Minneapolis Water & Sewer Systems

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Consequences of Not Caring for Your Plumbing

A backed up sewer line or drain can be a nightmare for a homeowner. Smelly and messy, this terror can lead to costly sewer repair. St Paul sewer repair specialists, we would like to provide some ideas on what to you should and should not do to help avoid sewer issues.

After completing a project involving some type of harsh chemical, be sure to dispose of the chemical properly. Never pour any of it down a sewer or other drain like that. And if you are doing some landscaping, make sure you don’t plant any trees near the sewer lines. Tree roots naturally seek any water source they can access. If they want to use your sewer as their water source, that may crack or break the pipes leading to it, resulting in even more sewer repair.

Collect grease from your kitchen in a separate glass container. Do not dispose of it down your sink drain or toilet. Even a small amount of grease can cause those drains to back up. You should also always use a back-flow prevention device. This will help keep the water moving in the correct direction.

Pour a cup of baking soda down your drains, if you want to give them a good cleaning to help prevent expensive sewer repair. Next, pour a cup of white vinegar down the same drain. After that, pour a cup of boiling water in the drain to wash it all down.
Make sure no one flushes anything down the toilet other than waste and toilet paper. Even personal hygiene items should not be flushed. Too much of this and you might need to look into sewer repair.

Not following these tips can lead to very costly sewer repair, such as an all-encompassing traditional sewer repair. If multiple bursts occur throughout the sewer line, a full sewage system back-up or clog has emerged, or tree roots grow into and crack pipes, a sewer repair or even replacement is likely in order. The average sewer replacement bill in St Paul can run anywhere from $2000-$15,000, depending on a wide array of circumstances. 

St Paul calls upon Gene’s Water & Sewer for such work. 38 years of experience, consistent on-time job completion and a money back guaranteed $99 camera inspection, Gene’s does it right.So when you need sewer repair in St Paul, call Gene’s Water & Sewer at 612-781-3737 or you can contact us for a Free Estimate.