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Are Your Drains Prepared for Post-COVID Gatherings?

2023-03-06T08:29:00-06:00February 2022|Uncategorized|

After a couple of years in a strange pandemic-inspired holding pattern, things are finally starting to regain some semblance of normalcy. Yes, people are gathering in restaurants and public places again, but they're also hosting intimate gatherings at home. From showing off quarantine-inspired home makeovers to enjoying the simple pleasure of gathering with your nearest

Buying a New Home? Don’t Forget the Sewer Pipe Inspection

2023-03-06T08:29:00-06:00January 2022|sewer inspection, sewer pipes|

An inspection is a standard part of the home buying process and should never be overlooked. However, some home inspectors forget the importance of examining the sewer pipes before completing their assessment report. Many home inspectors don’t have the equipment or training needed for these inspections, so you may need to find an experienced plumbing

6 Signs Your Home’s Drains Need to be Cleaned

2023-03-06T08:29:01-06:00August 2021|Uncategorized|

Regular drain cleaning can help maintain your home’s overall health, sometimes preventing the need for future major plumbing fixes. However, sometimes there are signs that drain cleaning is necessary right away. Are you noticing any of these signs? Foul Odor An odor from a drain in your home is often a sign of a bigger

How To Prevent Underground Sewer Pipe Emergencies

2023-03-06T08:29:01-06:00July 2021|Uncategorized|

If something goes wrong with your main sewer line, it can cause a crisis in your home. Like most unexpected home repairs, a clogged, broken or dysfunctional sewer pipe will likely occur at the most inopportune time. While you cannot prevent all sewer line problems, there are preventive measures you can take to uncover sewer

Drain Cleaning & Sewer Line Repair Are Essential

2023-03-06T08:29:01-06:00June 2021|Uncategorized|

Too many homeowners believe they can easily solve their sewer line and drain problems with a plunger and chemicals.  Unfortunately, this is rarely true, and in the case of harsh chemicals, they often do more harm than good. Suppose a tree root has grown through your sewer line. Where do you think those harmful chemicals

Trenchless Sewer Repair Means NO Digging

2023-03-06T08:29:02-06:00May 2021|Uncategorized|

When you have outdoor sewer problems, it can be a mess. Most cities require the homeowner to take care of any sewer problems between the street and the house, and this typically means your yard is torn up, your lawn is ruined, and you have a big mess to clean up. With trenchless, no-dig repair

Top 5 Benefits of a Sewer Pipe Camera Inspection

2023-03-06T08:29:02-06:00February 2021|Uncategorized|

The newest technology now lets a technician view your sewer pipes from the inside using cameras and video footage. These tools can give you more information about the state of the drains. This knowledge can help you prepare for the future or even get ready for any immediate repairs if necessary.  Can Be a Preventative

Will Sewer Line Repairs Destroy My Minnesota Landscape?

2023-03-06T08:29:03-06:00December 2020|Uncategorized|

Homeowners and businesses in Minnesota spend months, or even years, creating perfect landscapes. When a sewer line needs repairing, the idea of digging up a lawn is daunting. Fortunately, there is an alternative option that doesn’t involve undoing all your hard work.  While sewer repairs are essential, digging up and then restoring a lawn is

Why Are My Minnesota Drains Overflowing?

2023-03-06T08:29:03-06:00November 2020|Uncategorized|

When drains overflow, it can spell trouble for landscaping, structural components, and personal belongings. Though often disregarded until damage has already been done, clean and functional sewer and drainage systems are critical to your home or business. Because of this, it is important to be aware of overflowing. When water from rain or other sources

What Causes Drain and Sewer Blockages in Minnesota?

2023-03-06T08:29:04-06:00October 2020|Uncategorized|

When it comes to plumbing issues, a blocked drain or sewer line is a real pain. Both intentional and unintentional events cause these problems. Although unblocking the pipe is essential, understanding the circumstances that led to a blockage is also necessary.  Imagine paying to have drains or sewer lines regularly unblocked. As a home or