Wasting water in your home could cost you hundreds

3,000 – 8,000 of water is wasted each year due to one drip per second. Normally your faucet and or toilet can just be repaired by your local plumber instead of installing a new plumbing fixture. If not familiar with plumbing their are several parts inside the faucet that stops it from dripping. Same goes for toilets. Each and every faucet has different parts but all the parts act and do the same. Toilets as well have several internal parts that stop the toilet from running and also make sure enough water is flushed per use.

Plumbers were only created due to the difficulty of installing and repairing fixtures. If plumbing were easy, we’d all do it. Having the right skill, tools and knowledge is very important when you try and tackle any project. But with plumbing if you don’t have the proper tools you’ll end up, soaked.

Before the plumber arrives the only step you can try doing is turning off the water.

Enjoy the fact that plumbers are around and that were just a phone call away.

Hiawatha Plumbing looks forward to hearing from you with your next plumbing or drain cleaning issue.

Don’t let your next water bill sky-high be proactive today.

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Average cost to clean your main sewer line

Calls come in everyday to clean clogged main sewer drains. First off, know that each and every sewer line is different. Never can two sewer lines be identical. The average cost of cleaning a main sewer line is normally under $140. There are a couple different ways to clean a main sewer line and I think it’s wise to talk briefly about them. If a house or commercial building has a proper floor main sewer line clean-out near the front of their foundation you could get a sewer line cleaned for around $130 for under 90 feet. Companies do charge more per foot after 90 feet. If one can only clean a sewer line through a stack pipe it could take a little longer. Note: that some stacks have smaller opening to clean a sewer line. If a stack line has a smaller opening we always suggest in the future to increase the size. getting a bigger blade through ones sewer line will be more beneficial to them. For the most part sewer lines never have to be jetted. If a company offers to jet your main sewer line before cleaning it with blades be hesitant to way they want to proceed that way. 95% of sewer lines can be cleaned with blades. For ones that don’t know what jetting is, it’s high pressure water that cleans ones line. We suggest getting lines cleaned by blades before water ever is even introduced. Number one, jetting costs more and number two jetting again isn’t always needed. If one knows that their line needs a jetter you should go ahead an proceed.
Most the time the average sewer line costs under $150 to clean. We suggest to clean and maintain ones sewer line every 12 months. Also, after receiving a main sewer line cleaning think about cleaning your floor drain at the same time. Debris is always left in there and will back up your drain soon after and if not will harden in your line. By cleaning sewer line every 12 months you will get the best results from roots and all other sorts of debris from growing and spreading worse in ones main sewer line.
If you must go about cleaning your sewer line through your toilet the price is higher for pulling/resetting your toilet. Toilet lines are the LAST WAY we want to clean your main sewer line. Cleaning a sewer line is all about the size of the blade we can get through the line
Call Hiawatha Plumbing for any questions.
We look forward to hearing from you!

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