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What to Do About Tree Roots in Your Sewer Line

While trees in your backyard provide shade and privacy, their roots wreak havoc on the sewer pipes buried beneath them. Here at Reid & Pederson, our technicians find a LOT of tree roots in sewer lines. In fact, tree roots are the number one cause of sewer backups that we see. Read on to learn … [Read More]

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What Causes A Slow Flushing Toilet?

Your toilet provides a very necessary function for occupants in your home. So when it begins to give you problems, it’s not a good idea to take a “wait and see” approach. Slow draining and slow flushing toilets reduce the effectiveness of your toilet and over time, that slow-down can turn into a clog…or something … [Read More]

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All About Ejector Pumps

If you have a bathroom located in your basement, then you most likely have a basement ejector pump, too. The main purpose of basement bathroom plumbing with an ejector pump is to pump wastewater from bathroom drains out and away from your home. Read on to learn why ejector pumps are a necessary item to … [Read More]

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The Harmful Effects of Chemical Drain Cleaners

If you’re a homeowner, you’ve probably experienced a clogged drain at some point. Whether a bathtub, toilet, bathroom sink or kitchen sink, a clogged drain is an inconvenience that requires a quick fix. Your first reaction is probably reaching for the drain cleaner under the sink or taking a quick trip to the store to … [Read More]

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The Right Way to Manage Sewer Problems

Home ownership definitely has its ups and downs. The upside being that your home is your source of pride and the place you feel most comfortable. The downside? Being told you need an unexpected repair. Sometimes a repair is a simple, cheap DIY but other times, home repairs can be costly, especially if the repair … [Read More]

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Why is There a Mound of Dirt Where My Sewer was Repaired?

There’s no way around the need for a sewer repair. If your sewer line is broken, offset or cracked, you must repair it in order to prevent a mess in and around your home. As drain and sewer repair experts, we also know needing a sewer repair is no fun. Not only does the repair … [Read More]

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