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TV Truck- Televising Exhaust Propulsion lines at NASA Neil Armstrong Test Facility in Sand


Televising and video taping of sewers can be a valuable tool in locating problems, documenting taps, and knowing the condition of sewers. With our modern color, pan and tilt camera, built by Aries Industries, Inc., we can give you a full-length tour of manhole and sewer conditions. On screen footage lets you know where the camera is at all times. With the pan and tilt feature we can look up laterals and inspect the whole diameter of the sewer. We also input audio that helps define the location of problems. All video & data are put onto a DVD utilizing ‘Flexidata’ software. Via computer, the customer can view any particular part of the video by simply clicking on the observation they wish to see (e.g. broken pipe 145 ft). Also from the DVD, the customer can view  reports for each section of pipe. No more keeping track of paper reports. It is all on the DVD.



Our Vactor features a 15-yard debris tank and 1,300 gallon water tank. With the PD Blower this unit is capable of vacuuming debris from great depths and significantly increasing debris volume and velocity. The 8-foot telescoping boom lets the operator position the 8” suction tubes up to a 90-degree angle for far reaches from the truck, while the water pump delivers up to 80 gpm @ 2,500 psi for jetting operations. The 600’ hose reel telescopes and rotates for optimum positioning for jet rodding sewers.

The single piston Vactor pump delivers cleaning power and efficiency where it counts, at the nozzle. The functions of the Vactor include, but are not limited to catch basin cleaning, sanitary sewer and storm sewer cleaning, cleaning of lift stations, sewage plant tanks, grit chambers, sand filters, and much more. 

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The best way to keep a sewer or storm system working properly is to perform routine inspection and cleaning. The objective of a Sewer Cleaning and Maintenance Program is to operate and maintain the wastewater collection system so it will function as well as:

  •  Minimize the number of stoppages per mile of sewer pipe

  •  Minimize the number of odor complaints

  •  Minimize the number of lift station failures

  •  Maintain intended flow in the system

  •  Protect fresh water resources

Systems around the world vary in many details. Type of material for the pipe, shape, size and location all differ. Regardless of these variables these systems must be routinely cleaned to ensure safe, consistent movement of the material.


Catch basins allow surface water runoff to enter the storm water conveyance system, while trapping solids and sediments that might otherwise end up polluting the receiving water bodies.  Catch basin cleaning is an efficient and cost effective method for preventing flooding  as well as removing the sediment and pollutants before they can get into the waterways.  A regular schedule of catch basin cleaning improves both aesthetics and local water quality.


Built-up sludge found in pits and wells at treatment plants can negatively impact the wastewater treatment process. Combination machines are used to clean pits and wells at treatment plants to remove sludge build up over a period of time. Material is flushed to a vacuum tube to remove material that affects the productivity of the wastewater treatment process. Periodic cleaning is requires based on system design.


Wet wells are the holding sump for gravity-flow sewer systems. As sewage enters the wet well and the water level rises, pumps are engaged to pump out the sewage to a forced main, or the sewage is lifted to a higher grade to continue the gravity flow to the outlet point. Solid material will accumulate in the bottom of the wet well and incoming sewage lines.

Lift stations are low points in a gravity-flow sewer system where incoming sewage is pumped from a well to a higher grade to continue the gravity flow to the treatment plant. As solid material, such as rags, enter the lift station, buildup will occur on the bottom of the well and in other components within the station. Solid materials can often plug or damage pump impellers, so periodic cleaning is required to remove the solid material from the lift station.


A storm drain system is designed to drain excess rain and ground water from paved streets, parking lots, sidewalks, and roofs. Storm drains vary in design from small residential dry wells to large municipal systems. They are fed by street gutters on most streets and freeways, as well as towns in areas which experience heavy rainfall and flooding. Many storm drainage systems are designed to drain the storm water, untreated, into rivers or streams.

Storm drain lines need to be cleaned regularly. Routine cleaning reduces the amount of pollutants, trash, and debris both in the storm drain system and in receiving waters. Clogged drains and storm drain inlets can cause the drains to overflow, leading to increased pollution and erosion. Cleaning reduces the amount of debris and sand in particular, that can settle at the bottom of the big diameter pipes, reducing the capacity to efficiently carry the runoff water in a rain event

Areas with relatively flat grades or low flows should be given special attention because they rarely achieve high enough flows to flush themselves.

Leaves, sticks, cans, bottles, bags and other large debris can infiltrate a storm system through gutter grates. Significant amounts of sand and gravel can also build up on the bottom of storm lines. The accumulated debris prevents the storm water from draining effectively, causing backups that flood streets.



With 3 Jet units, Darr's Cleaning has the diversity to take care of all your sewer cleaning needs. With the 1/2", or 1" hose we can deliver anywhere from 18 gpm @4000psi to 80 gpm @ 2500 psi. Our trailered unit has the ability to reduce down to a 1/4" inch hose to clean sewers as small as 1' in diameter. Every application is different and so is the equipment we use.

Over the last 45+ years of jetting sewers we have acquired the necessary skills and equipment to take on almost any job.

