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Happy New Years! Make a Resolution To Take Care of Your Plumbing

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On behalf of Garvin’s Sewer Service, we’d like to wish you a happy and healthy new year! 2017 will make the 77th year that Garvin’s has been serving the people of Denver and all along the Front Range. We started with rooter service back in the days of less-than-awesome public plumbing, continued with excellent drain cleaning, and then continued our growth with full plumbing services.

As we’ve done for the past seven decades, Garvin’s has resolved to take care of the people of the Front Range when it comes to their plumbing and sewer problems. But we’re also dedicated to helping our neighbors avoid problematic plumbing as much as possible. That’s where this blog comes in, helping you make the best decision when it comes to your freshwater and wastewater. Let’s take a look at some simple resolutions that can make your life easier in 2017.

Compost!

Strangely, composting is one of the most effective ways to take care of your drains and prevent the need for constant drain cleaning. The fact is, garbage disposals are best for incidental food particles that fall down the drain, but there are many food items that aren’t meant to be ground up. The most common offenders are potato peels, mango peels, and other fibrous materials that the disposal simply wasn’t designed to handle. (If you don’t believe us, read your manual. Most say that you shouldn’t try to grind these.)

What should you do with all of these peels? Compost them! Composting cuts down on what goes to the landfill, and it’s a great way to get nutrient-rich dirt for free. Trust us, it’s a great way to get rid of your peels, and if you have kids it makes a great learning experience.

side-thinsinkBe Aware of Warning Signs

If you’ve lived in your house for any length of time, you’ll probably notice when something starts to change. Years ago the water in the kitchen sink drained in a minutes, and now it takes three. Toilets never clogged before, but now you’re having to use the plunger three times a week. Cleaning hair from the first foot of the shower drain simply isn’t fixing the problem like it once did. When you notice that the efficiency of your fixtures is slowly going downhill, maybe it’s time to call a drain cleaning service and have them send everything on its way.

If you’ve just moved into a house, you might not be aware what to look for. After all, you might blame the clogged toilets on the toilet design; maybe you got one of those inefficient low-flow toilets from 1995. But if the house you just moved into is newer than that, it could be that the previous owners simply abused the drain systems more than they should have. And if your house is old and predates the use of PVC (before the 1960s) there’s a good chance that any house-wide problem mean that the iron pipes have given out. Give us a call and we can perform sewer cleaning as well as using a sewer camera to perform a sewer inspection.

Keep That Grease Out Of The Drains

Ah, c’mon, you knew this one was coming. We harp on it quite a bit, but that’s only because we want to deal with the sewer cleaning problems you can’t avoid. This is one you can deal with preventatively. Bacon grease is one of the most obvious offenders, and all you have to do is toss it into the trash instead. Oil is another, because, as slick as it is when it heads down the drain, it can solidify when it hits cold pipes. Do that enough times and you’ll need drain cleaning, or even more involved sewer cleaning. Most people swear they’ll change their habits in the future, but they fall away like so many New Year’s resolutions. Make this the year that you treat your drains better!

Give us a call when you’re having trouble with your sewer system, but we also want to help you prevent some problems that are easy to avoid. Make a New Year’s resolution to take better care of your plumbing, and at the same time you’re taking better care of your home as a whole.

 

 

 

Some Common Questions We Get When Performing Drain Cleaning Services

fb-drainWhile we work with our hands all days long, we also work with people. That’s why we spend so much time hiring the right plumbers and training them on how to best enter a person’s home and interact with our wonderful customers.

One aspect of dealing with customers is answering their questions. While some people will often show us the sink that’s having problems and walk away, other will be asking questions all the time. While we do have to concentrate on the job at hand, we certainly don’t mind the occasional question. After all, it’s your home and your pipes; you have a right to know what’s wrong with them! Here are some common questions we get from customers.

Customer: “Could you wear booties?”

