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Fall Sewer Maintenance Tips

The leaves are changing and the weather is becoming cooler, clear signals that the Fall season is upon us. Throw on a cozy sweatshirt and fuzzy slippers and consider the following tips for keeping your sewer system in tip top shape during this colorful season. 1. Check Your Pumps If your home has a basement, … [Read More]

5 Benefits of a Home Sewer Line Video Inspection

When it comes to the plumbing system in your home, there are a number of new and great innovations in the field that can help to make sure your plumbing work is carried out more accurately and more efficiently. One of these great new methods is professional video drain inspections. With so much of your home’s … [Read More]

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Halloween Facts You May Not Know

Here at Reid & Pederson, we share a lot of scary stories about what can happen if your sewer backs up or if your drains are clogged. With it being Halloween, today we are sharing a post that should bring a smile of delight instead of a scream of terror. Read on to learn some … [Read More]

How Sewer Rodding Works

When your sewer backs up, you need a quick and effective fix. Not only is a sewer backup unsanitary but it’s also pretty messy and can cause some pretty massive destruction, too. One of the best ways to prevent sewer backups in your home is by having your sewer rodded every year. Annual sewer rodding ensures a … [Read More]

A Brief History of Sewer Systems

The EPA estimates that a single person turns 50-70 gallons of water into sewage every day. The early history of sewers and sewage treatment is quite fascinating and really makes us thankful for the systems we have in place today! The First Drainage Systems By 3200 BC, inhabitants of the Orkney Islands in Scotland devised … [Read More]

What Is A P-Trap & How Does It Work?

Plumbing Traps As the name implies, p-traps, or plumbing traps, are shaped like the letter “p”, combining two 90-degree joints with a horizontal overflow pipe. One of these joints exits the drain of the sink and is joined to another containing a seal system that allows water to flow into the pipe but not flow … [Read More]

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