Drain & Sewer Services in Minneapolis-St. Paul
Your drains and sewers carry wastewater from your home and are an essential part of your plumbing system. When pipes break or drains clog, you can count on the plumbing professionals at Genz-Ryan Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical to quickly identify the cause of the problem and perform the required repairs.
We offer a full range of drain and sewer inspection, installation, repair, and replacement services that will keep your Minneapolis-St. Paul home functional and sanitary.
Contact Genz-Ryan online or call (612) 223-6158 today to schedule fast and reliable drain and sewer services in the Twin Cities area!
Video Pipe Inspections
Video camera inspections allow our licensed and insured plumbers to look deep within your sewer line and drains and find leaks, broken pipes, tree root infiltration, clogs, and other problems. It’s a fast and reliable service that typically takes us around an hour to complete.
Our team uses state-of-the-art cameras to precisely locate problems and determine the most effective solutions for repairing pipes, replacing pipes, clearing clogs, removing tree roots, and other common sewer line issues.
Drain Cleaning Services
Our drain cleaning services will clear away clogs fast. While over-the-counter and homemade drain cleaning solutions can remove shallow clogs, our professionals have the tools and skills needed to permanently remove stubborn and recurring clogs.
We can remove clogs that are backing up your sinks, toilets, showers, and bathtubs. Your plumbing contractor will use tested tools and techniques to safely break down grease, toilet paper, paper towels, baby wipes, personal hygiene products, and other common obstructions.
Hydro Jetting Services
Our hydro jetting services are customized to meet your needs, the condition of your pipes, and the specific type of obstruction that requires removal. We’ll use highly pressurized water to blast away gunk, grime, grease, roots, and other blockages within your pipes.
Our plumbers have extensive experience, which allows us to perform the task quickly and safely — without damaging your plumbing system. Depending on the size of your home and the type of clog, hydro jetting can take between one to two hours.
Why You Should Avoid Store-Bought Drain Cleaners
There are many reasons to avoid store-bought drain cleaners. We fully support solutions that keep your drains clean and clear. However, the repeated use of many store-bought solutions can mask sewer and drain problems or create even more serious damage within your plumbing system.
We advise against store-bought drain cleaners because:
- They’re not effective: Store-bought drain cleaners can remove shallow clogs but lose effectiveness for deeper clogs. They’re also entirely incapable of removing tree roots and non-organic obstructions.
- They’re toxic: The chemicals within store-bought drain cleaners are toxic, with most containing sodium hydroxide. Once this chemical is in the sewer, it has to be filtered out by water treatment facilities to avoid harm to the environment.
- They’re damaging: Sodium hydroxide is corrosive and will eat away at pipes. Over time, clearing clogs with the solution can lead to early pipe replacements.
- They mask problems: You may notice the solution seems to work for a day or two, but then your drains begin to slow again. This is because the cleaner didn’t remove the clog — it just created a small channel that has now become blocked.