Have you ever experienced sewer-related issues such as gas coming out of your drains, sewage backups and clogs? What about major tree root intrusions that not only obstruct your drainage lines but also result to a lot of other plumbing issues? When such problems arise, it is wise to call a licensed sewer repair contractor immediately.
What is a sewer repair contractor?
Sewer repair contractors are responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of your sewer pipes. They specialize in residential and commercial sewer pipes and can also provide other related services such as backwater value cleanout, pipe cleanout, camera sewer inspection and even septic tank conversions. Also note that work done by licensed and trusted sewer repair contractors comply with EPA guidelines to ensure safety against environmental contaminants.
How To Hire Sewer Repair Contractors
1. Verify the contractor’s license and service certifications. Aside from the plumbing license, there are services that require certification such as backflow prevention. These are proof that the company is trained and authorized to provide sewer repair services.
2. Check if the company is insured and bonded, too. If they are, your property (and that of your neighbor) will be protected should accidents arise.
3. Ask for references. If you’ve chosen a company that has been doing business for quite some time, ask for references or at least testimonials from these people or companies they have worked with. They probably have some on their website, if they ever have one. Now if they don’t, search the World Wide Web for reviews. There are a lot of websites where you can get consumer feedback from such as Yelp, Angie’s List, Facebook or Google+.
4. Ask your contractor/s for estimates. The quotation should be detailed to showcase each and every scope of work involved in the project; the materials and equipment; the labor fee and what-nots. This way, you will not only understand how they’ll come up with the total charge but also compare and contrast rates. Remember, contractors charge differently because of several reasons.
5. When you have chosen the contractor for your needs, verify if they’ll be responsible with the acquisition of the local building permit.
6. Before signing the contract, read it thoroughly. Ensure that you and the contractor are already clear about the fees involved in the project. There are times when contractors have emergency or after-hour cost so clarify the rate that your plumber will charge you.
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