Sewer Cleaning by Experienced Plumbers
West Coast Plumbing, Pumps & Filtration, LLC offers thorough, professional sewer cleaning for Tacoma homes and businesses.
The plumber we send to your home will start by inspecting the area and using the sewer clean out to access the line.
By using advanced sewer line cameras specifically designed to record footage from inside pipes, we gain valuable insight into what’s going on with your sewer line.
Why would a sewer line need cleaning?
Unline drain cleaning, sewer cleaning deals with pipes that carry wastewater away from the property, connecting it to city sewer lines. This means that any project will involve plumbers working in the area outside of the house, even though the clog might make itself apparent inside the home.
Homeowners are typically made aware of deep sewer line problems when toilets, sinks, or shower drains back up. Sewage water can also back up into the basement, crawl space, or hardscaping. This doesn’t always mean the clog is caused by something that was put down the drain, however.
In most cases, a tree root has grown into the sewer pipe and is preventing water from continuing on its way to Tacoma’s wastewater treatment center. This can be indicated by backed-up drains or bubbling water in the yard. In other cases, the blockage is due to sections of rotting pipe or general buildup.
How is a sewer line cleaned?
Advanced hydro jetting for thorough cleaning that won’t damage sewer lines
Our team has the right training and equipment to inspect, diagnose, and offer an accurate assessment of the damage in your sewer line. Cleaning the line can require anything from hydro jetting to clear the blockage to repair the section of damaged pipe.
Hydrojetting a more affordable option for our clients, so we will always offer this service when practical. However, we care about keeping Tacoma’s plumbing system in good working order, so high-pressure cleaning isn’t the best choice, we’ll discuss feasible next steps with you before moving forward.
No matter the cause of the problem, your plumber will offer an honest assessment and cost estimate for you upfront. We understand how frustrating faulty sewer pipes can be for property owners, so we do our best to make the process as seamless and stress-free as possible.
Benefits of hydro jetting:
- Removes buildup from walls of drains and plumbing lines
- Cleans more thoroughly than drain snaking
- Effective cleaning without the use of corrosive chemicals
- High-pressure water is powerful against grime but gentle on pipes
- Dislodges clogs farther down the line
- Offers affordable drain cleaning when repair is unnecessary
What if I need a section of pipe repaired?
When roots grow into sewer lines, it’s usually necessary to remove the affected section of pipe and perform the repair. We do not remove the tree, however. We simply trim the roots back underground so they are no longer a threat to the line. If we find rotting pipes, we may recommend replacement.
Replacement requires trench digging or excavating and is priced depending on scale, the complexity of the project, type and amount of new piping required, and a variety of other factors.
No matter the size or scope or your issue, we’ll work with you to come up with the most reasonable and cost-effective solution.