Why you want to hire a company that doesn’t use subcontractors

Sewer and drain cleaning, repair, and replacement can be an intimidating process to home and business owners. When making the decision to seek out professional assistance with your sewer and drain pipes, it is important to understand how the company is going to carry out the services you need done. Are they a full-service company that is going to put in the work in to ensure your satisfaction? Or are they a company that hires someone else to do the work that you’re paying them for?

While this may seem like extra work for you, it is essential in protecting your Ohio property from damaging results that your hard-earned money is going into. Here are three quick reminders about why you don’t want to work with a company that uses subcontractors:

Credibility of Ohio Sewer Repair Companies

Seeking out a credible company that does not hire someone else to do the work for them shows that they are willing to meet your specific needs and care about you as their customer. When searching for a company to assist you with your sewer and drain needs, check to see if they have up-to-date reviews on sites like Yelp that allow you to become familiar with the work that they do. If you cannot find any reviews of the company itself, you know that they are probably not going to have your best interest at heart.

Responsibility of Sewer and Drain Companies

When a company is hiring subcontractors to do the work for them, they are not taking responsibility for the work you are paying them for. If subcontractors are working on your residential, commercial, or municipal property and something goes wrong, it is more than likely that they are not going to feel obligated to inform you about every detail of their work. This also takes the pressure of off the company because the damage being done was not a direct result of their work. You want to work with a company that is honest with you during every step of the process.

Reliability of Sewer and Drain Services

When you’re experiencing sewer or drain problems, you only want to make sure that the services you need done are completed in a timely and effective manner. It is an inconvenience for you to have to additional stress about whether or not the services will work, and more importantly, whether or not the company you hire will be there when they need to. Working with a company that you can directly rely on is vital to the function of your property and the satisfaction of your family, customers, and residents.

Call Your Team At CME Sewer Repair Today!

Ohio homes and business owners should not have to worry about a company placing their sewer or drain issues in someone else’s hands. At CME Sewer Repair, we never use subcontractors and take pride in providing customers with careful, reliable, and affordable services that best meet their needs.

Top 4 Pipe Issues

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Many are caught off guard by a broken or burst pipe, but these kinds of plumbing issues rarely happen overnight. There are a number of reasons behind pipe issues, and here are the top four affecting Ohio and Kentucky neighborhoods:

Pinhole Leaks

Pinhole leaks develop in pipes that are located under slabs, and homeowners may start to notice a humming or whistling sound as the air leaves the pipe. In copper piping, there are 2 reasons pinhole leaks occur- first, acidic water, and second, mixed metals in your plumbing.

Most leaks start forming if there’s an improper backfill or if the installation of the pipes was improper to begin with. Cutting costs will usually yield the barest gauge, and this is the spot where most leakages come from. The copper pipe itself may be made of inferior material, so as water passes it corrodes the surface, accelerating the erosion process.

Cracks

Temperature changes and moisture fluctuation in the environment can contract or expand your pipes, which could result in a crack. Pipe materials such as clay will naturally rot and disintegrate over time. Older homes will need to have their pipes repaired or replaced as they break down due to normal wear and tear. Newer homes are also susceptible to pipe cracks due to over-pressurization, constant exposure to extreme temperatures, or improper installations.

Tree Root Invasion

Roots can extend a great distance from trees in search for nutrients. Shrubs and trees naturally seek out moisture and can be especially drawn to your pipe if there are holes, leaks, and poorly sealed joints. Over time, the roots grow and subsequently invade your pipe, choking it and preventing proper flow in the process. Call our experienced technicians if you notice sinkholes, wet patches in your yard, or unexpected drops in water pressure.

Blockages

Clogs usually can be identified early by noting an unusual gurgling sound whenever you use the toilet. Additionally, if you’re experiencing slow drainage, recurring clogs in and around the bathtub, drains, or the washing machine, then it’s very possible a clog is to blame. If left untreated, a simple clog can become serious and cause major issues. It’s best to call a professional to determine the state of your pipes as soon as you notice a potential clog symptom.

Pinhole leaks can cause as much damage as larger ones, cracked pipes can burst, and backups due to clogged drains can lead to significant property damage. At CME, we use advanced leak detection technology to find the tiniest leaks with accuracy. We use the powerful hydro jetter to clear roots and stubborn blockages, and implement trenchless repairs for a permanent solution to your pipe problems.

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How Can Regular Pipe Inspections Help Avoid Accidents In Older Sewer Systems In Hyde Park Homes?

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Hyde Park is well-known as a prestigious, historic part of Cincinnati, and its reputation is well-deserved: Many of the expansive homes in this exclusive neighborhood date to the early 1900’s. Unfortunately, lurking below these beautiful manors, aging sewer systems are quietly crumbling away, steadily deteriorating until an emergency sewer failure takes over your day.

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Sewer Lining & Plumbing Issues At Your Mount Adams Home Or Business

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Beautiful, historic Mount Adams has long been a jewel of the Cincinnati area, but as the aging sewer lines beneath neighborhood homes and businesses begin to show signs of wear, you may find yourself dealing with unpleasant damp areas that won’t go away, recurring sewer backups and frequent foul odors that permeate the air. If you’ve had your drain snaked more than once and the problems keep coming back, it may be time to turn to CME Sewer Repair for a more permanent solution.

