What is a Sanitary Sewer?
A sanitary sewer is a series of pipes buried underground designed for transporting sewage from homes and commercial buildings to treatment facilities that can properly dispose of the waste material. Sanitary sewers are part of the overall system of pipes that make up a sewage system.
What Differentiates Sanitary Sewer and Stormwater Sewer Lines?
Sanitary sewer pipes are located mainly in the street and are connected to pipes coming from your home. This type of pipe transports waste from the sanitary fixtures in your home including sinks, showers, bathtubs, washing machines. On the other hand, stormwater lines are generally much larger as they are carrying any and all rainwater. Usually neighborhoods will have built in drainage ditches to collect and transport rainwater and prevent flooding.
Is Sanitary Sewer Cleaning a Homeowner’s Responsibility?
In New Jersey, sanitary sewer cleaning is the responsibility of the township for main sewer lines, but any pipes that are located on private property (meaning the pipes connecting the main line to your home fixture) are your responsibility as the homeowner.
Click here to learn more about who is responsible for sewer lines in New Jersey.
How Much Does Sanitary Sewer Service Cost?
Without knowing the scale of the sewer line or the amount of build up and debris that needs to be cleaned, providing a concrete estimate of the cost is not possible. We can discuss the scale of a sewer cleaning process and have an NAP team member take a look at your sewer lines in order to provide a proper quote.
When Should You Hire a Sanitary Sewer Service?
While you may want to simply have a sewer line cleaning service come for preemptive cleanings to avoid any major issues and minimize any potential property damage, most people will tend to reach out for the service when an issue arises. Some of the common sewer problems a sewer cleaning service deals with include:
- Grease blockages
- Clogged and blocked sewer lines
- Cutting intruding roots
- Removing build up of debris
- Frequent flooding from sewer backup
- Sewer odors
Sanitary Sewer Cleaning Process
Using our vacuum truck fleet, our primary method of storm drain cleaning is through high pressure water jets that can easily break up debris. Our Jet Vac services are designed for a number of difference uses and include high flow vacuum technology on top of the high pressure water jets. There are a number of benefits to the sanitary sewer cleaning process we use.
- Remove blockages
- Reduce potentially harmful bacteria growth
- Prevent soil erosion
- Prevent flooding
What if Significant Damage is Discovered During Sanitary Sewer Service?
If significant damage is discovered during a sewer line cleaning, North American Pipeline has the resources available to perform sewer repair and replacement services. If you don’t feel you need a full sewer cleaning but would like to do a sewer line inspection to check for any possible problems, we offer that as a service as well. Broken or cracked sewer lines can become major problems, so it is best to deal with them quickly and easily before they get out of hand.
Top Quality Sanitary Sewer Cleaning and Related Services
North American Pipeline can provide affordable sanitary sewer cleaning services and related services throughout New Jersey. These services include: