Am I Responsible for Sewer Lines on My Property?

Jun 06, 2023

If you are experiencing plumbing problems that may be related to your sewer lines, you may be wondering whether you need to contact a plumber, your insurance company, or the City. The answer depends on the location of the sewer line problem. Let’s discuss whether you are responsible for the sewer lines on your property.

Sewer Line Repair & Replacement: Who Is Responsible?

Most often, the homeowner is responsible for all repairs and replacements of sewer lines on their properties (from the home’s exterior to the utility connection). The City is usually only responsible for problems stemming from its main sewer lines. Therefore, if you are having a sewer line problem on your property, you are most likely responsible for the cost and action required for getting it fixed.

To take care of a sewer line problem, you should contact an experienced plumber. The cost will vary depending on the severity of the problem. Typically, homeowner’s insurance does not cover sewer line repairs or replacements. However, you should review your policy or contact your insurance company to be sure.

Common Problems With Sewer Lines

Although sewer lines are professionally installed and are designed with top-quality materials, they can still have problems. Age and damage from the elements can wreak havoc on your sewer lines. Some of the most common issues that homeowners face with their sewer lines include:

  • Broken seals that lead to leaking joints
  • Clogs in the line due to blockages
  • Corroded or deteriorated piping
  • Pipes that have moved, cracked, or shifted because of freezing or settling earth
  • Sunken or “bellied” pipes
  • Tree root invasions

If you notice any of the above issues with your property’s sewer lines, you should consider contacting a plumber right away to avoid further damage. Some plumbers can resolve sewer line issues in as little as one day. If you are unsure whether your plumbing problems are related to your sewer lines, your plumber can help.

Learn More

Do you need the assistance of a professional plumber in Arizona? Contact The Plumber Guy today. We provide expert sewer line repair and replacement services to homeowners throughout multiple Arizona communities. You can count on us to take care of all your residential plumbing needs, no matter the severity.

While resolving your sewer line problems, our team will take extra precautions to avoid further damage to your property. For example, we only make small holes to access your sewer lines rather than digging up an entire portion of your landscaping.

Homeowners choose to partner with The Plumber Guy because we are a licensed, family- and veteran-owned and -operated plumbing company with a sterling reputation. The Plumber Guy has over 20 years of experience and is known for offering exceptional customer service and affordable plumbing solutions with no hidden fees. You can rely on our team to adhere to strict safety standards, treat your home with the utmost respect, and politely answer any questions you may have about your plumbing systems.