Sewer Plumbing Contractor in Vancouver, WA, and Portland, OR
Sewage . . . yuck! It is the aspect of plumbing that people do not want to think about or deal with. One of the great conveniences of modern living is the magical way wastewater and, well, other waste, simply vanish down a hole and out of our lives forever. So, when something happens to upend this wonderful system it can be particularly distressing.
What many property owners don’t realize is that a large portion of their sewer lines are their responsibility. People hear “sewer” and assume the resolution of any sewer system problem falls to the city, but all parts of your sewer system prior to connection with the main grid are your responsibility to maintain.
Don’t worry that you’ve intentionally spent most your life not thinking about sewer lines. As an experienced sewer plumbing contractor in Vancouver, WA, and Portland, OR, All County Plumbing LLC has amassed years of experience with all-things-sewage so that you don’t have to. We provide drain cleaning, sewer line repair, and sewer line installation.
Signs That You May Have a Mainline Problem
Sometimes, it may not be immediately apparent whether your sewer line is clogged or the issue is something smaller. Here are a few things to watch out for that may suggest a sewer line issue.
More Than One Drain Backed Up—Probably Not Just a Coincidence
Water Going Down One Drain Comes Up Another—When you drain the tub, do all the sinks backup for a few minutes? This may seem like a minor annoyance you could learn to live with, but it actually presents health risks, as this means waste is lingering inside your building, releasing potentially harmful vapors.
Sewer Gas Odor—Oh, you’ll know it when you smell it.
Common Sewer Line Problems
Most sewer line issues end up being the result of a clog, a leak, a collapsed line, or (in very rare cases) an issue on the main city sewage grid. The further down the sewer system a problem is occurring, the more trouble it will likely present for you.
How All County Can Help
Pinpoint the Source of the Problem – Your sewage system is large and complicated. Our plumbers have the experience and equipment necessary to find the cause of the issue, so no time or labor is wasted. Often with mainline sewage issues, this involves the use of a fiber optic pipe line camera.
Help You with Solutions – Each sewer system and related problem is unique. We make sure you understand what your options are and how we can help! Your line may simply need to be cleaned with a powered line auger or hydro blasting. In other instances, you may need sewer mainline repair or even replacement (in which case trenchless replacement is often a viable solution). Whatever the case, we’ll let you know what methods we have at our disposal and consult with you to select the course of action you prefer.
Sewer Line Repair – Whatever the problem, you can be confident our plumbers have seen it many times before and will fix it effectively and efficiently.
Prepare for the Future – Sewer lines are in near-constant use day and night. When we work on yours, we are sure you end the experience better informed and prepared for the future. Sometimes, this is a simple matter of best-practice advice. Or perhaps we’ll recommend that a mainline clean-out be installed down the road so that any future clogs can be more easily accessed. If there are any ideas or resources you can be using as a property owner to make your life easier and to prevent future plumbing expense, we take pride in sharing them with you.
If you suspect you have a sewer line issue, contact us or call us at (360)-883-2506 for a free estimate today. We proudly serve clients throughout Vancouver, WA, Portland, OR, and the surrounding areas.