Sewage Roots

Most sewer lines need to be professional cleaned yearly, some more often. Depending on the condition of your sewer line will dictate how often your sewage systems needs cleaning.

Tree roots in main sewer line system

Tree roots in main sewer line system

Main sewer lines weather they’re made from cast iron, clay, oranegburg, or PVC all have tree roots that grow inside them. Sewer lines carry one thing that roots like and that’s water. Tree roots need water to grow and no matter what, they will find their way inside your sewer line to reach the water the need. Once roots get inside and crack or break your sewer line they need to be cleaned and maintained until excavation is needed. If properly cleaned and kept up with, excavation may be postponed for a long time.

Copper Valve Leaking

It’s been a while since I’ve had time to sit down and write, but here we go. In the picture below you can see a crack in the copper which caused this client to have water pour out and flood in area of their home.

Copper Valve Leaking

Copper Valve Leaking

Just because one person has a cracked pipe doesn’t mean it has to happen to everybody. Now, don’t get me wrong problems do happen with plumbing each and every day, but, if you look over your plumbing at your home, rental property or business place you can catch and reduce the chances of major water damage to occur. We have noticed that major floods happen when homeowners are gone for long periods of time including over the winter or longer weekends. So, the easy solution is to shut off your water main. No one wants to come home to a flood and major damage.

After, you come back from your vacation, turn on your water and check all plumbing on the property. Turn on all faucets and let water run for a couple minutes to confirm everything is working and your back up and working. Plumbing issues can creep up unnoticed.

If you happen to notice any difference to your pluming when you come back call a plumber right away. Never wait when speaking of a plumbing issue. Normally if you notice a difference something has happened and typically with plumbing the problem only worsens and sometimes quite quick.

Call Hiawatha Plumbing for all your plumbing and drain cleaning related issues. We’re here every step of the way. Been servicing the city of Minneapolis and the surrounding suburbs for over sixty fie years.