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Friday, April 21, 2017

Spring Tips for Your Sewer: Repairs, Cleaning & Replacement

Warm weather is here and the fun filled days of summer are on their way. With approaching picnics, barbeques and afternoons entertaining guests, it can be especially important to check your sewer and ensure that it’s running as it should. If you experience a downed sewer system this summer, not only can it cause sewage to back up in your yard, it can also be grounds for a nasty, extensive clean up that can really ruin a picnic. But, there are ways to avoid this! If you find yourself in need of a sewer replacement at your Twin Cities home, you’ve got some options to help save your summer. At Gene’s Water & Sewer, we have had our share of experience in sewer replacement and would like to share some tips for you to consider.

 Only flush what you’re supposed to. Watching what you flush is a key player in keeping your sewer system up and running as it should. Be sensible with your flushes and do not flush anything down your toilets beside toilet paper and human waste. If you keep up with this, you can help avoid future sewer replacement.

Utilize regular cleaning. Regular cleanings of your sewer system from Gene’s Water & Sewer can go a long way in avoiding potential sewer replacement. Staying up-to-date on the needs of your sewer system is one of the best ways to ensure proper function for years to come. Notice something’s wrong? Contact a sewer replacement expert right away! It may only need a small repair.

Consider your tree placement. A tree’s root system grows deep into the ground and these roots can even grow into your sewer pipes, stressing and cracking them. Make sure you plant new trees as far away from your sewer pipes as possible to avoid a sewer replacement in the future.

If you find that cleaning doesn’t quite do the trick and your plumbing is in need of actual repairs, there are many options you can consider. A trenchless sewer repair gets you the sewer replacement you need without a huge trench having to be dug in your yard. This process works through the installation of a resin-based liner that is pulled through your existing pipes and inflated. The liner then adheres to the inside of your current piping, covering any cracks that may exist. A hole is only required at the deemed point of entry. This type of sewer replacement means you don’t need to worry about having your property ripped up right before prime gardening and barbequing season.


You may not be able to put off a sewer system replacement for too long, but, you can take some steps to keep your sewer system in its best possible shape. For more information about sewer replacement in the Twin Cities, call Gene’s Water & Sewer at 612-781-3737, or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.

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