Minneapolis Water & Sewer Systems

Monday, January 9, 2012

Why Your Sewer Might Become Clogged

Bad news: your sewer line is clogged. Now, when you flush, nothing moves. Not a good situation to be in, right?

Narrowing down the cause of your clogged sewer line is a job for Gene's Water and Sewer. After taking a look at your sewer system, Gene's might find that roots have broken into your septic line, attracted by the water vapor leaving the pipe. Another cause could be foreign objects that have become wedged inside your pipe, allowing nothing else to pass through. Lastly, there are instances when your sewer line will simply collapse, leaving your waste with nowhere to go.

Gene's Water and Sewer can take care of any clogged sewer problems you're facing. Call 612-781-3737 or request a free sewer repair estimate.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

How Does a Septic System Work?

Those outside large cities and metros usually have to rely on a private septic system to get rid of waste from their home. There are three types of sewer systems these homeowners can use: anaerobic; aerobic; and hybrid aerobic/anaerobic system.

The process generally starts when waste leaves the home. Waste travels through a 4-inch pipe, moved only by gravity. When it reaches the tank, waste is dividing into three sections in the tank -- sludge at the bottom, an effluent section in the middle, and surface scum at the top. Over time, the surface scum and bottom sludge are broken down by your waste's naturally present bacteria.

Does your septic or sewer system need repaired? Give Gene's Water & Sewer a call at 612-781-3737.