Main Sewer Lines

Gopher Sewer & Drain provides professional drain cleaning services to the Twin Cities Metro and surrounding area. We are a local, family owned and operated business that is committed to providing quality service at an affordable price. Gopher focuses on clearing blockages and backups for all drains, and specializes in clearing main sewer lines.

Main Sewer Lines, or Main Sewer Drains, are drains buried beneath your home that are responsible for carrying waste water out of your plumbing and into the city sewer system. A clog in your main line could result in a raw sewage backup in your home (it’s not pretty folks). Warning signs of a clog in the main sewer line are:

  • Simultaneous back-ups in many or all drains in the home when the toilet is flushed;
  • Multiple slow running drains in the home;
  • Gurgling noises in drains or the toilet when toilet is flushed or water is ran;
  • Water coming up through floor drains.

Some of the most common causes of a clogged sewer line include:

  • Tree Roots:
    Tree roots can crush or grow into sewer lines and cause cracks and breaks in pipes and clog them up fast. Many older homes with concrete and clay pipes are especially susceptible to tree root intrusion and damage. Once cracked, dirt and sediment can leak into the line creating further problems.
  • Bellied Pipes:
    A bellied pipe refers to a sagged, dipped or sunken sewer line. These depressed areas create pools of stagnant water, waste and toilet paper that can result in a clog and back up. Bellied pipes can occur due to shifting or unstable ground, improper plumbing installation or construction, and improper grading.
  • Broken Pipes or Joints:
    Pipes that have frozen, are located in shifting or unstable soil, or that have been infiltrated by tree roots can crack and break, resulting in a clog and backup. Dirt and sediment can enter through cracks and holes and further obstruct the line. Broken joints between pipes can also result in a clog or the need for sewer line repair.
  • Foreign Objects:
    We’ve seen it all folks, from feminine hygiene products to diapers to beer bottles and hair pieces…. what goes down will come back up!
  • Grease Build Up:
    Improper use of garbage disposals and the daily use of kitchen sinks and dishwashers can result in heavy grease build up in main sewer lines. In these cases a hot water hydro jet cleaning can be the most effective and thorough way to clear the grease blockage and scour out your sewer line.

Why Choose Gopher?

  • Local, family owned & operated
  • Up front, affordable pricing
  • Free estimates
  • Guaranteed work
  • 24/7 Service

A backup from a clogged main sewer line can be a major headache. At Gopher Sewer & Drain, we have the equipment and knowledge to take care of the toughest blockages. From state of the art video inspection systems to high powered water jets, we have what you need to get your main sewer line running again. If you suspect a clog but aren’t sure, go ahead and give us a call. We’d be happy to talk with you about possible culprits and solutions. For honest, dependable service, call Gopher today.