Do you need plumbing repairs that require the excavation of sidewalks or underneath the street? If so, these types of jobs require a bonded sewer contractor in Los Angeles. Many people erroneously believe that an everyday licensed plumber has the credentials to make these repairs. However, regular plumbing contractors hold a license with a C36 classification. While this credential is fine for minor sewer repairs and cleanouts, it doesn’t offer protection for extensive sewer line repair services that require street work. This type of work requires a bonded sewer contractor.
Why You Need a Sewer Contractor
Why is this my problem? That’s a common question we hear when sewer problems stretch out into the street. Aren’t I responsible for what is on my property? Often, property owners believe that they only have a responsibility to fix problems with the sewer line on their property and the city takes care of problems in public areas. However, property owners are 100% responsible for maintaining and repairing all sewer lines that run to the city main sewer connection. This also includes the saddle connection located on the city main line.
Here are some other facts about sewer responsibility that property owners need to know:
- Sewer lateral maintenance is the property owner’s responsibility, including upper and lower laterals.
- Upper laterals run from the building to the property line.
- Lower laterals are the section of the line that runs from the property line to the street sewer.
- Public sewers, which are the city’s responsibility, are found in alleys, under the street, and often with the easement on private properties
Septic to Sewer Connection
Many of our customers are interested in septic to sewer conversion, which means that they want to connect to the public street sewer. While this conversion offers many benefits for property owners, it’s important that property owners understand what they are agreeing to.
When the city allows you to connect to the public street sewer, you agree to provide maintenance and repairs to the lateral sewer connected to the property. Just because the sewer lateral exists under the street doesn’t mean the city is responsible for its upkeep.
Therefore, if the lateral needs servicing, it is your responsibility to find a bonded sewer contractor in Los Angeles (or your specific city) to make these repairs. Failure to find a properly credentialed plumber may result in fines or fees from the city. It also means that you risk the job being done incorrectly, costing you more money in the long run.
Bonded Contractors in Los Angeles
Street Works Engineering is a bonded contractor in Los Angeles. We are city-approved and follow all regulations for making sewer repair and replacement services under the street and on other public property. Our services meet the strict requirements of Los Angeles and all of our contractors have a city of Los Angeles business license. In addition to being bonded and sewer-approved contractors, we also carry full general liability and workers compensation insurance. When you need service that extends into the public right of way, contact Street Works Engineering for a reliable, city-approved service!
Don’t let a clogged sewer line wreak havoc at your place of business. Instead, call Street Works Engineering for quality sewer video inspections. Our goal is to always meet the needs of our customers and stay one step in front of our competition. We achieve these goals by using the latest technology to locate, fix, and strengthen our customers’ commercial plumbing systems. One type of technology that we use that allows us to do this is our sewer video inspection camera services.
By using this equipment, our sewer contractors have the ability to find the following common sewer line problems:
- Grease build up
- Sagging sewer lines
- Sewer line cracks
- Clogged lines
- Root intrusion
The high-resolution, color camera we use moves easily through pipes of any size from 3″-36″ in diameter to peer inside the line. The entire process takes very little time, but it provides our technicians with all the information they need to make an accurate diagnosis and recommendations for repairs.
Who Uses Sewer Video Inspection Services?
Our residential and commercial customers both benefit from sewer video inspection services. We often recommend that real estate agents tell their clients – buyers and sellers – to contact us for camera services prior to buying or selling a property. It’s important that people know the condition of their sewer infrastructure prior to making expensive real estate decisions. The last thing you want is to take possession of a property and be saddled with expensive sewer repair or replacement services. Likewise, if you’re leasing or selling a property (residential or commercial), you want to know the condition of the sewer line so that you get the most money for your property. If a potential buyer discovers a sewer issue during a sewer inspection, you lose some of your bargaining power over price.
Sewer Line Maintenance and Repairs
When was the last time your property’s sewer line was inspected? Because sewer lines are exterior plumbing lines and rarely cause problems many property owners overlook the need for regular maintenance. It’s only when sewer pipes leak or clogs do property owners call for help and by this time the cost to make repairs is significantly higher.
Regular sewer line maintenance prevents major disasters like bellied pipes, flooded buildings, and more! By scheduling routine sewer camera inspection services with a licensed and bonded sewer contractor, you give yourself peace of mind.
Check out these facts about our video camera inspection services:
- Cost-effective solutions pinpoint problems quickly
- Video services prevent unnecessary excavation
- No more guesswork
- Easily scheduling (we work around your schedule)
- On-the-spot recommendations for relining, digging, or cleaning
Want to get more out of your scheduled service? Ask us about our pipe locating service that pairs well with our video sewer inspections services.