We understand that your home is important to you, and just because you’re having plumbing problems doesn’t mean that you’ve stopped caring about your carpet. Garvin’s trucks have a supply of slip-over covers that go over our boots, which are especially handy during the wet seasons like winter and spring.

Customer: “What do you need to know?”

Some customers won’t even wait for us to ask about the problem. They’ll get things started off with a question of their own, asking us if there’s anything that we should know. How do we answer them? With questions of our own.

  • When did the problem start?
  • Did anything cause the problem to start? For example, did something go down the drain that you weren’t expecting?
  • Did you already try to fix it yourself in any way?
  • Are there any drain cleaners that could still be lurking in the clogged drain?
  • Are all of these outlets working? (We may have to plug in the drain snake.)
  • When was the last time you had any plumbing services performed?

side-thindrainCustomer: “Are you licensed? Insured? Bonded?”

All of these are very good questions to ask plumbers. We’re happy to say that every plumber that Garvin’s employs is licensed, and each is insured and bonded through Garvin’s.

Customer: “How much is this going to cost me?”

Honesty, we don’t know yet. It might simply be the cost of a service call. It could be more if we have to perform drain cleaning. If the problem isn’t just a single drain running slow, it could be that your main sewer pipe is blocked. If it is, the cost is obviously going to cost more than if we are simply clearing out one stopped drain.

Customer: “How long do you think this will take?”

Once again, we’re not sure until we take a look at the problem. A simple drain cleaning for one fixture could take as little as 30 minutes, but that will increase if the problem is worse. During emergency plumbing services, such as a backed up sewer or burst pipe, it could take many hours. We certainly don’t want to rush things and miss a problem that we could take care of now. After all, paying for one service call is always better than paying for two!

Customer: “Can You Tell When It Punches Through?”

Many customers have already tried to fix the problem themselves and are unable to do so. Maybe they had a 20-foot manual sewer snake and weren’t able to dislodge the problem in their kitchen sink. So if they’ve already fought that drain dragon, they might imagine something as hard as stone blocking the passage of their water.

To tell the truth, the answer most often is “no, we can’t tell when the drain snake punches through.” For indoor drain cleaning, we’re most often using an electric power drain snake that is incredibly powerful. It’s so powerful, in fact, that it punches through the drain clog and keeps on going. While we might be able to feel the twists and turns in the pipes, it’s unlikely we can feel the break in the clog. After we send the snake down the proper distance, we’ll pull it back, hook everything back up, and send down a sinkful of water. Clog gone, problem solved! (Performing rooter service on the main sewer line can be a different story. As powerful as our electric snakes are, roots can be very tightly packed, and clogs filled with the weird stuff people flush can be very tough. Sometimes we can really feel the sewer snake working on those!)

Customer: “Can I help?”

Once you engage our help, your problem is now our problem. While we might have some questions for you, it’s best if you simply let us do our jobs. For insurance reasons, we’ll take it from here!

If we’re performing drain cleaning for you, we have no problem with you asking us what’s going on. We have no problems talking about our jobs. Do you have any questions about these questions? Contact Garvin’s right here!

 

 

 

How To Prevent Drain Cleaning On Thanksgiving

thanksgivingThanksgiving is here once again, and that means food, family, and friends. If you’re hosting, it also means a large number of people in your home that might not know the rules about how to treat your plumbing. That means there might be trouble in your future, and while we’re here to help if something goes wrong, we’d rather give you some advice so that the relaxing holiday isn’t ruined. Here are some of the biggest mistakes people make during Thanksgiving.

Pouring Oil Down the Drain

In the last five years deep frying a turkey has really taken off. We have to admit that it tastes great when done right, but it’s dangerous and it leaves a huge amount of oil that you need to discard. What do you do with that oil?

Some people pour it down the sink or toilet. Don’t be those people. The oil will cool in your drain (it is November, after all) and harden, causing problems that could show up immediately. This single act could cause you to need emergency drain cleaning. It’s also a huge problem for the public sewer system and the water treatment plant.

