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Having trouble with your plumbing?

Talk to the local Hampton Roads sewer line experts!

(VA) 757-995-2807 / (NC) 252-489-4431

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Your home’s sewer drain line is one of the most important components of your plumbing system, and if something goes wrong with it, big problems can quickly arise inside your house.

At Russell’s Heating Cooling Plumbing & Electric, our plumbing services team can get to the bottom of sewer line issues quickly, find the right solution to address the problem, and have your plumbing back up and running quickly.

How to Know If You’re Having Sewer Line Problems

The older your home, the more at risk your main sewer line is of being damaged and failing. Here are just a few of the symptoms of a sewer line break or crack:

  • Water backs up when you run water at your fixtures

  • Sewer gas odors in or around your home

  • Mold growth (can indicate a sewer line break hidden behind a wall)

  • Water pooling in your yard (or unusually green patches of grass in smaller cases)

Older sewer pipes were made out of materials that tend to be less water-tight than today’s pipes, and if you have paper, clay, concrete or cast-iron sewer pipe, your plumbing system could be more susceptible to damage as the soil in your yard shifts from vehicles, freeze and thaw, as well as damage caused by root intrusion.

If you’re having issues with your plumbing but aren’t sure what the problem is exactly, give Russell’s a call. We’re here to help, whether you need drain cleaning to stop your drain from backing up or if you’re experiencing a serious sewer line break.

Sewer and Drain Repair

There isn’t just one way for your sewer line to become damaged or even collapse and fail completely. Common sewer drain issues we see at Russell’s include:

  • Breaks or cracks in the sewer line

  • Blocked or clogged line

  • Corroded sewer line

  • Leaking sewer line

  • Root damage to sewer line

Sewer line issues can be quite serious, but Russell’s sewer experts will always try to find a safe and effective non-invasive solution that addresses the problem and isn’t just a band-aid fix. 

Sewer Drain Line Excavation, Repair, and Replacement for Southeastern Virginia

Sometimes, you’re left with no other option, and your sewer line will need to be dug up the old fashioned way.

It’s true, trenching and replacing a sewer line is the most intrusive way to address a damaged sewer drain line, but on the bright side, it can be a net positive for you, the homeowner: You’ll likely increase the value of your home by replacing your sewer line with new piping that should last for decades. And the Russell’s team will work quickly and professionally to minimize the inconvenience and get your plumbing back up and running as soon as possible.

Reach out to the plumbing experts at Russell’s and get fast, professional help with your home’s sewer line. Call (VA) 757-995-2807 / (NC) 252-489-4431 or contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Maintenance Plans

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Regular annual maintenance keeps your system operating at peak efficiency. Experience has shown that a system that runs well keeps your utility costs in line — in fact, independent 3rd party research shows that you can save over $30 per month on utility bills.