Basement Flood Protection - Seattle

Seattle is home of the 'side sewer' - another term for lateral sewer, or private drain connection (PDC) for those into acronyms.  That is, the sewer that connects your home or business to the City's mainline sewer in the street.  Seattle is also home to the 'Flusher Family' .. they star in a campy info-tainment video the Side Sewer Saga that educates on sewage basics.  Gotta love Ivana Flusher ... she flushes everything she shouldn't!  I'm actually having Austin Powers flashbacks ...Ivana Flushalot!
Home showing Building Sewer (aka Side Sewer)

Seattle Public Utilities notes common sources of sewer problems:
● Tree roots can penetrate older clay pipes. Modern side sewer pipes are heavy duty, water-tight plastic which last much longer.
● Grease can contribute greatly to sewer problems. Prevent grease, fat, oil, wax and other debris from
going down the drain by scraping them into the trash. Do not put these kinds of materials into your garbage
disposal. It can cause blockages in the sewer system, which can lead to backups.
● The grade (slope) of your private side sewer can also impact how well your sewer lines function. If the slope is too gradual, you may encounter more frequent blockages. To learn about required slope for side
sewers, call 206-684-5362.
● Sometimes, private side sewers are joined with neighboring properties before they connect to the city’s
sewer main. Any unusual bends, curves or connections can lead to sewer problems. A blockage in one section of a joint or shared side sewer line can cause backups to neighboring properties.
● Under rare circumstances, heavy storm-related events can result in backups in some areas with a combined sewer/drainage system. If you suspect that extreme rainfall is causing a sewer backup, call SPU’s 24-hour emergency number at 206-386-1800.
● To learn more about the City of Seattle's Side Sewer codes, permits, registered contractors and Director's
Rules visit call 206-684-5362.

Seattle plumbing and drain contractors include:

O'Neill Plumbing  
 6056 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA, United States ‎
+1 425-455-0560 ‎ ·

Jim Dandy Sewer & Plumbing  
903 N 128th St, Seattle, WA, United States ‎
+1 206-633-1141 ‎ ·

Fox Plumbing & Heating  
7501 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA, United States ‎
+1 206-654-4990 ‎ ·
kitchen faucet · sump pump · garbage disposal · excellent job · tankless water heater

Fischer Plumbing  
1115 NW 51st St, Seattle, WA, United States ‎
+1 206-783-4129 ‎ ·
4.212 reviews ·
water leak · water damage · furnace repair · really appreciate · sewer line

South West Plumbing  
2401 SW Alaska St, Seattle, WA, United States ‎
+1 206-932-1777 ‎ ·
sewer line · excellent customer service · heater · water leak · hot water tank

Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter  
600 W Nickerson St, Seattle, WA, United States ‎
+1 206-789-4944 ‎ ·
plumbing issues · plumbing company · garbage disposal · sewage

Raymark Plumbing & Sewer  
10710 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA, United States ‎
+1 206-440-9077 ‎ ·
hot water tanks · pipe bursting · local plumber · heaters

Stalwart Plumbing Inc  
618 NW 86th St, Seattle, WA, United States ‎
+1 206-784-3747 ‎ ·

Alligator Sewer & Drain  
Ballard, Seattle, WA, United States ‎
+1 206-784-3552 ‎ ·

Pioneer Plumbing & Heating  
2400 NW 80th St, Seattle, WA, United States ‎
+1 206-789-8029 ‎ ·