Sewer Line and Repair Plumbing Services
In Sherman Oaks Serving Los Angeles, CA
Piper Plumbing professionals have combined decades of experience diagnosing and repairing clogged or damaged sewer lines in Los Angeles for both residential and commercial properties. Our expert plumbers are trained in sewer line replacement, sewer line repair and sewer line cleaning. If you notice signs such as a gurgling toilet, low toilet water levels, slow draining, a flooded yard or a noticeable sewage backup, it is time to immediately call a plumbing professional for sewer line repair.
What Caused My Sewer Line Damage?
There are plenty of reasons your sewer line may be suffering from unexpected damage. Some of the most common causes of damage, blockage and back-ups include:
- Inadequate maintenance
- Foundation shifts caused by weather, construction or earthquakes
- Buildup of material such as hair, waste, toilet paper, debris, etc.
- Damage caused by tree roots disrupting the sewer pipe joints
- Old age or poor installation
- Sewer pipe wear and tear
- Inadequate pipe layout, installation, or design
- Backup from a city sewer line
If you suspect you may have sewer line damage, call a plumbing technician immediately. The longer a sewer line problem goes unattended, the higher the chances it will cause costly damage to your foundation and home.
When it comes to a broken sewer line it can be disruptive, messy, and even quite dangerous to everyone around. To protect your residential and commercial properties utilize our Piper sewer line replacement and repair services in Los Angeles greater area. You can rely on Piper Plumbing as your trusted sewer line replacement company to repair or replace your sewer line in a fast, cost effective, clean manner. Our sewer line replacement plumbers are experienced, bonded, insured, licensed, and ready for you 24/7 with a fully stocked plumbing truck.
Indicators of a Broken Sewer Pipe
- Your toilet’s water levels are receded
- Sewage backs up into your tub or toilet
- Gurgling sounds from your toilet
- Reduced draining from your tub or complete failure to drain at all
- Sewer around your home
- Your lawn’s completely flooded for no apparent reasons
How We Diagnose Sewer Line Damage or Blockage
Piper Plumbing uses the most advanced sewage line camera technology in the industry to diagnose your clogged, blocked or damaged sewer line. A video camera, or “sewer scope” is a high-tech, non-invasive method to diagnose plumbing issues deep below the surface of your house. This is the absolute first step in diagnosing your sewer line. The camera sewer line inspection avoids wasting time, and money on repairs that will not last on your sewer line when generally the main sewer line replacement is the logical choice in the long run.
Before making a decision about replacing your sewer line you’ll want to determine the problem with the video camera scope as seen above. It’s quite common to see cracked, tree root filled, separated, back-pitched or the sewer line is old failing clay pipe. When it comes to repairing your sewer line damage or blockage we’ll need to determine the exact location with the sewer line video camera. If it come down to a completely failing sewer line such as clay then it’s not always necessary to run the sewer line inspection when it’s really obvious the line is failing.
Sewer Line Repair Cost
There’s a number of considerations when estimating the cost of your commercial or residential sewer line repair. Main considerations in estimation are:
- How deep is the sewer
- What’s the proximity of the city sewer line to the house
- What kind of utilities are around if a dig is required (call before you dig)
- Working hour restrictions
- Does the sewer line replacement require an arborist if excavation is required considering tree roots in sewer lines it likely means close by trees
When Should I Replace or Repair My Sewer Line?
If you know your sewer line is damaged it generally is best to replace the entire line if it’s a clay sewer line with cast iron piping. On the off chance you elect to do only a section of your secondary issues in the older section which ends up being more expensive.
When you have a cast iron sewer pipe it’s logical to repair because these lines typically will last upwards of 50 years if installed correctly by one of our licensed plumbing technicians. We’ll inform you exactly what the problem is and what you should do in our sewer line inspection.