Monthly Archives: January 2015

Do You Need Sewer Cleaning? Some Warning Signs

Typically, communities have regular schedules for sewer cleaning, but there will be instances that may bring the need to do it earlier. There can be a storm or a flash flood that overwhelms your sewer lines, or perhaps a part of the sewers fails because of wear and tear. In these scenarios, you have to observe some warning signs that tell if you need to call in your Vactor truck company, so you can get the suitable equipment and have the problem resolved:

Foul Smell

There may be parts of the city where residents, business managers, or passers-by complain of stinky odors reminiscent of wastewater and sewage. Certain weather conditions, such as rainy days or heat waves, can trigger these foul smells from time to time. Continue reading


The Essential Tools for Sewer Inspections

Solid particles like sand, gravel, paper products, rags, and sediment don’t belong in the sewer. If any of these objects find their way into the sewer systems, a backup will most likely occur, posing health and sanitation risks to locals. Municipality and local government leaders should then employ cleaning tools to rid the sewers of the buildup.

A city’s sewer system, however, consists of an intricate network of pipes. NYC’s sewer system, for instance, is made up of thousands of crisscrossing pipes. Given this scenario, it’s often hard for operators of sewer cleaners to pinpoint the exact spots of the blockages. Continue reading

Contractors Can Give Strong Assurance Using Sewer Inspection Equipment

“Thanks to the advanced features of modern sewer inspection equipment, homeowners can now explore the sewer systems that surround their properties. Industry resource Home Services Information provides a rundown of what today’s technology is capable of when it comes to sewer maintenance and repair.

Plumbers and contractors have a new weapon in the fight against sewer problems: Drain Closed-Circuit Television Camera (CCTC) survey technology. Using this, repair crews can locate and assess drain problems visually via a small CCTV camera which is pushed along the sewer pipes. The images viewed on a monitor screen help the crew determine the root cause of the problem and formulate a solution.