Posts Categorized: Sewer Cleaning

Occasional Sewer Cleaning Helps Prevent Disaster

A backed-up sewer is a stinky, nasty mess. All Ways Drains are experts at sewer cleaning for your Maplewood and neighboring area’s home. We have run into many backed up sewers that became so due to a lack of even the occasional cleaning, over the years. Encountering raw sewage in your home is amongst the last issues you want to run into. Call on us to have a sewer cleaning set up to prevent such messes from occurring in the first place. A “clean” sewer line is a vital part of a well-functioning sewer system. If you find that the sewer line leading from your home to a municipal sewer system (or a septic tank) is becoming clogged, you may just end up with a… Read more »

Tips on Sewer Cleaning

While the professional plumbers at All Ways Drains can always help with sewer cleaning at your Coon Rapids home, we wanted to share some tips on what you can do on your own to help keep your sewer lines free of debris and other problems. Taking the time to do a few of these means you might not have to call us for sewer cleaning as often as you used to.               While it might be tempting to use a chemical to unclog your sewer lines or for sewer cleaning purposes, this is actually not a good idea. The chemicals can damage the pipes and cause even more problems over the long term, especially if not used properly. You… Read more »

What to Do about a Sewer Backup

It is every homeowner’s worst nightmare: the smell and sight of raw sewage seeping back up into your home. It is definitely a stressful time when you are dealing with a sewer backup, and you might not know what to do at first. All Ways Drains can help with you are experiencing sewer backup in your Roseville home, but in the meantime, here is what you can do while you wait for us to arrive. First things first: check your toilets sinks and waste pipes and if you spot any blockages, try to clear them out with a plunger or a snake. Do not reach in with your bare hands, as this is unsafe and unsanitary. If you are not sure how to clean out… Read more »

How to Tell if Your Sewer is Backed Up

Sewer backup is a huge and stinky hassle when it happens. Not only are you faced with potential water damage, but you also might have to throw out some belongings that have been contaminated by raw sewage. But if you pay attention to the warning signs, you might be able to avoid this problem. All Ways Drains specializes in repairing sewer backup in Edina and the surrounding areas. Here are few different things to keep an eye on that could alert you to a potential problem. One of the biggest signs of sewer backup is more than one plumbing fixture is backed up. So if you have noticed most or all of your toilets are clogged, or one of your toilets and your shower drain… Read more »

Melting Ice Near a Storm Drain

During the cold winter months and immediately after as the temperatures are finally starting to warm up, we here at All Ways Drains are often called to help clear the ice that has accumulated in or near storm drains. And as a professional drain cleaner in Minneapolis, we have seen plenty of iced over storm drains, some worse than others. So we thought we would offer you some insight on how we help fix this problem and how we can help thaw drains in both parking lots and on roofs. You might need to call in a professional drain cleaner like us after the snow begins to melt but the ground near the drains is still cold enough to freeze the water that runs down… Read more »