Water Jetting (1″-36″ line)

Drain King Inc Water Jetting TruckWater jetting—also known as hydro jetting—is an easy, efficient, and economical way to clear water and sewer lines of foreign objects that obstruct or impede the pipes. A special high-powered nozzle is attached to a flexible hose and fed into the sewer system. The nozzle blasts a concentrated stream of water through whatever is clogging the line. If you can envision the force and volume emitted by a fire hose, you have an idea of how effective water jetting can be.

Over time, sewer lines become contaminated with particles that stick to the edge of the pipe and impede water flow. Some of the most common culprits are FOG (fat, oil, and grease); ice, mud or sand; tree roots; mineral deposits; and items improperly disposed of in the toilet. Sometimes these deposits congest the pipes so badly, the wastewater has nowhere to flow but back from whence it came, so it is necessary to clean the pipes. This can be done with a cable machine, which can bore a hole through hair, sludge and tree roots, but is less effective at clearing debris than high-pressure water jetting. For this reason, water jetting has become Drain King’s and its clients’ preferred method of sewer-line cleaning.

The technique is simple:  We bring our pressure unit to your site, attach the appropriate water nozzle to our hose, send it through the drain or sewer line, and blast those clogs into oblivion at a rate of 4000 psi (pounds per square inch). We can hydro-jet any pipe from 1 inch to 36 inches in diameter, clearing hundreds of feet of clogged pipe with one treatment. The force of the water is strong enough to pulverize tree roots. This type of cleaning is so thorough, the full diameter of the pipe is cleared of deposits, producing a “like new” condition in the sewer lines. Even the toughest buildup can’t withstand the water-jetting process. And because regular water is used, the procedure is safe for the environment.

Restaurants, hotels, and other commercial businesses who have to fight FOG and soap-scum accumulation will find our water-jetting services especially helpful. Let Drain King flush away your most stubborn residue buildup and say goodbye to clogged drains.


How To Thaw Frozen Pipes Underground

Clear Your Frozen Sewer and Drain Pipes

You may be asking yourself about, “How to thaw a frozen drain pipe?” Drain King Inc, demonstrates how to use a high pressure hot water jetting unit to clear out a frozen sewer or water line. We can clear out frozen water lines and frozen sanitary lines, frozen storm drains, frozen parking lot drains and even frozen commercial roof drains from 1″ in diameter all the way up to 36″ in diameter.
Drain King Inc, we service the entire Minneapolis Minnesota metro area call 763-786-3000 plus out-state Minnesota or Western Wisconsin call us toll free 888-391-6241

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How to Thaw a Frozen Drain Pipe

In this video:
00:01 How to thaw frozen pipes underground
00:03 drainkinginc.com
00:13 How to thaw a frozen drain pipe?
00:16 DrainKingInc.com
00:19 Clear any frozen sewer line from 1 inch in diameter to 36 inches in diameter
01:02 hot water jetting unit
01:08 clearing out the frozen sewer line
01:24 hot water jetting units
01:25 clear frozen water supply lines
01:29 clear frozen sanitary lines
01:30 clear frozen storm drains
01:31 clear frozen parking lot drains
01:33 clear frozen commercial roof drains
01:39 clear your frozen sewer and drain pipes


How To Thaw Frozen Pipes Underground – Minneapolis

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Sand Trap

Sand Trap

Flammable waste tank
Sand Trap

Sand traps are typically found in parking garages, auto repair shops and large commercial spaces with floor drains. What most people don’t know is sand trap’s should be serviced (pumped) on an annual basis to prolong the life of the tank and protect the city sanitary sewer from harmful chemicals and oils.

What is a sand trap?

A sand trap is a tank that separates waste water collected from area floor drains. When liquid enters the tank, heavy debris falls to the bottom. Since oil is lighter than water it floats to the top. The remaining liquid flows through the tank and relatively clean water enters the city’s sanitary sewer system.

Servicing your trap on an annual basis is important to prolong the life of the tank. Over time, sediment will build up on the bottom of the tank. this can lead to major blockages and flooding throughout the garage. It is important to remove sand deposits before this occurs. Pumping the tank also prevents large amounts of oils and chemicals from overwhelming the system and distributing it into the sanitary sewer system.

Reference: midwesttankco.com

Ice dams in Minnesota

Ice Dams

Ice Dam Removal

Ice dams are typically found on pitched roofs where heat from the building causes snow to melt and refreeze. They can also occur on flat roof buildings where roof overflow drains discharge water off the side of the building. Once ice dams form, water pools behind the dam. The pooled water may leak into the roof. This leakage can potentially cause damage to anything within the building.

Removing ice dams can be a delicate process. it’s not as easy as just chipping the ice away from the roof or wall as damage to the roof can occur. Drain King’s method for removing dams is utilizing hot water at low pressure. This method melts the ice away preventing any damage the roof.

Utilizing heat tape on the lower sections of roof or overflow drains is a great way to prevent dams from forming. This heat tape operates at low temperatures and prevents snow accumulation from building up on the lower section of roof or overflow drains.

Contact Drain King about ice dam removal, we service the following metro areas and more:
Minneapolis, St. Paul, Fridley, Columbia Heights, Bloomington, Blaine, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Edina, Woodbury, White Bear lake, Golden Valley, Etc.

Plugged Storm Drain

Plugged Storm Drain


            A plugged storm drain can cause major issues for businesses, residential and industrial areas. Most plugged storm drains aren’t noticed until your building is flooding and its too late. preventing a plugged storm drain is easy. Remove built up debris before a plugged storm drain occurs!

Plugged storm drain

What Are Storm Drains?

A storm drain is a drain designed to carry rainwater that is gathered over an area water cannot penetrate. Rainwater is diverted to a catch basin or a curb and gutter system. Once in the catch basin the storm water will follow piping to different types watersheds (rivers, lakes and ponds).

What causes plugged storm drains?

Storm drains gather water from a large areas such as parking lots, streets or paved lots. While most of these areas are paved and cleaned periodically, they still collect debris. Debris can be anything from sand, leaves, trash etc. Parking lots and roadways are the largest contributors to plugged storm drains .  Although these areas are cleaned periodically, they still gather debris. Overtime this debris is slowly washed into the storm sewer and begins to build up slowly reducing the overall volume in which the storm sewer can handle. Once enough build up has accumulated the storm sewer may become overwhelmed during a rainfall event thus causing a back up to occur.

When should I clean my plugged storm drain?

Visually inspect your storm sewer catch basins twice per year for any signs of accumulated sediment or debris (Spring and Fall). While you may not be able to see inside the sewer line itself, noticing trash or leaves in the catch basin may indicate that you are about to have a plugged storm drain. If you notice standing water in your parking lot during a rainfall event it may indicate a plugged storm drain. If you notice any of these things immediately call a professional and have your storm sewer inspected.