Who's responsible for sewer line repairs?

A quick overview of sewer line repairs



But don't worry, we're here to help. Whether it's a clogged drain or a broken pipe, our team of experienced plumbers can handle any sewer issue you may have.

First, let's talk about some common questions that come up with sewer repairs:

How do you know if you need sewer repairs?

If you notice any of the following, it's time to give us a call:

Slow drains

If water takes longer than usual to drain from your sinks, shower, or toilet, it could be a sign of a clogged sewer line.

Gurgling noises

If you hear gurgling sounds coming from your drains, it could be a sign of a blocked sewer line.

Bad smells

A strong, unpleasant smell coming from your drains could be caused by a sewer line issue.

Water backing up

If water starts to come back up your drains, it's a sure sign of a blocked sewer line.

If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, reach out to us and we'll send one of our experienced plumbers to your home to diagnose and confirm the problem, and provide you with next steps to resolve it.

One of the most common sewer issues is a clogged drain. This can be caused by a buildup of grease, hair, and other debris in your pipes. Our plumbers will use a variety of tools, such as a drain snake, to clear the blockage and restore proper flow to your sewer line.

Another common sewer issue is a broken or cracked pipe. This can be caused by a variety of factors, such as age, tree roots, or ground movement. If we determine that you have a broken or cracked pipe, we'll recommend the best course of action, which may include pipe repair or replacement.

Who's responsible for sewer line repairs?

Generally speaking, the homeowner is responsible for the sewer line from their house to the main sewer line in the street, also known as the "lateral sewer line". On the other hand, the city or municipality is usually responsible for the main sewer line and the connection to the sewage treatment plant. However, it's always best to check with your local government to confirm who's responsible in your area, as it can vary based on your property and city of residence. If it sounds overwhelming to do all that research, don't worry—our team at Companion Plumbing & Heating can help you navigate the process and make sure you get the repairs you need.

How can you prevent sewer issues from happening?

We offer preventative maintenance services to help prevent future sewer issues. This includes regular drain cleaning to remove any buildup in your pipes and an annual sewer line inspection to check for any potential problems. By taking a proactive approach to maintaining your sewer line, you can save yourself the hassle and expense of dealing with unexpected repairs down the road.

We understand that sewer repairs can be stressful and disruptive. That's why we work quickly and efficiently to minimize the impact on your daily routine. Our team of experienced plumbers will take the time to explain the issue and provide you with a solution that fits your budget and schedule.

All that being said, don't let sewer issues get you down. Give us a call at Companion Plumbing & Heating, and let us handle the problem for you. We're here to help and make sure your sewer line is running smoothly. We're confident in our abilities to get the job done right the first time, every time. And remember, a little maintenance goes a long way in preventing future problems.

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