Sewer Repair, Cleaning and Installation

Sewer repair, sewer line cleaning, and sewer installation are some of the larger projects that we take on at George Salet Plumbing. After 30 years of professional plumbing experience in the San Francisco Peninsula, we know each city's requirements as to type of piping they will allow and the kind of permits you need to perform sewer repair. So don't call just anyone, call the local San Francisco plumbing professionals at George Salet Plumbing. We understand local sewer repair better than anyone.

How Do I Know That I Need Sewer Repair?

Sewer repair is needed when your sewer is backed up or starts leaking. This is probably one of the most unpleasant plumbing situations you can encounter, and since this is a much more complicated problem to solve than something like faucet repair, you really need qualified technicians that know what they are doing. This is because, depending on the condition of your sewer pipe, a section of sewer may have to be replaced. To determine if you need to replace a section of sewer pipe, or the entire sewer pipe, a video inspection is performed to assess the condition of your sewer.

Video Inspection

Sewer repair that is performed correctly requires a video inspection. This is when a camera is inserted into the interior of the sewer pipe and sends back live video of the condition and the blockage in your sewer line. Our video inspection equipment is also equipped with locators to determine the location and depth of the sewer line damage from above ground. This allows for spot repairs if possible. Video inspections can tell if you have root intrusion, separated pipes, offset pipe joints, or a broken pipe. The pipe must be draining to be able to see within it, so that may be part of the sewer repair that we will have to perform.

Common Sewer Problems

Sewer repair is necessary to remedy certain common problems in older lines. Generally speaking, unless there is some kind of accident or earthquake activity, sewer line damage happens over time. One of the main causes of sewer line damage is roots that grow through cracked lines. One small crack in an old sewer line will make it the target for a root system to take hold and block or destroy the pipe. You can use sewer line cleaning to remove roots, but this is only a temporary solution if you have older clay pipes or Orangeburg pipes. If you have older pipes like clay pipes (with crumbling mortar joints) or Orangeburg pipe (tar infused wood that was popular in the forties) sewer line cleaning may actually destory them. In this case , you will be looking at sewer installation with other materials like plastic that are better suited for the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sewer Installation

Sewer repair might not work for older clay and Orangeburg pipes, so sewer installation is the next step. We offer complete solutions for your sewer needs, and this includes the entire sewer installation. As always, we promise fast and dependable service, minimal disruption of your residence or commercial business, and free estimates. At George Salet Plumbing there is no need to call anyone else because we can do it all. This includes pipe material recomendations and delivery, root removal, video inspections, spot sewer repair, sewer line cleaning, permit aquisition, complete sewer installation, as well as concrete removal and replacement.