Are Homeowners Responsible for Sewer Line Maintenance & Repairs in Phoenix?
Date: July 14, 2023
A problem with your home’s sewer line can cause property damage and throw your entire routine into chaos. Repairing or replacing your sewer line can be complicated and expensive, especially since Arizona homeowners are responsible for all maintenance, repairs, and work on lateral sewer lines or the part of the sewer line that’s on their property.
Donley A/C & Plumbing offers complete sewer line services throughout Phoenix, including camera sewer line services.
Schedule sewer line repairs in Phoenix with Donley A/C & Plumbing by calling 602-787-3956.
Sewer Lateral Lines
Typically, homeowners are responsible for their sewer lateral lines or private laterals. This refers to the section of the sewer line that runs from your home and connects to the city’s sewer line at the street. This means, as a homeowner, you’re responsible for repairs, replacement, and general maintenance needed to keep your lateral line clean and functioning.
Do Home Warranties & Insurance Policies Cover Sewer Line Repairs?
Whether your home warranty or homeowner’s insurance covers sewer line repairs depends on your policy’s specific coverage. If you have a basic insurance policy, it’s unlikely it covers your sewer lines, especially if the problem is due to wear and tear. If you have a home warranty, however, it may cover repairs. Review your home policies for the most accurate picture of your financial obligation.
Signs You Need a Sewer Line Repair
These are common indicators your sewer line needs to be repaired or replaced by a professional:
- Consistently slow or clogged drains
- A sewage smell in or around your home
- Drains make gurgling noises
- Unexplained puddling, soft spots, or areas of lush grass in your yard
- Sudden increase in pests
If you notice one or more of these signs, a professional should inspect your sewer line.
Choose Donley A/C & Plumbing
With over 40 years in business, Donley A/C & Plumbing is here for all your sewer and drain needs throughout Phoenix, AZ. Our expert team is responsive and provides honest service. We also offer valuable maintenance agreements that simplify the process of keeping your home’s systems running well.
For sewer line repairs and replacements you can trust, call Donley A/C & Plumbing at 602-787-3956.