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

EBMUD PSL 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

Why You Should Avoid a DIY Sewer Line Repair

As a homeowner, it’s important to know how to fix common problems that might occur around the house. Over time, many homeowners become a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to basic household projects. However, there is one DIY project that isn’t basic and is best left to the professionals: sewer line repair. Sewer repairs can quickly become complex when handled by someone … Read More

Pipe Spy’s Building – Now with More Art! from Muralist Kate DeCiccio

Pipe Spy’s customers rarely visit our headquarters, but we have some exciting news to share about it. We’ve always been proud of the Pipe Spy warehouse, with its distinctive blue-and-yellow striping. Now we are proud to present the mural art of SF Bay Area’s Kate DeCiccio, which Pipe Spy commissioned to honor our local West Oakland community. About Kate Deciccio … Read More

How to Prepare for El Niño: Managing Sewer Lines

How will El Niño Affect Sewer Lines? El Niño’s storm systems have the potential to wreak havoc on your sewer lines. If El Niño brings rain to the Bay Area this winter, flooding and sewer backups are likely to happen; if your drains and sewers aren’t clean, you could have ugly plumbing issues. Storms and clogged drains are a bad … 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