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Sewer Services in St. Paul

“Doing More” in Eagan & Throughout the Greater Twin Cities Area

Your pipes carry waste to a main municipal sewer line located under the street outside your home. When there is a clog somewhere in this line, the results can be messy. You may notice raw sewage bubbling up into your toilet, shower pan, or sink. In some cases, the sewage may overflow, damaging your property. Our plumbers are not afraid of handling the mess. With same-day service and 24/7 availability, you can trust HomeWorks to arrive quickly and resolve your sewage woes.

Are you facing a sewage emergency? Call HomeWorks right now at 651-273-2450 for fast and effective sewer services in St. Paul.

Sewer Services

At HomeWorks, we have a “do more” mentality. We want to take extra steps to ensure you are happy with our service. With our 100% satisfaction guarantee, you can be certain we won’t leave the job without gaining your approval. We also offer upfront pricing. That way, you will know your cost before you receive your final bill. If you aren’t prepared to pay right away, take advantage of our financing options through GreenSky™.

We are ready to help you with:

  • Broken sewer lines
  • Sewage backup
  • Sewage blockages
  • Sewer line replacement
  • Trenchless sewer line repair

What’s Wrong with Your Sewer System?

Many factors can contribute to sewer system blockages or leaks. If the problem is directly associated with the city’s main sewer line, it may not be your responsibility. However, if the problem occurred in the line that is directly connected to your home, you are probably liable. In this case, give our St. Paul plumbers a call.

Sewage systems can become clogged because of:

  • Tree root infiltration
  • Large wads of toilet paper
  • Bulky items flushed down the toilet
  • Unflushable paper products
  • Corroded pipes
  • Sediment buildup

Leaks in the sewer line may be the result of:

  • Construction near your home
  • Encroaching tree roots
  • Extreme weather conditions
  • Old or poorly installed pipes

Mess-Free Trenchless Sewer Repair

If your sewer line needs attention, you are probably anxious about the process. Are you envisioning a team of plumbers tearing through your landscaping or jackhammering your driveway? Thankfully, not all repairs require this sort of demolition.

Oftentimes, we use a trenchless method where we insert a brand new pipe right over the broken or leaking area. This can provide a seamless route for your sewage straight to the main city line. For clogs, a strong jet stream may wash away the problem without the need to uncover the pipes. One of our HomeWorks employees can let you know if a trenchless repair will work for you.

Give us a call at 651-273-2450 to talk with a St. Paul sewer line plumber.

Sewer Service FAQs

I know there’s a leak in my sewer line somewhere in the yard, but I don’t know exactly where. Do I need to know where it is before I call you?

No, our team at HomeWorks can use multiple techniques to quickly find the leak and identify its source, from physical inspections and exploratory excavations to thermal imaging or sound amplification. We will find and repair the sewer leaks while doing as little harm to your yard as possible.

I know tree roots can damage sewer lines, but I love the trees in my yard. Is there anything I can do to prevent the existing roots from causing problems?

Avoid planting any new trees near the sewer lines, and for existing trees, chemicals like copper sulfate or potassium hydroxide can slow root growth when placed near your sewer lines. Consult a landscaping firm or tree specialist for safe usage recommendations. To keep your sewers as clear as possible, schedule pipe augering or hydro jetting services about once a year with our team at HomeWorks, or as often as necessary to minimize tree root growth and keep your drains flowing smoothly.

What’s the final word on what I can and can’t flush down my toilet?

To prevent toilet clogs, avoid flushing anything but waste and toilet paper. Any other paper products like paper towels, tissues, baby wipes, hygiene products, or even flushable moist wipes do not dissolve as easily as toilet paper and can lead to clogs.

How long do sewer lines usually last?

Older materials like cast iron or clay sewer lines can last 75 to 100 years, while new materials like ABS or PVC are rated for 100 years or longer. Most premature failures occur due to material defects, installation errors, tree root damage, or shifting soils. These issues can occur in any type of pipe. When you need the most cost-effective, reliable sewer repair options available in the Twin Cities area, talk to our team at HomeWorks.

Sewage is backing up into my home. How do I clean it up?

Once the sewer leak has been repaired, it will be necessary to remove all liquids and solids using pumps, shop vacuums, and shovels. Then the affected area will need to be sanitized using something like a bleach solution, then fully dried. Porous materials like carpet or drywall may need to be replaced. For the best results, call a professional cleaning or restoration firm. Our team at HomeWorks can recommend the best solutions for your needs.


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