Things to Consider Before Hiring a Sewer Contractor


The old adage “out of sight, out of mind” is certainly true about sewer line repairs. Home and business owners often neglect sewer lines because they do not require frequent maintenance. So, when a problem occurs, you may panic and call the first sewer contractor you find and request help for a sewer line connection repair. Rather than settle for the first person that pops up in a search, read on and learn how to choose an experienced technician.


Once you find a list of sewer contractors, the next step is to make sure they are a licensed with the state, have insurance, and are bonded. This can easily be done by reading through their business website. While there, check out the services their company offers as well. This can help you make an informed, intelligent decision about who to contact for help.


Public sewer lines are maintained by the city or county, and since they often use gravity to move the sewage, those pipes may be several feet or deeper underground. The lines can meet up with your home or business at an unknown location under sidewalks, driveways, or at the edge of your yard. That is why it is important to find an experienced contractor that knows how to locate the wastewater pipes. A knowledgeable technician won’t have to tear your yard or street apart looking for the broken sewer line connection.


Reputation based on customer feedback and the length of time a company has been in business can be two good indications of how the sewer contractor may treat you and handle your crises. You may also want to be certain they are listed as reputable with the Better Business Bureau in your area and have a good standing.


Finding a skilled, trained professional to repair your sewer line connection may be easier than you think. To make an informed decision, consider finding one before you need them and keeping their number handy. Just in case of emergencies.