In order to invest in sustainability, communities, households, and individuals must have reliable plumbing systems that save water and energy. So we'd like to encourage you to take some time to recognize the importance of clean water in our lives by joining in these upcoming days of recognition.
We encourage all our customers to take regular preventative steps that maintain the integrity of their storm drains. But if a storm drain does become damaged, it’s important for home owners and property managers to fix it as soon as possible, especially before the rainy season begins.
Many of us are more concerned than ever with conserving natural resources and reducing our carbon footprint. As a plumbing and sewer contractor, water conservation is an especially important issue to our team, as it is for most Californians—and in particular, Bay Areans. We have dealt with countless water and draught-related issues over the years, so conserving water has become one of the top “green” priorities here.
Sewer lateral compliance is a common point of confusion for Homeowner’s Associations and HOA members in our community. This guide takes a closer look at the specific requirements, including who is responsible for sewer lateral repairs and how the compliance process works.
Replacing underground utilities is a complex process. Whenever a homeowner plans to excavate or dig into the ground in any way, it’s critical to locate and avoid damaging utility lines buried under your property. Here’s what you need to know before digging.
Your toilet water is bubbling, your water is backing up in the tub, your kitchen sink’s drain is making strange noises... It’s starting to sound like you need to clean your sewer line. In the spirit of “Spring Cleaning,” here’s what you need to know in order to fix a sewage headache.
Although our industry is NOT known for its contributions to the environment, we have a unique opportunity to affect the sustainability of our communities through eco-friendly plumbing and sewage business practices. Pipe Spy and other sewage contractors work at the intersection of buildings (which account for about 40% of U.S. energy consumption) and water (a limited resource). This means that our work, if done purposefully, can help reduce energy use, save fresh water, reduce carbon emissions, and more.
Most homeowners only think about where their sewage goes when there’s an unexpected problem. When that problem involves your home’s sewage system, chances are good that you’ll be learning about your private sewer lateral (or PSL) for the first time.
If persistent drain issues are occurring in your home, there may be a bigger sewer pipe problem hiding underground. Sometimes it’s possible to fix a clog or other sewer line issue with simple drain cleaning and maintenance that the homeowner can have serviced, but there comes a point when these methods won’t solve the problem. At that point, sewer lines and sewer laterals will need to be repaired or replaced by professionals. How can you tell it’s time to replace your home’s old sewer line or sewer lateral with a new pipe? These are the “red flags” you, as a homeowner, should keep in mind when considering a sewer lateral replacement.
2016 was a very busy year for Pipe Spy. From general sewer repairs to full private sewer lateral replacements, our team of sewer repair experts have kept busy providing custom solutions across the Bay Area. We’re excited to highlight some of the great work our team provided during 2016, and we’re even more excited to continue providing our community in Oakland and the Bay Area in the new year!
A sewer camera inspection is a vital part of keeping your property’s sewer line working properly and effectively. Whether it’s a residential or commercial property, a sewer camera inspection can help property owners maintain their sewer line and identify issues before they become a bigger problem.
Creating a sustainable, environmentally-friendly community is incredibly important to those in Oakland and the surrounding Bay Area community – and Pipe Spy is proud to do our part to contribute to these efforts. We’re proud to announce that Pipe Spy is now "Green Certified" as a part of the California Green Business Program, an initiative to promote and create a more environmentally-friendly California and Bay Area.
Facing a sewer repair or plumbing project can be intimidating. Many homeowners aren’t seasoned professionals with years of plumbing experience, and rightfully choose to hire a professional to help tackle their sewer repair. But how do you choose between potential trenchless sewer repair professionals? Here’s a guide to help you select the right trenchless sewer repair professional for your project.
If you’re a property owner in the East Bay Area, you may need to know about PSL pressure tests. A PSL pressure test affects private sewer laterals, or PSLs, in the Bay Area and are essential for current or potential property owners looking to buy, sell, build or remodel their properties. In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about PSL Pressure Tests – and why you need to know about them.