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page.titleClogged Drains & Sewers

With our professional grade equipment and skilled technicians we can locate and unclog your sewer or drain quickly!

We have everything from small hand-snakes to a trailer-mounted jetter, and the cameras that let you see your sewer problem in Real-Time, from the inside out! What that means for you is, we can handle anything from a minor job like a running toilet, or a clogged drain, up to and including a full-blown sewer replacement.

Pipe Locator & Sewer Camera

Want to know where your pipes go before you dig? We can locate underground pipes with our specialized equipment and our extensive database of past plumbing jobs. Our records go back over 40 years! We have access to the city of Eugene’s records as well, we can show you the records that the city has on your sewer, when it was built and when or if it was moved.

Not sure what’s causing a problem in your drain or sewer? We have a modern, state-of-the-art sewer camera that will show you exactly what’s going on! No need to guess any more! If you want, we can even give you a thumbdrive with the pictures and video from our camera, so you can study the situation at your leisure, and see exactly what we’re seeing.

Hydro Jetter

When the standard pipe clearing equipment isn’t enough, we have several hydro jetters, up to and including a trailor-mounted unit for the BIG jobs. We can clear tough grease, sludge, soap and blockages all the way down to the end of the line.

Sewer Replacements - Trenchless or Traditional

If nothing else works, we’ll replace your sewer! We have the equipment and the know-how and we’ll to do whatever it takes to get you a working sewer as quickly and as cost effectively as we can!

Traditionally, all sewers were replaced by trenching down to the pipe and replacing either just the section that had failed or the entire line if it all looked bad. Some years ago new methods started appearing on the market, from pipe-lining–which lines the inside of your existing pipe with a new plastic surface, to pipe-bursting–which forces a bursting-head thru your old pipe, causing it to break into pieces as a new pipe is dragged along after the bursting head. Both pipe lining and pipe-bursting can work, but neither method will correct the problem if your old sewer had a sag, low spot or flat spot that allowed material to gather and clogs to form. Both methods leave the new sewer following the same path as the old one, including all of the flaws the old path had. And pipe lining depends heavily on the quality of the lining material, and its durability over time. We’ve seen some systems work really well over the years, while others have failed catastrophically after a very short time.

An even newer method in use today is called trenchless sewer replacement. In this case, a boring head is run thru the ground from the beginning of the length to be replaced, ending just outside your house where it can be tied into your existing drain system. Our personal opinion, backed by decades in the industry, is that trenchless methods can work well for water services, but we do not like them for sewer replacements. We can’t see what is under the ground. If the boring head hits a rock and is deflected, you could be left with a sag in your sewer line, which is guaranteed to cause trouble in the future!

Ultimately, our recommendation will depend on the details of exact situation we’re facing, the type of soil and rocks we’d be going thru, how deep the pipe is, what’s around it… We can’t make a recommendation without seeing the situation in person. Give us a call, we’d be happy to look at it!

In the meantime, here’s an interesting discussion on Angie’s List that describes a few of the pros and cons of the various techniques in common use today.

Is Trenchless Sewer Replacement a Good Idea? - Angie’s List

And while you’re there, don’t forget to check us out on Angie’s List! Our Reviews