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

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

Do Low Flow Toilets Cause Sewer Problems?

Low-flow toilets have become popular in recent years. As the name suggests, these toilets use less water—an important outcome that we encourage and practice ourselves here at Pipe Spy.  However, there are also a few downsides when it comes to the effects low flow toilet fixtures can have on plumbing systems. This is something you should keep in mind if you’re thinking about purchasing … Read More

How to Clean a Sewer Line

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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. When you’re busy with work, with managing kids, or even just catching up on your favorite TV show, cleaning a sewer blockage isn’t usually something people are … 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

How to Prevent a Sewer Backup

It’s that time of year when spring cleaning is on your mind and you’re preparing for the nicer weather to return. You’re sorting your closets, cleaning out your pantry, making repairs and updating things around the house. One area that many people forget to focus on is their home’s plumbing. As one of the most utilized parts of your home, … Read More

Sewer Backup Causes: What’s Causing your Backup?

Sewer backups can be caused by a lot of things – and they are a huge, and sometimes, completely unexpected, headache for virtually every homeowner. Sewer backups can cause a great deal of damage to your home, but not every instance will be the same. Unless you are able to properly identify the cause of your backup, it’s impossible to … Read More