Sewer Pipe Repair Experts
Damaged sewer pipes and septic tanks can lead to a variety of health problems. That’s why we provide thorough inspections and go over all of your concerns with you before providing our top-rated sewer and septic tank services in Livermore.
Get in touch with your Livermore sewer repair experts at (925) 275-5524 for all of your sewer line repair and septic tank needs!
Prevent Costly Sewer Line Issues with Regular Maintenance
Don't wait for a major sewer line problem to occur before taking action. Regular sewer line inspections and maintenance can help you prevent costly repairs and ensure the longevity of your plumbing system. At R.B. Travis, we offer comprehensive sewer line inspection services in Livermore and the Bay Area.
Benefits of regular sewer line maintenance include:
- Early detection of potential issues
- Prevention of clogs and blockages
- Identification of tree root intrusion
- Prevention of sewer line backups and overflows
- Increased lifespan of your sewer system
Our expert plumbers use state-of-the-art camera inspection technology to thoroughly assess the condition of your sewer lines. If any issues are detected, we can provide efficient and effective solutions, such as trenchless sewer replacements or sewer pipe repairs.
Don't wait until it's too late. Contact R.B. Travis today to schedule a sewer line inspection and ensure the health and functionality of your plumbing system.
Can Tree Roots Cause Sewer Line Problems?
Tree roots can indeed pose a significant threat to sewer lines, causing various problems that may lead to blockages and damage. As trees seek water sources, their roots can infiltrate sewer pipes, particularly in older systems made of clay or concrete. This intrusion can result in serious consequences for homeowners, leading to costly repairs and potential health hazards. Understanding the impact of tree roots on sewer lines is crucial for proactive maintenance and preventing issues.
Here's how tree roots can cause sewer line problems:
- Root Intrusion: Tree roots are naturally drawn to moisture, and they can penetrate sewer lines through small cracks or joints in search of water.
- Blockages and Clogs: As tree roots grow inside sewer pipes, they can create blockages and clogs. This can lead to slow drainage, backups, and eventually complete obstruction of the sewer line.
- Pipe Damage: The force of tree roots entering sewer pipes can cause damage to the structural integrity of the pipes. Over time, this may result in collapsed or broken sections of the sewer line.
- Chemical Interactions: Some tree roots release substances that can accelerate pipe corrosion, exacerbating the risk of leaks and further damage.
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At R.B. Travis, our Livermore sewer line experts use the latest methods to inspect your sewer line or septic tank and make sure to provide you with all of the possible solutions.
There are many causes of sewer line damage, including:
- Broken, cracked, or collapsed pipes due to shifting soil, settling, sinkholes, or other natural causes
- Root intrusion from trees and shrubs or blockages by other foreign objects
- Deterioration and corrosion of sewer pipes
- Bellied pipes due to ground and soil conditions
- Leaking or broken joints that allow sewage to leach into the surrounding soil
- Sewer lines that are flat or back-graded over time due to substandard installation, corrosion of materials, or ground and soil conditions
- Sewer lines that are over-graded, due to substandard installation or ground and soil conditions
Camera inspections are extremely useful in determining the overall condition of a sewer lateral. If a video camera inspection finds that the majority of your sewer line is in good working condition, we can make repair recommendations without the need to replace your sewer line.
Installing Exterior Cleanouts
By code, you are required to have an external cleanout on your sewer lateral, but many older houses do not have a cleanout, which makes clearing your sewer line difficult and unreliable.
Exterior cleanouts provide access to the sewer lateral so that we can easily perform these important tasks:
- Sewer repair services
- Sewer cleanings
This can allow for a complete and thorough servicing. Additionally, cleanouts can provide an external pressure relief point by installing a sewer relief valve, which can prevent sewage backups in your home.
Trenchless Sewer Replacements
If you are in need of a sewer line replacement, our trenchless sewer replacement technology can replace your broken sewer line quickly and without major impact on your lawn, driveway, or yard. At R.B. Travis Plumbing, we employ the latest in trenchless technology to get your sewer line replaced quickly and efficiently.
Septic Tank Services
A septic tank is a small scale sewage treatment system in your yard. It’s used when a connection to a municipal sewage system is not available. Most often, septic systems are found with homes that are located in rural areas where municipal sewage isn’t available or in homes that cannot connect to municipal systems due to distance or elevation issues. Our experienced plumbers and water heater experts can provide you with any septic tank clearing and servicing. We can always aid in replacements, if necessary.
5 Signs You Need Sewer Repair
1. Soggy yard - If your yard is inexplicably full of water, it's possible that your sewer line has cracked and your sewer water is flooding your yard so give your local Livermore sewer repair experts a call.
2. More critters than normal - If you're noticing more animals or insects than normal, it's possible that they're attracted to the sewer water that's under your yard.
3. High water bill - If your water bill is higher than normal, but you haven't changed your water consumption. It's possible that a cracked sewer line is the culprit.
4. Gurgle - If your toilet is gurgling or bubbling while somebody is in the shower then give our Livermore sewer repair pros a call because the air in your sewer has no way out and pressure is building.
5. Inconsistent toilet water level - If your toilet bowl is full today and empty tomorrow, then your sewer is backed up and could use some repair.
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