What should you do with it? A quick Google search reveals free drop off locations for the oil so that it can turned into biofuel. Easy as pie. Mmmm, pie.

Starchy and Fibrous Foods

Garbage disposals are something of a misnomer. While “garbage” might be in their name, you’re certainly not putting tissues, used markers, and Snickers wrappers into them, are you? But garbage disposals aren’t even meant for all foods. Truth be told, they should be called “Occasional Soft Food Scraps Disposals.”

Some of the biggest threats to garbage disposal are foods that are either fibrous, starchy, or both. These include celery, asparagus, and all forms of potato peels. At that point you garbage disposal might be broken, and your drain could be clogged. Time to call a plumber for professional drain cleaning.

Oh, and avoid putting anything from a pumpkin (that one you used to make pie. Mmmmm, pie.) down the drain or garbage disposal at all costs. Here’s an entire blog on why pumpkins are so bad on your plumbing.

Absorbent Foods

While you’re probably not making a whole lot of rice and pasta for Thanksgiving, there are still absorbent materials that you might want to avoid putting down the drain or disposal. Chances are you’re having stuffing, which can expand to twice its size when put down the drain. We’d suggest running the garbage disposal immediately after putting any bread product into it.

Bones

Bones are one of those iffy parts of owning a garbage disposal. Some disposals say they handle chicken bones, but is it really necessary? What are the largest of the turkey bones that it can handle this Thanksgiving? You kind of have to ask yourself if it’s worth the chance of breaking your garbage disposal and getting those hard bits stuck in your drain. Using the trash can makes the most sense.

We hope you have a great Thanksgiving and hope you have no need of an emergency plumber! But if something goes wrong, please give us a call. We’re there for you every day of the year.

 

4 Most Common Reasons the Front Range is Calling Their Local Plumber

dreamstime_xxl_28259605When you think of drain cleaning and plumbing services, you probably associate sewer cleaners and plumbers with the last task that they performed for you. Did they replace a toilet for you? Were they plumbing contractors who installed all the pipes in your new home? Or was it 3:00 am and you needed an emergency plumber?

The fact is, as plumbers and sewer cleaning experts, the technicians at Garvin’s Sewer Service handles all of the above and more. Here are the most common reasons that we are called to homes and businesses all across the Front Range.

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Drain Cleaning: Drain cleaning might be the most common reason that people in Northern Colorado contact Garvin’s. After all, everyone suffers from a clogged drain at some time or another, and when the “sinks only” plunger doesn’t work and the chemical drain cleaner fails (as they almost always do), people pick up the phone and call 303-571-5114.

The necessity for drain cleaning has many causes, depending on the fixture at hand. Kitchen sinks are the main culprit, as people try to wash down grease, and that starts to accumulate mere feet below the sink. Showers clog because of the all the hair that goes down the drain, as well as soaps and shampoos that don’t disintegrate as thoroughly as you might expect. Toilets are far too often thought of as an “immediate trashcan,” in that people want what’s in them out of their lives immediately. Unfortunately, sometimes those things come back! That’s when they call Garvin’s Sewer Service.garvins 1

Pipe Repair: Something is always going wrong with pipes. They might have been installed improperly, or unforeseen damage can cause them to break, sag, or come apart at the seams. When this happens, leaks can occur that can allow freshwater to ruin your flooring or sewer water to leak into your walls, neither of which is particularly appealing. At the first sign of trouble — yellow spots on the ceiling or walls, bad smells under the sink, or visual drips — contact Garvin’s and we’ll be there to get your pipes back in order.

Sewer Service

Sewer Cleaning: If it doesn’t have to do with freshwater pipes and plumbing problems, were usually involved in the cleaning of wastewater pipes. If drain cleaning doesn’t clear everything out, the problem might be in the house lateral line, where all of your wastewater heads after it leaves the sinks, showers, and toilets. That’s when it’s time to send down the sewer snake, which is also known as  rooter service.

