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What To Expect With Sewer Services

March 17, 2023
Sewer Services

What To Expect With Sewer Services At Your
Oakland, CA Home

An Overall Guide To Dealing With Sewer Issues
In Your Home

The sewer of your Oakland, CA, home is a vital component of your plumbing system. Without a fully functional sewer system, you will be in for a world of frustration – not to mention a huge mess! But knowing what to expect when you call a professional service provider in your area can help you stay calm, relaxed, and stress-free.

When you know there is a sewer issue, getting professionals to diagnose and repair the problem is the only way to go. However, if it is your first time needing a sewer repair service, you may have many questions about what to expect. We’ll walk you through what happens during a sewer repair appointment with the professionals at Avalon Rooter. 

How Important Are Sewer Services For Your
Oakland, CA Home?

Before you know what to expect with any sewage service, you must realize just how important it is to act quickly. Any sewer issue should be treated as a serious matter, regardless of the complexity of the problem. A broken or malfunctioning sewer system can lead to dangerous and unsanitary conditions in your Oakland, CA, home. 

In some cases, it can even bring about hazardous health issues for everyone living in and around the property. Some of these scenarios may include the following:

  • Sewage backing up into the home
  • A flooded yard filled with sewage
  • Inability to use the sinks, tubs, or toilets throughout the home

Signs You Need Sewer Services

Of course, when people think about sewer issues, they immediately think about the smell that comes with them. But this is just one of many signs that your sewer system needs repair, as there are many others to consider.

These signs include:

  1. Strange odors inside your home that may be compared to a rotten egg smell
  2. Toilets in your home making gurgling noises
  3. Drains running extremely slow, or the presence of standing water because the water has nowhere to go
  4. Puddles or soft spots in your yard
  5. Toilets backing up after flushing
  6. Pests in your home
  7. Lawn becomes super green in some areas

These signs can be hard to spot as most of your sewer line is buried underground. So, if you suspect an issue with your sewer, it’s best to be cautious and call a professional. An expert sewer inspection is the only way to get true peace of mind. 

What Happens During An Estimate?

During an estimate to determine your sewer issue, you will be asked what problems caused you to call our team. In addition, your plumber may ask you:

  • Are you dealing with any odors that immediately make you think of sewage?
  • Have you had this issue before, and what was done to correct it?
  • What steps have you taken to help with backing up or slowing drains?

Understanding what sewer issues you may have dictates the course of action we will take. For example, if the sewer were leaking into your yard, it could mean a sewer line replacement is needed.

If you are dealing with complete backups throughout your home and the inability to flush or even run water – you may need an emergency sewer service.

An overall sewer inspection will not only find any significant issues, but it may find minor problems that have yet to make themselves known. These can be repaired alongside your primary issue to ensure your Oakland, CA, home runs smoothly.

What Do You Need To Do The Day Of Sewer Work?

Once your plumber has determined a definite sewer issue, it is time to get to work. As a homeowner, you will find that your role is minimal. Any sewer repair service is always best completed by a trained professional.

Getting access to your old sewer line for replacement is a concern for many homeowners – as they worry about the damage to their yard. Luckily, we do trenchless replacement meaning we only excavate a few small holes on your property to do the job.

One of the main concerns that Oakland, CA, homeowners have regarding any sewage service is whether they can still use their plumbing. The short answer is no. During any sewer repair service, we may open the lines; if residents use the system, it could cause a HUGE mess!

To ensure the repair happens quickly, refraining from using indoor plumbing allows your plumber to work faster since they are not worried about water and waste coming through the pipes. Ideally, you will only have to stop using your plumbing during the hours in which work is taking place. 

Once any repair or line replacement has occurred, the yard will be filled in and patched up with care. We’ll do our best to make the whole process a distant memory – so you can get on with your life.

Free Sewer Service Quote For Your Oakland, CA Home

If your Oakland, CA, home has sewer issues – don’t put off having it repaired. A sewer issue that may seem small will only worsen over time and cause severe problems for you and your family.

When in need of a qualified plumber, we are here for you.