line. Some drain cleaning and plumbing companies would rather dig then spend some time cleaning to prove 100% that they even need to dig.

There are so many questions to answer before you want anyone digging your sewer line. Make sure you hire a company that has been around decade after decade and will lead you in the proper direction. Ken’s Sewer Service takes several steps before they determine to dig any sewer line. Some lines just need to be worked and cleaned more and some need digging. Sometimes you can clean a sewer line and get drainage and prolong excavation for several years.

Please try out Ken’s Sewer Service before you dig make sure you do your due diligence before spending thousands of dollars and digging your sewer line.

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When is the proper time to dig your sewer line?

This past month we have gotten three calls all inquiring bids on digging parts of their sewer line. When we receive calls like this we always suggest getting them a 2nd opinion. Each and every drain cleaner out there has their own techniques. Don’t dig until you 100% sure you have to.

Sewer lines don’t get better over time they age just like us. If a tree root has broken through the pipe eventually if not maintained yearly will break the pipe. Excavating sewer lines isn’t bad but does cost some money. Without a working sewer line you can’t live properly in your home.

Ken’s Sewer Service cleans, camera inspects and excavates sewer lines each and every week.

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.
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