Depending on the situation, sometimes we send down whirling blades that dig into clogs. Other times we might use a sewer jet, which sprays high-pressure water all along the pipe. Most often we’re fighting roots that have gotten into the sewer line looking for water, and other times it’s a grease clog that has grabbed “stuff” that people have flushed down the toilet. Either way, the clog is gone when we’re done, flushed away in the city sewer system.

Sewer Scope: Sometimes sending down the sewer scope, also called the sewer camera, is the best thing to do. This often occurs when rooter service has failed and a broken sewer pipe is suspected. Garvin’s performs this add-on service at the request of homeowners buying a pre-existing home or to offer a second opinion as to the state of the sewer line.

Whenever you’re looking for the best in plumbing services and sewer cleaning, contact your local plumber. Garvin’s will take care of your problems!

Make Use of Grease and Cooking Oil and You Won’t Need Sewer Drain Cleaning Quite So Soon

dreamstime_xxl_15189984If you’ve been reading the Garvin’s Sewer Service Clog Blog for any amount of time, you know our disgust for grease. After all, grease that heads down the kitchen sink is one of the main reasons that people need sewer drain cleaning sooner than they normally would. (The oil that some people pour down their toilets during turkey fryer season doesn’t help things, either.)

While grease is obviously a pain for homeowners, you might think that we love grease. After all, grease gets us into people’s home for drain cleaning, and that makes us more money. But we’re not that kind of sewer service. While we’ll be your emergency plumber, we’re also your neighbors and have been for more than 75 years; we’re much more interested in helping you prevent those problems that we can and being there for you in your time of need for unpreventable problems.

But let’s get back to grease. If you’re not sending grease and oil down your drain, what are you doing with it? We’ve given some ideas before, such as waiting for it to cool in the pan and then wiping it off with a paper towel and into the trash. But there are so many uses for grease and oil — some you can do in the home, some industrial — that you might want to reconsider before throwing it away.

Cook With It

The simplest and most common use for kitchen grease is to cook with it. People have been cooking with grease for thousands of years, making foods tastier and finding a use for something that otherwise would have been thrown out.

The downside to cooking with grease is pretty obvious, though…health issues. There are good oils and there are bad oils, and grease is one of those bad oils that will clog up your arteries (and no, your local plumber can’t clean out your arteries with a sewer jetter like we can with your drain pipes). So while lard might liven up those deep-fried french fries every so often, it’s best to not cook with it much.

Recycle It

garvins 2One good thing to do with grease is to recycle it. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy a pouring it into your recycling bin (we repeat: do not do this!). In Boulder county you can drop off grease and cooking oil at the Eco-Cycle Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials at 6400 Arapahoe Rd. (303-444-6634). After Thanksgiving there are often cooking oil drop off locations around Denver.

What About Restaurants?

Restaurants use a lot of cooking oil, and it usually ends up in one of two places. The yellow grease is mostly oil and is captured before it heads down the drains. Grease and oil that does make it into the drain pipes is captured by grease traps, rots, and becomes brown grease. Brown grease is almost always headed directly to the landfill. Yellow grease, on the other hand…

What’s It Made Into?

Depending on the demand, restaurants can pay to have yellow grease taken away or have a company pay them for it. Back when diesel fuel prices were getting to be around $4.00 a gallon, the yellow grease was very valuable because of people making it into biodiesel and driving their cars on it. While that demand has leveled off somewhat, yellow grease is still commonly used in the production of rubber, detergents. soap, and makeup. It is also used to feed livestock.

Grease has many uses, and the last thing you want is to have it clogging up your pipes and causing a demand for premature drain cleaning. Still, no matter how vigilant you are with preventing oils and grease from going down the drain, there will always be a buildup over the years that causes you to call your local plumber. When that time comes, Garvin’s will be there!

