Underground Repairs: In Your City and Your Neighborhood

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Did you know? “Cleveland’s most expensive and expansive development project” this year was built deep underground. Called Project Clean Lake, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District will spend the next 19 years laying 21 miles of tunnels beneath the city and surrounding suburbs. The crew will be replacing “a century-old system of dysfunctional sewer pipes […]

Gadgets to Keep The Water Flowing & Prevent Clogged Drains

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One of the number one causes for clogged tub, shower or sink drains is hair. Long hair to be more specific. There are several gadgets that have been designed to help avoid these types of clogs – each of which is described in more detail below. The best way; however, to keep your drains clear […]

Why Your Plumber Wants You to Put Down the Drano

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Many heavily marketed products for drain cleaning are not safe for your drains and sewer lines. These products could end up hurting your plumbing system and your wallet more than they help. In fact, if you’re leaning towards one of these products instead of calling a plumber to unclog your drain just because it’s cheaper, […]

Broken Sewer Lines Under Slab: What to Do

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What is a Slab? Your home or small business is most likely built on a slab foundation if you do not have a basement or crawlspace beneath it. It is also possible that only some parts of your home are built on a slab, such as a small addition or sun room. A slab is […]

How to Tell if a Sewer Line is Broken or Leaking

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Most homeowners don’t even think about caring for their sewer line until something goes wrong with it. Broken sewer lines under the house are not like dying plants on your windowsill or rotten vegetables in the fridge – you’re less likely to notice them right away. However, the repercussions of a broken sewer line are […]

Flooded Basements: Is it a Sewer Line or Drainage Problem?

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After discovering water in your basement, you’ll want to uncover the source to ensure it doesn’t happen again. There are usually two main culprits: The water came from a burst pipe or backed up drain leading to the sewer. The water came from a crack in the basement foundation. These two water sources are two […]

Commercial Grease Trap Cleaning Services

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While most commonly found in the restaurant business, other industries use grease traps as well. Grease traps intercept grease and other solids before they enter sewer lines with the rest of the wastewater. If allowed to enter the sewer line, the grease would build up over time, trap additional food waste, and create a blockage. […]

Commercial Plumbing Services: How to Hire the Right Partner

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Commercial plumbing differs significantly from residential plumbing in that downtime in your systems can affect your profits and bottom line. To ensure your plumbing needs are properly met and you receive the best possible commercial drain and sewer cleaning services, ask these six questions.   Is the commercial plumber license and insured? Licensed plumbers are […]

Clay Sewer Pipe Repair: Pros & Cons

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Most older plumbing systems – installed prior to 1900 – used clay pipes. With the number of new materials available, clay pipe is no longer the number one preferred choice. Most sources claim PVC is now the most widely used drainage system for both residential and commercial applications. Modern vitrified clay sewer pipes are stronger […]

Prevent Frozen Pipes: How to Prepare

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When pipes freeze, they restrict running water. So, if you turn on your faucet sometime November through March and no water comes out, you may have frozen pipes. It can be incredibly frustrating not having water to complete your routine tasks such as washing dishes, cooking, washing clothes or showering. However, this is only the […]