Category: Sewer Lines

What to Know About Trees and Your Sewer Line

Why Are Tree Roots Drawn To Your Sewage Pipes? The biggest threat from trees to your sewer lateral is tree roots. The roots sit deep in the ground, and they search for water. As the tree continues to grow, so will the roots. You can usually estimate how big the roots are by looking at the… Continue Reading »

How to Avoid Costly Sewer Repairs After You Buy a Home

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Sewer repair and replacement are necessary services, but they’re also costly. If you’re about to buy a home, you must know how to avoid sewer problems in the long run to keep your system in great shape for as long as possible. These tips will help you take care of the sewer in the home… Continue Reading »

Sinkholes – What Do They Have To Do With Your Sewer?

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Sewer And Sinkholes? Did you know that sewer problems are one of the most common causes of sinkholes on private property? That’s right; sinkholes are often the result of sewer line issues! Not only will a leak in your line require repairs, but it may also allow for the conditions that lead to sinkholes. Fortunately,… Continue Reading »

3 Sewer Line Procedures and Why You Might Need Them

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If you’re like most homeowners, you probably wish that your sewer line would mind its own business without requiring your attention. But sewer lines can become damaged by the roots from nearby trees or even crack in an earthquake or start to wear out due to age. Fortunately, you have options when these problems arise…. Continue Reading »

The Advantages of Trenchless Sewer Repair

San Leandro trenchless sewer repair

A sudden sulfur-like odor, low water pressure across your entire home, slow drains, and a backup at the main drain are all signs that you need sewer repair. However, consider the many advantages of trenchless sewer repair before assuming that a big dig is necessary. Less Disruption Repairing or replacing sewer pipes could include digging… Continue Reading »

How To Prevent Drain and Sewer Disasters this Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner! While most people thoroughly enjoy the festivities associated with the holiday, your drainage system may not feel quite the same way. As odd as it sounds, plumbers often refer to the day after Thanksgiving as “Brown Friday” due to the significant number of service calls they receive. Fortunately, there… Continue Reading »

Five Signs of a Broken Sewer Line

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Sewer lines are more dangerous than most people realize, possibly rendering buildings unusable. But unfortunately, most property owners don’t know how to spot the signs of a broken sewer line. In light of that, the plumbers here at Streamline Plumbing & Underground Sewer Construction have come together and written a list of the five most… Continue Reading »

What Are Your Options for Trenchless Sewer Repair?

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Are you interested in the benefits of trenchless sewer repair? Trenchless sewer repair is a method of replacing old sewer pipes without digging them up. Three main trenchless sewer repair methods vary in how involved and expensive the process will be. Here are your options. 1. Pipe Bursting Pipe bursting removes the old pipe and… Continue Reading »

Bad Smelling Drains – What Can You Do About Them?

You first notice it when washing the dishes. Something smells off in your kitchen drain. You run hot water through your sink, hoping to eliminate the smell, but no such luck. Over the next few days, the scent intensifies until it becomes unbearable. It can be challenging to identify the source of drain odor and… Continue Reading »

All About The EBMUD Private Sewer Lateral Program

The EBMUD (East Bay Municipal Utility District) Private Sewer Lateral Program is an ordinance made to “establish regulations for the inspection, testing, repair, replacement, and ongoing maintenance of Private Sewer Laterals” (EBMUD Website). Even though the ordinance has been on the books since 2011, many people fail to meet compliance standards yearly. So, to help… Continue Reading »