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How it Works: Sewer Lining & Trenchless Sewer Repair

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Trenchless sewer repair is a relatively new repair method by which sewer pipes can be replaced without the need to completely dig up the piping. A less pricey option in the long run, trenchless sewer repair removes the annoyance of having your lawn or driveway dug up. So, if you are faced with the possible need for sewer repair at your Plymouth home, you likely have many questions about this amazing process. The experts at Gene’s Water & Sewer are here to answer all of your questions and give you a rundown of what a typical trenchless sewer repair looks like.

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How does it work? It’s all about the lining. Cured In Place Pipe (CIPP) or epoxy lining provides the same strength as new piping can minus the hassle and cost of a dig.

How is the lining installed? The first step in trenchless sewer repair or replacement is an assessment of the situation. A camera is inserted into the pipe and we take a look at what needs to be fixed. We will eye up the issues and make sure there won’t be more problems down the line. We then try to make sure the pipe is as clean as possible, clearing out leaves, mud and other debris using high pressure water and some other tools.

Once the pipe is nice and clean, we put together the resin needed for the inside of the sewer lining. With resin poured into the liner, we put it through a machine to guarantee it’s evenly distributed throughout the liner, enabling even and ample attachment to the pipe.

With the sewer lining installed, a bladder is pushed through. Then we put hot water into the bladder and that cures the resin so the sewer lining fits tightly up against the old pipe. We then inspect the sewer lining with the camera again ensuring its proper placement.

Trenchless sewer repair is such a clean and efficient way to repair and replace your sewer. This process is highly desirable and eliminates the need to dig up those nasty sewer lines. You won’t need to worry about hiring yet another company to come to your home to replant your beautiful landscaping. 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!

It is important to note that trenchless sewer repair is not available to all. There are a few restrictions that apply and the experts at Gene’s Water & Sewer will be able to let you know if your system qualifies. Don’t hesitate; find out today if this amazing process can work for you!

Are you interested in learning more about sewer repair at your Plymouth home? Call Gene’s Water & Sewer at 612-781-3737 or you can contact us for a Free Estimate.

Summer Sewer Tips to Help Avoid Sewer Replacement

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Sewer line backups are common this time of year due to summer rainwater entering sewer pipes. Nothing is worse than the smell and inconvenience of a backed up sewer in summer. No one wants to invite everyone over for a backyard barbeque only to have the day ruined by a faulty sewer. But, if you find yourself in need of a sewer replacement at your Maple Grove home, you’ve got options and many ways to help avoid it.

A downed sewer system is a troubling time and it is highly likely that you have questions about sewer replacement and how the job will be carried out. Always happy to hear from a potential customer, Gene’s Water and Sewer will gladly field any questions and concerns you have. But in the meantime, we have a few tips to help keep your sewer clean and functioning correctly to help you avoid sewer replacement.

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Regular Cleanings

Regular cleanings can go a long way to help avoid potential sewer replacement. At Gene’s Water & Sewer, we can handle these important cleanings for you. And, if you find that your plumbing is beyond the cleaning point and is in actual need of repair, options do exist.

Tree Placement

New tree root growth from the spring can also cause sewer backup issues as roots are drawn toward the sewer line. Have us inspect your sewer line pipes to let you know if you are susceptible to a sewer line backup problem or if damage has already occurred. And, make sure that this is at the forefront of your mind if you choose to plant new trees. Place your new trees as far away from your sewer pipes as is possible.

When Replacement or Repair is Unavoidable, Find the Best Option for You

A trenchless sewer repair gets you a sewer system replacement and without a huge trench having to be dug in your yard. The process works through the installation of a resin-based liner that is pulled through your existing pipes, ultimately to be inflated. This liner 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.

No matter what, be sure not to put off your sewer replacement for too long. And, getting your pipes cleaned by professionals like us can help keep your sewer system in good shape.

For more information on sewer replacement in Maple Grove, call Gene’s Water & Sewer at 612-781-3737, or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.

Sewer System Repair: The Many Causes of Sewer System Issues

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One of the worst problems a homeowner can face is a backed up sewer line or drain. It’s messy and smelly, and sometimes it can result in the need for costly repair. When you are faced with the need for sewer system repair at your Roseville home, you may have a few questions about what’s caused it. For most people, your home’s sewer lines are a bit of a mystery. And, while you may not like to think about what goes on in your sewer line, it is a good idea to know what may eventually cause trouble in your pipes. As experts in sewer system repair, we’d like to provide you with some answers and some of the common reasons for sewer system repair.


Even a small amount of grease can cause those drains to back up. Always collect grease from your kitchen in a separate glass container. Never throw it down your sink drain or down a toilet. You should also always use a back-flow prevention device. This will help keep the water moving in the correct direction.

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Tree roots are a very common cause of sewer pipe leaks. A sewer line is a great source for water and fertilization and tree roots may naturally grow towards this source of nourishment until it wraps around the pipe and causes it to rupture. Sewer system repair can remove these roots and get the sewer line back in tip top shape. But sometimes, removal of the tree may be necessary.

Improper Flushing

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 system repair.

Chemicals & Corrosion

After you are done painting or using any type of harsh chemical, it should be properly disposed of. Never pour any of it down a sewer or other drain like that. These harsh chemicals can harm your sewer lines and eventually cause the need for sewer system repair.

And, over time, pipes can simply wear out from old age. When corrosion sets in, the pipe starts to form leaks that will only continue to spread. Sewer system repair is likely the only way to stop this corrosion from spreading further.

So when you need sewer system repair for your Roseville home, call Gene’s Water & Sewer at 612-781-3737 or you can contact us for a Free Estimate.

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.



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