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SSES Services

Sses services

Mathis Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc. adheres to the guidelines of the EPA CMOM program (Capacity Management Operation and Maintenance) and NASSCO's PACP/MACP/LACP for sanitary sewer systems, Blizzard Consulting, a division of Mathis Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc. provides a variety of Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Survey (SSES) services.

Call us today with any questions about the other services we offer.

Clean/CCTV of Sanitary Sewer & Storm Lines

SubSite Transtar Camera System

  • Operate in pipes that are 6 inches to 24 inches in diameter.
  • Record video and images to on-board memory.
  • PACP and WRc compliant observations for inspections.

ITPipes Mobile Inspection Software

  • PACP and WRc compliant observations for inspections.
  • Export inspections directly to Client Database and/or GIS Data.

2007 International 7400 Vaccon V311 Combination Truck With VacEx Package.

2020 Kubota RTV X1100C for Easement Scope.

2012 EMS P6 SRERCO Easement Jetter Machine

The key deliverables will be the inspection results, which will be presented in PACP format and complete with PACP coding and prioritization.

Smoke Testing

Smoke testing is a unique and economical tool for locating inflow areas (surface water) introduced into the system. It typically locates missing clean-out caps, roof, gutter drains connected to the sanitary sewer, and faulty or leaking manhole structures.

Upon prioritization of study basins, Mathis Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc. crews will develop and implement a smoke test program, systematically starting with the older pipe systems. Smoke testing is typically performed during dry weather months.

A detailed report of smoke testing operations will be presented with repair recommendations.

High Pressure Jetting Service

Clogged main sewer lines can quickly turn from a nuisance into a nightmare for your home, business, city, or town, leading to public health hazards.

Whether clogging is caused by sewage backup or other disasters, you need someone who can respond with the right type of equipment and experienced personnel.

Our sewer cleaning services include high-velocity water-jetting machines at pressures from 2,000 to 4,000 psi. Our jetting equipment sets up in minutes and rids your sanitary and storm sewers of blockages more quickly than any other method available.

We can provide a wide range of services, such as the removal of debris and blockages from:

  • Manholes, sewer lines, pits, and pumping stations.
  • Storm water lines and pits.
  • Conduits, process lines.
  • Catch basins.
  • Root intrusions (high-powered root cutters).

High-velocity water jetting can also be used for grease buildup in drains, process lines, and culverts.

Obstructions and debris are removed without damaging sewer walls. The process is clean and environmentally safe.

Catch Basin Maintenance Service

We can handle all of your catch basin and storm line cleaning needs.

Catch basins "catch" or collect dirt and other debris. This debris requires periodic removal to ensure no back-ups or stoppages. We can remove roots, debris, etc., from catch basins using a combination of water jetting and high-powered vacuum trucks.

Stormwater in a catch basin rises to a certain level and drains into an outflow pipe, a storm sewer. Sometimes, this storm sewer needs to be cleaned. A catch basin must be vacuumed and cleaned before the dirt rises and plugs into the outflow pipe. Removing this debris prevents pollution and expensive flood damage to residential, commercial, and municipal properties.

Have your catch basins pumped regularly, at least twice a year.

  • Vacuum catch basins.
  • Provide safe disposal of all types of catch basin debris.
  • Power water jet storm lines, if needed.
  • Locate breaks in storm lines with cameras, dyes, and electronic locating equipment.

Closed Circuit Television

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) uses video cameras to transmit signals to a monitor.

In many cases, closed-circuit television equipment is needed to determine a problem in sanitary or storm sewer piping. Why is this such a valuable tool in the sewer and drain business?

CCTV allows us to see precisely where and what the problem is and document it, all of which is saved to an appropriate media format. This will allow for a more "surgical" repair instead of excavating and removing large pipe sections to find the problem.

We can CCTV lines from 1-1/2" to 36" in diameter.

Please contact us for more information on this or any other services.

Sanitary & Storm Sewer Preventative Maintenance Programs

Preventive maintenance (PM) of sewer and storm drain systems is a service for which the customer gets exceptional value from this contract. We offer drain line cleaning every six months or every year. This allows you to project drain cleaning expenses just as you do with your other maintenance expenses.

PM helps prevent problems such as the amount of sludge and debris in the line over time, sewer back-ups, flooded basements, and expensive cleanup costs. This service prevents or minimizes sewer and drain emergencies that can interrupt your business or home. With regular service, you can stop problems before they become messy and expensive emergencies.

The result of a successful PM program will extend the life of the sanitary and storm lines inside and outside of buildings and minimize unscheduled downtime that causes significant problems and unscheduled breakdowns. Our preventive maintenance agreement lets you budget for sewer and drain maintenance and allows you to schedule our visits at a mutually convenient time. Customers get scheduled reminders when contract cleaning is due. We offer PMs to residential, commercial, and industrial property owners and management companies.

Call us today for a consultation and bid request - it could save you thousands of dollars.

Residential Drain Inspection Services

Purchasing a home is typically one of the most significant investments a person makes. However, there are endless fees associated with the purchase. Many times, buyers try to limit these additional fees by cutting corners.

Lenders require that you have a home inspection; this tells them that the structure, roof, electrical, and plumbing are up to code. Problems found during a home inspection must be corrected before you get a mortgage.

Home inspections protect the lender and the buyer. Most Home Inspection agencies are thorough, but they need to be equipped or trained to complete an inspection of the sanitary sewer lines that connect a house to the city sewer lines and septic tanks.

The average cost of replacing a home's sanitary sewer line (a lateral line) is approximately $6,500.00 but can be much higher. Issues with driveways, landscaping, structural foundation drilling to replace pipes, and inability to use anything connected to a drain are issues that usually appear when a sanitary line needs replacing. A sanitary sewer line can seem to be in perfect working condition, but it still may need to be repaired and replaced. The only way to know the condition of the sanitary system is to see it. This is where we come in.

Mathis Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc. will video your sanitary sewer line up to 4 inches (typical home size of residential sanitary line). This video inspection detects sags, offset joints, cracks, grease build-up, partially crushed lines, roots, and more. Having a thorough inspection like this saves you thousands of dollars. Please see below for a listing of some of our home inspection services:

  • Video inspections of the sanitary sewer line (client keeps video).
  • Trace and map the directional flow of the sewer line (additional fees may apply).
  • Documented report of all findings and suggestive measures outlined to the seller/buyer.
  • Root removal and de-scaling of lines
  • Sanitary/Storm line cleaning.

Please remember that this inspection is optional and only intended to protect the buyer from the possibility of unforeseeable repairs that are typically not detected with standard home inspections. It is not to replace a home inspection but to complement one.

Please contact us if you have any questions on these or any other services we offer.

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If you are looking for a professional Upstate South Carolina plumber, give us a call today at 864-229-7117 or complete our online request form.