Why You Should Always Hire a Licensed Sewer Contractor

Some plumbing problems are easily solved with a plunger. Others require complex repairs that must be done precisely to make sure the problem is fixed correctly. If you are experiencing sewer problems at your home, don’t hire just any person to make the repair. Sewer repairs require special tools and skills that the average handyman doesn’t have. In some cases, when the problem is quite large, you might need a team of sewer specialists. In this post, we discuss the benefits of hiring licensed plumbers to keep your home’s drainage system in its best shape.

Peace of Mind

By far, this is the most beneficial part of hiring a licensed contractor. Hire a person without experience and the right set of tools and you will end up with more problems down the road. Sewer issues are particularly tricky, and they need to be fixed by professionals who understand what’s at stake. When you hire the pros, you know the job will be done right and you won’t have raw sewage flooding your home the next time you flush the toilet.

Real-time Results

Sewer contractors use sewer inspection equipment that make it easier to identify problems in the sewer line. What you think is a clog could be a cracked pipe or a collapsed pipe. Treating these problems is much different than fixing a clogged sewer pipe. Sewer companies like Wise Choice Plumbing & Rooter have high-tech tools such as the sewer camera. This camera is fed into the sewer line and provides real-time video feed of what’s happening inside the line. You and your sewer specialist view the video together and see exactly what the problem is. You don’t have to wait to get answers and that means repairs start sooner.


If any part of the sewer repair involves digging under sidewalks or other public areas, the project must be permitted by the city. In Los Angeles, homeowners and commercial property owners are responsible for much of the sewer line that’s on their property as well as parts of the sewer lateral that goes under the public areas. In cases like these, a regular residential plumber can’t pull a permit or make this type of repair. You need a licensed and bonded sewer contractor that is approved by the city. All cities have different requirements, so check with yours for a list of contractors approved to do this job.

Property Protection

Hiring the wrong team for sewer work puts your property at risk. If the work wasn’t done correctly and the sewer backs up, it could cause water damage, structural issues, or other problems. You don’t want your home’s value to be affected by amateur, shoddy work.  Professional sewer repair and replacement services retain and, in some cases, improve your home’s value.

How to Find a Licensed Sewer Contractor

Residents of Southern California rely on Wise Choice Plumbing & Rooter for sewer services in Los Angeles and other cities. If you live in the SoCal region, call us and schedule an appointment for an onsite quote. For others outside of our service area, look for sewer contractors with exceptional credentials and a reputation for quality workmanship and great customer service.

To schedule a plumbing service with a local plumber in your town, call (888) 668-8922.