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The Benefits of Sewer Line Maintenance

September 17, 2020

As a homeowner, you probably have a never-ending list of chores, upkeep, repairs and maintenance to do on your home. If “sewer line maintenance” hasn’t made it onto the list, you’re not alone—but you’re also cheating yourself out of basic preventative maintenance that can save you from some expensive, unsightly and often smelly messes. Here’s why you need to maintain your sewer lines in Bay City, MI: Grease blockage: Do you pour your cooking oil down the kitchen sink? That’s one of the worst things you can do to your plumbing. Over time, fat, oils and grease solidify in your... View Article

DIY Drain Cleaning May Cost You

September 3, 2020

Fixing clogged drains might seem like a simple enough proposition, especially with the help of household drain cleaners. But before you pour harsh chemicals down your sink or tub, stop—those DIY drain cleaning methods can actually harm your Bay City, MI plumbing. Instead of risking damage and the cost of repairs, save yourself some money and call a reputable plumber to take care of the clog. Why you should avoid DIY drain cleaning Why is taking the DIY approach with your drains such a bad idea? Here are some factors to take into account: Harsh chemicals are bad for your... View Article

Why Do Drain Fields Need to Be Cleaned?

August 19, 2020

The purpose of a drain field is to let liquid that flows out of a septic tank absorb into the ground, where it will be naturally filtered and cleaned as part of the final treatment process. As the solids in the tank break down, the liquids run out through pipes in the surrounding drain field. Occasionally, you can run into issues with the drain field becoming damaged or clogged, as there can be too much material flowing out into the soil. This tends to be an issue if you have a full septic tank, as it will push waste and... View Article

What You Should Know About Hydro Excavation

August 5, 2020

The technology and processes used to accomplish excavation at construction and job sites is constantly evolving, and today one of the more popular methods of excavation is hydro excavation. But what is hydro excavating, and what are its benefits to our customers in Bay City, MI? Here’s a quick overview of everything you should know. Hydro excavation versus standard excavation Hydro excavation involves the use of highly pressurized water combined with an air vacuum. The water clears a path through the soil, and the air vacuum sucks up all the debris and easily removes it from the site. These processes... View Article

How Video Camera Drain Inspection Works

August 3, 2020

Every industry is benefiting from the rapid advances in technology these days, and the home plumbing industry is no different. As technology progresses, it increases the number and quality of services plumbers like Thornton Brothers Sewer Service are able to offer. One such example is video cameras, which have made the diagnostic phase of projects far more informative and rapid. A video camera inspection in Bay City, MI is one of the best ways to figure out what’s going on with your plumbing system, and our crew is fully outfitted with the technology required to provide you with this top-of-the-line... View Article


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