April 25th: National Plumber’s Day!

 

dreamstime_7666152Here’s a fun website for you: It’s checkiday.com, and it catalogues all of the weird “National Whatever Days” you might have heard about. Did you know that June 14th is National Strawberry Shortcake Day? Or that September 21st is National Pecan Cookie Day?

Well, we’d like to welcome you to April 25th, National Plumber’s Day! It’s a day to say thank you to any plumber you meet, or to send flowers to your local water service expert.

Is having plumbers around really that important? Oh yes!

We’re There When You Need Us

Many plumbing calls we get are emergency situations. Now that doesn’t always mean that people are up to their knees in sewage, but when your toilet won’t flush…well, what would you call it other than an emergency? Plumbers are quick to help whether you’ve lost access to water coming in or when the water won’t leave your house (even when you nicely ask it to leave).

We Keep People Healthy

Did you know that thousands of people across the world die every day because they don’t have access to clean, safe water? And do you know why so much of that water is polluted? With ⅓ of the planet’s populations not having access to a toilet, much of the sickness is coming from tainted water supplies. It’s something that most people don’t think about in the United States, and you’ve got a plumber to thank (on April 25th and beyond) for helping to keep you and your family healthy.

Never take a plumber for granted! Here at Garvin’s Sewer Service we’ll take care of you when you need drain cleaning and sewer cleaning. Happy National Plumber’s Day, everyone!

 

 

 

Time To Respond To Some More of Our Sewer Cleaning Reviews

 

Garvin's Sewer Service can use a sewer snake like no one else!Every so often we like to respond to some of our customer comments regarding our sewer cleaning, rooter service, drain cleaning, and sewer camera services. Today we have a few people from along the front range who told us about their experience with Garvin’s.

Garvin’s…came out because I had moved into a new home. There was a clogged tub. They got in there and got it unplugged. All was good. I had worked with Garvin’s Sewer Service before on a rental property. I thought they were reliable.

— Ted K.

Thanks for giving us the positive review, Ted. Nobody likes dealing with a clogged tub when they move into a new home, because it’s pretty obvious what’s down there: hair that is slowly degrading over years until it stops the free flow of water. When this happens, you’re suddenly sitting a tub that won’t let our your water and might just allow some of what’s disintegrating back up into your tub. Eww! It’s bad enough if it’s your own hair, but when it’s someone else’s it’s the worst. Call Garvin’s and we’ll get to your drain cleaning right away.

I called Garvin’s Sewer Service because there was a sewer back-up in one of my rental properties. They got out there as immediate as possible and took care of it. The tenant was ecstatic about that. That’s not the only time they’ve helped me out. I use them for my rentals but also personally. They are always prompt and courteous, and the communicate very well.”

— Steve S.

We deal with rental properties a lot, because landlords and managers realize that we’ll be there quickly. If your property becomes known as one with a lot of problems that aren’t solved right away, the word will get around and you won’t have as many tenants knocking on your door looking to rent. Steve, you mention that your client was ecstatic about us being there so fast, and it makes sense. After all, no tenant wants to see anything sticking around after they flush. We’re happy to get out there and perform sewer cleaning and rooter service for your tenant, because we know if your tenant is happy, you will be too.

We had contact with Brian, Matt and Eric who did the repair in a prompt professional and competent manner. We are very happy with the whole Garvin’s experience and will no doubt recommend your services just like we got our recommendation to your organization.”

— Tom, Denver

Thanks, Tom! You bring up an excellent point about “word of mouth.” Someone you knew had a good experience with us. Now it’s possible that it was a fellow business owner, or perhaps it was your mother. The fact is, small clients can lead to big clients, as it’s pretty obvious from the number of Garvin’s employees you encountered that your project was fairly large. And now you’ll pass our good name along and we’ll get even more business. It never hurts to be an honest business that does good work.

