Is sewer line replacement covered by homeowners insurance?

But don’t despair: Some standard homeowners insurance covers the cost of tearing out and replacing the damaged sewer line. The kicker is in the “damage.” … But if the root clogs the line and there’s no damage, you have to pay to fix it...

Who is responsible for it?

Sewers and lateral drains connected to the public network used to be the responsibility of the property owner. However, most are now maintained by local water companies. If you have any problems with your sewer or lateral drain, for example if it’s blocked,...

Is sewage backup an emergency?

Sewer backups should be considered an emergency since the water may contain viruses, bacteria, and other microbes that cause serious illnesses. View Blog page here.

How many years does a sewer line last?

PVC (polyvinyl chloride) pipe was designed to last for long periods of time, typically over 100 years. After 1980 this pipe replaced the old version of clay pipes as the “go to” piping for sewer lines. However, both types of piping will eventually wear out....

How much does it cost to replace sewer line from house to street?

Replacing an average sewer line from the house to where it connects to the public sewer system typically costs $3,000-$6,000. However, if the project is complex and/or if the connection to the public system is in the middle of the street it can cost $7,000-$25,000 or...