Private Sewer Laterals: What Is a Private Sewer Lateral and How Does It Work?

Most homeowners only think about where 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. What is a Private Sewer Lateral? A private sewer lateral (PSL) is the pipe that connects your home’s plumbing to the publicly-owned sanitary … Read More

When to Replace a Sewer Line

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 … Read More

2016 Year in Review: Case Studies & Customer Reviews

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 … Read More

Sewer Camera Inspections Revealed

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. What is a Sewer Camera Inspection? A sewer camera inspection is a process that inspects a … Read More

Environmentally-friendly Sewer Repair: Now California Green Business Certified!

Creating a sustainable, eco-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 … Read More

How to Choose the Best Trenchless Sewer Repair Professional

Facing a sewer repair or plumbing project can be intimidating. Many homeowners are not 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 … Read More

PSL Pressure Test 101

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 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 … Read More

Summer Plumbing Tips

As the weather gets warmer, there are a lot of things people begin to think about. Trips to the beach, spending time on vacation and other things may enter the mind but it is also a time to think about the plumbing in the home. Taking some time to consider these summer plumbing tips could help you enjoy the rest … Read More

What Are Trenchless Sewer Pipe Repair Methods?

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. In this post, we’ll discuss trenchless sewer repair, the different trenchless repair methods and technologies, and which method to choose for your sewer repair. First of All, What Is … Read More