I spoke to my neighbor after I saw your van in front of their house. He said that he used you last year on my recommendation, but got a $40 coupon from your competitor and called them first. He asked about cleaning out the main line and some additional line, and tried to get a quote on the phone. The guy quoted above $200 for the main line and said he would need to examine the other lines before quoting them once he came out. He kept asking how much it would be and the guy kept changing the price and asking “how much are you looking to pay?” He got tired of it and called Garvin’s. The rep quoted the basic price for the main line and each additional line. He got them all done for less than the other guy quoted with the “coupon”. Great work!

— JD., Greenwood Village

Hey, look at that, more word of mouth from our sewer service clients! It’s like it’s important or something! We’re certainly glad that your neighbor was happy with the price and the sewer cleaning, and glad that you talked to him. People are happy with us, and that’s why it pays to be fair every time.

Thanks to everyone who wrote in. We’re happy to be approaching our eighth decade of serving the Denver area with premium sewer cleaning and rooter service. For those of you without our magnet on your refrigerator, you can contact us here.

 

 

 

Why Go With Gavin’s For 24/7 Sewer Drain Cleaning?

 

dreamstime_26568In today’s world, it’s pretty standard that companies that offer emergency services, such as urgent sewer cleaning, are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As soon as the first company offers it (which was probably Garvin’s, as long as we’ve been around in Denver), every company needs to jump on so that it’s not left behind in the 24/7 game.

So while 24/7 service is pretty common, Garvin’s offers something that isn’t as common: no surcharges for nights, weekends or holidays when you need drain and sewer cleaning. Why? We’ll, here’s the breakdown.

Nights

We know very well that many houses go unused for most of the day, as people are at work and at school. That means that the most likely time that people need emergency sewer drain cleaning is at night. Why charge our neighbors extra just because they’re home and actually use their plumbing?

Weekends

People are home quite a lot on weekends, so they’re using their plumbing more. That means it’s more likely a clog will happen on weekends. Plus, people who can’t be home to meet us for sewer cleaning during the week want a time on the weekends. There’s really no reason to charge them extra just because it’s convenient to them!

Holidays

Even if a company offers no surcharge on nights, and even if they offer no surcharge on weekends, you won’t find many that won’t charge you extra on holidays. And that’s odd to us, because helping someone on a holiday just makes sense. Garvin’s realizes that people often have people over during holidays, so why add an extra charge when they’re already under enough pressure?

We’re not interested in fleecing you for all of your money. We’re glad to have your business, because we know you’ll be back next time too. Give Garvin’s a call — day or night, weekend or holiday — and we’ll help you.

 

 

 

The Basics Of Becoming a Plumber

 

The pipes a drain company needs to deal with.Have you ever wondered what kind of training occurs for someone who wishes to become a plumber? For those who have the inclination, it’s actually a great career path. Here are the basics of how to become a plumber.

Make sure you have a GED or High School Diploma

It’s should come as no surprise that plumbing and sewer cleaning contain a lot of science. It’s important to have a solid knowledge of math (geometry and algebra) and science (basic physics, and in the case of sewer cleaning, gravity!).

Vocational Training

High school won’t teach you everything you need to know about plumbing and sewer repair. Find a local trade school or community college that offers classes in plumbing. You’ll learn all about piping for both whitewater and blackwater and how to deal with the installation and problems associated with each.

Apprenticeship program

In most cases, prospective plumbers participate in an apprenticeship program that lasts for a few years. During this time you’ll be making money and learning about the trade in real-world drain cleaning and rooter service. One of the best ways to find an apprenticeship program is to contact a local plumbers’ union.

Get Licensed

Before you can get licensed, you’ll need the experience of being a plumber and also need to pass an exam proving that you know state and local plumbing codes. To find out more about these requirements, check out the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies website.

