Minneapolis Water & Sewer Systems

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Preventable Sewer Pipe Repair

We make sewer pipe repairs every day that could have been prevented. There are some simple things you can do to keep your sewer lines working at maximum efficiently throughout the years. If you live in the Twin Cities, sewer pipe repair is inevitable, but there is some of it that can be prevented. In this blog, we're going to cover just a few of those things.

Tree Roots
Tree roots growing into sewer lines are a common reason for sewer repair. When a tree root grows into your lines, it not only causes a leak, but also causes a blockage. This can cause a backup into your home or lawn. If you're planting a tree, be sure to take into consideration where your sewer lines are. Don't plant a tree too close. If you are concerned about a current tree in your yard interfering with your sewer line, call us today.

Flushed Objects
Another common reason for sewer repairs is flushed items causing a blockage. You don't only have to worry about one large object being flushed, but also a buildup of smaller objects that can eventually cause a complete blockage. If your sewer pipes are old and corroded, you may be dealing with a break in your sewer pipes. Try your best to monitor what you and your family are flushing.

No Maintenance
If you don't keep up with proper maintenance, your sewer pipes may deteriorate quicker than necessary. If your sewer pipes are old, you may need to have them inspected and relined before an emergency occurs. If you're not sure about the current condition of your lines, have us come take a look. We can provide you with an analysis and recommendations for proper repairs.

Are you in need of sewer pipe repair in the Twin Cities? Give us a call today at 612-781-3737 or request an estimate online.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Leaving Sewer Repair to the Experts

Are you considering fixing your sewer line yourself? We would advise against that. If you live in Minneapolis,sewer repair is best left to the experts at Gene's Water & Sewer. We have an experienced team, ready to take on your project. In this blog, we're going to cover some of the reasons you should come to us with your sewer repair needs.

Dangerous Situations
Repairing your own sewer lines may be more hazardous than you think. There are a lot of dangers you may not think about. You would have to be concerned with all the effort of digging to reach your sewer line in the first place. Then you would need to figure out exactly where the problem is and fix it. There is health risks associated with dealing with sewage waste. To be safe, stick with the experts.

Create Further Damage
When trying to complete a sewer line repair on your own, you may end up causing further damage. Without the proper tools, techniques and equipment you may be ill prepared for this type of project. Even if you are a pretty good handyman, accidents happen. You don't want to create an even bigger problem you would have to call a professional for anyway. Not to mention, you'd be out of a working sewer line until someone can come to help.

Insurance Issues
If you try completing do it yourself repairs on your sewer line, your insurance may not cover the work. Many insurance companies have very specific policies about not covering damage that occurs at the hand of a homeowner. Make sure you're covered and call a professional sewer repair company at the first sign of trouble.

Are you in need of Minneapolis sewer repairs? Give us a call today at 612-781-3737 or contact us online.