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Springtime Tips: Sewer Cleaning, Repairs & Replacement

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Summer can be one of the greatest times of the year with its outdoor barbeques, longer days and fun nights entertaining guests. All this potential fun can make a downed sewer system this time of year extra troubling. Not only can it cause sewage to back up in your yard, it can also be grounds for a nasty, extensive clean up. 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 this spring to help save your summer. At Gene’s Water & Sewer, we have had our fair share of experience in sewer replacement and would like to share some tips for you to consider.

Prevention with 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.

Trenchless Sewer Repairs

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 barbecuing season.

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Watch What You Flush

This 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.

Tree Placement

Yes, 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.

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.

When to Have Your Water or Sewer Line Repaired

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Sewer lines, drains and water pipes can be some of the biggest hassles for homeowners. They can create a nasty mess and can even become quite costly. So what are some signs you require water and sewer system repair for your Robbinsdale home? As water and sewer system repair specialists, we at Gene’s Water & Sewer have put together some points, questions and facts to help you, the homeowner, know when and how to have your lines repaired or replaced.

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Isn’t the city responsible for my sewer line?

Actually, unfortunately, homeowners are fully responsible for the maintenance and repair of all home plumbing, including water and sewer lines leading up to the residence. This includes all blockages etc. that can occur.

How do you determine that a sewer pipe has burst?

If you have noticed an unpleasant odor, either inside or outside of your home, this is a good sign that something is wrong and you require sewer system repair. Try to find the source of the odor if you can and give us a call at Gene’s Water & Sewer if you need any assistance.

Pooling in your yard is another sign that something is wrong. If there is a burst pipe underground, the water will collect on the ground above it. And if your home’s water is rusty or discolored, you should definitely give your trusted water and sewer system repair experts.

Another indication that sewer repair might be in your near future is if your toilet is clogging up easily or isn’t draining as quickly as it used to. The mainline could be clogged, and that is something only professional water and sewer system repair companies can fix.

How do I know if I need a water pipe replacement?

Have you been experiencing drops in water pressure? Is your shower not as powerful as it once was? It might be time for a water pipe replacement. Over time water pipes experience wear and tear such as corrosion that can impact your water pressure.

Leaks are another common issue with older pipes. The professionals at Gene’s Water and Sewer can inspect your water system and determine what repairs you may need.

You may need a new sewer line if: you notice gurgling or unnatural toilet and drain noises, frequent water backup and poor flow quality, frequent odors, clogging or rust debris.

If you are in need of water and sewer system repair in the Robbinsdale area, look no further than Gene’s Water and Sewer, a local company with 38 years of experience in the field. Through the use of Nu Flow technology, we can have your water and sewer system repair done as smoothly as possible and back up and running in no time. Call us at 612-781-3737 or contact us for a Free Estimate.

Most Asked Questions: Sewer Replacement

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When you need a sewer replacement in St. Paul and surrounding areas, you know you need to hire the professionals at Gene’s Water & Sewer. In our experience, there are still a few unknowns when it comes to sewer replacement. That’s why we would like to provide you with some of the questions we’ve heard in our over 35 years of experience in the industry. We hope these answers provide you with the knowledge you’re looking for when it comes to the sewer replacement process.

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Q: How do I know if I need my sewer line replaced?

A: We don’t often think about our sewers until something goes wrong. Some of the early signs include gurgling noises coming from the toilet, water that drains slower than normally or a sinkhole in your yard. If you start to smell sewage, it is best to call sewer replacement and repair experts to have them come out and take a look.

Q: How many different types of sewer replacement are there?

A: We offer a variety of sewer replacement services, including:

  • Semi-trenchless
  • Trenchless
  • Traditional

Q: What kind of sewer replacement do I need?

A: The type of replacement that’s best for your home and yard will be determined by a few variables.  The experts at Gene’s Water & Sewer will come out to your home and determine the best method of replacing your sewer system.

Q: How long will a sewer replacement take?

A: It depends on the type of replacement required. It could be a simple process or a more extensive one. If we are able to use trenchless repair technology, the work could be done in about one day.

Q: How much can sewer replacement cost?

A: Well, when it comes to trenchless sewer replacement, the overall costs are lower compared to traditional sewer replacement. It is hard to know what kind of replacement you will need, so call Gene’s Water & Sewer today to receive a free estimate!

