Rooter Service in Seattle, WA, and Surrounding Areas

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Serving the Greater Seattle Area

High-Quality and Professional Rooter Services

Bob Oates Sewer Rooter LLC is a family-owned and operated sewer and drain cleaning company that specializes in offering comprehensive solutions to our customers. We are determined to give our clientele excellent service for the best price. We’ve been doing this for three generations, providing the greater Seattle area with premium plumbing, sewer, and rooter services without breaking the bank.

Our superior repairs, coupled with our commitment to great service, make us a favorite among our clients. Rooter service is not just a job for us; it's a promise of efficiency and quality to ensure your plumbing repair needs are met with the highest standards.

Our rooter plumbing team, fully certified and insured, is equipped to efficiently remove stubborn clogs and grease build-ups in sewer lines.

At Bob Oates, we strive to give five-star service and only hire trained, licensed plumbers in addition to employing and training only sewer and drain specialists who demonstrate integrity and professionalism.

All of our technicians undergo a stringent background check and the owner, Bob, personally trains the team utilizing the latest “cutting” edge sewer and drain cleaning tools, techniques and technology. When it’s time for an inspection, repair, or service, Bob Oates technicians can be counted on to deliver fair quotes and perform expert services using the newest equipment and cost-effective methods in our industry. Whether you own a home or business, no job is too big or too small for our team.

  • When you hire Bob Oates to handle the plumbing, sewer and or rooter concerns at your home or rental property, you can rest easy knowing all parts and services are guaranteed. We are confident that you will be satisfied with our work — and if for any reason you aren’t completely satisfied, our technicians and service managers will go the extra distance to make sure you’re happy. We will make it right!

When you book an appointment with us for affordable rooter service, you can expect fast, locally dispatched, courteous, and uniformed professionals to arrive on time in a marked truck that is fully equipped. We’ll perform a professional inspection and complete repairs swiftly. We know that you have better things to do than wait for the plumber to arrive, which is why we strive to offer the fastest, most efficient service possible.

As a licensed and registered side sewer contractor, we are proudly affiliated with the PHCC, Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, the Washington State Chapter Community Associations Institute, and BOMA International. We hold ourselves to a standard that is evident in our work and the positive endorsements and reviews that we receive.

When Is The Right Time to Schedule Rooter Services?

It's not always clear when the right time is to call for rooter service. If you have experienced a previous backup in your side sewer due to tree roots, it is recommended to clean the line once a year as a preventive maintenance. Simply put, tree roots need a haircut.

The process of clearing a drain or side sewer is a relatively simple task, yet requires years of skill to be able to call yourself an expert.

The first step is to diagnose the problem. Dirty water backing up into a shower stall, tub or floor drain in the basement may be a local or more complicated stoppage, and may indicate the need for professional plumbing rooter services.

To determine if it’s a side sewer clog, we simply flush the toilet. Is the water backing up in the flooded drain? If not, it’s a local stoppage, and can be cleaned with the smaller-sized cable machine. In cases like these, our drain rooter service is essential for accurately identifying and resolving the issue.

We run or clean the sewer line using the cable machine with big blades, running the line several times all the way to the main sewer to clear out tree roots and debris, and to ensure a superior job!

We're famous for rainy weather here in the Pacific Northwest. All that extra water means drain problems happen more frequently in the Seattle area. Even so, it’s not always easy to know whether you need to search for “professional rooter service near me,” as the term "rooter" can imply many different plumbing issues that require rooter solutions.

The experts at Bob Oates can help. Here's a quick guide you can use to determine whether you’d benefit from our plumbing and rooter services.

  • Your drains are draining slowly or not at all
  • More than one drain is backed up simultaneously
  • You have a toilet that overflows repeatedly
  • You have wastewater backing up into plumbing fixtures or your home
  • You notice a foul odor originating from your plumbing
  • You hear strange sounds or running water in the pipes

Each scenario could suggest that you need professional rooter services, although this is by no means a complete list of troubling symptoms.

If you notice any of the issues mentioned above in your home or have concerns about your plumbing's health, you can rely on Bob Oates to quickly diagnose and solve your plumbing problem. Our fast, efficient approach to rooter services and customer service enables us to handle whatever plumbing concerns you may be dealing with.

The Benefits Of Calling Bob Oates For Rooter Services

Immediate Response

We know that life gets busy and regular plumbing maintenance often gets lost in the shuffle. Although we recommend routine inspections to all of our clients to help avoid disaster, plumbing emergencies are an unfortunate reality.

This is why many in the Seattle area, when searching for the ‘best rooter service near me,’ find reassurance in our proven track record and testimonials of handling urgent plumbing situations promptly and professionally.

