Drains and Hurricanes

Drain cleaning certainly picks up when hurricanes arrive in Maine. The already saturated ground, sump pumps and drainage systems cannot keep up with the heavy rain that is sure to plague us in the next 3 days.  City drainage lines take on debris such as leaves and...

Drain cleaning in Maine

This is busy time of year for Northeast Sewer & Drain in Southern Maine.  Frost is about to set in, camp water lines need to be jetted, septic tanks need to be inspected and any exterior drains that were running slow need to be jetted out before it snows (roots...

Whats in your drains?

Recently we were called for a service call at a kids camp in Southern Maine. Their drains were running extremely slow and had been for the last year or two and they didn't know quite what was going on? So we televised the line and found out what was restricting the...

Drain cleaning rules

The office at Northeast Sewer is on a "semi" vacation this week, meaning I have transferred the office phone to my cell phone and am up to camp:) We still have men on call and working this week so if you need drain service, we can still schedule you. So here is a post...

Street moritorium in Portland Maine

  Every year the city of Portland Maine sends out notices for street paving.  Why, you ask am I posting this on Northeast Sewer's blog?  Because if your street is selected for paving (which some of you have been waiting 20+ years.....Yeah for you!!) After paving...

Clogged toilets make funny stories

Let's face it, being in the sewer & drain cleaning business is not the most exciting of professions. And it never fails when your at a dinner party and someone says "So what do you do?" My Reply with a big smile on my face is "Oh....I'm in the sewer and drain...

Why use a drain cleaner??

So I asked my husband this question several years ago. "If I had a clogged toilet or main line sewer why wouldn't I call a plumber?" Being a country girl, I knew nothing of main sewer lines, we had outhouses.............................(just kidding) His response:...

Moms should have Master Plumbing Licensing

I personally think all moms should have an honorary Masters Plumbing License. Toilets are my specialty......I wield a pretty mean plunger. I've had it for years, it's like a glove, I don't bother to put it away anymore it sits right next to the toilet ready for...

Drain inspection before buying a home

Recently a friend of mine purchased a home. A first time home buyer, this was a very exciting time in her life. After a wonderful lunch I ask her if she's had her sewer line inspected? She had no idea what this is, so I explain it to her. A camera is run through the...