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Gorham, ME 04038

Epoxy Pipe Lining

Epoxy Coating Services: Picote Brush Coating System The Picote Brush Coating System is a simple, fast and practical coating system used for drain lines and sewer rehabilitation. Coat unlined, lined pipes or connections from 1¼" - 8" pipe lines with the Picote Coating Pump and Mini Miller combination. Coat anything from a small area (such as a lined connection) to entire piping systems,  We use Smart Mixer and dual-color 100% solids epoxy resin cartridges for cast iron, PVC, concrete and clay pipes. The Picote Brush Coating System can be used with CIPP or in place of CIPP lining and can rehabilitate...

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Portland Maine Grease Trap Maintenance

This is the requirements from the State of Maine for the inspection and maintenance of grease traps. The City of Portland is now requiring monthly grease trap inspections and quarterly grease cleanings State of Maine Grease trap requirements Don't let your pipes get like this: [caption id="attachment_1887" align="alignnone" width="264"] Grease clog[/caption] Northeast Sewer & Drain Service

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Pipeline video inspection

Technology is moving faster than we can keep up sometimes, but that's not always a bad thing. 10 years ago when sewer line video inspection or cctv pipe inspection first hit the market people were skeptical.  Then the technology was expensive and the inspectors had to charge big money for an inspection service. Fast forward to 2013...Sewer line inspection is quite common now and is done routinely when selling or buying a home, or when there are problems with your main line or your sewers backing up. But beware of home inspectors that tell you that your line needs replacing.  Ask to be there when they are inspecting the sewer...

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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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Pipeline video inspection per Wikipedia

Pipeline video inspection' is a form of telepresence used to visually inspect the interiors of pipelines. A common application is to determine the condition of small diameter sewer lines and household connection pipes. Older sewer lines of small diameter, typically 6-inch (150 mm), are made by the union of a number of short 3 feet (0.91 m) sections. The pipe segments may be made of cast iron, with 12 feet (3.7 m) to 20 feet (6.1 m) sections, but are more often made of vitrified clay pipe (VCP), a ceramic material, in 3 feet (0.91 m), 4 feet (1.2 m)...

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Using chemical drain cleaners

When you have a tough clog, it can be tempting to use a chemical drain cleaner that guarantees to act as a quick fix that will clear out your pipes with in minutes. However, not only do these products not always work as advertised, but they can create more serious plumbing problems or even harm your health. If clogs are far from the drain opening or if they are caused by a solid obstruction such as roots, using a chemical drain cleaner will not help, and you will, quite literally, be pouring money down the drain. These products are typically made...

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Drains in Maine

With Hurricane Sandy behind us, Maine fared pretty well.  We had a few major drain emergency's but Mainers took precautions and weathered this storm. Now with a Nor'easter bearing down on the east coast we are in for more heavy rain:(  Storm drains are at capacity!  Leaves and debris are covering drain grates....   If you see your storm drains collecting debris, please clean them off, this is first prevention for back ups and flooding. If you you are having drain problems and your basement keeps flooding, I would recommend having your lines televised by a drain camera. This a really inexpensive...

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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 love spring run off). So the phone is ringing off the hook to get these things all done. We were in Millinocket today with our remote Rovver camera televising drainage lines for the old dump. We will be posting video of that here, and on our YouTube channel...Interesting finds I'm sure. Also, root removal for University of Southern Maine Gorham...

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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 I have brought out from the archives, still very relevant, sadly. From November 2011 Recently we have had an influx of people call for drain service to fix or complete service from other companies.  So I thought that maybe a list of "drain cleaning" guide lines were...

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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 is done your street is under "Moritorium" for 5 years, meaning if you have to dig or open up the street for any reason the permit price has an additional fee usually $5000.00 (that is not a typo) Five thousand dollars!! So before the city tells you this......first: If you know your street is going to be paved, I would...

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