Fast Emergency Service is Our Specialty

Get the help you need when you need it from the professionals at Clean Earth. Our technicians are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Schedule service appointments at your convenience. We are Licensed & insured, and all our work is guaranteed.*

Clean Earth Sanitary and Storm Sewer Cleaning Overview

To clean sanitary and storm sewers, Clean Earth uses high-pressure water to propel a jet nozzle at the end of a specialized hose through the sewer pipeline, breaking through obstructions and blockages. As the jet hose is rewound, high-pressure water cleans the sewer walls and back flushes all the debris. Then everything is vacuumed into a debris tank. All debris is then manifested and disposed of in accordance with Department of Environmental Quality Standards.

With over 35 years of history, Clean Earth has found root intrusion to be the single most destructive problem facing sanitary and storm sewer lines. Clean Earth utilizes the most cutting edge technology to safely remove root intrusion. One method utilizes a root cutter to remove root growth; the other is the use of a specialized and EPA-approved aquatic herbicide foam, which can be used without adversely affecting the environment, or the personnel who apply it.

High-pressure, high-volume sewer cleaning equipment allows Clean Earth to remove large amounts of debris from your sewers. We can safely and effectively clean pipe diameters from 3" to 48".

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  • Safe and effective operation
  • The most technologically advanced equipment   
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Cleaning Services for Municipalities, Highway Departments and Counties

Municipalities, Highway Departments and Counties rely on Clean Earth Environmental Contracting Services to clean:
  • Sanitary Sewers
  • Storm Sewers
  • Highway Culverts
  • Wet Wells
  • Lift Stations
  • Catch Basins
After heavy rains, plugged storm sewer drains leave streets and parking lots flooded.

These unsafe conditions are no match for Clean Earth Environmental.

Cleaning a flooded catch basin with our combination unit, our personnel and equipment make it seem effortless.

The waste is manifested and properly disposed of, while costly damage is prevented.

Tough dirty jobs at the wastewater treatment plant , including waste removal, cleaning of digesters, grit chambers, bar screens, sedimentation tanks, sludge beds and many other applications can be handled safely and efficiently by Clean Earth Environmental Contracting.

Our trailer mounted high velocity water jet pipe cleaner makes for easy maneuvering in tight spots.

Our remote power reel allows access to areas otherwise considered “inaccessible” to truck operated units.

Specialty Nozzles

Root Intrusion is the single most destructive problem facing sanitary and storm lines. Clean Earth utilizes the most advanced methods available to safely remove root intrusion. One method is the use of a root cutter to cut out and remove root growth.

From calcium deposits to protruding laterals in the sewer main Clean Earth can effectively and safely remove these unwanted obstacles.

Our up to date equipment has the ability to high velocity jet wash sewer lines with a variety of different nozzle choices to make short work of almost any blockage. Grease-Roots-Buildup-Calcium-Dirt-Etc. We also have the ability to vacuum recover the waste as the lines are being cleaned.

Our specialty nozzles do the following:
  • High pressure rotating nozzles –removes grease buildup
  • Hydraulic Cutters-Roots, calcium deposits, scale buildup
  • Rotary Chain Cutters-Roots, grout, calcium deposits, concrete buildup
  • Diamond Lateral cutters-cuts through cast iron, clay and concrete protrusions
  • Milling Head- used for removing extremely hard deposits

Root Foaming with RootX

RootX is a simple, cost-effective and proven way to kill pipeline roots in sewer lines, storm pipes and septic systems.

RootX uses the aquatic herbicide Dichlobenil. It’s non-caustic, non-fumigating and non-systemic, and it contains no diquat dibromide, copper sulfate or metam sodium. RootX is classified as a General Use product by the Environmental Protection Agency, and is registered for use in all 50 states (EPA registration #68464-1) as well as Canada. In addition, RootX carries the signal word CAUTION, the lowest chemical hazard rating according to the ISO 3864-2 standard for hazard severity panels.

Foaming RootX formula kills roots, keeps pipes clear
The patented RootX formula foams on contact with water. The foam fills the entire pipe to reach the top where 90 percent of the roots live. Degreasing agents strip away grease and grime so the RootX herbicide can penetrate the roots, killing the root tissue on contact. RootX promotes bacterial growth to speed the decay and natural removal of roots.