 A Sewer Jet is the perfect tool for cleaning dirt, sludge, debris, and tree roots from sewers ranging from 4" through 72" in diameter. The jet nozzle propels the jet hose up the sewer using high pressure water, while flushing everything back to the point of entry.

With a single truck, we can clean up to 700 feet from one point of entry on the downstream side. By utilizing 2 trucks we can combine the total hose footage and clean 1,400 feet.


Smoke testing is the process of forcing smoke filled air into the sewer system. The smoke under pressure will fill the line and any connections. Whether in a municipal mainline sewer, residential or industrial system, breaks or illegal taps in the sewer line will allow the smoke to escape and surface through the ground or pipe work quickly revealing the source of the problem.

  •  Smoke testing is the most cost effective and efficient way to locate infiltration and exfiltration problems in sewer systems. It is used to find leaks, inflow sources and most restrictive conditions within the sewer lines.

  •  Smoke testing helps identify plumbing problems or leaks in buildings. Sewer gases can cause health problems for occupants.

  • Smoke testing is also an extremely good method for tracking piping systems and other mapping purposes.

  •  The smoke is non-toxic and only enough force to overcome atmospheric pressure is required to adequately fill the system. As long as openings exist for the smoke to flow, smoke tests are effective, regardless of surface characteristics, soil make-up and depth of sewer lines.

Before Smoke testing can take place local police and fire agencies must be notified, as well as any potential residential or industrial connections to the line being tested. For more information on smoke testing applications, feel free to contact us at the address below.

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Sewer locating equipment proves to be an invaluable tool when used in conjunction with the sewer jet or camera. If you are having a problem with your sewer line, we can locate precisely where the problem is. This allows to know exactly where to dig and begin repairs. If your problem exists under a sidewalk, floor, or driveway, this would be the best method to minimize your total repair costs.

Electronic sewer and tile locating can prove to be the cheapest preventative measure for finding buried lines prior to any type of excavation. Often as time passes, people invariably forget where the sewer and tile lines run on their property. When there is a possibility for error and additional cost to your project by having to repair broken sewer or drainage lines, it would save you time and money to know exactly where a line is or where it runs.


Our Septic Tank Cleaning service provides regular maintenance for your septic system, helping to ensure your drains are flowing smoothly and your tank is clear of debris. Our team of professionals uses the latest equipment to give your septic system a thorough cleaning, leaving you worry-free and confident in the health of your system.

4000 Gallon Pump Truck-Septic tank cleaning for a customer after hours after they were exp


RootX is the simple, cost effective and proven solution for cleaning and maintaining storm and sewer lines from root intrusion.
Darr's Cleaning has been successfully using this product for 35 years, and is an excellent alternative to excavation and replacement.

RootX is a non-systemic, patented chemical root control formula. This means it only kills the roots with which it comes in contact, not the tree or plant itself. The active ingredient, Dichlobenil, will not only kill roots but will also prevent their re-growth for up to one year. RootX is the #1 environmentally safe, easy to use, root killer on the market today.

RootX leaves a residue above the water line that continues to kill roots and inhibits new growth for up to 12 months.

RootX can be used with or without mechanical root cutting equipment. Some situations such as heavy root blockage will require mechanical removal of roots. Mechanical removal is an excellent short term solution. However, if the roots are cut and left untreated (just like pruning a tree or bush), they will eventually come back bigger and stronger. This process will eventually destroy a sewer line and require it to be excavated and replaced. The replacement of a sewer line would cost much more than an annual treatment with RootX.

RootX is the safe, simple, effective solution to pipeline root intrusion.


Because of the cost of excavating and installing new trenches and drain lines, the problem is often let go as long as possible. We can offer you a solution that is fast, effective and inexpensive. In one day or less, we can add many years of life to your septic systems.

Terralift is a patented system that represents a technological breakthrough in soil restoration. It solves a number of underground problems - including compaction, saturation and improper drainage - without disturbing the turf.

Terralift uses a long, narrow probe to penetrate and fracture the soil at depths of six (6) to sixty (60) inches. It forces air into the soil at a controllable rate up to 300 psi. The width of the area serviced can be varied by increasing or decreasing air pressure.

Terralift adds a new dimension to the process by using a second tank and a parallel system that allows the injection of non-biodegradable pellets into the channels opened by the compressed air. This method is especially useful for reducing soil compaction.

The Terralift is used to penetrate the soil all around the leach field's perimeter (see diagram below) and inject air and polystyrene beads to maintain passages for the exchange of liquids and gasses, or other natural agents to accelerate the decomposition of organic matter.

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Hydro-Excavation is a cutting-edge service that combines high-pressure water and a powerful vacuum system to safely and precisely excavate soil, debris, and other materials. This non-destructive method is ideal for projects where traditional excavation methods may pose risks to underground utilities or structures. Hydro-Excavation is commonly used in construction, utility locating, and infrastructure projects, offering a safer alternative to traditional digging. The process minimizes the potential for damage, providing accurate and controlled excavation, making it an efficient and environmentally friendly solution. Whether you're dealing with sensitive areas or complex projects, Hydro-Excavation offers a precise and reliable means of excavation.

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