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How to Prevent Common Winter Sewer & Drain Problems

During the colder months, some drain and sewer issues tend to pop more frequently than others, or at least more than they did in the warmer months. And here at Reid & Pederson Drainage, we’ve seen and dealt with them all! As such, we’ve put together a list of four of those issues along with … [Read More]

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Drain Tile 101: What Is It & How Does it Work?

When it rains heavily, the last thing you want to worry about is water entering your basement or crawl space.  In most new home builds today, a drain tile system is installed to ensure that groundwater doesn’t find a way into your home.  To learn more about drain tile and how it works, keep reading, … [Read More]

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Solutions for Even the Most Stubborn Sewer Issues

While annual sewer rodding is an effective way to keep sewer problems away year-round, there areinstances where more powerful solutions are necessary. When pipes become too infiltrated with rootsor when cast iron pipes have become severely deteriorated, Reid & Pederson is ready with additionalservices to make sure you never have to worry about your sewer! … [Read More]

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The Difference Between Sump Pumps & Ejector Pumps

If your home has a basement, there’s a pretty good chance it contains a sump pump (or two) and/or an ejector pump. Both of these types of pumps are important components of your home that keep water out of your basement and keep it dry. Although they both work in similar ways, there are differences … [Read More]

The Effects of Sewage & Wastewater Pollution

When you think of water pollution, the first thing that may come to mind is industrial contaminants. But did you know that municipal wastewater effluents are also a large source of contamination? While treatment plants work to remove these contaminants from our water and make it safe for humans and wildlife, concentrations can still sometimes … [Read More]

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6 Things You Should Never Flush Down the Toilet

You may not think twice about flushing that pair of contact lenses or those “flushable” wipes down your toilet. But did you know that repeated flushing of these items and other commonly used household items can lead to clogs or cause disruptions in wastewater treatment systems? The sewer and drain cleaning pros at Reid & … [Read More]

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