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Sewer Contractors

Sewer contractors are essential for installing sewer systems that are vital to public health. Contractors must abide by EPA standards regarding waste and pollutant removal systems installed in residential communities to industrial parks.

Sewer contractors are also involved in sewer repair, cleaning, and maintenance of installed systems. Anyone that needs to hire a sewer contractor should acquire proposals from at least three companies. While receiving a good price is desirable, one should be wary of low-ball prices and carefully review bids to compare apples to apples.

When working with sewer contractors it is essential to make certain they are certified, hold appropriate business licenses, and carry adequate liability, auto and worker's compensation insurance. Installing sewer pipeline is a complex process that can lead to costly expenses if not properly performed.

Residential sewer systems move wastewater to either an individual septic system or a municipal system. Septic systems store solid waste and allow for dispersal of grey water through a finger system, and the homeowner or business owner maintains the system. A municipal system moves the waste through a complex network of sewer pipes where it ultimately ends up in a waste treatment plant.

Sewage control starts at the source including: household waste, commercial waste, and industrial waste. Household waste is obvious; anything you can fit down the drain and often includes pesticides and other pollutants we don't always think about.

Commercial and industrial waste includes the same types of household waste, but can also be comprised of chemicals, petroleum products, hazardous or toxic waste, and other harmful pollutants.

Today, many older types of systems are dilapidated and utilize substandard materials requiring considerable maintenance and modernization. This modernization is in the form of what are called "improvements." These improvements in pipeline construction are typically drawn on plans called civil plans, which are drafted by Civil Engineers. Interior improvements to existing building structures or interior framework are called tenant improvements or "TI" and generally made by general contractors. Sewer contractors on the other hand typically install pipeline on projects often referred to simply as "improvements." Improvement work usually involves modifying existing or adding new sewer or water pipeline infrastructure, for public works or other agencies.

A large number of older homes and buildings positioned in metropolitan areas suffer from continual maintenance problems often caused by breached pipes or lines, where tree roots have blocked the flow or lines have become damaged from deterioration. In some cases there can be infiltration or inflow that dilutes sewage leading to inefficient municipal waste treatment, which can pose other environmental threats.

Any populated area has a vast network of sewer pipes that manage the different types of waste. Sewer maintenance holes, most commonly referred to as sewer manholes are one critical component in these sewer systems. Manholes not only allow for regular maintenance and inspection, but also vent the gasses that are formed in the system like a relief valve.

Sewers, like storm drainage systems are typically gravity-driven so waste is moved downhill through pipelines that usually connect to branched sewer lines underneath the street called laterals. These sewer laterals connect to sewer trunk or sewer main lines where a manhole would be commonly placed. Sewer systems combine to form a vast highway of sewer laterals, trunk pipes, and manholes all using different materials.

In low-lying areas where gravity becomes an issue, sewage flows to a lift station located somewhere along the sewer line. The lift station raises the elevation of the waste so it can flow through another gravity-powered system, or in some cases it has to be discharged using a pressurized system that transports waste to a more distant location.

Aside from a typical septic system, all waste or sewage ends up in a waste treatment plant somewhere. Along the way there are not only the complex lines or pipes that carry the waste, but also special components such as oil and water separators. The EPA requires and regulates these special components to allow for proper environmental disposal before reaching the treatment plant.

As you can see there are many facets to sewer system installation and sewer maintenance. Kana Pipeline is recognized as an industry leader in value engineering and sewer system installation. Our experienced team strives for excellence while keeping projects on schedule.

Kana Pipeline strictly complies with local, state, and federal codes and works closely with agencies to ensure projects meet construction codes and standards. We possess over 25 years experience in sewer system installation and maintenance within the residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional sectors.

If you are in need of a sewer contractor in Southern California we invite you to request a project bid. We can be reached Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM EST at 714-986-1400 or via the email form provided on the 'Contact' page.