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Sewer Line Tree Roots!

Some people are not as excited as us when we see this amount of tree roots removed and cut out from a sewer line. When our technicians send us pictures like this one below we are happy that we saved a client from spending a ton of money at that time.


Weather you own a commercial or residential property tree roots find a way inside your sewer line. Typically, all it takes is the smallest crack in a pipe. It does not matter what type of pipe, tree roots always break down your pipe at some point. This client above we saved thousands of dollars when we cleaned their sewer line and kept them from having to excavate when other companies said that would be the only way to open and get their line working functionally again.

Cleaning main sewer lines often and on routine maintenance will save thousands of dollars that you could spend elsewhere or at least have time to save up and not get hit with an unexpected expense. Have your main sewer line camera inspected before it is to late. Weather you are buying a house or have lived in a house for a long while, we can not stress enough how important it is to have your sewer line camera inspected and cleaned. There is no different between this and having your car brought in for a oil change several times a year.

Got Roots?

Weather your a new or veteran home owner tree roots like below should never be in your sewer line.

This is what our company pulls out of clients sewer lines everyday

Tree roots are poison for your sewer system and you want to hire a professional company to get rid of whatever roots are in your sewer line (depending on the current condition of your line). Cleaning a line is the first step but to determine the condition of the sewer line a camera will have to be put through your line. A camera will show if more cleaning is needed or if you’ll need to set up a repair or in another words excavation. It’s better to know what your up against before, instead of it being a surprise later on at the most inconvenient time. Digging a sewer line isn’t cheap and during the winter months due the frost line it’s even more.

Ken’s Sewer Service has been cleaning sewer line for over 40 years and has an experienced crew with combined knowledge of over 100 years experience. We have different plumbing issues thrown at us each and every day some the same and some not.

Sewer cleaning seems like to you can hire just anyone but good luck with that. Having an experienced technician will not only save you money but will give you future advice and lead you in the right direction. All homes have older, aging sewer lines and repairs from time to time is necessary. Our job is to prolong excavation as long as possible.

New homes that are built don’t always have a new sewer system going from the house to the street. Don’t assume just because it’s a new house it’s a new sewer system. Check the permit records. To go even one step further just because you have a new sewer line doesn’t mean you can neglect cleaning it. It’s just the opposite, since you have a new sewer line this is thee time to take care of it before it does age and break. It’s not hard to clog a sewer line. All is takes is a bad bend or low spot that collects lots of debris or debris that hardens to the walls of the sewer pipe.

If your looking for advice and a good company that’s been around and plans on staying around call Ken’s Sewer Service today!

We look forward to hearing from you.

Plumbing Commercial Mop Sinks

Commercial drains tend to get back up and plugged often cause of foreign debris that goes down the drain. Not everything can be expected to get down the drain and not clog up.

Arden Hills Minnesota Sewer Tree Roots

Arden Hills Minnesota Sewer Tree Roots

This is a commercial mop sink or also called slop sinks. Reason for the slop is because of how it it sounds, it’s messy and very dirty and sloppy. Think of cleaning a commercial store and dumping out anything and everything that gets into the bucket. We have found some interested objects in these lines. Mop sinks are typically only in commercial store settings. When the floor is cleaned everything is dumped down this drain. Being a drain cleaner is a very pleasing job being that we help customers all day long. When someone calls a plumber and drain cleaner to come unclog or unplug their drain, when they see it opening up and draining they get so happy. It’s also refreshing to know that were helping out individuals getting them back up and working.

Plumbing and drain cleaning service calls come in 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Our job is communicate correctly the issue at hand. 90% of the time we can determine over the phone how severe the plumbing problem is. Most the time once we calm down the client over the phone everything flows wonderful from there. We’re very good at talking about the problem cause we’ve seen so much each and every day. Being around since 1974 is a long time.

Leave plumbing to the pros especially if their are dangerous chemicals and smells involved.

