• Servicing San Gabriel Valley and Surrounding Areas

Trenchless Sewer Repair

Trenchless Sewer Repairs and Epoxy Replacements

Courtesy Plumbing has a complete system that allows us to repair your broken sewer line from your home to the city sewer line in the street. This fast, safe, modern pipe replacement procedure amounts to Sewer Lining with Fiberglass Epoxy. We pull a Fiberglass Bladder in to position within the sewer where it is then hardened with epoxy to prevent roots and dirt from blocking the main sewer line leading from your home to the city sewer. This system is also known as “Cured in Place Pipe Lining” or “CIPP” and can be applied via the relatively inexpensive “one hole” excavation method. This system can save a homeowner a LOT of money as it can be less expensive than a complete sewer replacement.

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Orangeburg Pipes

Unfortunately many homes made before the 1970’s were built with something known as Orangeburg Pipe (aka Bermico or “fiber conduit”). This is a sewer and drain pipe that is made from a kind of tar paper called “bituminized fiber.”

Orangeburg Pipe paper collapses over time and it allows tree roots to grow into it. Orangeburg cannot be rootered because the rooter blade mechanism will rip it.

From Sewer History: “Orangeburg pipe is comprised of cellulose fibers impregnated with hot coaltar pitch. The joints are gasketless. The pipe often softens and deforms with age, allowing infiltration and root intrusion. Two varieties exist: one with solid (homogeneous) walls and one with laminated walls. This pipe material was widely used in house laterals for over 70 years — until PVC took over.”

What can be done? Courtesy Plumbing can answer definitively because we have a modern solution: Video Pipe Inspection can eliminate the guesswork, can locate what and where the problem is. Of course Orangeburg Pipe is a strong candidate for sewer replacement. It is NOT to Code.

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With our years of experience we have encountered literally every possible Sewer Line Repair situation possible. We offer Fiberglass Epoxy Sewer Pipe Lining services to Trenchless Sewer Replacement to spot sewer line repairs to complete sewer line clean-out installations. When you need a plumber or plumbing contractor who can get your Sewer Line Repair right the first time, then Courtesy Plumbing should be your first call.

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Our Background in Sewer Line Installations

Please note that Courtesy Plumbing originally started plumbing in the San Gabriel Valley in 1970 almost exclusively catering to sewer line installations and repair. If you are adding a bathroom with a room addition as your family is growing, in any case, you will be doing Sewer Line Installations that will be joining into the existing sewer line. This is the kind of task we handle for you.

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