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How Spring Can Lead to Sewer Backups

By Bob Oates | Jun 4, 2024

Each season brings its own set of troubles to the sewer system. In the springtime, sewer backups are most common because of the thawing snow and seasonal rain. The ground is usually too frozen to soak up the water from the rainy season. This results in water leaking into the walls and basements of homes…

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The Importance Of Clean Drains

By Bob Oates | May 20, 2024

Clean drains are essential for effectively disposing of wastewater. When buildup occurs, it obstructs water flow, leading to potential clogs and blockages. And using acid-based or off-the-shelf drain cleaners can corrode your pipes, leading to costly repairs. In this post, the team here at Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter will detail steps you can take…

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Side Sewer Contractor: Everything You Need To Know

By Bob Oates | May 1, 2024

As a registered side sewer contractor serving the city of Seattle and surrounding areas, Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter has offered comprehensive and cost-effective sewer repair solutions for our friends and neighbors in the community for over 30 years. In this post, we’ll answer questions about what a side sewer is as well as share…

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Testimonial | Sewer Replacement and Nu-Flow Liner Installation in Magnolia

By Bob Oates | Apr 30, 2024

Thanks very much to Elizabeth and Brian S. for posting this review after we completed a sewer replacement and Nu-Flow lining installation for their Magnolia residence. We’re very happy to hear you were impressed with the work done by the Bob Oates team! April, 2024 Friday afternoon after speaking to someone in the office when…

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5 Most Commonly Asked Plumbing Questions

By Bob Oates | Apr 21, 2024

We get plenty of plumbing questions here at Bob Oates Sewer and Rooter. And we have answers for those questions! We are always ready to assist the communities we serve by providing expert drain cleaning tips for homeowners. From Lynnwood in the North End to Bellevue on the Eastside to our friends in Tacoma and…

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4 Steps to Take When a Pipe Bursts

By Bob Oates | Mar 12, 2024

No one can deny that owning a home is a major expense, especially if it’s an older model like many homes in the greater Seattle area. When it comes to a water pipe that bursts, the damage can be serious for your home, your possessions, and your health if the mess is not cleaned up…

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