Broken Sewer Pipe in D.C. Broken sewer pipes in Washington D.C. are a common problem due to the aging infrastructure. Once roots invade the broken sewer pipe, backups will follow. There are many contractors in the Washington D.C. area that can clean the broken sewer pipe and free it of any root masses. If you want to permanently solve the issue you will either need to have it dug and replaced with a new sewer pipe or you will need to reline it with the Perma-Lateral lining system. If you live in the Washington D.C. area and you suspect you may have a broken sewer pipe, please call us!