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Plumbing problems are easy to encounter. They can be in the form of minor toilet clogs or something more major, like problems with sewer lines. In such major cases, it becomes a nightmare for the homeowner to fix this alone. So, they often wonder whether major problems like plumbing repairs or sewer lines are something that the city or they should be responsible for. This article will answer this question in depth and explain how New Era Plumbing & Septic can help.


Sewer Backups

If you face sewer backups that force themselves into your home, this is most likely caused by clogged pipes. There are many reasons that a pipe can clog, but most of them are caused by homeowners. So, usually, the city doesn’t take responsibility for anything related to these problems. To fix the backups, you can use a drain cleaner or plunger. However, if you would like to avoid more damage in your house, contact a professional sewer repair service to help.

Upper And Lower Lateral Pipes

Laterals are not commonly known to many homeowners. They are underground pipes that connect the wastewater from the house to the main sewer line of the street or community. They are divided into upper and lower laterals. The upper lateral is the part that runs from the house to the property line. The lower lateral is the part that runs from the property line to the public sewer line. The upper lateral is completely the responsibility of the homeowner. You may think that since the lower lateral pipes are outside their property line, the homeowner wouldn’t be responsible for repairs. Unfortunately, this is not true, and the property owner must maintain them. If you are looking for a plumbing repair service in your area, contact New Era Plumbing & Septic to learn more.

Is the City Ever Responsible For Repairs?

So far, we have discussed the parts that the homeowner is responsible for. As you can see, it is mainly the homeowner's responsibility for any pipes that connect the house to the main public line. So, when will the city be responsible for any problems? Cities are mainly responsible for cases with blockages to the public main line. So, if you see any backups affecting your house, contact your local city to notify them of the issue.


The city may not be responsible for the problems you want to fix; however, your insurance policy may help you with the cost. If you have a plumbing or sewer problem, contact your insurance company to see if they cover it and check with your provider.

New Era Plumbing & Septic

Are you looking for an experienced plumber to help with your sewer line or plumbing repair? At New Era Plumbing & Septic, we are here for you. With our experienced staff, affordable price plans, and exceptional customer service, trenchless sewer line replacement has never been easier. Call us today to learn more about us and our services.


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