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.
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!
Main Sewer Line Clean-Out Cover
Every property has a sewer line clean out in their home to bring waste to the city main sewer line. If your not familiar with where this would be, it’s smart to ask a plumber where this is before your in panic time and actually having a back up. When a property starts to flood sometimes it can be because your main sewer line is clogged. Several reason below as to way a sewer line gets clogged up.
Main sewer lines can get obstructed and or clogged for several reasons. One being caused by tree roots that get through your line weather its clay, cast iron, or plastic. No matter what roots grows with water and tree roots will find their way to a water source. Another, reasons sewer lines can clogged is from foreign products that get flushed or accidentally put down drains. Just because products say there are “flushable or septic tank safe” doesn’t mean they should be flushed. Our company is here for you when you clog your own sewer line and these days we also have camera technology to view your sewer line and see the condition it’s in.
Sewer lines can be repaired meaning excavated if necessary but this is at last resort. Before digging up a broken line you must be 100% sure it needs to be repaired. Lots of times properties have horrible access’s or small clean-outs to properly even clean their sewer main line. After a company cleans your sewer line they can camera it and see the condition and pitch the line is in. If the camera shows that a repair is needed then that the time to install an outside clean out to properly be able to clean in the future. Weather your line needs snaking or jetting to clean the line outside is where the mess should be.
No matter the reason your drains get clogged Ken’s Sewer Service is only a call away.
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.
Plumbing and Drain Cleaning is only a phone call away
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.
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.
Speedy Plumbing Repairs doesn’t = better quailty
New Years Special $10 off any 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.
Let it rain
Time after time we have clients hire us to replace their shower heads. Most people think, why would you ever hire a plumber to install a shower head? Shower heads that are old and new when it comes to replacing them isn’t always a straight forward fix. People that don’t understand how plumbing works shouldn’t be installing any sort of shower head. Messing around with a shower head can lead to pipes moving in the wall and even worse leaking threw into another room below. Plumbing may seem like its easy and videos online may help but really they just make jobs more complicated. Next time you think of having a shower head installed ask yourself first, is it worth the damage in the long run, call the professionals and make life at home stress free.
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