Perhaps the most pressing concerns occur when drainage issues are caused by problems with the sewer lines (and in particular, the side sewers). The potential hazard is immediate and obvious. Waste water can back up into the home and onto a homeowner’s property. Aside from the noxious odor, this waste water can contaminate the area with bacteria-laden sewage, posing a potential health hazard to anyone who comes in contact with it. Many plumbing drainage problems stem from a side sewer clog that can constitute an emergency, requiring a drain plumber repair. If you are not sure you have a clog in the sewer main ask us for an evaluation or check the plumbing yourself. A sewer clog is what a plumber refers to as a ‘side sewer’ clog where the drain is clogged between your home foundation and the city’s sewer main where a run of the mill plumber can’t reach.
Side sewers, sometimes referred to as lateral sewers, are waste water lines that connect a home or business to the main city sewer line. These lines are situated underground on the private property of the home or business they service. When it comes to maintaining these side sewers, Snohomish residents may be surprised to learn that it is the responsibility of the home or business owner. Similarly, if there is a is a problem with the side sewer line, home and business owners are responsible for the repair. All Seasons Earthworks, LLC specializes in the maintenance and repair of sides sewers. We also address any resultant issues with land drainage. Snohomish and the surrounding area has relied on our expert services for over 15 years, and our base of satisfied customers is growing every day!
One of the biggest questions that we get at All Seasons Earthworks is how to recognize that there is a problem with the side sewer line. Admittedly, problems with the side sewer are hard to distinguish from issues with the indoor plumbing system. For instance, slow drainage may be one of the first signs of a problem with the side sewer. Snohomish residents may notice that their toilet bowls are slow to flush, or that the water in shower drain or sink just doesn’t go down very fast. When dealing with this type of slow drainage, Snohomish homeowners, in thinking there is a blockage in the drain pipe, may employ self-help methods (such as drain cleaner), or call a commercial rooter company. In some instances, this may solve the problem, at least temporarily. However, if the blockage is actually in the side sewer, Snohomish area plumbers generally don’t have the tools, equipment, and experience to address the issue, and a side sewer specialist is needed. But how do you know if the problem is originating with the side sewer? One tell-tale sign is if the problem reoccurs after the drain is cleared. Further, if water backs up into the drain, or has a foul odor, it is time to call a side sewer specialist to assess the situation. When it comes to the side sewer, the earlier a problem is caught, the better.
At All Seasons Earthworks, we perform a thorough analysis of the situation to determine whether or not the problem stems from the side sewer. If we find that the problem lies within the indoor plumbing, we’ll recommend that you find a plumber or rooter company who can handle the job. But if the problem is with the side sewer, we’ll diagnose exactly what it is and recommend the best course of action. If the problem requires the repair or replacement of the side sewer line, we have the excavation equipment and expertise needed to get the job done quickly and precisely, with as little inconvenience to you as possible. We also can perform regular inspections and maintenance to make sure your lines stay in good shape can cause no major issues in the future.
Contact us today and find out why All Season’s Earthworks is the area’s top ranking specialist when it comes to side sewers and land drainage solutions.