Sewer issues can be incredibly frightening, especially if you don’t know how long the problem has been there, the location of the break, or how to fix it.

    After all, there’s not a single Ballard resident who would be happy having sewage running into his or her yard or, worse yet, home.

    If you ever find yourself in need of a Ballard sewer repair in Seattle, you’re in luck, because Hunt’s Services is standing by to handle your needs.

    Just call us at 253-533-7500, and we’ll send a certified plumbing technician to your home immediately to diagnose and repair the problem. No more guessing, waiting, or trying to figure out the issue yourself because Hunt’s Services is on the case.

    Here’s what you need to know about your sewer line repair:
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    Signs You Need a Ballard Sewer Repair

    How do you know when your sewer line needs a repair? Well, the following problems could be symptoms of a sewer drain issue that requires immediate attention.

    Sewage Smells

    If you smell sewage around your property, you’ll want to give us a call. This smell could be the result of an underground sewer line leak, and you’ll want to have it repaired before it does severe damage.

    Slow Drains

    When one drain is slow, it probably means that something is clogging an isolated part of your system and a drain cleaning should suffice. In situations where all of your pipes are slow, however, it’s likely a deeper problem with the main line.

    Sewage Backups

    Having sewer water run back into your fixtures is a significant issue because not only does it mean you’ve got some sewer line damage, but it could also make you very sick and wreck things inside of your home in Seattle.

    Sewage in drains

    Sewage Pooling

    A broken sewer line will start draining into your yard if the break is in an outdoor portion. A puddle in your grass is a symptom of a damaged pipe that is leaking considerably and needs an immediate repair. You might also notice oddly green grass in the area of a sewer line leak, as the sewage acts as a natural fertilizer, or an indent in your lawn.

    Causes of Sewer Problems in Ballard

    A few different things can happen to your sewer line, each of which will require a different service.

    Sagging Pipes

    Over time, one or more sections of a sewer line can sag into the soil. Poor soil conditions under your yard usually cause this sagging, and there isn’t much you can do to prevent it, especially in coastal areas like Seattle. Once the sag occurs, waste will accumulate there, resulting in frequent blockages.

    Tree Roots

    While it’s nice having trees in your yard, you’ll have to watch their placement because the roots can infiltrate your pipes, especially if you live in an older home with a clay sewer line. When trees grow, their roots branch out in search of water. Since there is moisture inside of the pipes, the roots will wrap around them, eventually breaking through and causing a leak.

    Tree roots breaking underground pipes

    Old Pipes

    As your pipes get older, they can break, decay, or rupture from a variety of environmental factors. Sometimes, it’s the soil shifting, or your yard could have heavy equipment sitting on it for too long, leading to issues. Older pipes eventually reach the end of their life cycle, as well, and start disintegrating. The joints connecting your pipes are often the culprit, as the seals can deteriorate over time, leading to leaks.

    Debris in Pipes

    Avoid flushing grease and other debris down your toilets and sinks. These items stick to the inside of the pipes and build up over time. Eventually, they lead to clogs and, potentially, breaks, if they get bad enough.

    The Ballard Sewer Repair Process

    When you run into a sewer line issue in Ballard, make sure you call Hunt’s Services right away. Our team of certified, licensed technicians knows how to fix your broken sewer line, minimizing the damage to your property and disruption to your life.

    Here’s how we do it:
    • We’ll start the process with a Ballard sewer line inspection. Through this process, we’ll figure out what is causing your sewer line problem and what we can do to fix it.
    • If at all possible, we’ll do a trenchless sewer repair. In these situations, we’re able to install a pipe lining without digging up your yard.
    • When we can distinctly see that there is a problem with your sewer line that we must physically address, we’ll have to start digging. Our experienced plumbers will only excavate the section of your yard that requires attention so that you don’t have to worry about us displacing large segments of your grass.
    • If we have to excavate, we’ll come up with the best plan of action for repairing your sewer line. We’ll do everything possible to retain most of your sewer pipe, only replacing components or sections when necessary.
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    Call Hunt’s Services Today

    In Ballard, Hunt’s Services is standing by the take your calls and deal with your sewer repair problems as quickly and efficiently as possible. Give us a call at 253-533-7500, and we’ll get started as promptly as possible.

    We’re a complete HVAC and plumbing services company, as we handle water heaters, heat pumps, furnaces, and many other jobs for residents and businesses located in Seattle.

    Remember, we’re also available for emergency sewer repairs 24 hours per day, seven days a week, so even if you notice a significant sewer issue in the middle of the night, we’re here for you.