Is the City of Phoenix Responsible for Clogged or Broken Sewer Lines?

Figuring out sewer line legality can be a “slippery” situation at times. Over the years, many Phoenix homeowners have asked us how far their property line extends in the event of a sewer clog. Although we’re not legal professionals, here are a few handy tips Phoenix homeowners should keep in mind.

According to Phoenix’s official website, property owners must look after all lines that connect to the city’s main sewer line. The city government will step in if the line that’s damaged is in the “public right of way,” which typically means under the street.

To help prevent sewer line issues, Phoenix officials urge residents to avoid dumping cooking oil down their drains. Although it might seem harmless, grease is horrendous for the longevity of your pipes. This oil will cling to your pipes and eventually cause a sewage backup. Instead of throwing oil down your lines, throw them in your trash bin or look into oil recycling programs.

The city also encourages residents to stay on top of any root invasions. Call a professional plumber at Rooter & Plumbing Service the minute you notice issues with your drainage. The sooner you get your lines inspected for root invasions, the better chance you have of clearing the problem.

If you’d like to learn more about Phoenix’s stance on sewer line repairs, you should read through City Codes Section 28-5. You could also visit this official webpage for more info on cleaning your sewer lines.

About Rooter and Plumbing Services

Rooter & Plumbing Service in Phoenix, AZ is owned by Ron, an experienced expert, who has been servicing the Phoenix metro area since 1982. Ron believes in hard work, dedication and honesty and is willing to provide the best advice to all callers.

Rooter & Plumbing Service in Phoenix, AZ is able to offer lower and more reasonable prices because Ron believes in keeping his company small and personal. You can depend on qualified plumbers to take care of your plumbing repairs as well as sewer and drain cleaning needs. Rooter & Plumbing Service in Phoenix, AZ thanks you for providing us the opportunity to serve you and guarantees full satisfaction to all our customers.

What We Cover

We specialize in allowing our customers to speak directly to a plumber when they call. We are happy to give free advice over the phone and provide pricing on most jobs. Sewer rooter and drain cleaning is our primary focus. We do sewer inspections and repairs as well as locating. We do residential repairs and install fixtures such as disposals, faucets, toilets, hose bibs, angle stop valves and water heaters. We are not accepting re-pipe or remodel jobs of any kind at this time. We accept all major credit cards and take over the phone payments from out of town property owners.

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530 E. McDowell Rd. Suite 303
Phoenix AZ 85004

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