Leave It To The Pros

Almost each and every house, commercial facility that has a working sewer system has roots somewhere in their line. If they don’t consider them lucky and one of the few.

Large Tree sewer Roots Minneapolis MN

Large Tree sewer Roots Minneapolis MN

Tree roots that intrude sewer line is no joke and can be quite serious some day. Maybe tomorrow and maybe 10 years from now but addressing the issue and understanding how to proceed is very crucial and can save you thousands of dollars. Cleaning a sewer system yearly or more is the way to treat the issue at hand until it can’t be cleaned or opened. Think of it as going in for an oil change or a cleaning at the dentist. Property owners that don’t address their sewer line with a professional company will end up with a much higher expense. Cleaning your sewer line each year might cost you anywhere from $175-$375 depending on how long your line is and how often it has been cleaning professionally in the past. Remember, not everyone that cleans sewer lines cleans them properly. Next time your sewer line backs up get a referral from a family member of friend. Also, there are websites like Yelp and Angie’s List that are very good resources.

When people think of drain cleaning they think icky dirty gross work and it is but don’t for one second think it’s easy work. Drain and sewer cleanings work very hard to open and clear lines. Sometimes drain lines may take additional time depending on their condition. No two sewer lines are the same, they all shift and collapse differently and in their own way.

Ken’s Sewer Service has helped thousands of customers save money by cleaning their lines to prevent excavations. Most the time we can clean yearly but if you wait you will have issues that you don’t want.

Main sewer line cleaning is a specialty job and you shouldn’t do it yourself and you also shouldn’t hire someone just cause the price is cheaper. Ask family members and friends who’ve they used in the past and make sure you do your due diligence before moving forward. It may seem like an emergency which it is but sometimes just calling the professionals can calm you down even before coming out.

It’s our goal to help and address your situation the right way from the start.

Main sewer line cleaning and any drain cleaning, “leave it to the pros.”

Video of a clean commercial sanitary drain line

MN plumbing & drain cleaning Company. Will be showing short video clips from the work our business performs.

I Hope you enjoyed the video.

This sanitary sewer drain line took some time to clean and wasn’t nearly flowing as well prior to the drain cleaning. Cleaning manholes takes a special skill and patients. If you rush the line cleaning the flow won’t look right. Hiring a plumbing and drain cleaning company that is reputable and that will treat you right is important.

Are goal is to get you up and flowing again before any serious issue arises. After your drain line gets open and we understand what your drain line is all about will set you up on maintenance in the future. We don’t want you to back up or clog again at the most inconvenient time. It seems like clogs always happen to people at night on the weekend or worse when people have a full house a company. If you work with us and understand the steps that need to be performed you’ll 100% feel more comfortable while were in your residential or commercial property.

This is our first short drain cleaning video clip and we hope to have many more following.

Thanks for taking time to view and read our blog.

Speedy Plumbing Repairs doesn’t = better quailty

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Ken’s Sewer Service

Plumbing is definitely a 24/7 business. A plumbing issue can arise at any time and for that reason plumbing and drain cleaning companies have to be prepared. It’s never fun having to deal with a plumbing leak or a sewer line clogged especially if it’s on the weekend or a holiday. Most companies I know raise their rates tremendously on the weekends and on holidays. Make sure you do your research and hire a company that got referred to you by a respectable family member or friend.

Our company has been around Minneapolis – St. Paul and surrounding suburbs since 1974. We still service clients that date back to the 70’s. Our clientele trust our workmanship.

Hiring a plumbing company that can get out to your house in 60 minutes or less doesn’t mean their qualified to do the work you need performed. Be aware and knowledgeable when hiring any company. Getting some type of estimate is better then getting no price at all.

Hiring a plumber in that emergency setting is not the smartest move. Know who your gonna call for any problem your having before the issue arises. Having some main contacts in your phone will save you money and you’ll be much happier to see whoever is coming out rather then a stranger.
Ken’s Sewer Service provides professional plumbing and drain cleaning services.