Category Archives: Sewer Replacement

Learning the Signs: When to Schedule Your Sewer System Repair

Your sewer system gets a lot of use each day, handling each gallon of waste water leaving your home. In most homes the sewer line is buried under the property making it difficult to know when it’s having problems. From odor to sewage overflow, the signs and signals of a malfunctioning sewer system can be pretty pronounced. But, some sewer damage can be more elusive. As experts in sewer system repair for Minneapolis, we thought we would provide a few the signs to look out for as well as a rundown of the most popular types of sewer repair to get your sewer line back in tip-top shape.

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How do you know if you have a sewer system issue? The experts at Gene’s Water & Sewer are here to help! Ask yourself these few simple questions:

Have you noticed a foul odor?

The water traveling through your sewer line is not pleasant smelling. So, if you smell an unpleasant odor around your property it may mean that the source of those odors is your sewer line. A sewer inspection from Gene’s Water & Sewer will be able to tell you if your sewer is the source of the odor and recommend the proper sewer system repair.

Soggy patches in your yard?

When your sewer line is leaking, it could mean that a lot of water is leaking from the sewer line and being distributed under your lawn. So, if you notice soggy patches, raised patches or pooling in your yard, this is a major 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 call for sewer system repair.

Is clogging becoming more common?

If your toilet or drains are clogging up easily or not draining as quickly as they used to, sewer system repair might be needed. The mainline could be clogged, and that is the kind of repair that should be left to the professionals.

Are your tree roots causing problems?

Tree roots are a very common cause of sewer line issues. They can grow and wedge their way into your sewer pipe through joints and cause a huge amount of damage.

Still not sure if the sewer is the source? Give the experts a call! At Gene’s Water & Sewer we offer a few different types of sewer system repair including traditional, semi-trenchless and trenchless. Each of these require various amounts of digging and we can determine which is right for you and your home. And once we’ve determined and you agree, we will get your sewer system repair underway!

To get more informmation about sewer system repair in Minneapolis, call Gene’s Water & Sewer at 612-781-3737. Or, contact us for a Free Estimate.


Keep It Clean or Pursue a Sewer System Replacement

You may just be in need of a sewer system replacement at your Richfield home. Your sewer system down, this is no doubt a troubling time for you. You likely have questions about how a sewer system replacement would unfold. Do not hesitate to call us at Gene’s Water and Sewer where we will tackle your questions, address your concerns and get you all set up on our schedule.

Somewhat regular cleaning of your sewer system (which we can gladly conduct) can go a long way in prevention of a sewer system replacement. If your plumbing is beyond the cleaning point and is in need of repair, you do have options. A trenchless sewer repair yields sewer system replacements and repairs sans digging a gigantic  trench to get the work done. In a nutshell, a resin-based liner is pulled through your existing pipes and is then inflated. This liner adheres to the innards of your current piping and covers any cracks. A hole is only required at the deemed point of entry. Going about your sewer system replacement in this fashion means you do not have to concern yourself with being troubled over  having your property (garden, landscaping and/or yard) to have the replacement completed. This process is a lot less in the way of hassle that can be implemented at most homes and with most sewer systems. Existing variables (as per your property, piping and plumbing set-up) need to be addressed—which we can cover when you call us.

Maybe deeply rooted trees are your problem? A tree’s root system can grow very deep into the ground, below the surface. Often, these roots grow into your sewer pipes, causing stress on your piping, ultimately cracking them. 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.

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. Getting your pipes cleaned by professionals on something of a schedule will help, as will being sensible with your flushes. Do not flush anything down your toilets other than toilet paper and human waste.

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

Traditional Sewer Repair and Replacement

Innovations in sewer replacement and repair technologies have made the dreaded, much-maligned digging and tunneling techniques of yesteryear somewhat more obsolete. The semi-trenchless technique, involving a hole starting at the house, uses a fused pipe, eliminating the need for joints, and stops infiltration and exfiltration. A new pipe replaces the old where it bursted. Trenchless repairs (using patented “Nu Flow” technologies) , a true “no dig” technique, uses a resin-based pipe coating—free of joints—to repair issues. A smoother pipe type, flow increases and costs diminish.

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Sometimes there is no avoiding the all-encompassing, dig and tunnel of the traditional repair. If multiple bursts occur throughout the sewer line, a full sewage system back-up or clog has emerged, or tree roots grow into and crack pipes, a sewer replacement is likely in order. The average sewer replacement bill in Roseville can run anywhere from $2000-$15,000, depending on a wide array of circumstances.

By this point, prevention techniques have failed, sewer replacement work is definitely needed. Roseville calls upon Gene’s Water & Sewer for such work. 38 years of experience, consistent on-time job completion and a money back guaranteed $99 camera inspection, Gene’s does it right.

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