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Common Sewer Pipe Problems

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The professionals at Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter have answered many calls for sewer repair services in Seattle, WA. Our team has seen that these two sewer pipe problems are among the most common:

Rust -It's no surprise that pipes can rust over time. Metal pipes frequently come into contact with water and minerals that contribute to a pipe's degradation over time. A small patch of rust can quickly grow. Enough rust causes your pipes to crack and leak, which can lead to flooding and costly repair bills. We recommend having a plumber in Seattle, WA, to check your sewer pipes for rust once a year and have them fix the issue as soon as possible to avoid any significant damage.

Grease Deposits - Another reason why you might need to schedule sewer repair in Seattle, WA, is grease deposits in your sewer pipe. Many homeowners don't realize how big of a problem can arise if they pour grease into their sinks or toilets. 

But grease is only liquid when hot. It solidifies as it cools, leading to buildup that can eventually become a blockage that requires sewer pipe line repair in Seattle, WA. If blockages pick up other debris, they can cause a costly flood in your home. The best way to dispose of grease is to put it in a sealed container and throw it away.

Although no sewer pipes last forever, you may be able to put off having to replace sewer line in Seattle, WA, as quickly if you know how to care for the pipes in and around your home. Furthermore, knowing the signs of potential issues can prevent larger problems arising.


Of course, there are other issues that may require sewer line replacement in Seattle, WA, such as tree roots. Contact Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter for more information or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.

Sewer and Drain Cleanin in Greater Seattle Area
Call 206-789-4944 Serving the Greater Seattle Area
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