To flush or not to flush: what belongs in your trash and NOT your sewer. Tips for smart, responsible homeowners and tenants.
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We get lots of questions from customers, and PlumbingGirl is ready to take them on. Dear PlumbingGirl, We purchased an investment property and found a really great couple as our first renters. They were expecting their first baby when I met them. The home is a ‘fixer upper’ that was built in 1983. There doesn’t […]
We get lots of questions from customers, and PlumbingGirl is ready to take them on. Dear PlumbingGirl, Can you tell me how often I should be cleaning my sewer line? My neighbors replaced their sewer line and I don’t want that to happen to me. Watching their entire yard be dug up, I can’t imagine […]
We get a lot of calls from people who feel they are always experiencing sewer line back ups. If you are one, you may be wondering if roots are causing your sewer line to back up. It is very possible. There are certain times of the year when roots are more likely to grow into […]
May is the time of year in Denver when we can finally begin to open windows and begin our spring cleaning. This year, as with last year, we did need to wait until mid-May as April brought May snow rather than flowers. Nonetheless, we cross our fingers that snow is complete and begin preparing our […]
We get calls from a variety of people looking for a sewer scope inspection, which can also be called a sewer snake or a sewer camera inspection. And people really have different reasons for wanting one. The main reasons we see are addressed in the blog post “The Value of a Sewer Camera Inspection in […]
What do I do with my bacon grease? Drain cleaning service providers typically deal with the same most common clogs: Grease Too much slow or non-disintegrating product in the sewer line (such as wipes, tampons, paper towel and more) Roots Preventative maintenance can help with all these. Instead of pouring bacon grease down the kitchen […]
There are three main reasons Garvin’s Sewer Service thinks are valid for sewer scope (aka sewer snake, aka sewer camera) inspections. We frankly get frustrated when we hear other companies do these on a regular basis because we see homeowners being sold something they don’t need based on the infrequency, and therefore lack of education, […]
This year, Garvin’s Sewer Service is celebrating 75 years in the sewer cleaning, drain cleaning, and sewer camera inspection business. A family-owned, honest, reliable drain cleaning company, Garvin’s Sewer Service is now in its third generation of ownership. They believe their values and mission statement create a culture that demands customers be treated the way […]
“If tampons are flushable, why do they cause a sewer backup?” Recently I heard from a landlord who said it was part of the lease that tampons would not be flushed down the toilet. Yet after a sewer backup, it was found tampons were the major culprit. In fact, tampons, wipes, paper towels are the […]