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Find sewer line repair contractors in San Francisco, CA

Find sewer line repair contractors in San Francisco, CA

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Find sewer line repair contractors in San Francisco, CA

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Top 10 sewer repair companies in San Francisco, CA

Homeowners agree: these San Francisco sewer line repair contractors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.


1 hire on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Riana A. says, "Easy to deal with, professional and very courteous " Read more
Innovation Plumbing And Rooter Dba HBR CONSTRUCTION

Innovation Plumbing And Rooter Dba HBR CONSTRUCTION

Offers online services
28 hires on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Mrs. Judy L. says, "Agreed to a price and charged correctly for a fine job. Very professional attitude. Judy P" Read more
Drainline Plumbing And Rooter

Drainline Plumbing And Rooter

3 hires on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Dusty D. says, "They are a professional company who can take care of each problem that there customer might have in a professional and well qualified matter... " Read more
209 Plumbing

209 Plumbing

10 hires on HomeGuide
18+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Lee T. says, "i was great and easy having richard work on my water heater and bathroom and kitchen faucets. AAAAA+++++ thanks lee" Read more
Deleon Plumbing & Gas

Deleon Plumbing & Gas

1 hire on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Melanie H. says, "Dany was quick to answer my request, giving me a call instead of just texting an answer. We spoke briefly about the problem and he manage to find the time to come on the same day! Was able to pay through paypal, which is event better during our times of social distancing. " Read more
I Rooter & Plumbing

I Rooter & Plumbing

7 hires on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Welcome to I Rooter & Plumbing. We're available and ready to provide you with the plumbing industries leading professionals. Regardless the scope of your plumbing project our team is prepared. Call us today! Our experts will save you time & money by delivering plumbing services that are Expedient & Efficient with Superior Expertise. At I Rooter & Plumbing we maintain a high standard in delivering quality plumbing services to our customers. Our Plumbers are notably recognized as career professionals. We are consistent in attaining 100% customer satisfaction 100% of the time by diagnosing, servicing, repairing and installing Residential or Co...
Mauricio Handyman

Mauricio Handyman

12 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Marina K. says, "He did a great job." Read more
AMX Plumbing

AMX Plumbing

New on HomeGuide
21+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
AMX Plumbing is a plumbing company that has been family owned and operated since 2003. Since 2003 our office has been located in San Francisco, CA. Our company brings to the table decades of experience, a commitment to qualities.

Your Sewer Line Repair questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does it cost to replace or repair a sewer line?

Sewer line replacement costs $50 to $250 per linear foot on average, or $2,000 to $10,000 total for 40 linear feet.

Sewer line repairs cost $150 to $3,800, depending on the method used. Small tree roots or clogs may only need a basic repair, while broken lines and large cracks require full or partial replacement.

How long does it take to replace or repair a sewer line?

Replacing or repairing sewer lines takes 1 to 5 days on average, depending on the number of obstacles and length of the replacement. Trenchless sewer line replacements take much less time to complete than manually digging trenches.

How do I know if I need to replace or repair my sewer pipes?

Here are some common signs that indicate a sewer line needs work:

  • Unpleasant odors in the home
  • Gurgling sounds
  • Clogged or backed-up drains
  • Debris in the bath or basement
  • Leaking or puddles

How long do sewer lines last?

Sewer lines last 30 to 100 years, depending on the material. Outdated Orangeburg and clay sewer pipes last 30 to 60 years, while PVC, cast iron, and copper sewer lines last 50 to 100 years

The life expectancy of your sewer system will ultimately depend on maintenance, the soil condition, and if any nearby tree roots get inside the pipes.

Who is responsible for sewer line repair?

In most cases, the homeowner is responsible for maintaining, replacing, and repairing their pipes that connect to the main line. However, the city or municipality you live in is responsible if the blockages or issues are in the main city line.

Does homeowners' insurance cover sewer line repair or replacement?

Homeowners insurance policies differ in coverage, but most policies cover damage from faulty workmanship, accidents, or vandalism. Most do not cover regular wear and tear due to lack of maintenance. You can also purchase sewer line insurance, which covers more repairs and damage to sewer systems than basic homeowners' insurance.

How do I choose a sewer service company?

Before hiring a sewer line contractor, make sure to:

  • Get at least three in-person quotes to compare.
  • Look for experienced companies that have been in business for 5+ years.
  • Check out their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Verify their insurance, license, and bonds.
  • Avoid the cheapest quotes as quality may suffer.
  • Get a detailed estimate, contract, and warranty before any work begins.
  • Never pay in full before the repair or replacement starts.

What questions do I ask sewer line contractors?

To hire a high-quality contractor, ask these questions:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • Do you have any certifications for sewer line work?
  • Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?
  • How long will it take to replace or repair the sewer system?
  • What kind of piping material do you recommend?
  • Does this estimate include cleanup and disposal?
  • What other fees can I expect?
  • Will you need to remove any trees or landscaping before starting?
  • Will you need to any subcontractors?
  • What does your warranty cover?

Reviews for San Francisco sewer repair companies

Recent success stories from people in the San Francisco area.
Riana A.
While I have to call around or text to get a quote, Walter called me, and offer me a good deal. He came before the scheduled time, very nice, honest, and patient. He knows exactly what to do, and patiently explained what is the problem, and we really appreciate it. Great service, and we definitely will use his service on our next projects.
Juan O.
Very professional. Replaced the water heater in no time. Very clean work
Innovation Plumbing and Rooter dba HBR CONSTRUCTION
Cliff K.
Stanley installed a water heater that was too big to go into the utilities closet. With a little extra work, it fits. He made a return trip no charge. Have his business card taped to my water heater just in case. What more do you need to know? Give him a call he's a good guy!
209 Plumbing
Robert T.
Good job & thanks
I Rooter & Plumbing
Olga K.
Great job! Was on time and knew exactly what needed to be done. Yes, do recommend him.
Mauricio handyman
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