Sewer and Drain Repair in Orange County & Los Angeles
If you have a slow or stopped up sewer line or drain, we understand that you need the problem resolved quickly. For more than three decades, local, family-owned Orange Coast Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning has been the plumber of choice in Orange and Los Angeles Counties. There are many reasons why people call on us when they have a plumbing emergency. Each of our expert plumbers is a consummate professional, treating you and your home or business with the utmost respect. Our breadth of experience allows us to isolate problems quickly and apply the best possible solution, and we will provide you with a detailed estimate before we begin work. And because we get the work done right the first time, you won’t have to call us later to come back.
If you notice that you have slow drains in your home or office, don’t delay in giving us a call. A slow draining pipe is often the first clue that you have a clogged drain. But there are other signs as well, including:
- Gurgling or bubbling sounds coming from a toilet, sink, or tub
- Rancid smells coming from a drain
- Flooding or leaks anywhere else in the home or building
The cause of a clogged drain could be a buildup of grease, food waste, or a foreign object. Hair is also a common cause of clogs in bathroom drains.
Roots are another common cause of clogged drains. Even if you only have one tree in the vicinity of your home or business, that tree’s root system can still threaten your sewer line. Roots can enter your sewer pipe through cracks, or through threads at the joints of your pipes. As they breach your pipe in search of water, they will catch small particles and hair as they pass through the line, creating a clog.
There are a few home remedies you can try in order to unclog a drain, but we’d recommend stopping after using the plunger. Most chemical drain cleaners are made of harsh toxins that are terrible for the environment. These chemicals can also be corrosive, causing damage to your plumbing fixtures, pipes, and even your clothing or skin. And if the chemical de-clogger doesn’t work, then you end up with these chemicals stuck in your drain.
Plumbing snakes are great inventions, but they can be dangerous in the hands of someone without the right training and experience. Many amateur plumbers have learned the hard way just how easy it is for things to go from bad to worse when a plumbing snake breaks a pipe.
When you team up with Orange Coast Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, you avoid the problems caused by trying to unclog a drain on your own. We have a number of resources at our disposal for determining the cause of a clog. And with our training and experience, we will use the right tools and techniques to clear the drain of the obstruction without making it worse. Once we have cleared the drain, we will inspect it to make sure the problem is resolved. If we see any other issues, we’ll let you know, and provide strategies to prevent the problem from returning.
If the problem causing a clogged drain does not exist at the drain or within the pipes, the problem could be in the sewer line itself. All of the drains in our homes and businesses lead to the sewer line. Home and business owners are responsible for maintaining their sewer lines all the way up to the city sewer line connection. Proper sewer line cleaning is often part of a pre-sales inspection, and owners are required to make repairs before selling their property if slow draining is detected.
Sewer Line Power Rooters
A traditional power rooter uses a sharp, flexible cable. The cable slides down the drain to the clog. When we turn on the rooter, the cable whips around at high speeds, cutting through the roots and other debris. In most cases, using a power rooter on sewer lines is a temporary fix. It trims the roots to clear the clog, but those roots will grow back unless further action is taken to mitigate their encroachment. Orange Coast Plumbing has the experience needed to make sure that your roots never return.
Another option for dealing with clogs is hydro-jetting. The hydro-jet blasts highly-pressurized water down the sewer line. The high pressure knocks most clogs loose, pushing them forward, while the force of the water coming out of the nozzle scrubs the inside of the pipes and cuts through roots. As the clogs clear and the hydro-jet scours the inside of the pipe, the water flushes the loose matter down the sewer pipe and into the municipal line. Under most circumstances, a good hydro-jetting will clear the line completely, unless your pipe has a leak or is partially collapsed.
Sewer Line Video Inspection
With our high-resolution sewer camera, we run a cable all the way down your drains and into the sewer line to determine the cause of the problem. This is one of many tactics we at Orange Coast Plumbing have at our disposal, so we can save you time and money by cutting out the guess work in diagnosis. This gives you peace of mind before and after the repair: before, because you will know the problem as you can see it for yourself; and after, because you will know for sure that the problem is resolved.
Trenchless Sewer Repair
If your sewer line has too many cracks or holes, you are left with a dilemma: You can’t simply hydro-jet the pipe; if you do, you will continue to get roots and other problems as the pipe continues to deteriorate. But, you can’t replace the sewer line conveniently either; such an operation requires extensive digging, damage to your yard, and lots of man hours.
In many cases, cured-in-place-piping is the best option, and works very well. Orange Coast Plumbing excels at this strategy. We give your sewer line a thorough cleaning, and then coat the interior of the pipe with resin. After the coating is applied, we force compressed air into the pipe, pushing the resin into the many cracks and holes, creating an air-tight seal that no roots can enter. The result is a new, smooth sewer pipe inside the old one.
Although we do not recommend using chemicals to clear clogs or kill roots, there are instances when chemicals can be very practical. Orange Coast Plumbing makes use of a few such cleaners, and we know exactly how to use them, so as not to damage your plumbing or harm the environment. During our initial evaluation, we will discuss this option with you if we feel it is practical, and you can advise us to go ahead if you agree with our prognosis.
Sewer Line Replacement
If your sewer line is cracked to the point where resin cannot be applied, or if it has collapsed, then the only solution may be to repipe the line. In such cases, it doesn’t matter whether the problem has been ignored for a long time, or what type of incident caused the line to collapse. While we work with you every step of the way to help you save time and money, complete sewer re-piping is usually our last option. However, if that is what your home or business needs, you can count on us to do the job right for a fair price.
Call Us for Drain & Sewer Repairs Today
At Orange Coast Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we understand how important it is to have the plumbing in your home or business in proper working order. A clogged drain or blocked sewer line can be more than a minor nuisance: It can become a major headache if not fixed quickly and properly. Plumbing done by those without the experience can lead to burst pipes, leaks, and other costly repairs.
We provide 24-hour emergency drain and sewer repair, every day of the week. We can also schedule you for an appointment with one of our qualified plumbers at your convenience. In fact, if it’s not an emergency, you can schedule a plumber online using our web form. If it’s a problem that cannot wait, though, please call us right away. Find out why so many homeowners, landlords, and businesses in Orange and Los Angeles Counties have Orange Coast Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning’s number readily available. They know that we do the job right, for a fair price, and we always strive for excellence.
If you’re experiencing a plumbing emergency, call us right now at (800) 953-1110.
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