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Your Sewer Lining Questions Answered

Most homeowners would do just about anything to avoid a big mess when it comes to the repair and replacement of their sewer line. Have you heard that sewer lining can help avoid extensive digging? 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. That’s why we’d like to answer a few questions about sewer lining. And, when you’re ready, contact us and we can tell you all about this service and determine if it’s right for your home.


What is sewer lining?
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.

What are its benefits?
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.

How does it work?
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 do I know if my sewer pipes are compatible with sewer lining?
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.

Give us a call 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.


Repair Awareness: Common Sewer System Issues

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.  One of the worst problems a homeowner can face is a backed up sewer line or drain. 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.

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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.

Root issues. 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.

Grease. 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.

Chemicals or 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.

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.

Sewer Lining Repair Advantages

Trying to decide whether to replace a sewer pipe or to just have it repaired? Minneapolis sewer repairs have many advantages, as noted in one recent article:

Not only can you avoid the heavy digging that would have to occur in order to completely remove and replace your old sewer line, you’ll also save money by not having to replace concrete walks and driveways, and you lessen the risk of running into existing water or gas lines.

No-dig (trenchless) sewer repairs are done underground, and the only digging done is two small holes. So, you’ll be able to keep your landscaping, driveway(s) and sidewalk(s) intact and not have to dig them up in order to repair your sewer pipe.

Read the entire article: “Sewer Lining Repair: Advantages of Repairing with Sewer Lining.”

Welcome to our blog!

As a locally owned and operated business in the Twin Cities metro, we at Gene’s Water & Sewer have always prided ourselves on our work, and illustrating why we’re one of the area’s top companies for water and sewer repairs.

Because of the pride we take in our work, we’re happy to today launch our blog. It will be frequently updated with information on water and sewer repairs. We will also use this blog to showcase projects – past and present – the Gene’s Water & Sewer staff has worked so very hard on.

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