We Can Help Prevent Sewer Backups in Albany
Most homeowners don’t realize they’re responsible for maintaining and repairing the sewer pipeline that connects the sanitary sewer main and your property. And in many cases, they won’t until they have a problem on their hands. Repairing a damaged sewer line is an expensive and time-consuming mess, averaging about $4,400. Roland J. Down Service Experts can keep your plumbing free and clear with proper service and equipment such as a backwater valve.
At Roland J. Down Service Experts, our plumbers and technicians have everything they need to complete helpful services such as sewer inspection, repair and replacement. Prompt service could have a huge impact on the total time and money needed to resolve the issue. No matter what’s going on with your sewer or water line, we’ll get to the bottom of it as fast as we can.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do you provide emergency water line and sewer line service?
Yes! In emergency situations, we can respond promptly and make any repairs needed.
What is the difference between a water line and a sewer line?
A water line brings fresh water into the home, while a sewer line deposits wastewater away from the home.
How do I know if I have a leak in my water line or sewer line?
Signs of a leak in a water line could be low water pressure, higher water bills, and damp or mushy areas outdoors. Signs of a leak in a sewer line could be slow drains, sewage backups and rotten odors.
What causes water lines and sewer lines to become clogged or blocked?
Clogs in water lines can be caused by mineral buildup, rust or debris. Clogs in sewer lines are usually because of grease, hair or other debris.
How can I tell if my water line needs to be replaced?
Water line replacement may be necessary if they’re severely corroded, have frequent leaks or are made of obsolete materials.
What are the signs of a sewer line backup?
Signs of a sewer line backup include slow drains, sewage backups and foul odors.
What should I do if I suspect a water or sewer line problem?
If you suspect a problem with your water or sewer line, you should contact our Expert plumbers at 518-417-2938 right away.
How much does it cost to repair or replace water lines or sewer lines?
The cost to repair or replace water lines or sewer lines can vary widely depending on the extent of the damage and the materials used. Our technicians can help discuss repair or replacement costs upon completion of the initial diagnostic visit.
Is it possible to repair water lines or sewer lines without digging up my yard?
In some cases, it may be possible to repair water lines or sewer lines using trenchless technology, which can minimize digging and yard damage.
How can I prevent water line or sewer line problems from ruining my home's plumbing?
You can prevent water line or sewer line problems by being mindful of what you flush or pour down drains, avoiding tree roots near sewer lines, and keeping the lines inspected and cleaned on a regular basis.
What are the long-term effects of not fixing a water line or sewer line issue?
If a water line or sewer line issue is not fixed, you may be forced to deal with costly repairs, water damage and potential health hazards.
Common Causes of Sewer Backup
Obstructions in the city’s sanitary sewer main can affect your own sewer line. Tree roots can also create problems if they expand into your lines. There are a couple things you can do to avoid a backup:
- Dispose of waste correctly.
- Don’t dispose of grease down your drain.
- Don’t flush paper towels, wet wipes or feminine products.
- Have Roland J. Down Service Experts install a backwater prevention valve to stop sewer backflows.
- Have us check older plumbing connections to make sure they’re up to code. Bad connections in French drains, sump pumps or flood control systems could eventually lead to a clog because of debris like silt.
- Replace your line and tap with plastic pipe to stop tree roots from damaging your lines.
Contact Roland J. Down Service Experts today at or schedule an appointment online and let us handle the hard part. We sell excellent equipment options and provide Expert service for every plumbing job. In fact, all our work is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*
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