Questions to Ask Your Plumber When Your Sewer Line Is Clogged

It’s a quiet Sunday in Orange County. You’re enjoying a peaceful morning when, suddenly, disaster strikes—your sewer line clogs. Water backs up, and a foul smell wafts through the air. It’s every homeowner’s nightmare.

Your instinct might be to hire the first plumber you find to get the job done as quickly as possible. But fast doesn’t always mean efficient. So pause, take a breath, and remember: like finding the right babysitter for your kids, choosing the right plumber requires asking the right questions.

A rush repair done wrong could mean a world of problems for you later, so we prepared a list of questions for you to ask your plumber when you have a clogged drain.

Top Questions to Ask

  1. Do You Have the Proper Licensing and Insurance?
    Safety first! Always check for licensing and insurance. Barker and Sons are proud to share that we are fully covered for your protection and ours.
  2. What’s the Cause of the Blockage?
    First things first, ask what’s causing the blockage. It could be anything from tree roots to a build-up of grease. Understanding the cause helps prevent future issues, which is why our sewer camera & drain video inspections help you avoid the guesswork and give you an exact diagnosis of your plumbing problems.
  3. How Will You Fix It?
    You want to know their plan, step by step. Inquire about the method they’ll use to clear the blockage so you can verify it’s safe for your pipes.
  4. What’s the Cost Estimate?
    Get a clear estimate. Make sure you know what you’re paying for and that there are no hidden fees.
  5. How Long Will It Take?
    See how long it will take to resolve your issue from start to finish.
  6. Is the Work Guaranteed?
    Ask about warranties so you can have peace of mind knowing the work will be covered.
  7. Do You Offer Emergency Services?
    At Barker & Sons, we know how a plumbing issue disrupts your flow of life. That’s why we offer fast, reliable, same-day emergency plumbing repairs.
  8. How Can I Prevent Sewer Line Issues in the Future?
    Ask about ways to prevent future clogs. Regular sewer maintenance is key and an essential part of routine home maintenance.

The Barker and Sons Fix

At Barker and Sons, we don’t just unclog pipes; we clean your worries away. We’re more than just plumbers; we’re a part of your community, here to protect your home as if it were our own.

If you are in need of plumbing or sewer repair in the Orange County area, contact us today.