How Can I Tell If My Sewer Line Is Broken?

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Hello Customers!

You know we can fix any toilet and get your water heater working today, but did you know we do underground work as well? We have 11+ years of experience tackling significant issues with your plumbing. Specifically, we can replace your sewer line when the time comes.

You may be wondering, “How can I tell If my sewer line is broken?”

Signs that your sewer line needs professional attention include:

  • Strong odor of sewage throughout your home
  • Slow or stopped drains, including sinks, bathtubs, and floor drains
  • Frequent clogs and backups
  • Soggy lawn with foul odor
  • Rodent infestation, especially in cellar or basement (they can come in through a broken sewer!)

We take the time to inspect your sewer line to locate the damage and its extent. When the defect is quite extensive, we recommend replacement. If a replacement is not needed, we have several drain cleaning methods and pipe repair methods at our disposal to tackle smaller issues as well.

Sewer line replacement jobs require excavation to access the pipe. We take care of all steps of your sewer line replacement, from excavation and pipework to refilling the hole or trenches we dig and laying seed and straw to replace your grass.

Let us know if you think your sewer line may need to be inspected, we’re happy to help!

- Rachel, Office Manager/Crafter of Newsletter

Please contact us at 703-441-2345 or with any of your plumbing concerns, questions, or to make an appointment.

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Instant Pot
Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwiches

This week Jennifer has for us an instant pot recipe for us! BBQ pulled pork sandwiches! Jennifer says,


I recently purchased my IP from an Amazon Deal of the Day and so happy I did! This was one of the first recipes I made and it was great. You could just as easily do this in a slow cooker if you sear the meat on the stove and reduce the sauce at the end in a pan. I would say slow for 8 hours should do.

It took me a bit longer than 5 minutes to sear the pork but I was fooling with it. If I just left it be, it might have been faster. I was just too excited!

Instead of the extra apple cider vinegar at the end, I used raspberry balsamic and WOW! It definitely kicked it up. But I like sweet and spicy, not smoky. I also used soft flour taco shells and the kids loved it, too. And because it's still 100 degrees in October, you don't have to heat up your kitchen with the oven. Win, win!

Try it, then post pictures! I can't wait to hear about it!"



Click the photo to view the recipe! If you make it, or any of the recipes, let us know! Please post pics or provide feedback!

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Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month! This is a month dedicated to celebrate abilities and spread awareness about Down Syndrome. People with Down Syndrome have the same dreams as everyone else, it just may take them a little extra work to achieve them. The label “Down syndrome” is not meant to describe those with the condition as being “down” or delayed. Rather, like many medical conditions, it is named after physician Dr. John Down who described the condition. Too bad his last name wasn't Awesome! People might look differently at the syndrome.

David and Jenn's 7 year old daughter, Joyanna, was born with Down syndrome. She's a spit fire, full of sass and knows it! She's always been included in both General Education and Special Education classes with lots of friends. While it takes Joyanna (nickname BOO) extra time to reach milestones and complete daily tasks, she's doing it on her own time. Kind of like "Island Time" if you're familiar with the phrase! There are some specific characteristics that accompany Down syndrome including facial features, short stature, delayed speech, hypotonia (low muscle tone), heart defects, intellectual and developmental delays, and impulsivity. But one thing is for sure, there is nothing DOWN about her!

If you'd like more info about her or Down syndrome in general, please reach out! Bringing awareness is so important!!

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From Our President

"Most of you may not know it, but I have a daughter with Down Syndrome. In decades past there were a lot of derogatory comments made toward those with Down Syndrome. Thankfully, times have changed. Awareness month...what does that mean? To be honest I don’t know what that means, but all I ask is that people continue to treat my daughter and anyone with Down Syndrome just as she is, no different than you would treat your kids. Please don’t feel sorry for our family or any other family. Times have changed so much for the better that everyone is accepted. Let’s all do our part to keep that going. Cheers!"

---David Buky, President

Click David's Photo to learn more about our team!