Providing Trenchless Repairs & Epoxy Replacements in West Covina, the San Gabriel Valley & Beyond
Courtesy Plumbing originally started in the San Gabriel Valley in 1970 almost exclusively catering to sewer line installations and repair. If you are adding a bathroom to your existing home, 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. However, we are also equipped to handle a variety of other sewer services.
Our Sewer Line Services Include:
- Fiberglass epoxy sewer pipe lining services
- Trenchless sewer replacement
- Spot sewer line repairs
- Complete sewer line clean-out installations
How Does Cured in Place Pipe Lining Work?
Courtesy Plumbing also has a reliable system that allows us to repair your broken sewer line from your Covina home to the main city sewer line in the street. This method, also known as “cured-in-place pipe lining” or “CIPP,” can be applied via the relatively inexpensive “one hole” excavation method. CIPP can save homeowners a lot of money, as it can be less expensive than a complete sewer replacement.
This fast, safe, modern pipe replacement procedure amounts to sewer lining with fiberglass epoxy. The process includes pulling a fiberglass bladder into position within the sewer where it is then hardened with epoxy to prevent roots and dirt from blocking the main sewer line from your home to the city sewer.
Unfortunately, many Covina homes made before the 1970s 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.”
Dangers of Orangeburg Pipes
- Orangeburg pipe paper collapses over time and it allows tree roots to grow into it.
- Because Orangeburg pipes can soften or deform with age, rooting it will only cause the pipe to tear or shred.
What should you do when you have Orangeburg pipes? The Covina sewer installation pros at Courtesy Plumbing can answer definitively because we have a modern solution: video pipe inspection
How to Tell If Your Sewer Line Is Backed Up?
If your sewer line is backed up you may begin to notice that your toilet is constantly backing up or overflowing or there are flooded or overly green spots in your lawn. Another way to tell if your sewer line is clogged is by listening for any odd noises from your toilet, such as bubbling or gurgling. Foul, sewage like odors and multiple clogged drains are also a tell-tale sign of a sewer line blockage.
What Happens When Sewage Backs Up?
When sewage begins backing up in your home it can create a hazardous environment for you and your family. This is because a clog or break in the line can then cause waste water to back up into the home. This can present a variety of dangers to your property and health.
What Can Cause a Sewer Line to Break?
Tree roots are a common cause behind a sewer break as they can penetrate the sewer line leading to cracks and blockages. Additionally, sewer lines that are older, corroded, damaged, or starting to sag, are prone to break. Causing an obstruction in your drains by way of a clog or flushing certain items down the toilet can also lead to a break.
What Causes a Main Sewer Line to Clog?
Typically flushing items down the toilet, such as feminine products, cotton swabs, non-flushable wipes, and foreign objects can lead to a clog. Additionally, tree roots and outdated sewer lines can not only cause a break but also a clog in the main line.
How to Repair a Broken Sewer Line
In order to prevent any further damage to your piping or property, it’s best to bring in a professional plumber to repair or replace a broken sewer line. They will have the experience, skills, training, and knowledge necessary to perform the service.
Trusted Sewer Services We Offer
With our nearly 50 years of experience, we have encountered literally every possible sewer line repair situation possible. When you need a plumber or plumbing contractor who can get your sewer repair in Covina right the first time, then Courtesy Plumbing should be your first call. We also serve the surrounding areas of Arcadia, Chino Hills, Claremont, San Dimas, Montclair, Diamond Bar, and beyond.
Our aim is in our name! We are committed to courteous, honest, efficient service designed to solve your plumbing problems quickly. Call our team today to get started and we'll be sure to find the right solution and keep you totally satisfied!
We work to provide honest service from start to finish. We won't sell you anything you don't need, we'll give competitive prices, and our team will provide honest communication through the whole process.
Highly Trained Technicians
Our carefully hand-selected crew is perfect for any of your plumbing needs. We hold a high standard on work, ethics, and customer service because you and your home deserve the best.
Our experts are equipped with state of the art, top of the line tools and materials. Quality is always at the top of our list of things we care about so your home only receives the best work.