Septic vs Sewer Systems: Pros & Cons of Each

A drainage system is designed to carry sewage and wastewater away from your home or business, purify the water to remove any harmful bacteria and viruses, and then return the water back to the environment. Properly designed drainage systems help protect water quality and the health of both people and the environment. The 2 most […]

What is a Combined Sewage Overflow?

We know – “sewage” and “overflow” are two words you never want to hear in the same sentence. But unfortunately, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t occasionally happen.  A combined sewer system collects stormwater, industrial wastewater and sewage into a single pipe. When it’s working as designed, the pipe carries all of this wastewater to a […]

How Much Does Trenchless Sewer Repair Cost?

Trenchless sewer repair costs in Portland usually range from $4,000 to up to $15,000. The exact amount you’ll pay will depend on the: Location of the damage. While trenchless repair methods aren’t as invasive as traditional trenching, they still require access holes. If the damaged pipe is beneath your home/building or a pool, shed or […]

Common Causes for Clogged Sewer Lines

Find the common causes for a clogged or backed up sewer line in Portland, OR

If you’re reading this post, chances are you’re experiencing some rather unpleasant signs that might indicate a problem with your sewer system – whether it’s a foul smell, backed-up drains or something similar. Oftentimes, problems that arise with drainage or sewage backups are caused by a clogged sewer line. Your main sewer line is the […]

How Much Does a Sewer Scope Inspection Cost?

A sewer scope inspection can cost $130-$360, depending on the factors we outline below. First, let’s go over how your sewer system works and when you may need an inspection. When to Get a Sewer Scope Inspection Your sewer system uses gravity to carry wastewater from your home to the city sewer system. The plumbing […]

Do I Need a Sewer Scope Inspection in My Portland Home?

Does your home or business need a sewer scope inspection?

Most people experiencing sewer blockages and slow drainage assume that the source of their problem is simply due to debris. Many are surprised when they learn that their main sewer line has been compromised due to thick tree roots that have bent the piping out of shape. Prior to sewer remediation, the best course of […]

5 Quick and Dirty Tips for Sewer Inspection & Upkeep

5 tips to extend the life of your sewer system

You have a lot on your plate; the last thing you want to think about is sewer upkeep. In fact, all of us are guilty of it – we don’t think about it until it becomes a problem. Usually, if we get water on demand and our toilet flushes, we’re happy campers. Unfortunately, things may […]

When Do I Need A Sewer Inspection

The 4 Scenarios to Get Your Sewer Checked Out Sewer inspections aren’t something most people have at the front of their minds. People know to check the tires and oil before they buy a car, people know to get a home inspection before they sign on the dotted line, but if you ask people when […]

How To Fix A Flooded Backyard in Portland, OR

how to fix a flooded backyard

So, your backyard has flooded, again. Not to worry! It may seem like a troublesome undertaking to get it back to normal,  but you have a few options on how to fix a flooded backyard. A DIY Backyard Flood Fix You can actually try to use a hose to fix the problem. Essentially, the hose […]

Is My Septic Tank Backing Up: 5 Warning Signs

Are you wondering if your septic tank is backing up? We’ve seen it all! There are several factors that can influence whether or not your septic tank is experiencing a backup. Here are five signs to look for when diagnosing if your septic tank is backing up: 1.   Flushed Something Down the Drain Sometimes common […]