SOURCE: No Dig Trenchless Sewer

January 26, 2016 23:22 ET

Oakland Sewer Repair Contractors at No Dig Trenchless Sewer Warn Consumers Against Hiring Discount Sewer Replacement Companies

Oakland Sewer Repair and Replacement

OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwired - January 26, 2016) - Oakland sewer repair, replacement and testing experts at No Dig Trenchless Sewer warn consumers against hiring discount or low cost sewer repair contractors. Sewer line replacement is a complicated business and if the proper procedures are not followed workers can be put at risk. When workers are injured on the job, the homeowner can be exposed to potential liability if the contractor they hired doesn't carry adequate insurance. "The burden of hiring a competent sewer repair or replacement contractor who has the skill and experience in addition to the proper insurance to get the job done ultimately falls on the homeowner," says Tony of No Dig Trenchless Sewer.

The California Contractors State License Board provides homeowners with tools to check out Oakland sewer repair contractors they may be considering hiring. There is a license check tool on the CSLB website that allows people to see the current status of the license as well as the insurance coverage information for the contractor. "Sometimes people can do all of the research and still not be able to recognize potential problems. Take a look at what just happened in Oakland. An Oakland sewer repair contractor was replacing a sewer line in Oakland and the worker ended up having to be rescued," says Tony.

According to KGO News a man was trapped in a sewer line for more than 13 hours before he was rescued. He's now at the hospital recovering after surviving the frightening ordeal. The Oakland sewer repair contractor was working on a home sewer line in East Oakland when the hole fell in on him at 12:30 Tuesday afternoon, trapping him in dirt up to his chest. Firefighters say his feet were 17 feet from the surface. They didn't pull him to safety till 2:00 a.m. Wednesday. Even firefighters felt frustrated with how long it was taking, but they say they were working in sand, which kept caving in on them when they pulled.

According to Tony at No Dig Trenchless Sewer, homeowners should be highly skeptical if they receive a bid for sewer repair in Oakland if the estimate is dramatically lower than the other estimates they received. "The situation in Oakland where the sewer contractor was trapped in the trench for 13 hours was the direct result of that company not reinforcing their trench using a method called shoring. Regulations require that this type of trench reinforcement work be done to protect the worker. My guess is that this particular company didn't shore their trench because it takes extra time. If the price seems too good to be true, it is."

To learn more about sewer repair in Oakland or to learn more about No Dig Trenchless Sewer please visit their website. For sewer repair or trenchless sewer replacement in Oakland, please call (510) 531-0100 now to schedule a no cost consultation with an experienced, licensed and insured sewer contractor who complies with all regulations for customer and worker safety.

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