Summer Checklist for Your Home Plumbing Systems

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Summer Solstice is upon us – and with nearly 30% of Americans fully vaccinated for coronavirus and cities opening up, people are also beginning to open up their homes to friends and family for get-togethers and backyard barbecues again. Afterall, folks want to show off all the upgrades they made to their spaces during the lockdown and share how comfortable … Read More

EBMUD Private Sewer Lateral (PSL) Compliance

East Bay EBMUD COMPLIANCE

With mandates from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, the East Bay Municipal District (EBMUD) formed the East Bay Regional Private Sewer Lateral Program. The EBMUD PSL Program has a large impact on Bay area residents and property owners, especially those with old and aging sewer laterals in need of repair. … Read More

How to Identify the Symptoms of a Sewer Line Break

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The sewer line is a part of your house. Just like your roof, your doors and your windows – it serves a particular function and purpose. If left unchecked, breaks and fractures can cause a lot of distress and property damage. Learning how to identify the symptoms of a sewer line break can prevent these issues. Common Symptoms and Solutions … Read More

How To Unclog A Sewer Lateral

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A clog in your sewer line can be frustrating, especially if you don’t know what’s causing it or what to do next. In this article, we’ll give you tips on how to address both minor and major clogs – and how to tell the difference. The Issue With A Clogged Sewer Lateral When clogged, private sewer laterals (PSLs) can damage … Read More

How to Remove Garbage Disposal Odors

Garbage disposals can be great tools to assist in getting rid of food waste during your daily cleaning routine. However, they can accumulate build up and bacteria and create odors as organics spoil during the decomposition process. If you’re struggling to eliminate garbage disposal odors, Pipe Spy can help. With our 40+ years of sewer maintenance experience, we can provide … Read More

How to Maintain Your Water Heater

It’s easy to forget about maintenance for your water heater because they can work just fine for 10 or more years without paying much attention to them. But did you know you could extend the life of your water heater with just a bit of maintenance each year? In this article, we’ll show you some useful tips on how to maintain your … Read More

What Are Grease Traps and How Do They Benefit Sewer Lines

When fat, oil, and grease (FOG) are poured down the drain, sewer blockages and overflows can occur. Sewer overflows spill raw sewage onto city streets and sidewalks, into storm drains leading to the Bay, and onto your property becoming a health hazard. Grease traps and supporting systems and services can help reduce blockages and overflows in our draining systems. What Are … Read More

Sewer Lateral Compliance as it Relates to Buying a Home in the East Bay

When purchasing a home in the East Bay, many people are unaware of the property’s sewer lateral compliance status. This can create many pitfalls and missteps that can lead to a lot of expensive consequences for homeowners. As sewer lateral compliance is one of the most complex processes a homeowner will go through around purchasing a new house, Pipe Spy … Read More

Commercial Sewer Lines: 5 Reasons to Have Pipe Spy on Your Building Site

Commercial sewer line testing and repair requires engineering, planning, and work at a level that sometimes surprises business owners and contractors. Often times, commercial locations have large systems of 4”, 6” and 8” inch pipes within a network underground that requires extensive labor to sort through, locate, and diagnose. Despite the challenges that comes with commercial sewer line testing and … Read More

How We Replace Sewer Lines in the Basement or Under a Slab Foundation

One of the most unfortunate places for a sewer line leak is in your concrete basement or especially under a slab foundation home. These leaks can exponentially increase your water bill and cause long-term property damage if unresolved. But don’t panic if you notice signs of sewer line damage in your basement. Pipe Spy may be able to help you … Read More