When we find ourselves dealing with the challenges surrounding an unforeseen home repair, one of the first questions we typically have is, “How much is this going to cost?” That question is usually followed by another: “Will my homeowner’s insurance cover any of this?”
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The cities of Oakland and Berkeley conduct random smoke tests of residential PSL's via city mains without the need for permission from homeowners. Here’s what you need to know.
Sewer line bellies are sags or low spots in sewer pipes that lead to standing water, backups, erosion and other problems. Learn about causes and repair techniques for your sewer belly.
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.
Damaged plumbing can lead to extensive (and expensive) problems in your home. Learn the top symptoms of sewer line problems that homeowners need to know.
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!
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.
Sewer repair projects can be a huge headache for homeowners. They can be disruptive, expensive, and time-consuming – but these can all be avoided using the right trenchless sewer repair method.
Trenchless sewer repair is a form of sewer line repair where the pipe is replaced without trenching. This method is less intrusive, more cost-effective and produces a quicker turnaround for many projects. With this new method, though, there are new tips to help homeowners choose the best service.
A home is a long-term investment – but in order for that investment to grow in value, it must be maintained and sometimes improved. To keep home plumbing systems in good working order and properly maintain your home, a dedicated homeowner should learn the basics when it comes to maintaining a home's plumbing, pipes, and fixtures.