When the unexpected occurs, you can count on us to be there to help. We operate an immediate response hotline. When you call the hotline, your message is forwarded to us day or night and answered promptly through our emergency on-call dispatchers. We can usually be onsite within the hour, ready to provide expert service. We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Normal business hours are from 7am to 5pm Monday through Saturday, with additional emergency after-hours service available.

Whether you have a sewer or drain question, problem or would like to schedule an inspection, we offer fast, local, 24-hour rooter service. Our friendly and well-informed staff are here to help and ready to dispatch a highly skilled sewer and drain cleaning specialist to your home or business. Call us today!


Bob Oates specializes in repair, installation, and replacement services for both residential and commercial properties. We offer a wide variety of sewer and drain cleaning solutions and offer a free sewer camera inspection with every cleaning. Services offered include: side sewer & drain cleaning, sewer repair, sewer replacement, plumbing, trenchless sewer repairs, water main repair, and no-dig sewer pipe relining.

Whether you have a burst water main or your kitchen sink is backing up, our expert technicians have the knowledge and tools necessary to perform repairs that remediate the issue and provide economic and lasting solutions. We know the value of keeping your business or home running smoothly, which is why we offer quick turnaround and speedy service for all of your plumbing repairs. Even better, we regularly offer specials and deals on products and services.

What Else We Offer

Free Advice!

At Bob Oates, we’re always looking for ways to stand out from other rooter companies. That’s why we help our customers meet their plumbing needs in one convenient place. Just give us a call — if we can solve your problem over the phone, we will!

Call us during normal business hours and we are happy to help with free advice. We're here for you!

Learn more about these additional offerings beyond our sewer rooter services and have your plumbing, sewer, and/or drain problems resolved today!

Sewer Inspection

We are the home of the 2nd opinion. We offer free estimates and inspections from an accessible outside cleanout. If you have a written estimate from another company, we will happily review it and then provide a competitive bid of our own. Call Today! If you don't call Bob Oates, you'll likely be paying too much!

Our sewer inspection focuses on gathering information about your system to provide better, more specific service. These inspections are critical to diagnosing your plumbing problems, and our thorough approach guarantees that nothing gets missed.

If you’re ever wondering what’s going on in your pipes, call Bob Oates for rooter service Seattle residents can count on.

Sewer Repair

Here at Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter, we continue to provide the most experienced technicians utilizing the latest techniques and technology, delivering solutions to our customers’ plumbing, sewer, and drain cleaning needs.

If a plumbing inspection turns up a significant issue that needs addressing, our team will know exactly how to handle it. Our sewer repair services are reliable, cost-effective, and always performed by trained professionals.

Trenchless Sewer Repair

We use multiple methods, including trenchless sewer repair, to give our customers the fastest and most straightforward service so they can get back to their busy lives.

Trenchless repairs include cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) lining and pipe bursting, which allow our clients to skip the headache associated with traditional techniques. Most repairs can be completed the same day; with pipe lining, our curing method employs UV technology, and can have your pipe ready to go in as little as an hour.

Drain Cleaning Services

A clog can spell disaster for homeowners. Fortunately, the Bob Oates team can provide disaster relief with professional drain cleaning.

Our plumbers get any clogged pipes flowing freely fast using techniques that won’t tear your home or property apart. Our drain rooter, cleaning, and sewer water jetting services are all competitively priced, with some of the best rates in Seattle.

Water Main Repair

Leaks and faulty water main lines can result in high water bills and extensive damage. They’re also a leading cause of mold and mildew, which can affect your health and the air quality in your home. Cracked or broken pipes require immediate attention to ensure safety and prevent the problem from worsening.

You can rely on Bob Oates to handle even the most problematic water main damage, including situations that call for emergency rooter services. We have years of experience performing this type of repair, meaning a quick, simple fix is just a phone call away.

Call Bob Oates For Fast Plumbing & All Sewer Rooter Services

Community means a lot to us, which is why we offer numerous specials on services and strive to perform all work and repairs for the best price around. We pride ourselves on delivering stellar performance and being a leading sewer and drain cleaning specialist offering sewer, plumbing and rooter services in the greater Seattle area, including Everett and Tacoma.

When you choose us to handle any rooter repairs at your property, you’re selecting a dedicated team that will ensure you receive superior service and workmanship from a local business. Call us today at 206-789-4944 to schedule an appointment with one of our highly skilled and personally trained technicians.

We provide fast, locally dispatched services in the following areas:

  • Seattle
  • Kent
  • Tacoma
  • Bellevue
  • Everett
  • Lynnwood

Contact us today or fill out our online form. And to learn more about our “people helping people” philosophy, be sure to read Bob’s profile piece in Cleaner Magazine!

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