Sewer Line Problems

Like the innate responsibility you have to the main water line that runs beneath your home, you are also responsible for a portion of the city sewer line. If a root intrusion, clog or blockage occurs on this section, it is no longer the city’s responsibility to assist.

Sewer line repair, inspection and cleaning can all be handled by the professionals at Warrior Plumbing and Heating, with our team available 24/7 to service any sewer line issues you may be having!

Reasons for Sewer Service

With pipes, come problems. Here are some of the most common reasons why you may need sewer line repair or replacement.

  • Settling or shifting soil
  • Tree root intrusion
  • Broken, collapsed or cracking sewer lines
  • Deterioration due to age
  • Inferior materials from the start
  • Rapid weather shifts such as repeated quick thaws after a freeze

If you feel one of any apply to your situation, you may want to contact one of our Warrior Plumbing & Heating professionals today. These issues are expensive, and the sooner they are dealt with, the more money you will save in the long run. If none of these apply to you, it can still be helpful to have your system checked often.

Signs to Watch Out For

Broken sewer mains can display a lot of signs. This normally makes it easier to identify when a problem may occur, but you must be sure what you’re looking for. A broken main line may display some of the following:

  • Intense smell like rotting eggs (sulfur). This indicates a buildup of gas from longstanding waste.
  • A sudden increase in sewer or water bills. This may indicate damaged pipes or joints.
  • Sewage or water buildup in your yard or near the home. Tree roots may be the cause of problems like these.
  • Sewage present in the basement or toilet. This may indicate clogging or backup as well.

If you are experiencing any of these issues at your home, get in touch with us at Warrior Plumbing & Heating so we can help you get the problem resolved!

Signs of a Clogged Pipe

Other than the signs of severe damage, such as flooding or the presence of sewage, there are some smaller signs that may precede a problem with your main sewer line. If you hear gurgling or bubbling coming from your toilet, this may show that you have gas building up. If you catch this early enough, repairs may be on the cheaper end of the spectrum. Bad smells coming from your sink may also indicate clogs, removing these early will help you avoid severe damage.

Average Costs

If you let sewer issues go unchecked for too long, you may be looking at jaw dropping expenses. On the high end of damages, costs can range as high as $7,000 or more. If caught in time and assessed properly, your costs may lay around the national average of $2,500 or as low as $1000. That number may still be surprising, but sewer lines are crucial to the overall system health.

Approval and Permits

There are many permits involved with the process of sewer line repair. It is always best to consult us at Warrior Plumbing & Heating before moving forward with repair of items as serious as this, because sometimes, the issue may fall within the thin line of the city’s responsibility. In this case, you will save money and time, so it is always best to double check the range of the broken line.


Get in touch with us today so we can help you to resolve all of your sewer line problems!

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