sewer line in ground during installation
sewer line in ground during installation

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.

What Our Customers Are Saying

  • I can't complement your team enough on the wonderful job done with regard to the installation of the new system in our home. More specifically, we want to recognize the outstanding efforts of: Roberto-- the initial visit and diagnosis of the problem.

    Dan & Connie, Virginia Beach
  • I recently had your team install a new gas package unit including all new duct work at my house in Chesapeake. I had a split system that had undersized ducting which was removed by your installers.

    Mike & Sandi, Chesapeake, VA
  • We purchased a one time service for $79. They came out on time, checked out the geothermal system...they were very professional and kind.

    Nicholas H., Chesapeake, VA
  • We would like to thank your company for an excellent job. We are very pleased with the new (Mitsubishi ductless mini split) system that was installed last week. It works wonderfully at heating our home.

    Danny and Teresa S., Chesapeake, VA
  • Not one single idea for improvement. Keep doing what you do. OUTSTANDING!

    Charles J., Norfolk, VA
  • Great job!...World class employees!

    Colleen & Jim C., Suffolk, VA
  • Everything went great! This is the second big project we've had done through Russell's and we couldn't be more happy! We had the most dedicated, polite, and respectful crew! The team consisted of Elliot, Chase and Sean. Sean was here for the removal process on day one, and did awesome!

    J. Luhan, VA Beach
  • Hi Nate, please pass along our appreciation for you, Elliot and Steve. We are very happy with you being able to arrange our ( Lennox ) replacement system so quickly!

    T. Johnson, VA Beach
  • Thank you for running a top notch company and sending over to us two excellent folks Terry and Shawn. They did an awesome job putting in our new furnace system. Also thank you for Donald and Nate who did a superb job as well. Please reward these guys with some sort of commendations or rewards....

  • ...folks need to know how wonderful working with Russell's Heating & Air Conditioning is. They were very professional all the way thru the process of getting our unit installed down to the payment plan. I have been telling our neighbors and my co-workers about the experience.

    Pamela F., Chesapeake, VA
  • Every moment from the time an appointment was set up until the day the work was completed was a pleasure. Every employee was a delight to work with. The proof that the product was great came when the electric bills started coming in the airconditioning season.

    Douglas P., VA Beach
  • I am extremely satisfied with both the Lennox unit I purchased and the employees of Russell's. Even with poor window and door quality in this overly tired house, I am actually cooled off sufficiently enough to call it chilly.

    Robin W., Chesapeake, VA
  • Over the years I have gained the utmost trust in my service technician Corey Lesko's knowledge and work ethic while servicing my system.

  • I am writing this letter to commend your company on a great job! We were very pleased with how the company performed in every area...the installers did an impeccable job. They were very knowledgeable, efficient, and hard workers—staying focused to the task in the extreme heat.

    Pastor Larry E. O'Brien, Churchland Assembly of God
  • A year ago, I contracted with Russell's to tune up and clean the heating and cooling system. How impressively your specialist cleaned my system...he also found a defective automatic (programmable) thermostat. Quite quickly, he replaced my automatic thermostat. The results?

    R. Snider, Norfolk, VA
  • You recently installed a new Trane unit for us. We want you to know we are completely satisfied. The outside unit is now a hum versus the roar of the old one...we also want to recognize the installer...we cannot overstate what we think of his workmanship.

    K. Hawkins, Portsmouth, VA
  • Great and prompt service – as usual. Everything from ordering the a/c unit to installation went smoothly. Thanks for everything.

    B. Fenstermaker, VA Beach
  • Everyone was very nice. I felt well informed about my purchase. Your staff is great! I don't usually return opinion forms, but you need to know you have a staff you can be proud of!

    V. Horn, Chesapeake, VA
  • You have a new customer for life and I will definitely tell all my friends about your prompt, courteous service, your knowledgeable technicians, and your very reasonable prices. Thank you very much Russell's. You warmed much more than just my heart!

    G. Knoop, Chesapeake, VA
  • Your company was very responsive to my needs. The quality of your work was extremely high.

    Ms. Bright, Chesapeake, VA
  • Your workers actually made this total replacement project an enjoyable learning experience...they were always willing to stop and answer any questions. Their pleasant and cooperative attitudes cannot be praised enough!

    J. Wellons, Portsmouth, VA
  • Very pleased with both the price and service. The installation went off without a hitch and everything exceeded our expectations. When finished, the work areas, including the attic, were so clean you couldn't tell anything had been done.

    T. Marsh, VA Beach
  • Great expertise and timely service.

    H. Turbeville, Chesapeake, VA

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.


Just like your annual physical at the doctor’s office keeps you healthy, an annual tune-up or safety and efficiency check on your heating and cooling systems can keep your home working smoothly.