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This Does Happen

Keep your toilet lids shut cause we do see some critters find their way up from the sewer line.

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Trench Drains Clogged?

Several times a year, if you have a drain that looks like the below you’ll have to clean it out before it creates a major flood. Debris of all sorts gets down these drains and clogs them up.

Drain Cleaning Trench Drains

Drain Cleaning Trench Drains

If you need a trench drain cleaned please call us today.
Or request service online at http://www.Kensewer.com

Changing Toilets

Toilets have changed gallon they flush in the last several years. Older toilet are better for not getting clogged due to more water flushing. Less water flushing simply equals more chance of clogged a toilet. Low flow toilets don’t just clog up your toilet more but it also can clog branch drain lines and sanitary main sewer lines. The reason is simply, they flush less water.

low flushing toilet

low flushing toilet

What can you do to make sure your low flow toilet doesn’t clog as often. Number one you might have to flush a couple times while in the bathroom. Number two, use less toilet paper, and lastly use thinner toilet paper. Clients who own cabins and are on septic tanks use septic safe toilet paper. I’ve been in lots of cabins that also use low flow toilets. If you are one that ends up clogging your toilet often and you find yourself plunging time after time maybe consider buying and investing in a power flush toilet. The toilet flushes less water but uses power behind it and give it a boost.

Please if you have questions about low flow toilets or want a power flush toilet installed call us today!

Small Business Saturday

Support your local small business’s this Saturday. Weather it’s your local coffee shop down the street or the family owned sporting goods store, or plumbing company let’s keep these companies around. The world is better with small companies around.

Small companies work hard at what they do to try and compete with their bigger rivals. Try and help out and spread the word about “Small Business Saturday” as we all help support our local neighborhood companies.

Ken’s Sewer Service

Why do tree roots go into sewer?

Well, yes, roots do squeeze their way into pipes underground because they get thirsty just like humans. Main sewer lines are put together in sections or pipe. Older pipes are more prone to having root intrusion but newer clay or pvc pipes get root growth as well.

Why do sewer lines get tree roots in them

Why do sewer lines get tree roots in them

That was a long root and we pull those out off clients sewer lines all the time. People who choose to neglect with sewer line and don’t schedule yearly cleanings end up having to excavate sooner. Bottom line clean your sewer line yearly and take off your properties.

Happy 4th of July!

1 Dollar 2 Dollar 3…

The start of a faucet dripping is the time to contact a plumber. We have to many calls each day with clients that say they have had a dripping or running water for weeks if not months. Last week we had a client with a water bill OVER $1,000 cause of unnecessary running water. Plumbers are in busy to help and fix problems before they worsen like this one. Ken’s Sewer Service is here to help you and get your water leak stopped and to make sure your water bills stay normal.

Toilets are another source of easily losing water and a fast rate without knowing. Any parts these days don’t last forever and should be replaced periodically. Toilets get used several times a day and the parts inside get worn out from time to time. If your smart and proactive you’ll get parts on your toilet replaced before an issue comes about. If our company (Ken’s Sewer Service) can’t service you that day you have an issue you’ll easily spend (3) three times our price. Our rates are fair and other plumbing companies aren’t. We get calls everyday from new clients saying who they’ve used before and their prices were “highway robbery”. Our prices are fair for anyone’s budget. We are lower then our competition and we know it. Remember, most important high a company that has a good reputation.

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow money is hard to make and is hard earned. Don’t waste it being silly not fixing a water leak. Water leaks add up and they add up fast.

Sewer Line Excavation Hourly Rate

When planning and gathering all the information you need before excavating is very crucial. The only part of the whole process you can control is who you hire. Making sure you know exactly what will be done is important. Don’t get left in the blind side when your hiring a company to dig and repair a portion of your sewer line. Understand though that more work may need to be done after the first cracked/broken tile is repaired.

These are some reasons you may want to repair a section of your main sewer line system.

1. Two (2) different knowledgeable technicians have spent adequate time cleaning and trying to open your sewer system

2. A camera device went down your sewer line and the picture proved that your sewer line needs repair in that area. Remember just cause a camera shows a cracked tile, this doesn’t mean you have to dig now. Sometimes you should gather 2 different opinions.

3. Your sewer line is holding water and is gradually dipping back towards the inside of your home. Low spots in sewer lines can cause back-ups more often then your think. Following water to the street is very important.

Most plumbing companies that excavate will give you a price for a certain amount of hours and men. After that quote they will charge by the hour. Make sure you know the up front hourly cost before they start. Do your own Due-diligence.

Most sewer lines these days are old but can still last fine with proper drain cleaning once a year from a professional drain technician. Cleaning your sewer line each and every year can make your sewer line last longer. Camera your line every couple years and see the condition of your line. Just cause a company tells you to excavate your sewer line THAT doesn’t at all mean you have to.

Hire a company that’s trustworthy and willing to talk you though the process instead of a rushy plumbing company that just wants your money.

Hire Ken’s Sewer Service to handle all your drain cleaning, plumbing and excavation needs.

Looking forward to handling your next drain issue.

St. Louis Park, MN local 24 Hour Plumbing Company

Going through all the pictures of tree roots our company Ken’s Sewer Service pulled out from sewer lines, this had to be top 5.


Roots also known as “tree roots” grow in sewer line weather you want them to or not. There is no way to get rid of them. By not maintaining your sewer line and cleaning your sewer system yearly roots will grow thicker and bigger. Eventually tree roots will break though your drain pipe and end up costing you major pocket book money to replace your sewer line.
This root our company pulled from a clients sewer line was over 5 feet long. This is one of many roots this size we extracted from clients sewer lines this past year. We keep many pictures of impressive roots to show our clients what our company is capable of pulling out of sewer lines. Clients are always amazed and surprised what’s inside their sewer lines. When our company diagnosis a sewer line with our camera technology, clients love seeing whats growing and living inside their line.
St. Louis Park Drain cleaning & Plumbing is what our company thrives at.
Ken’s Sewer Service installs, repairs and unclogs any and all drains.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Happy 4th of July!