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What is the Recommended Use of Drains and Where does it All Go?

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Before working around drainage systems, I think it is fair to say that most of us did not realize the impact of flushing things down the drains…out of sight, out of mind.  But, after pulling many different things out of clogged lines, and hearing different issues happening in homes and businesses, ...
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Sewer Gas Lamps 1890’s-1940’s

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In the London area of England, mid to late 1800’s, many of the larger sanitary sewers were not always laid on sufficient grade or on true line and grade.  Those factors, combined with “old” sewage, often resulted in the creation of strong odors and methane. The main of this type were vented to ...
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Sewer Scope/Inspection/Locate Giveaway!!!

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Buying a new home soon? Simply enjoy peace of mind that all is well with the main drainage system in the house? We are having a giveaway this month that might help ease your mind and save some of the costs involved with either! We are giving away a complimentary sewer scope as our 1st place prize ...
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The History of Toilet Paper

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The history of using paper for wiping goes back to the 6th century in medieval China. Around the late 1300’s, Chinese royalty (and their families) reportedly used 2’ by 3’ pieces of perfumed paper to clean themselves.  Commoners continued to use other readily available materials such as: rags, wood ...
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Water Bill Going Through The Roof?

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With the beautiful summer weather, sunshine, green grass, beautiful flowers, and full trees comes extra water use.  It is safe to say and presume that most of us appreciate our water supply. Per an analysis by Environment Magazine, outdoor watering accounts for almost 30 percent of water use.  ...
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Box Trucks, Vans and Soon-To-Be-Retired F-150’s oh my!

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Box trucks, vans and soon-to-be-retired F-150's
The last few weeks have seen us busily upgrading our vehicle fleet and with that, travelling to Montana and Seattle to pick up these seemingly hard to find vehicles. We have had two trusty F-150’s that have given us many good years which are about to be replaced by two new box trucks.  They will ...
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New home buyers!!!! Don’t be surprised by an unexpected back-up when you move into your brand-new home!

Get your sewer/septic line scoped today!

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The summer is upon us and with that comes the end of another school year, moves and new home purchases.  A lot of times people only think about getting the interior inspected without considering what shape their sewer line is in. They then get all moved in and situated (after the negotiations made ...
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Cloacina - Goddess of the Sewers

Roman sewers and the goddess who watched over them

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Did you know there is a goddess dedicated to the sewer systems and its workers?  Her name is Cloacina, the patron goddess of the Cloaca Maxima. The Cloaca Maxima or “Main Drain” was the largest drain in Rome’s system and was made of cut stone.  Portions still exist and are in service today. ...
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What Causes Roots to Enter Your Drain Line?

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First a little about tree roots: They are always growing, and part of that growth is seeking sources of water. They are very powerful growers and have no problems growing into tight spaces or cracks where they can easily then break pipes apart to access their water. Being as sewer lines offer that, ...
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Some Thing Can’t Be Fixed - You Need to Call a Pro

Know when to call in the experts for plumbing issues

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Plumbing issues always manage to happen at the most inconvenient times. You could be preparing for a long, stress-free vacation, or having family over for a holiday party. You’re packed and ready to go or you’re sitting down for dinner and suddenly, the toilet won’t flush. The sink won’t drain. ...
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