Treating pipes with RootX not only kills all the roots on contact, it also leaves a thin layer of the RootX herbicide on the pipe walls to prevent root re-growth. New root growth after treatment with RootX is much slower and less destructive to the pipe.

The first time you treat a pipe, or if it is completely blocked, it makes sense to use mechanical cutting to remove the root mass and restore pipe flow right away. However, you can kill any remaining roots in the line and stunt re-growth longer by applying RootX immediately after mechanical cutting.

It’s important to apply RootX within the first hour after cutting or wait six to eight weeks. This is because roots release a traumatic acid to cover the cut ends and protect them against further injury. If you apply RootX immediately after cutting, the herbicide can penetrate the root ends before the traumatic acid coating is complete. After six to eight weeks, the traumatic acid will have dissipated, leaving the most vulnerable part of the root—the white tender meristem growth where cells are actively dividing—exposed to the herbicide. The more root tissue you can treat with RootX, the better.

Storm Water Interceptor Maintenance

Parking lots are a significant contributor of run-off pollution to the municipal storm drain system and the environment. Many municipalities in southwest Michigan require storm water treatment as part of new development plans in commercial and industrial parking lots.

Studies have shown that oil separators have consistently proved effective in capturing over 95% of free oils from storm water runoff and hydrocarbon spills. Combined with the ability to remove over 80% of total suspended solids, oil separators have provided hundreds of Municipal, Industrial, and Commercial facilities with an effective storm water treatment tool. As a result, preventing unwanted oils and solids from reaching our precious water resources.

Clean Earth Environmental provides comprehensive preventative maintenance services for all our customers utilizing bag filter style and many other oil separator/catch basins.

A Storm Water Interceptor with Bag Filters.
Bag Filters Being Removed from a Storm Water Interceptor.
A Storm Water Interceptor after Cleaning.

Our sales representative will help you determine the appropriate scheduled maintenance interval for your storm water treatment system. Additionally, we are licensed Liquid Industrial Waste Transporters, well versed in the latest technology and in current regulatory requirements.

All of the waste materials are waste characterized, manifested, transported and disposed of in accordance with the department of environmental quality requirements.

Confined Space Entry

Many jobs require entry into enclosed spaces with limited air movement. These spaces can be hazardous for human entry. Clean Earth Environmental technicians are all certified for confined space entry and attend mandatory annual training, as well as safety meetings prior to the start of each project.< Read more >

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  • "When our main lift station was inoperable, I called Clean Earth. With one phone call, my issues were resolved and a much bigger disaster was avoided. Clean Earth’s speedy response time eliminated the risk of contamination to the villages’ drinking water.  Once again, we are pleased with the great job and your guys are always a pleasure to work with."

    – Ken, Village of Vicksburg
  • "I appreciate our relationship with Clean Earth Environmental, as I can always depend on an immediate response. Your workers always go the extra mile to assure accuracy & efficiency and they always arrive on site with a positive attitude prepared for the task at hand. Clean Earth recognizes the importance of taking care of issues that have the potential to affect so many people if not handled rapidly. I have complete confidence in your staff. Thanks for a job well done!"

    - Bruce, Portage Public Schools

Clean Earth serves residential, commercial and industrial customers in Albion, Allegan, Allendale, Bangor, Battle Creek, Bloomingdale, Bronson, Cassopolis, Charlotte, Clinton Village, Coldwater, Coloma, Comstock, Constantine, Coopersville, Delton, Dowagiac, Grand Ledge, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Hartford, Hastings, Holland, Ionia, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kentwood, Lowell, Marcellus, Marshall, Mendon, Muskegon, Niles, Norton Shores, Oshtemo, Otsego, Parchment, Paw Paw, Plainwell, Portage, Richland, Saugatuck, Schoolcraft, South Haven, Spring Arbor, Springfield, Springport, St Joseph, Stevensville, Sturgis, Three Rivers, Vandalia, Vicksburg, Walker, Wayland, White Pigeon, Wyoming and Zeeland, Michigan (Mi.) We also serve customers in Elkhart, Granger, Michigan City, Mishawaka, Shipshewana and South Bend, Indiana (In.)

Clean Earth Environmental is a Division of Dale W. Hubbard, Inc. Service Group