Denver Sewer Line Repair

Are your water and sewer lines in great shape?

Most of us don’t give our water and sewer systems a second thought – until disaster strikes.

SewerWater and sewer lines can become blocked or damaged for a variety of reasons.

Root intrusion is at the top of the list for older systems, and can lead to complete blockages, stress on joints, or cracks and breaks in crucial areas of piping.

Sludge, grease, minerals and other household items can build and develop over time, leading to clogs and complete blockages.

Age is a natural factor in all pipes, joints, and fixtures. The older a system is, the more susceptible it is to damage.

When a water or sewer line is damaged, the real problems begin.  Waste water overflows into your home and surrounding areas, which can be costly to clean up and repair, and can cause environmental harm to our waterways.

Quality 1st Plumbing can help you with all of your water and sewer needs.

Pinpoint The Problem – we’ll locate the exact point where the problem occurs. Using top of the line technology, we don’t guess at it, we scope it completely and go right to the root of the problem. We can tell you the condition of the pipe, and give you your options.

High Pressure Jetting – sometimes a sewage backup is simply a backup. With high pressure jetting, we’ll use high pressure water to remove the sludge and buildup within the pipelines.

Water or Sewer Line Repair and Replacement – if a stress, crack or breakage is found, the best course of action is to repair the damage as quickly and efficiently as possible. We use high quality materials, and will have you back to normal in no time.

Installation – have a new build or remodel in your future plans? From new sewer installs to water hookups, we can advice you on the best course of action for your home or office needs.

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Call us now- 303-916-6226

Quick Sewer Maintenance Tips

  • Prevention is the best way to maintain your sewer lines. Backup and overflow can be avoided by doing a few simple things each day.
  • Grease is actually the most common sewer related problem. Pouring grease down the drains is a recipe for disaster. Even when following it up with hot water it eventually cools down and hardens somewhere in your drain which can plug the water flow.
  • Never pour grease down a sink or a toilet
  • Pour grease from pans, utensils, grills or plates into the trash instead of the sink
  • Never put grease down the garbage disposal

Plant roots can also cause back ups and overflows in your sewer system. The roots are constantly in search of a water source and your sewer line is a good target for them. If left unattended roots can find cracks in a sewer line eventually penetrating it. They then form a ball which blocks the flow of water and backing up your entire sewer system. Avoid planting any trees anywhere near your sewer line. Keep an eye on how your toilet flushes. If the flow is slow their could be some sort of disruption and eventually a blockage causing a disaster. Give us a call if you run into any of these issues.

Contact Quality 1st Plumbing for honest information
Call us now- 303-916-6226

How To Clean and prevent Clogged Drains

Cleaning clogged drains isn’t just about pouring the strongest chemical down your drain and hoping for the best. There are separate waste removal lines that feed into a larger main line. This carry’s waste water away from your house and into the sewer system. Residential areas have a “soil line” that carries kitchen sink and toilet water to the main line which have a “waste line” that handles your bathroom sink and shower water. What does this all mean? It means there are two separate opportunities where clogs can form up. Here are some quick tips on how to combat these issues:

  • Avoid crystal drain cleaners and use liquid instead. Crystal drain cleaners can solidify in your pipes.
  • A chamical drain cleaner won’t fix a “total blockage.” This can be solved with a sewer jetter. A sewer jetter blasts away the very worst blockages restoring the pipe to a much more stable condition. After that you can use a hydrostatic line tester to find any existing leakages to prevent further damage
  • Pour a cup of baking soda into the drains once a month with a cup of white vinegar. Flush with warm water. The fizz will get rid of most of the buildup and it works great for tubs, kitchen sink drains and showers.
  • Avoid putting food down your garbage disposal that is difficult to chop up. For example, banana peels and celery are hard to chop down into pieces that will flow through your drains.
  • Use lemon peels to prevent smell
  • Run water when your garbage disposal is on to help food flow through the drain system.
  • A leaking toilet can cost you an arm and a leg. Check your flush valve frequently and change as needed. It’s a cheap way to prevent an expensive problem.
  • When your toilet is clogged avoid pouring chemical drain cleaner down it. Instead use a cable through the shower drain. These systems are connected and can solve the problem relatively inexpensively

Other things to avoid

  • Once again don’t pour grease down a drain or a toilet as it can’t be broken down very well. Your arteries aren’t the only thing grease clogs up
  • Grease builds up steadily over time
  • Cold weather hardens grease fast