A & E Frequently Asked Questions
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- Sewer pipe with a whoop de do in it & holding waste water causing solids to dam up & eventually clog.
- Tampons, baby wipes (any wipes)
- If you have an old sewer pipe, it’s more than likely it is deteriorating away causing toilet paper to cling on to, so YES there is a difference in the type of toilet paper to use. New sewer line shouldn’t make a difference, as long as it was installed properly.
- Sewer pipe is collapsing, this is bad & should be replaced ASAP.
Toilets that have been in use for some time can develop a lazy or weak flush. It is quite common for minerals such as calcium and lime, along with debris particles such as rust to build up in the rim feed and jet holes of the toilet bowl. Over time, these deposits restrict and block water from flowing into the toilet bowl which will cause a weak or incomplete flush.
At the front by the main cleanout in basement, in the middle of basement beside main stack or at the back of basement beside main stack. (Utility room)
Most of the older weeping tile (Terracotta Tiles) are broken, separated & filled with dirt making it impossible to flow to the drain. Now the water has no place to go but under the basement concrete floor. You notice this in older houses where you go down to the basement & the floor is all pushed up, NOW that’s water pressure doing that. If you see water coming in at a certain spot/spots, that would be a good place for a sump pump pit.
A & E popular questions
We jackhammer out to expose the cleanout & unexpected fitting that would prevent the Back Water Valve to be installed properly (no fitting two feet from Back Water Valve). This prep work is usually done a day before digging & replacing the Main Sewer & Water Lines. Your sewer & water will be back in service the same day.
The next day we cement floor back in, cleanup work area & that’s it, Done.
You also have a clean out at the main stack.