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Precautions to Take with Sewer Line Damage

Sewer Line Services: What are the signs of sewer line damage? What precautions can you take to get ahead of these problems? Why is your neighborhood plumbing and sewer professional the best choice?

Clogged Sewer SeattleA functional sewer is one of the most vitally important parts of any home.  When the sewer is not working, this can create all kinds of problems.  If you own a home or a business in the Seattle, Des Moines or anywhere in King County then you’ll want to be aware of some of the common signs of sewer line damage.  If you find these problems early then you can help ensure to keep small problems from becoming large ones, like Fox Plumbing & Heating always says.  Many of us in King County don’t ever see our sewer lines, but if you do and it appears to be broken or cracking, this is clearly an issue that needs to be addressed.  Like this call that Wyll, Fox Plumbing & Heating’s Sewer Specialist had to deal with this week.

Wyll_2014Wyll was called out to Magnolia in Seattle because the home owner noticed that the basement was flooding. Wyll and David A. used a special camera to look down the sewer line and realized that the line was cracked, which you could clearly see in the video. Once they saw this problem, Wyll realized that they were looking at a 20 foot open trench to correct the sewer issue.  Another possible problem to look out for is if you see drains that drain very slowly or drains that are not draining at all after several hours.  If you see any of these problems, don’t wait.  Pick up your phone and call Fox Plumbing & Heating right now at (206) 654-4990.

Other signs of sewer line damage to be on the lookout for, include:

  • Gurgling drain noises as the sewer empties
  • Odd or unpleasant odors in your home
  • Raw sewage on your front lawn or around the yard
  • Water stains in the basement around the drain or flooding in the basement
  • Frequent backups in your home’s drains

What do I do if I notice any of these signs?                    

If you notice any of these signs then you may want to inspect all drains in your home to check for signs of such damage.  Also, check-out Fox Plumbing & Heating’s Sewer page to learn about more indicators of possible sewer issues.  If we’re able to catch the issue early enough, like Wyll did, then you can save yourself a lot of headache, and with Fox we can probably fix it quickly.  In the case in Seattle, Wyll finished 20 feet of open trench and jack-hammering up concrete in 2 days.  This is why you should always use plumbing and sewer professionals.

If you find one of these sewer problems then it’s important to take precautions of various kinds.  You must be prepared to address the problem as soon as you discover a sewer or drain issue in your home.  If the problem is left alone, more serious damage may result to the pipes – and a small problem can become a large one.  Unaddressed, these issues can lead to long-term damage to your home or building's infrastructure.  Sewer pipes can back up and cause other issues in pipes, walls and/or floors.  The amount of damage that can occur to your home can even make it impossible to live there.

Why Fox Plumbing & Heating’s Neighborhood Plumbing Professionals are your only choice to ensure the problem is fixed, the first time!Sewer Pipe Bursting

If the home or business owner notices a problem, it’s important to call Fox Plumbing & Heating and request an appointment with a sewer and plumbing professional.  Fox Plumbing & Heating’s sewer and plumbing professionals have professional tools that will allow them to address the problem immediately.  Our crew of professionals know exactly how to locate the source of your sewer problem.  This is why it is always important to have a professional who is not only licensed and bonded, but also has their Journeyman’s card.  It’s important to know that the person you’re trusting to fix you problem is trained and knowledgeable, and they can answer all of your questions.

Fox’s sewer and plumbing professional can answer all of your questions and give you options that fit your budget.  Fox Plumbing & Heating always provides a courtesy call prior to our guys arriving at your home.  Our solutions are 100% guaranteed to fix your problems, and if not then we will come back and correct the issue at no cost to you.  We make sure that the problem won’t be a chronic one.


Are you in need of Sewer Line Services in Des Moines, Federal Way, Bellevue, Seattle, Mercer Island or anywhere else in King County?  Then you need Fox Plumbing & Heating!  Call (206) 654-4990, and get the premium and reliable services you deserve.

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