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Sewer Lines Can Be Repaired and Replaced Without (Much) Digging

Monday, September 24th, 2018

backhoe-of-construction-equipmentWhether you own a home or a business, the sewer line is in the same place: down in the ground, out of sight (and smell). Just where you want it. But this does create a if the pipe develops leaks, decays from corrosion, snaps because of an earth tremor, or becomes blocked by tree roots. How can plumbers fix a pipe buried a few feet down in the ground?

The obvious answer: they dig. And for decades this was the standard approach for sewer line repair and replacement. Plumbing contractors used powerful digging equipment to open a trench to access the line. This could mean ripping up a parking lot or shredding a bed of prize-winning rhododendrons. Not a good time for anybody!

However, this Big Shovel approach is no longer the only method to repair or replace a damaged sewer line. Our plumbers use trenchless technology in Riverside, CA to do the job with little to no digging.

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Warning Signs of Sewer Line Problems

Monday, July 17th, 2017

sewer-manhole-coverYou don’t want to have any part of your home’s plumbing system develop leaks or breaks, of course. But problems in the sewer line are especially troublesome! This is the pipeline responsible for removing the collected wastewater from the drains around the house to the municipal sewer system running down the center of the street. If the sewer line becomes clogged, starts to leak, or breaks, it can mean unlivable conditions in your home.

Fortunately, if you notice early warning signs that the sewer line is in trouble, you’ll know that it’s time to contact licensed professional plumbers. Repairing a sewer line is a large job—one of the largest a plumbing contractor can do for a home—but in the hands of people with the best training and equipment, the work can be done quickly and with minimal interruption to your house.

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How Does Trenchless Sewer Line Repair Work?

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

question-mark-badgeYou’ve probably seen this sight before: large pieces of digging equipment parked on the lawn of a house, with a huge ugly ditch dug across the grass, through the garden, or even breaking apart a stone or brick walkway. Around the big orange machines is a scattering a pipe pieces. “Yep,” you think to yourself, “looks like another typical pipe replacement.” You shake your head and feel sorry for the poor folks who have to have this mess over their property in order to have a working sewer line.

But what if this happens to you? Shaking your head won’t do in that case. But you don’t have to have this ugly scene on your property. There is an advance in sewer line repair and replacement today that makes it much simpler. This “no-dig” technique is called trenchless technology. Not all plumbers have the equipment or training to do it—but we do!

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Trenchless Technology: Fixing a Sewer Line without All the Digging

Monday, October 24th, 2016

One of the most important services that we provide to homes in Southern California is trenchless sewer line repair and replacement. Trenchless technology is a way to work on buried sewer lines without the need to tear open the property around a house. When most people think about working to repair a sewer line, they’ll envision power digging equipment ripping open a long trench to reach the pipe, making the outside of a home look like an archeological dig for days at a time. Our trenchless technology eliminates this mess and finishes the work in only a fraction of the time—often in mere hours.

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Tree Roots and Your Water Line

Monday, October 17th, 2016

The water line is one of the essential parts of your home’s plumbing system. Without it, you don’t have freshwater coming in from the municipal system and to your faucets and appliances. Water lines are built to last for decades, but they’re still susceptible to damage from a number of sources. One of them is from tree roots that burrow down into the pipe, leading to blocking the line or causing it to break.

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