It’s Sump Pump Season?
What do I mean by “It’s Sump Pump Season”? At the end of winter into spring we gets lots of melting due to the temperatures rising. Though we’re all happy the temperatures are rising lots of property owners experience water in their basements.
Test your sump pump each year before winter’s end.
Call Ken’s Sewer Service to set up your sump pump service call.
Don’t let your house flood.
Happy World Toilet Day!
If you have never heard of “world toilet day” or want to learn more please read the link below. Hope you all show some sort of outreach on this day and better yet everyday. Not having the use of a toilet seams unthinkable but 1 out of every 3 people don’t get the chance to use a toilet.
When you hire a drain cleaning company how are you sure they clean to the city sewer?
It’s so important when you hire a sewer and drain cleaning company to unclog your drain line you make sure they rooter it all the way to the city sewer. I’ve heard time after time again that companies only open drain lines and not run the snake all the way to city sewer. If your sewer line is longer then 100ft long and the sewer company only runs one real chances are is that they only have 95ft total and won’t make it all the way to the city sewer. If your main sewer line is over 100ft and you know it, make sure you tell that to whatever company you hire. If you don’t know how long your sewer line is then the plumbing company that services you will find out. Call your local city public works department and find out information about your sewer line.
Cleaning several sewer lines each week it’s important to clean the entire length of the line. No two sewer lines are the same, each and every sewer line is different. Sewer lines shift at their own pace and move differently depending what’s around them. For example tree’s, sidewalks, hills, etc. Sewer lines do have to be camera inspected from time to time and the drain cleaner will bring that to your attention at that time.
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Most people clean or auger out their sewer lines once a year to maintain against heavy tree roots growing inside their line. This is very smart and most that perform annual maintenance are in good shape longer than those who don’t. Make sure that every 3-5 years you camera your sewer line to make sure the condition of your line is holding up. Digging or repairing any section of pipe in the winter costs more. If your reading this article and your from a warmer climate disregard the last sentence.
Ken’s Sewer Service has been around since 1974 which is now going on it’s 3rd generation. Trust a company that has been around for so long. Were here to only help you when in need. We hope to hear from you soon.
Unclogging a Kitchen Sink
This is a glimpse of the work our company does to unclog kitchen sinks. The machine we are using in the video is called a Ken-Way Jr.
We also sell the Ken-Way brand.
Call for appointments or buying machines 952-929-4146
Cast Iron Sewer Drain Pipe Excelsior MN
When cities run smoke tests or a camera they can easily find out if your sewer line is broken. Tree-Roots, broken pipe, dirt, scale, foreign debris and everything else gets inside your private residential/commercial sewer drain system.
CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN!!!
MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE!!!
In this particular case the city ran a test before repairing the street and found out what residents had some sewer problem to address. This house in Excelsior, MN had water at times and smoke come up through the ground. Our company was called and went out to determine if there was a break in the sewer line and appropriately where. When we camera inspected the sewer line we indeed found a spot that was cracked and needed to be replaced. Lucky it was fairly shallow compared to most excavations.
Call for free quotes for excavating sewer lines. Ask us what our procedure is and how will we repair and solve your issue. No two (2) sewer lines in the city are the same but they all have one (1) thing in common, they break down and need repair. Repairing a sewer line isn’t fun and can be hard on the wallet but hiring the right company will save your thousands. Our company saves clients thousands of dollars every time a repair is made.
Never excavate until certainly proven. We look forward to hearing from you!
Refinishing Hardwood Floors
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Over the past two weeks I’ve taken upon myself to refinish my beautiful hardwood floors that have been covered up with carpeting for several years. Since I’ve been experiencing this project first hand I wanted to take some time and provide all of you with the proper steps as to how to go about refinishing your floors the right way. I’ve notice that when buying material for refinishing the floors you might go back to the store several times and speak with different helpers around the store each time. Each of them will tell you three different ways on how to refinish your wood floors.
Here are the steps that worked for me.
Step One: Remove carpet & pad
Step Two: CAREFULLY remove all the staples, (even the hard to get ones).
Step Three: Remove the tact stripes
Step Four: Fill in with wood putty all the separated boards.
*** You do not have to fill in all the little whole from the tact stripes. This will be a nightmare when going to sand.
Step Five: Sand Sand Sand
*** Depending on if your changing the color of the floor or depending on the damage of the floor that will decide what grit sand paper to start with. If you don’t know how to sand ask before starting or have a friend help.
Step Six: Sweep and vacuum up all the loose debris.
Step Seven: Use rubbing alcohol to wipe down all the finer debris before you apply your first coat of stain.
Step Eight: Stain your floor. Use a 10 inch applicator that can attach to a broom stick.
Step Nine: Stain again if you want it slightly darker.
Step Ten: Apply your first coat of polyurethane.
Step Eleven: Lightly sand with 180-220 grit and wipe down with a tact cloth in between polyurethane coats.
Step Twelve: Repeat as many times as you want. I suggest minimum of 3 coats.
Step thirteen: Enjoy! Relax! and let dry for at least 3 days before moving furniture onto floors.
Please feel free to post pictures or write a comment on your home flooring projects.