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Large heavy amounts of tree roots retrieved from a main sewer lines


Ever wonder why tree roots grow and sewer lines?

What is the best way to remove tree roots from one sewer line?

Tree roots and up growing and growing. There are several trees within the city that are planted on top or nearby a sewer line. Which causes the tree roots to break through one sewer line to get to the water source . 

When your sewer line backs up the first thing you may think of is to call a plumber or drain cleaning technician. After explaining your issue to the technician over the phone in most cases drain cleaning equipment and and auger will be brought out to try and open your sewer line to get water flowing again. Depending on what the technician finds and your sewer line and also depending on the blade size that he gets through your sewer line to the city Street will determine the next step. In some cases a camera inspection is needed to view the integrity of your sewer line to check for major offsets, breaks, cracks, and separations. After they get a camera through your sewer line that will determine if you are okay to clean your sewer line on a yearly basis or if you may need excavation repair to solve a major unwanted issue.

Please feel free to give us a call today and set up your drain cleaning service or if you’re inquiring about a camera inspection of your sewer line. We look forward to hearing from you and guiding you in the right direction.

Toilet Stack Plumbing Line

The picture below is a sewer stack line that toilet waste goes down.

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toilet sweep that freezes

toilet sweep that freezes

The issue with the picture above is that the area around the stack pipe in the winter kept freezing. What they decided was to fill it the area with insulation and maybe even get a space heater out there when it’s cold out and temperatures drop. If that doesn’t work then the plumbers will have to move the location of the pipes.

Plumbing isn’t always down perfectly. Sometimes in homes your limited as to where water lines or drain lines can go. Though plumbers can run water and drain lines anywhere it may not be affordable to do it that way. Plumbers can give you several options for your budget. For example a client wanted to install a floor drain near their water heater cause they just experienced a routed out bottom of their water heater and flooded their basement floor and carpet. The only issue was that the closet floor drain to tie into was 40ft away. Digging a trench and hooking this pipe up can be down but the price was a bit higher then he though it would be by every company he asked.

Call Ken’s Sewer Service today to get bids on jobs and to get your drain lines cleared out before they clog. Having a flood in your basement doesn’t just smell but it can ruin a lot of precious family items. Be smart and call Ken’s Sewer Service today for all your emergency and non-emergency plumbing and drain cleaning problems. Serving the entire Minneapolis & St. Paul area including the surrounding suburbs. Our prices are fair and affordable for everyone’s budget.

We look forward to hearing and working with you.