Sewer Line Repair in Los Angeles
If your backyard suddenly smells more like manure than those roses that you planted, or if you have noticed that it is flooded even though it has not been raining, you may need a sewer line repair. A broken sewer line can create an unpleasant odor and a horrible mess. Fortunately, our plumbers can fix your sewer lines quickly and make sure your home goes back to being your haven from the outside world.
Our plumbers will use high tech camera inspection to determine if your sewer lines merely need to be repaired, or if they need to be replaced.
What Causes Sewer Damage?
There are a few things that can cause sewer damage, some of which can be avoided with proper maintenance.
Tree roots are amongst the most common reason for sewer damage. As trees grow taller, their roots grow deeper into the ground. Some of these roots are quite large and thick and can puncture sewage pipes. This can not only cause a leak but cause the pipes to be blocked.
Rust or corrosion
Your average sewer line is made of metal, and metal can become corroded and is likely to rust after a number of years. Eventually, corrosion and rust will cause pipes to break. The material your pipes are made out of may affect how long they will last before becoming corroded.
With its many earthquakes and droughts, California is subject to a lot of ground and foundation shifting. When the ground around the sewer lines moves, the pipe can break off, get detached or bend.
Too Much Water Pressure
If your water heater is over-pressurized it can wear down the walls of the pipe. It can also cause the pipes to have too much pressure and they can burst or crack.
Build-up of Sediment
Over a period of time debris such as minerals may build up in your sewer lines. Eventually, the build-up can get so great that it can block the flow of water or cause the pipes to break and leak.
How You Will Know if Your Sewer Lines Need Repair
If you find yourself reaching for the plunger on a regular basis or if all of your sink and tub drains get clogged up at once, it may be indicative of a blockage in the main sewer line. This is a fairly common problem, and a plumber can drain out the blockage and have things running smoothly in a reasonable amount of time.
Swells in your Yard
If there are pools of water or swells in your yard, it may be because of a sewage leak. If you notice a bad smell in your yard, you may have a broken sewage line.
Backed up Sewer
If sewage is coming up through your sink, you are likely to have a blockage in your sewer line. Calling a plumber as soon as you notice this, can save you from having a major problem in the future.
Once your sewer lines are damaged, raw sewage may start leaking out. The sewage can start to flow backward or just sit in your pipes and fester, causing a horrible smell.
There are several different kinds of repair techniques plumbers use, depending on the nature of the problem.
Classic Trench Repair
In the past, a plumber would repair a sewer line by digging a trench. They would then locate the problem and make the repairs. This entailed digging up a large portion of the lawn or yard of a person’s property. Fortunately, our plumbers can fix your problem without digging a trench.
Our Trenchless Technology
When we come to your house to work on your sewer lines, we use the latest technology to get the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our state of the art equipment allows us to pinpoint the problem and make a clear plan of action. There are a few simple steps that we will use to repair your sewer.
Instead of digging a trench, we access your pipes through a cleanout in your home. A cleanout provides easy access to your drainpipes and you are likely to have one under your sink. If you do not have an accessible clean out, we may have to install one. We can insert our cables and cameras into the cleanout.
When we first arrive to your property, we will use our sewer cameras to locate the source of the problem. Our cameras attached to a cable that is inserted into your pipes. The camera can give us a high definition, 360-degree perspective that will let our plumbers know what needs to be done. There are several different types of trenchless plumbing techniques that we may use, depending on the problem.
Pipe bursting is a way of replacing a pipeline by launching and receiving pits. Instead of digging a trench, the existing pipe is burst into fragments and its pieces are driven into the ground. Then a new pipe is pulled into place by use of a winch.
Picote Maxi-Miller Sanding Tool
We can clean rust from the inside of a pipe with this tool without having to tear up your lawn with a trench. We can then go inside the pipe with a tool that will put an epoxy coat inside the pipe that is designed to prevent further damage.
Cured-in-place Pipe Repair (CIPP)
One of the most common and effective ways that we use to repair or rehabilitate pipes is CIPP repair. This method allows us to deliver resin to the pipe and heal cracked, damaged, or worn pipes adding years to the system and avoiding the cost of digging up the old pipes and replacing them.
Why Hire Us?
We are a full-service plumbing company with over 15 years in business. We have outstanding ratings from our customers and we are licensed, bonded and insured.