Q: Why Gene’s Water & Sewer for my sewer replacement?

For your sewer replacement, only trust a company that is fully licensed, bonded and insured. In addition to this, Gene’s Water & Sewer is also family owned and operated since 1977. We are also a licensee in supplying the patented “Nu Flow Technologies” trenchless line, the only true no dig process. We have a proven track record, having thousands of traditional water and sewer repairs under our belt.

Do you have additional questions about sewer replacement in St. Paul? Call Gene’s Water & Sewer today at 612-781-3737 or Contact Us.

See to a Sewer Lining

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Sewer lining in Richfield is a fresh method by which to repair broken sewer pipes and the need to dig up your property. A less pricey option in the long run (as compared to other methods), trenchless sewer repairs remove the annoyance of having your driveway or yard dug up.

Just how does sewer lining work? Cured In Place Pipe (CIPP) or epoxy lining provides the same strength as does new piping but minus the hassle and cost of a dig.

The first step is to insert a camera into the broken pipe to take a look at the situation. We will eye up the problem to make sure there are not more problems down the line. We will then try to make sure the pipe is cleaned using high pressure water and some other tools. Things like roots, mud and other debris are cleared out of the pipe before we put the new liner in.

Once this stage is complete, we put together the resin needed for the inside of the sewer lining. With resin poured into the liner, we make sure this is evenly distributed throughout the liner.

With the sewer lining installed, a bladder is pushed through. Then we put air into the bladder so the sewer lining fits tightly up against the old pipe. We then inspect the sewer lining with the camera again to make sure it is in the proper place.

Trenchless sewer replacement is much cleaner than the other options available. It saves the trouble of having your yard and landscaping uprooted. It also eliminates the need to dig up those nasty sewer lines. So there is no need to worry about hiring yet another company to come to your home to replant your landscaping or to fix anything.

Trenchless sewer replacement is the fastest option among sewer lining repair options. With the “no dig” technology, these repairs can usually be done in less than one day, which means minimal disruption for you and your family.

Trenchless sewer frequently implies that the liners and replacement parts are of a higher quality. Your sewer lines will function better than they ever did before! And that is thanks to the reason listed before this one: higher quality materials. Things like tree root invasions, cracks and other matters you normally see in sewer repairs will be a thing of the past!

If you need sewer lining in Richfield or surrounding areas, call Gene’s Water & Sewer at 612-781-3737 or you can contact us for a Free Estimate.

Pull-Through Sewer Lining Work Spares a Big Dig!

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There may be cracked sewer pipes under that lawn of yours. If so, you are likely doing everything within your power to avoid thinking about the hassle that will be having your property destroyed in the effort to install new sewer piping. A new technology has burst upon the scene that allows for your pipes to be fixed with a very small amount of digging required. Gene’s Water & Sewer, experts in sewer lining for Roseville area homes offers this service as a more efficient, cost effective means of repairing damaged pipes underground. Going the trenchless or semi-trenchless route for your sewer lining implementation will save a lot all the way around, including a better flow of waste from your home to the sewer system.

Trenchless technology is a type of subsurface plumbing installation that calls for smaller holes, rather than trenches. A group of different methodologies, materials, and equipment are utilized to install a sewer lining within the already existing underground piping that will allow for minimal disruption to property and daily activities to home owners.

The ambient-resin based sewer liners are “Pull in Place”, we can use the existing cleanout in your house to pull a new liner in place where needed.   The process and installation of these sewer liners is an altogether easier process than is digging up your property and helps you avoid potentially expensive repairs to get your lawn and driveway back in place. The resin lining may just make it so your pipes never have to be repaired again! The technology is that awesome!

The condition of the existing pipe needs to be considered when lining.  We need to have the circumference of the pipe in tack, to line the existing pipe.  Otherwise we may need a small traditional dig to repair the pipe where applicable and line the rest of the sewer.  Get a hold of us and we will come out to see if your property will allow for this type of plumbing repair at your home. It will save you headaches in the long run!

A pipe within a pipe, the cracks, fractures and bursts that create the need to have a new pipe drawn in to replace the old will become a thing of the past with trenchless sewer liner repair!

For more information on sewer lining in the Twin Cities area, call Gene’s Water & Sewer at 612-781-3737, or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.



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