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Gorham, ME 04038

Commercial Pipe Bursting & Relining Services

This is was a job where we had to cut through trolley lines in Portland to access the sewer line in the process of repair.

Sewer video inspection,drain camera, pipeline video inspection…Whatever you want to call it

Think about the last time you had a sewer back up, and how frustrating it was to not to be able to see what was causing the problem. This is common with homeowners, but thanks to new technology sewer inspections or video inspections can answer those questions quickly and precisely . Northeast Sewer & Drain Service professionals can perform drain pipe inspections and sewer inspections of your sewer pipes or positive drain pipes and find out what's really going on. These special, waterproof cameras allow for real time visual inspection of underground sewer lines and other drainpipes to determine the condition of the pipe that you wouldn’t otherwise be...

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Why dig? When you can go trenchless…

Peggy Moores loves that her house it sits on a street lined with old growth oak trees, beautifully maintained flower gardens and historic homes. But she also knows that beneath her front yard lies an inevitable and potentially pricey repair. "I have an old house, and the sewer line has always been a worry for me," The Portland Maine native says. Moores is concerned about the condition of the pipe connecting her 1920 home's plumbing to the city main that runs down her street. "Several friends of ours who have had older homes here have had to replace their sewer lines," Moores says. "It's an expensive...

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Pipe patching

Ted fr0m Elliot Maine contacted us with some questions concerning his sewer line. He lives in a late 1960's home and as is with most houses built in that era, all the sewer lines were poured into the concrete floor making access difficult. With pipe patching it is made a easier. Part of the basement floor is removed and a section of pipe is removed and the resin patch is applied to the interior of the pipe (you can't see it in this picture) the damaged part runs under the foundation walls to the exterior sewer line. Resin is left to cure for...

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Interview with a drain cleaner…

So I did an interview with Justin head drain cleaner/estimator at Northeast Sewer & Drain Service who happens to be my husband.  I thought we could get a little bonding time together.  Anyone who knows Justin knows he can't sit for very long, so as I followed him around the house I finally cornered him in of all places the bathroom, I sat outside the door and fired away.... So what made you go into drain cleaning? You already know the answer to this!.....(He was not liking this, but I persisted)  There were lots of construction contractors and everyone had...

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Broken or clogged sewer line symptoms..

Sometimes when your sewer line breaks you don't notice it for sometime, while others will back up immediately...Either way there are tell tale signs that your sewer has backed-up or is broken. First is there bubbling in the toilet?...And sometimes It really bubbles.  This picture is a simulation it really doesn't foam, it's more like a gurgle Second, the toilet, sink or tub will drain very slowly. If the sink and toilet in only one bathroom are draining slowly then it's probably a clogged interior line not your main sewer line.  If all the drains are draining slowly then it's a main...

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At the shop….with Captian Americas lawn mower

Most of the guys are doing sewer video work on Great Diamond Island, and as much as I like to take pictures of our work it's very hard to get to the island and the ferry only runs every 2 hours so I thought why not get some pictures of the shop and some of our drain cleaning and sewer inspection equipment?  But I got d0wn there and of course everything is either on the Island or out in the field.... But I got some pictures Lots and lots of pipe, in all different colors, black, green, white..... And the pipe puller, Extra hose...

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Sewer main inspection Victor St Portland

Sewer main inspection and storm drain inspection for Storey Brothers Construction on Victor St in Portland with our Rovver Remote camera.             This was 1000+ feet of new sewer main and a 1000+ feet of new storm drain. New sewer manholes And new water main service Complete street re-hab                                                                      Northeast Sewer & Drain Service on first manhole working their way downstream for sewer main inspection.  They got through 2000 ft plus high pressure jetting to clean out dirt and debris. Duct tile iron for water main Original head stone for catch basin curbing. I wanted to take it home with me...

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Drain cleaning lingo

Drain cleaning can mean different things to different people.  Having owned a drain cleaning service company for the last 7 years I have caught on to it......Almost Different demo graphics, areas.... that's the difference.  Someone living in rural Maine will have a septic system and someone living in the city of Portland will be hooked up to the cities main sewer system. But the catch is, if the person calling used to live in the country and had a septic system and now lives in the city and are on city sewer, it can get really confusing, so I've come up with a system,...

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Sewer pipe bursting Portland Maine

New sewer line installation by way of trenchless pipe bursting.  By Northeast Sewer & Drain Service with Excavation by Pompeo Sand & Gravel Inc. This pipe replacement was on the "Hill" meaning Munjoy Hill in Portland, and again very deep and a lot of brick sidewalks, narrow streets, old growth trees and very old sewer pipe. The customer was very worried... He had over hauled his 1900's 2 unit and was concerned about the sewer pipe replacement, not knowing really what it was all about.  Like many people they think replacing a main sewer line is easy and inexpensive, and sometimes it can be...But most of the...

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Sewer pipe replacement Portland Maine

Here is a recent sewer pipe replacement done by sewer pipe bursting with Pompeo Sand & Gravel Inc. on Edwards St Portland Maine. These gardens were bigger than the last pipe burst, and just as pretty.  The homeowner was very happy to hear that we could replace sewer pipe by pipe bursting.  This job was a bit harder that the last one. At some point someone had repaired the Orangeburg sewer line at the basement end and poured it in concrete.  After drilling out the wall, (that took 2 hours and a quick coffee break) Justin and crew were able to continue with the repair of the sewer...

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