Be Nice

Whether you work for Garvin’s Sewer Service or strike out on your own, the one piece of advice we can give you is this: be nice! Treat your customers kindly and fairly, and always deliver the best plumbing services possible. That’s something that has kept Garvin’s in Denver for over 75 years.

Becoming a plumber isn’t necessarily easy, but there is a clear path you can take filled with lots of on-the-job training. If you’re on your way to becoming a plumber, good luck! And if you’re just interested in sewer drain cleaning, give Garvin’s a call and we’ll get your plumbing moving again.

 

 

Breaking Down The Declaration Of Service For Our Drain and Sewer Cleaning Customers

 

Drain cleaning is a Garvin's specialty.At Garvin’s Sewer Service, we believe in being as upfront about everything as much as possible. For instance, we tell you that we’re not going to charge you extra on weekends, we give you direct quotes on how much something should cost, and are going to be honest with you regarding what your home needs, whether you need simply drain cleaning, extensive sewer cleaning, or if you’ll need to contact someone for sewer replacement. We’re also not going to send down the sewer camera (an added charge) unless it’s absolutely necessary.

Because we think it’s important to be upfront with our customers, we have a Declaration of Service that we’d like to talk about. It’s our way of telling you that you’re getting the best from Garvin’s every time. There are five basic parts:

  • When your serviceman arrives, he will be wearing a Garvin’s uniform with a Garvin’s logo patch and a name patch or badge.

We understand how awkward it can be opening the door to someone you’ve never met before. If you’ve called for sewer cleaning, you may already be in “frazzled emergency mode,” and we want you to know exactly who you’re opening the door for.

We make sure all of our service agents wear a Garvin’s Sewer Service uniform with a name badge. This provides you with two pieces of information: first, it ensures that the person is actually from a licensed sewer cleaning company. Second, you can rest assured that the technician who has arrived has the entirety of Garvin’s training. In other words, we’re not sending third-party businesses to your door. We’re sending Garvin’s best.

  • Your serviceman will introduce himself and ask you about the problem(s) you are experiencing.

The introduction is important. If you missed the nametag the serviceman is wearing, it’s a good auditory reminder so that you can make reference to him later (especially if you’re writing us a thankful testimonial!)

It’s also important that our serviceman talk to your about your problems. Though you might have talked to one of our representatives on the phone, details can get lost the more times the information is relayed. Tell them exactly what’s happening, and please be completely honest about what happened just before the problem and if you’ve tried to fix it yourself.

  • You may ask for him to come in through an alternate entrance and/or to wear protective foot coverings.

Our service technicians are clean, but we understand if you just got new carpet if you’d like us to come in through the garage. We always have protective foot coverings at the ready if you’d like us to wear those. We’re always out to make you feel comfortable in your own home and to protect your home as well.

  • After your serviceman evaluates the problem, he will return to his truck for the needed equipment.

There will probably be a few trips in and out to the Garvin’s truck for equipment, parts, paperwork, or to contact the home office. Feel free to say”hi” to us as we’re in and out, but we’ll also understand if you want to be doing your own thing while we’re taking care of your drain cleaning or sewer cleaning.

  • Your serviceman will use protective mats and, as needed, a protective cover on his machine(s) to keep your areas as clean as possible. Sometimes the access to the problem may require the technician to take his machine apart.

Let’s be honest: we’re a drain and sewer cleaning service. That means we’re the experts at getting rid of stuff that you wish was already gone. Rooter service will be physically touching the blockage with its spinning blades, but we’ve also got the cleaning process of the equipment down to a science. We’ll put down as much protective matting and covers as necessary so that the surrounding areas aren’t contaminated. We know that cleanliness in sewer drain cleaning is something that people recognize, and will always go out of our way to protect your home.

We take our Declaration of Service seriously, because we think of our customers along the front range as our neighbors. Want to see our amazing customer service (and sewer cleaners) in action? Contact Garvin’s Sewer Service, because we’re ready to show you what we’ve got.