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Sewer Line Repair in
Los Angeles, CA

If your backyard suddenly has a foul smell, or if you have noticed that it is flooded even though it has not been raining, you may need a sewer line repair from a local plumbing company. A broken sewer line can create an unpleasant odor and a horrible mess. Fortunately, your trusted plumber in San Fernando Valley, CA from LeadingEdge Plumbing & Rooter can fix your sewer lines quickly. Our plumbers will use in-depth camera inspection services to determine if your sewer lines need to be repaired, or if they need to be completely replaced via a PEX repiping service.

LeadingEdge Plumbing & Rooter offers an array of sewer repair and replacement services, such as repiping and even trenchless pipe lining, in San Fernando Valley, CA. We also serve residents and local businesses in Los Angeles, Van Nuys, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Polk St, Panorama City, Sun Valley, Ventura Blvd, Studio City, Granada Hills, Sherman Oaks, and Northridge, CA, as well as those in the Sylmar, CA, area.

What Causes Sewer Damage?

There are a few things that can cause sewer damage, some of which can be avoided with proper maintenance through the assistance of a local plumber from LeadingEdge Plumbing & Rooter.

Tree Roots

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These are amongst the most common reasons for sewer damage that call for immediate plumbing solutions from a local plumber. 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 backup.

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 and require sewer repair services. They may soon require PEX repiping, a specialization of ours here at LeadingEdge Plumbing & Rooter.

Ground Movement

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. Whether it is a tank unit or any of today’s tankless water heaters, we specialize in repairing and replacing hot water heaters, including those with leak issues.

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 significant that it can block the flow of water or cause the pipes to break and leak and your quality plumbing system will be compromised.

How You Will Know if Your Sewer Lines Need Repair

  1. Blocked Drain - 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.
  2. Swells in your Yard - Whenever 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Bad Odor - 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.

Our Repair and Replacement Plumbing Solutions

There are several different kinds of repair techniques that our local 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 or replace sewer line. Our sewer repair in San Fernando Valley, CA, and nearby areas are efficient and cost-effective.

Pipe Lining

We will apply an epoxy coating to a liner, which we will then insert into the affected pipe. This process is not only quick but minimally invasive as well. Ask one of our local plumbers if your pipes are stable enough for trenchless pipe lining.

PEX Repiping

PolyEthylene that is cross-linked provides residents and local businesses with a durable, flexible, high-density plastic when in need of repiping services. PEX plumbing involves fewer fittings and less labor to install, so a repipe tends to be a little more cost-effective.


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 cleanout, we may have to install one. We can insert our cables and cameras into the cleanout.

Camera Inspection

When we first arrive at your property, we will use our sewer cameras to locate the source of the problem. Our cameras are attached to a cable that is inserted into your pipes. The camera can give us a high definition, a 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 plumbing problem. For one, we can recommend sewer pipe line repair depending on what we see on our camera inspection footage.

Pipe Bursting

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 without having to tear up your lawn by using this tool. We can then go inside and put an epoxy coat inside the pipe 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 our local plumber 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.


We are a full-service plumbing company with over 15 years in business and many positive reviews on BBB. We have outstanding ratings from our customers and we are licensed, bonded, and insured. Since 2012, we have been the experts that specialize in sewer line repair and sewer line replacement. We serve the following areas:

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If you need a plumber in San Fernando Valley, CA, contact LeadingEdge Plumbing & Rooter for all of your plumbing repairs and installations. Call us at 888-525-3234 to set an appointment. We'll be happy to set up an appointment time with you when you need us to take care of any plumbing issue.

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