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Find the answers to some common plumbing questions! Have a question not listed? Contact us today and we'd be happy to help!

What is trenchless pipe repair?

Trenchless sewer repair is a method of repairing sewer pipes without having to dig up your yard, driveway, foundation, etc. This pipe repair method exposes pipes with minimal impact while also saving time and money.

How long does pipe repair take?

Pipe repair times vary depending on the extent of the repairs needed and the type of material the pipes are made of. Simple repairs to PEX may only take a few minutes to complete, whereas copper pipe repairs behind walls may require an hour or two. Underground pipe repair or pipe replacement requires anywhere from several hours to several days.  

How often does a grease trap need to be cleaned?

How often a commercial kitchen grease trap cleaning is needed depends on usage. However, a general guideline for kitchen grease trap cleaning (and other types of commercial kitchens) is every 1-3 months.

How often does a septic tank need to be cleaned?

Household septic tanks typically need to be pumped out every 3-5 years. Commercial septic tanks usually need to be pumped more frequently, typically every 1-3 years depending on various usage factors. 

Do I need a septic inspection?

Routine septic inspections are needed in order to keep your home, yourself, and those around you safe. Septic inspections are also required by Iowa law before the sale of a home or business can be completed. 

Do I need a sewer inspection?

If you experience repeated sewer or drain line backups, slow drains, or frequent toilet clogs, it may be a good idea to have a video inspection performed to determine the underlining problem. Sewer inspections are also recommended to prospective homeowners before buying a new home to detect any potential costly sewer repairs. 

What is the response time for a plumbing emergency?

Typically, our emergency plumbers arrive onsite within two hours of your call. Behle Inc.’s response time for a plumbing emergency depends on whether the emergency is confined to one building or to the entire community.  

Will Behle Inc. fix any plumbing emergency?

Behle Inc.’s emergency plumbers are highly experienced in dealing with a wide variety of both residential and commercial plumbing issues and come fully equipped with the necessary tools for any plumbing emergency. 

How often should you clean out your sewer line?

The length of time between each professional sewer cleaning depends on several factors such as the condition of the pipes and the amount of root infiltration in the pipeline. A good rule of thumb for a professional sewer cleaning is once a year. 

What are the warning signs that my main sewer line is backing up?

Warning signs of a clogged sewer line include drinks draining slowly, a gurgling sound when you flush the toilet, toilets frequently needing to be plunged, and/or a smell coming from your drains. 


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