You can’t go without sewage.

With how much we depend on water for cooking, cleaning, and hygiene, we can’t afford to be without it very long. This is why keeping your sewer line in good repair is essential.

Contractors Performing Sewer Line Repair

Sewer Services in Seattle and Neighboring Areas

When you need residential or commercial sewer services in the greater Seattle area, choose our team at Jafco Plumbing and Sewer. We recognize that a sewer problem immediately impacts your safety, comfort, and well-being. Our team offers a rapid response to urgent sewer issues and convenient appointment scheduling for routine maintenance and replacement needs in:

Importance of Sewer Services

All the wastewater generated in your home or business has to go somewhere. The sewer pipe transports the waste to the city water treatment facilities. Our professional sewer company can make sure that your sewer line works as efficiently as possible. We offer maintenance to prevent future sewer back ups, repairs to address broken sections of pipe, replacement of sewer systems entirely and conversions from septic to sewer.

Professional sewer cleaning keeps your sewer line clear of tree roots, grease, solid waste and other debris that impede the flow of wastewater. Clean sewers rarely experience backups or floods, and this type of maintenance protects your investment. Our plumbers replace failed sewer pipes and offer conventional and trenchless repair options for pipe malfunctions.

Quality Sewer Repair That Keeps Costs Down

We are a 24/7 underground utility company because we understand the necessity of a functioning sewer and water supply to your home. Jafco is a Registered Side Sewer Contractor and works quickly and efficiently to keep costs down for our customers.

We offer a full range of residential and commercial sewer services. Our plumbers also provide 24/7 emergency service for urgent problems, including sewage backups.

Sewer Repair

During a sewer repair, we address corrosion, cracks, tree roots, clogs, offsets, and other damage to your sewer pipe, by removing the affected or broken sewer pipe and replacing with the required PVC pipe and connection joints after the sewer repair is complete we bed the pipe using an aggregate rock to prevent future settling of the sewer repair, next a city official comes to view the installed sewer repair then the trench that was excavated is filled in.

Trenchless Sewer Repair

Our trenchless sewer repair minimizes disruption to your landscaping, slab, and foundation. We use robotic equipment and an existing opening in the pipe such as a clean out to perform a point repair liner. The point repair is a form of sewer repair that replaces an exact location usually used to prevent sewer roots or fixing a cracked sewer preventing a total collapse in a specific location.

Excavation & Shoring

Before any excavation takes place a white box is painted to mark our dig location this is the identifier the locating services recognize as our dig location and have to make sure no other underground utilities will be in our way during excavation.Once excavation starts either by hand and shovel or with a large machine Jafco maintains a safe work site by making sure the trench is shored after the depth of 4' is reached with either traditional hydraulic bracing, static aluminum or steel shoring boxes this ensures our workers and the general publics safety.

Sewer Camera Inspections

Using state-of-the-art Ridgid sewer camera equipment and locator wands we can identify any problem areas in your sewer line. We perform camera inspections for real estate buyers and sellers as well. We can provide a thumb drive with a detailed sewer report upon request.

Sewer camera inspection enables you to diagnose the condition of pipes and how well they are functioning. Routine part of preventative maintenance and may identify problem areas before they result in property damage.

Sewer Drain Cleaning & Hydro Jetting

Sewer pipes can get clogged and no-one wants a sewer clog but when the pipes wear down, get damaged by root intrusion our drain technicians are equipped with top-of-the-line drain snake cable machines and ready to unclog side sewer line blockages. When trying to maintain a sewer line a Hydro Jet is the best way, using high pressured water to cut back the sewer roots we can space out the need for service by providing a longer lasting service.

Exterior Sewer Cleanout

An exterior sewer cleanout installation includes a wye in the pipe below ground and a 4″ or 6″ pipe installed up to the existing grade with a removable cap or screw in plug for exterior access to the sewer line. These are usually installed as part of a spot repair. Cleanouts are used to enable future maintenance and allow companies to access the sewer line without bringing equipment inside the home or business. Another advantage to having a cleanout is the ability to Hydro Jet, with the large volume of water used during a Jet service it is best done outside minimizing the possibility of flooding inside the home or business.

Trenchless Sewer Replacement

Pull in place pipe lining, inversion lining, cured in place pipe liner, pipe bursting or directional boring Jafco offers all the trenchless sewer replacement options, we have invested in the most up to date equipment and tech to make sure that your property is disturbed as minimally as possible so whether you are being proactive or reactive to an existing sewer issue rest assured Jafco can help you with any trenchless pipe replacement.

Septic-To-Sewer Conversions

When a home is currently on a septic waste system and it fails we can install a new sewer line to the city main. Sometimes the city has already installed a stub from their main under the Right of Way and onto private property, if this is the case it is an easy conversion. We open trench from where the waste pipe exits the house out to the city stub ensuring adequate grade. After we connect new pipe and bed with rock we decommission the old septic tank by pumping it out, filling with pea gravel and breaking down the lid. Obstructions, such as vegetation, mature trees, patios, pools, retaining walls and sidewalks may get in the way of digging.

Here are a few advantages of converting septic to sewer:

  • Less odor and less backups
  • Less maintenance and cost of repairs
  • Increased home value
  • Removal of a septic system enables residents to expand their home, patio or pool.

Main Water Service Repair

Jafco Sewer Repair is an underground utility specialist and can respond to emergency water line leaks. We locate the area where the pipe is leaking and excavate to replace the failed section of pipe before backfilling and restoring the landscaping back to its original condition.

Sometimes it is difficult to tell when you have a leaking water main. Here are a few things to check for: unexplained changes in your water bill or meter readings, mold or mildew growth inside your home, water spots on the ceiling or walls. Repairs become costly when maintenance is deferred. Avoid costly repairs by calling Jafco Plumbing & Sewer immediately for an inspection.

Main Water Shutoff Replacement

Whether your home has an older galvanized main water supply or a poor quality Poly pipe product we can replace the entire water line from city tail to your interior main water shutoff. When the distance is short or there are no above ground obstructions to excavation we dig a trench from the property side of the sidewalk to the house foundation and install new 1″ PEX tubing with a required locate wire. We usually install a new water shutoff inside the basement or crawlspace and connect to the home’s existing plumbing. If a long stretch of pipe is required or the water line runs under a walkway or driveway we have the capability to bore the new line underground without trenching the entire stretch of pipe. This is accomplished with directional boring equipment and is much less invasive than trenching.

Sewer Replacement and Repair FAQs

A sewer cleanout provides access to the sewer pipe without requiring excavation for every cleaning or maintenance service.
To determine the cause, location and extent of a sewer problem, we perform a sewer camera inspection. We use a submersible camera and a handheld video monitor to see the real-time images and video.
Under optimal conditions, sewer pipes have an average life expectancy of 50 years before needing sewer replacement.
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To learn more about our sewer line services or to make an appointment with our sewer contractor, look no further than Jafco Plumbing and Sewer. Call our team or fill out the form to schedule an appointment.