Common Problems With Pipes In Mount Adams

Most of the sewer lines in the Mount Adams area pre-date the advent of modern sewer pipe materials, so they are made of cast-iron pipe, a carbon and iron alloy that is easy to mold but tends to be brittle and corrosion-sensitive. As the years go by, cast-iron pipes develop fissures and rust that will eventually cause the pipes to sag, narrowing the pipe diameter. This leaves less space for waste to pass, allowing smaller clumps to form clogs. Fractured areas and collapsed sections further restrict pipe flow.

Another common problem in the Mount Adams area is tree root penetration. As the trees grow, the roots extend to search for water during dry spells and pipe joints are a favorite place to find it. They expand, separating the joints and sending more and more roots into the pipe until sewer backup become a nearly every day occurrence.

Some contractors try to treat these problems with small-area solutions that don’t last or a complete pipe replacement, which costs thousands of dollars. CME Sewer Repair has a better way to stop recurring sewer problems and restore your pipes to peak efficiency: Trenchless sewer lining.

How Sewer, Drain, & Water Pipe Lining Works

Sewer lining is an advanced method of pipe restoration that rebuilds damaged pipes and ends frequent sewer issues. Rather than removing the pipe and replacing it, we can apply a strong, epoxy-resin lining that seals holes and cracks throughout the entire length of the pipe, ending leaks instantly. The lining material is rustproof and corrosion resistant, so it immediately halts the decay of the cast-iron pipe, stopping the appearance of new leaks. Its seamless construction also prevents tree root penetration, so you won’t have to deal with recurring obstructions as the roots you cleared away last year grow back again this year.

To reline a pipe, CME Sewer Repair begins by carefully inspecting the pipe with our sewer camera inspection technology, followed by a complete cleaning using hydro jetting service. This enables us to identify all the problem areas and formulate an effective relining plan. With the pipe prepared, our skilled technicians insert a soft, flexible tube coated with epoxy into the pipe through an existing access point, such as a cleanout or the pipe end. The tube is inflated inside the pipe, which applies the epoxy to the interior walls of the pipe and creates new sections of pipe where the old one has crumbled. We allow the epoxy to cure until it hardens, fully restoring the damaged pipe.

Call CME Sewer Repair To Restore Your Pipes Today!

CME Sewer Repair has the most advanced technology to eliminate recurrent sewer problems and restore aging plumbing in Mount Adams. Call us today to learn how we can help you!

How We Approach Terracotta Sewer Pipe Repairs

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All pipes experience wear and tear over time. By now, laterals and sewer pipes in older homes made from clay tiles would be long overdue for a replacement, and contractors digging up your lawn and garden isn’t a pretty sight. At CME Sewer Repair, we offer the latest innovation in plumbing repair that foregoes the need to dig. We approach terracotta pipe repairs using state-of-the-art processes trenchless technology, or more specifically, pipe lining and pipe bursting. Read more

Top 3 Reasons To Have Your Sewer Lines Checked Before Winter

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Winter is approaching and so is the time for a regular home maintenance check. And while you are doing that, don’t forget your sewer lines. Sewer Line Maintenance is often the most ignored part of your winter home maintenance.

We rarely pay attention to our drain pipes unless, of course, there is a problem. But if you ignore your drain pipes this winter, you could land in big trouble. Want to know why? Here are our top 3 reasons to have your sewer lines checked before winter.

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Sewer Pipe Repairs, Your Home, And How To Keep The Costs Down

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Homeowners are primarily responsible for any plumbing trouble that happens in their property. When left on its own, small things such as mold and mildew can cause extensive structural damage and thousands of dollars in repairs. Spotting these plumbing issues early on is key to keeping sewer maintenance costs down. Read more

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Trenchless Sewer Pipe Repair and Slab Leak Detection

When it comes to our water and sewer, most people don’t want to have to deal with anything related to that topic other than their water and sewer bills that they have to pay. And let’s face it, even that is not on the list of things that we want to deal with either.

Typically, water is associated with our normal activities such as bathing, washing laundry, washing dishes and cooking. Sewer is a more underestimated usage that we don’t want to worry about. Ridding of our wastewater is definitely an occurrence that we don’t tend to sit around and want to have to think about or worry about. Read more

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The Benefits of Affordable Trenchless Sewer Repair

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Whether you’re anticipating having to repair your sewers or just looking to learn more, there is a lot to be learned. The ins and outs of plumbing and sewers aren’t exactly dinner table conversation or small talk. But the more you know about sewers, the easier it is to make better decisions that will spare you from costly mistakes.

Fortunately for you, you found us! So let’s talk about trenchless sewer repair and the affordable benefits you’re going to love.

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Why Trenchless Sewer Pipe Repairs

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Unless you’re a plumber or contractor, it’s probably not everyday that you find yourself talking about plumbing, sewers, and septic systems. And even for those who are in that profession, it’s definitely not something that you enjoy having brought up in every conversation. But for the residents of Ohio, you’ve probably heard about this topic or even dealt with this topic just a little too much for your liking in the past few months.

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