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FAQ: Seattle Area Sewer Repair

If there is a problem with your home's sewer line, serious property damage could take place without the proper repairs. A bad sewer line may cause issues with your plumbing, which may include backup that could significantly damage your home. To avoid these issues, you can count on Seattle Select Sewers, LLC for the repairs you need. Below, you will see some answers to frequently asked questions about sewer repair to help you understand what you can expect with our services.

When Do Sewers Need Repair?

There are many possible reasons that a sewer line could require repair. Here's a quick look at just a few of the leading causes of sewer line damage that could be causing problems on your property.
  • Old sewer lines – Once sewer lines reach the age of 40 or 50, they tend to corrode, break, or become offset easily. Even if your home is newer, it may be connected to an older sewer line, so it is important to know the age of this essential part of your property.
  • Blockages – Pouring grease down the drain or flushing certain objects might cause a blockage in the sewer that needs to be cleared for proper waste removal from your home.
  • Structural damage – Soil erosion and frozen ground can shift sewer lines, leading to structural damage that warrants replacement or pipe lining.
  • Overgrown roots – One of the biggest threats to residential sewer lines is overgrown tree roots, which can protrude through the walls of a pipe or shift the line out of place.

Will Sewer Repair Destroy My Yard?

Many homeowners are hesitant about sewer repair because of the extensive digging that might be needed to access your sewer line. With modern trenchless repairs like pipe lining and point repair, however, you can expect much less digging for the repair project.

How Do I Choose a Sewer Repair Service?

When you do need a sewer repair service in Seattle, you will want to look for a company that is locally owned and operated to ensure higher quality contracting. Membership and accreditation with associations such as Merchant Circle, BBB, and Angie's List will also help you seek out the most qualified service company for your home.
Seattle Select Sewers, LLC meets these qualifications and has been serving the Seattle area for more than 10 years. We offer free consultations to discuss the repairs your home may need, so don't hesitate to call us at 425-531-4847.