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  1. Plumbing
    I replaced my main sewer line from the house to the city back in 2012. It was cast iron or ceramic and needed to be replaced with PVC. A couple of years later and we started having back ups again. There are tenants in the house, so I haven't experienced these myself. Our property manager sent a...
  2. Plumbing
    This is a bit of a saga so sorry if there's information overload but I tend to figure better too much info than too little. My husband & I bought our first home, a HUD foreclosure, just after Christmas. We are in South Dakota, btw. It's a modular on a semi-finished basement. It has 3 toilets...
  3. Plumbing
    We recently bought a new home. It is a two level single family home. The home is on a hill, and we have large trees in the backyard. During the first week after we moved in water backed up in the laundry room on the lower level, when a family member was taking bath in the bathroom upstairs. We...
  4. Plumbing
    Evening. I'm another of those folks with intermittent sewer smells in the basement. I'll try to be brief ... I moved into this house 6 months ago. During one of my multiple viewings, there was a sewer smell in the basement of the house. An inspector determined that the smell was coming from...
  5. Plumbing
    I've had two instances in which water was backed up from the city sewer line into my basement. The first time - quite a while back - involved someone's excrement backing up and ending on my basement floor. By the time I noticed it, the drain appeared clear. The second time occurred last fall...
  6. How To Guides
    Before you buy a property … Get to know what’s underground Sewer laterals are the pipe that connects a building’s plumbing to the city-maintained sanitary sewer main. The sewer main carries wastewater from your lateral to the city’s treatment facilities. In...
  7. Plumbing
    Is it safe to tap into a 24" main? Long story short we have a 1983 Ranch with the original septic system. System needs to be replaced but city has a new policy requiring homes to connect to city sewer. We have a tap in our front yard that taps directly to the...
  8. Plumbing
    Hello everyone, I'm hoping someone can provide some advice here... It seems the lateral storm sewer line coming out of my house is plugged before it hits the main storm sewer. My sump pump is working like a champ pushing water up and out to the line, but since the line is blocked and the sump...
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