Field Study – How Can a Squirrel Wreak Havoc on Your Sewer Line?

Littleton, CO

Here in Colorado, we typically expect to see cute little squirrels scurrying up trees or bounding from rooftop to rooftop on a daily basis. What we may not expect is for those furry critters to cause sewer line backups, but it’s certainly possible. Case in point: Our technicians recently completed an extensive jetting job for a large townhouse complex in Denver. While the property management company scheduled this jetting for maintenance, many of the residents were experiencing slow drains and occasional backups. Jetting is a very effective service, but particularly effective in this case as the process revealed an unexpected blockage. Turns out, a mischevious (and unfortunate) squirrel found its way into a sewer line through an uncovered roof vent. The lesson? It’s a good idea to cover the roof vents with a screen to prevent rocks, debris or other hazardous materials (or critters) from entering your sewer line, especially if the roof is flat and/or the vents are short. As for our customer, their drains are now running smoothly and are critter-free (R.I.P. curious squirrel).

Field Study – In Your Neighborhood: Improperly Pitched Sewer Line

Littleton, CO

The owner of a new home in Littleton called us because his sewage ejection pump was not working correctly. He was concerned that the pump needed to be replaced. Some may not suspect a sewer line issue because of the age of the home, but even new construction can present problems if the installation of the sewer line was not done properly. Upon camera inspection, we found that Read more

Field Study – In Your Neighborhood: Residential Main Line

Denver, CO

A homeowner in the Observatory Park neighborhood of Denver called us when the drains in his historic home started backing up. When we inspected the sewer line with a camera, we found that, like many older homes throughout Denver, this home had significantly aged clay pipes with severe root intrusion. Read more

Field Study – In Your Neighborhood: Residential Main Line Repair Through Trenchless Technology

Centennial, CO

A homeowner in Centennial, CO called us because she was aware of damage to her sewer line due to a previous camera inspection. Although she wasn’t experiencing back-ups, she noticed that several of her neighbors were having their sewer lines replaced and wisely wanted to get ahead of any potential problems. Read more