Small Business Saturday!
On November 26th, 2016 this year is a great day to support your local small businesses. Being that we too are a small business we support small business all year round but especially on this weekend. We may promote small businesses we enjoy going to and like to share with others.
So step away from the big box stores and really, truly, support your local convenient store, small tradesman, and restaurant. Small Business is what helps keep prices down to the consumer. If we choose not to use them except to pay much more.
Let us know what you decided to do for small business day/weekend and let’s continue this trend throughout the year.
And as always, if you or a friend/family member is experiencing a plumbing and or drain clogged call us asap.
Look What We Retrieved
Like in any job, helping out a client is the number one task. Being able to say that we saved a client over $5000 is a very good feeling at the end of the day (and this happens several times a week). In the picture above you see a major tree root that was growing in a residential sewer line. Having out sewer line cleaned and camera inspected is so important we can’t stress enough to get your line cleaned and views. This can save and prolong you spending several thousands of dollars.
Call Ken’s Sewer Service today and set up maintenance on cleaning your main sewer line along with a camera inspection. You’ll be happy you called and we look forward to working with you.
Emergency Water Leak
By the look for things you can tell this isn’t normal or maybe even suppose to happen. But guess again this happens each and everyday. It’s a nightmare if your plumbing isn’t updated or if you don’t have the proper shut off’s.
This issue could have been solved easily if they had a shut off that worked but instead they had to call the city at night for an emergency to shut the water off. It’s never fun to have a shower coming into your house other then through your bathtub shower head. The force of that water coming through the pipe was stronger then what comes through your shower head.
be careful and be on top of as much plumbing as you can in your home. Some things you can’t help but old neglected drains and pipes is something you should consider addressing before it’s too late.
Retrieving objects that don’t belong in sewer drain lines
This week our company went where no company went before. A commercial restaurant called for main sewer line cleaning and we ended up finding a cover top from a screw bottle in the main sewer line. With several technicians on site it took several hours to figure out how to retrieve this part from the sewer line, but if all else fails excavation will be the next step. With over 100ft sewer line the issue was in the first 5ft. We started off by cleaning the line with traditional drain cleaning equipment which means we clean with snakes ad blades. Once we opened the sewer line we flushed the only toilet in the restaurant (which is only used by the employees) with toilet paper and the drain line clogged and backed up right away. With a long bellied out sewer line sometimes the issue is later in the line but we knew this was much closer to the actual clean out. After opening up the line for a second time and getting drainage the decision was that we’d have to camera inspect the line to see if we could see a visual obstruction in the drain line before proceeding.
Once the camera was inserted into the sewer line and the water cleared from cloudy to semi-clear we saw an object shaped like a circle cover of some sorts. Our company ended up having to pull a toilet and several other clean-outs some of which no one knew about and eventually finding a way to pull out this foreign object from the main sewer line. Otherwise high pressure water jetting could have been a 3rd option before excavation.
The restaurant staff and owner we’re thrilled to hear that we retrieved this object and that no excavation and thousands of dollars would have to be spent. Our company works very hard each and every day to help out thousands of clients each year. It’s hard to understand sometimes that sewer & drain cleaning is a very hard and strain on one’s body but if it were easy everyone would do it.
This is just another story in our journey of many to come!
Sewer of a Broken Sewer Line
Main sewer line cleaning is so crucial so you can prolong having a sewer line excavated. Between having roots and other sorts of debris grow into one’s sewer line and having the ground shift drain cleaning is needed yearly. People who perform routine maintenance are better off then one’s that don’t.
Minneapolis MN commercial manhole sewage system
Below is a video of a manhole sewer line that our company cleaned out. As you can see in the trench at the bottom of the video the flow is fast. This is how it should look after cleaning a sewer line depending on the condition of the sewer line.
Above & Beyond Plumbing Company
As often as time let’s me I like to write plumbing blogs about anything that comes to mind. Today’s blog is really about hiring a real plumbing and drain cleaning company and not just one’s that are gonna take advantage of you without you even knowing. A real down to earth plumbing company will go “above and beyond” what the average company will do. From the start.
Since late November after Thanksgiving the plumbing and drain cleaning industry has been extremely busy. Several companies are jammed packed with work 24 hours a day. Hiring a company that’s been around for several decades means and stands for something. Like our business were around cause were meant to be around. We treat the customer and situation right from the beginning. From the start when answering the phone and saying “sewer service how can I help you today” until we close with payment we do it right. Most companies just end after they get paid our company goes “above and beyond” but you’ll have to hire us to see what we do.
Ken’s Sewer Service handles plumbing and drain cleaning issues now for over 40 years and were proud of what we do and what we’ve accomplished. Our company has clients dating back to the 1970’s and they keep calling us cause we treat them right.
If your finding yourself in need a plumber call Ken’s Sewer Service today to get your leak stopped or your drains flowing downhill again. Call a family member or friend and chance are they might have even heard of our company cause we’ve been around for 40 years in the Twin Cities area.
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Toilet + Clog + Doesn’t Drain
Call Ken’s Sewer Service for all your plumbing needs.
Commercial toilets seem to be the most powerful in the industry but that doesn’t mean you can’t have one at your own house. Power flush toilets can either be a Sloan or Zurn flushing toilets or a true air + water flushing toilets. Power toilets are louder but they don’t clog up that often like your own residential gravity flushing toilet.
Years ago 3.6 gallon flushing toilets went to 1.6 gallon flushing toilets. Yes, they sell toilets flush 2 gallons less water. So naturally they clog and block up more then back in the day. What I find even more interested is that on top of having only 1/6 gallons of water to flush they also sell toilets that are called power saver toilets. Power saver toilets are toilets that flush only half or less of the 1.6 gallons.
There are still good flushing gravity flushing toilets out there to purchase but you’ll easily spend over $250 for a toilet. Be careful and treat your toilet with respect. It’s not cheap to replace a new one.
Ken’s Sewer Service installs, repairs and replaces all toilet and every brand. If your in the market for buying a new toilet call Ken’s Sewer and will guide you in the right direction for what to purchase and will also set up an appointment to install it.
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