History of Al Price Septic, Drain and Hydro Excavation.

Al Price Septic Service and Drain Cleaning has been serviing customers in Fort Dodge, Webster City and surrounding areas for the past 10 years. We take pride in providing the best quality work at a competitive rate. From cleaning residential drains all the way up to hydro excavating underground utilities for commercial plants, we offer a wide variety of services.

Years ago, we installed farm drainage tile for farmers around Iowa. We use two methods of installation, plow and trencher. Most farmers at the time felt more comfortable with trenchers since you were able to expose the broken tiles. With that business we also had a backhoe to dig up starts, backfill, and make repairs. In the off season we saw a demand for septic systems. We began pumping septic tanks using on of our farm implements for customers in our local communities. The backhoe was used to dig up the deepest tanks and expose the lids.

Soon after, we found out that most people only called when they had a problem. Typically, the problems were not only in the tank but further up in the lines. With that in mind we purchase a rooter machine to clear the drains and also started working with an installer out of Des Moines, Iowa to learn how to install new systems.

The rootering opened up a wider range of customers. In the beginning the customers were typically from acreages and small towns. Once we had the rooter machine we were able to service customers in town with their backed up drains. Al began to attend various seminars to explore further possibilities for drain cleaning. He came to the conclusion that a high pressure water jetter would be a good addition to our equipment.

Further down the road, while attending seminars in Nashville, Tennesee and Louisville, Kentucky we learned about Hydro Excavating and more commercial level services that we could begin to provide locally in Iowa. We bought a few retired Jetter Trucks and Jet Vac Trucks from cities from all around the United States. After building up the commercial business for a few years we were able to work our way into some state of the art equipment. Our two newest pieces of equipment include "Big Red", our Jet Vac combination truck that allows us to hydro excavate, vac out manholes, and clear large pipes via Water Jetting. Our other new toy is a US Jetter 3018, which blasts 4000 P.S.I. at 18 gallons of water per minute. The only time this won't clear lines is if the plumbers leave a pipe cap on the line. (We have seen this happen.) In a test run we were actually able to completely destroy a 2x4 piece of wood with one of our nozzles.

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