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You Know You Might Need Sewer Repair When…

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Timely detection of sewer line issues can make a huge difference when it comes to sewer repair. 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. There are some common signs that indicate your sewer line is collapsed or deteriorating and needs repair or replacement. And, as experts in sewer repair for Crystal and the surrounding areas, we’d like to provide you with some of the warning signs that your sewer could use some TLC.

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You know you might need sewer repair when…

1. You smell sewage marked by lingering sewer gas odor in and around your property.

2. There is a noticeable patch of extra lush green grass in your yard. The leaking sewage can actually function as a fertilizer causing its healthy, green appearance.

3. You notice flooding or water spots in the basement or foundation especially around the drains, usually accompanied by a foul odor.

4. You hear a loud gurgling noise coming from flow of water through pipes while using the shower or washing the dishes.

5. There is a sudden rise in the water bill compared to previous months indicating leakage and wastage of water.

6. Water is draining very slowly from the sinks, toilets and bathtubs.

7. There is noticeably decreased water pressure in the sink or shower, or varying water levels in your toilet bowl.

8. There are constant wastewater and sanitary sewer blockages and backups.

9. You notice new cracks in the foundation slab, under the foundation or in the yard.

10. There is foundation settlement or sinkholes.

And, these are just some of the signs your sewer could be giving you. And, if you do experience any of these issues, you should have your sewer inspected as soon as possible. It is extremely important to keep property drains and pipes clean and unclogged at all times. A clogged or damaged sewer line can have long-lasting effects on your home’s plumbing system if left unattended. Sometimes homeowners look for temporary solutions to resolve sewer line problems but it is important to have professionals address any sewer repair you need.

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

So, don’t hesitate any longer! When you need sewer repair for your Crystal home, call Gene’s Water & Sewer at 612-781-3737 or you can contact us for a Free Estimate.

Keep it Simple: Sewer System Repair Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated

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Did you know? Sewer system repair is nowhere near as complicated as it used to be. Some homeowners might try to put off having their sewer system’s issues addressed in order to avoid the mess. But, sewer system repair isn’t the big inconvenience it once was. And, you know, it’s really important to have a sewer system issue addressed as soon as possible so it doesn’t become an even bigger problem down the line. So, as experts in sewer system repair for Plymouth, we thought we’d tell you a little more about sewer inspection and repair. And, if you are having issues, we encourage you to contact us at Gene’s Water & Sewer as soon as possible. We will work to get you the sewer system repair you need with as little inconvenience as possible to you and your home.

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Sewer system repair and inspection is nowhere near as difficult as it used to be. We now have the technology to not only inspect problems without digging, but repair or fully replace systems without having to do much digging.

The first step is to have your sewers inspected by a trusted sewer system repair company like ours. And nowadays, sewer inspection is a very simple process. A camera can just be inserted into the pipe. Cameras are able to give a clear picture of what is going on inside and provide information on what parts are in need of repair. We can see if cracks have formed due to root intrusion, old materials or if the pipes are clogged.

Then, we can determine what kind of sewer system repair your pipe needs and determine if it’s a candidate for trenchless repairs. No-dig solutions have made sewage repair incredibly simple and much less stressful for homeowners. Pipe relining is a popular way of repairing a pipe without fully replacing it. The ambient-resin based sewer liners are “Pull in Place”, and we can use the existing clean out 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, it 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!

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

Pre-Springtime Sewer Checkup

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The big winter thaw can bring with it a whole set of springtime plumbing headaches. And one of the big ones is in the sewer. After a rough winter like we just had, it isn’t unlikely to find a leaking pipe that was damaged by the cold or some other sewer issue. So avoid stressful, expensive, and time-consuming plumbing issues later on, and take a minute to check your sewer. As experts in sewer replacement for Minneapolis, we would like to tell you more about some benefits to taking good care of your home’s sewer system.sewer repair

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. Your sewer system is essential to your home’s functionality and comfort. Without it, you can’t bring water or waste in or out of your home. Regular cleanings of your sewer system from Gene’s Water & Sewer can go a long way in avoiding potential sewer replacement. And, 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.

As always, 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.

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. 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 planting season.

Have you considered your lawn’s 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. Now is a great time to make sure you plant new trees as far away from your sewer pipes as possible to avoid a sewer replacement in the future.

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

How Sewer Lining Helps Avoid a Big Mess

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When a sewer pipe breaks, you would do anything to avoid the mess that will come by having your property dug up in the effort to install new sewer piping. But did you know that those pipes could actually be fixed with a very small amount of digging with new sewer lining technology? At Gene’s Water & Sewer, we are experts in sewer lining for Robbinsdale and we offer this service as a more efficient, cost effective means of repairing damaged pipes underground. Thst’s why we’d like to tell you all about the benefits of sewer lining and what we look for to determine if it’s right for your home.


A pipe within a pipe, sewer lining can make the stresses that come with cracks, fractures and bursts a thing of the past! Trenchless, sewer lining technology is a type of subsurface plumbing installation that utilizes smaller holes, rather than large messy trenches. A group of different methodologies, materials, and equipment are used to install a sewer lining within the already existing underground piping. This allows for minimal disruption to property and to home owners routines. And, going with trenchless or semi-trenchless sewer lining implementation can offer a better flow of waste from your home to the sewer system.

The process and installation of these sewer liners is an altogether easier process than digging up your property. And, it helps you avoid potentially expensive repairs to get your lawn and driveway back in place.

Our resin based sewer liners are “Pull in Place.” We use the existing cleanout in your house to pull a new liner in place where needed. These resin sewer liners could even make it so your pipes never have to be repaired or replaced again!

How We Determine if Sewer Lining is Right for You

First, the condition of the existing pipe needs to be considered. We need to have the circumference of the pipe in order 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.

Contact us today and we will come out to see if your property will allow for this type of sewer repair.

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

Winter is Coming So Protect Your Sewer Line

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With colder weather setting in, it is clear that winter is approaching along with all of the issues that can come along with it. One of the most important things to do is to prepare your sewer line in order to avoid sewer repair in the dead of winter. Problems to your plumbing can be avoided during the cold season if you take all precautions to secure the entire system.
Sewer line backups are common this time of year due to freezing, thawing and ice and water entering sewer pipes. Nothing is worse than the smell and inconvenience of a backed up sewer. As experts in sewer repair for Bloomington, we’ve put together some tips and benefits to tending to your sewer before winter sets in.

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First, you will need to have all damages, great or small, fixed before winter. If there’s a clog, have it unclogged. If there are leaks, have them fixed with sewer repair; trenchless or traditional. And, everything related to the water and sewer systems that are outdoors should either be taken inside, shut off, or protected in some way. For example, if you have a garden hose, remove it and turn off any outdoor faucets. This will help prevent the cold from entering the sewer pipes.

And, if you are going on a long vacation do not turn off your heating completely; this could cause pipes to freeze and a whole slurry of issues.


Regular cleaning and occasional inspection can go a long way to help avoid potential sewer repair. At Gene’s Water & Sewer, we can handle these important inspections and cleanings for you. A sewer line inspection can help you determine what type of blockage or cracks your sewer pipe has. An inspection is also beneficial in determining the best solution for a sewer problem, thus, saving you time and money in trying to figure out what is wrong and what methods should work.


If your system does require repairs, a trenchless sewer repair gets you the repairs you need 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.

No matter what, be sure not to put off your sewer repair 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.



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