Street Works Engineering is a bonded and approved sewer contractor in Los Angeles. We service residential and commercial properties throughout the San Bernardino area, Orange County, and LA County. Our services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Call today to schedule your sewer camera inspection!
At Street Works Engineering, we offer utility locating, sewer lining, and sewer inspection services throughout Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties. We are a bonded and city-approved sewer contractor and work with all types of properties. If you need pipe locating services, reach out to one of our specialists today!
Pipe Locating Services
It is important to know where your sewer pipes are located for a couple of reasons. First, you want to have an idea of where these lines run if you plan to build. The last thing you want is for these lines to get dug up during construction of a new building or during renovations. This is a costly mistake that puts your project at risk.
Second, if something does go wrong with your sewer line, it’s good to know where the pipe is to direct your sewer contractor.
At Street Works Engineering, we help our customers with pipe location before they need trenchless sewer line repair and after. Whatever position you find yourself in you can be sure our contractors are ready to help.
Pipe Locating Technology
Our certified specialists use the latest pipe and utility locating technology and equipment. This allows us to find any utility line quickly and accurately. Whether you call because you have a clogged sewer or a leaky pipe, using technology helps us locate the pipe and problems before we make repairs.
When you have a sewer line giving you problems, we always use sewer video inspection and electronic pipe locating technology to ensure accuracy. Our sewer cameras help us locate the exact area of the pipe where the clog or crack exists. They also allow us to correctly mark the location of the pipe, so we know the depth before excavating begins.
Benefits of Pipe Locating
Our state licensed plumbers love using their electronic pipe locating equipment! There are so many benefits to this technology.
Here’s how this technology benefits our customers:
- No more guesswork. We see inside pipes from 3″-36″ in diameter.
- Cost-effective and takes less time than digging methods.
- Our cameras find all problems including grease, broken pipes, leaks, and more!
- We can decide in minutes the next steps: relining, digging, or cleaning
- By solving problems quickly, we save time and money
Are you ready to schedule utility and pipe locating services? Get on the phone and call us today. We offer flexible scheduling that works with your schedule – not ours.
Street Works Engineering is a licensed and bonded sewer contractor serving cities in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties. We’ve been servicing commercial and residential properties for over 30 years. It’s pretty clear we know a thing or two about drains and sewers after three decades.
When you choose SWE, you’re choosing to work with a company that has a great reputation in the community and truly cares about finding effective solutions for our customers. We back all of our workmanship and never charge overtime fees. If you’re looking for an affordable, quality sewer contractor, get in touch with us today!
Are you looking for a certified sewer lateral lining installer in Los Angeles? Look no farther than Street Works Engineering. Our sewer specialists use this type of trenchless sewer line replacement to minimize digging when sewer video inspection services deem that you need sewer pipe repair.
Why do our customers prefer sewer lateral lining? The simple answer is that the benefits speak are undeniable in terms of convenience and cost. Using the trenchless method, our sewer contractors create a flexible, epoxy-coated PVC infused liner that relines and repairs the entire length of the sewer pipe. The seamless liner is put in place in the sewer line using air and is accessible typically from the sewer line cleanout location. Using this entry point for the lining process means our customers never experience labor-intensive excavation. It also means that you don’t have to worry about street excavation, traffic control, and other issues that come with traditional street work services.
Our sewer lining procedure effectively does the following:
- Seals leaks
- Fixes cracks
- Creates a water-tight sewer line
- Highly-resistant to future root intrusion
If you’re experiencing issues with your property’s sewer line and need repair, get in touch with an SWE plumber to discuss the lateral lining procedure.
Remember the old days of sewer line repair? Even if you never experienced the pains of this repair, you’ve probably heard people talk about it. Before trenchless technology was invented, sewer repairs required extensive digging along the sewer line to find the problem and fix it. This service was costly because of the labor involved. It also left properties a mess. With trenchless lateral lining, you get a seamless PVC line that reinforces the original sewer line making it twice as tough and no excavation.
Will my job qualify for lining?
Most sewer line repairs don’t require trench excavation. Instead, these repairs are made from one tiny access area. Our specialists are able to install cured-in-place pipe lining (CIPP) in lines that range from 3 – 8″ in diameter.
Of course, every job is different and can’t be determined exactly without an onsite estimate by one of our professional CIPP installers. If you’re experiencing problems with your sewer line, give us a call and we’ll get a specialist out to you for a full diagnostic.
About Street Works Engineering
Our licensed installers are certified by the city of Los Angeles and carry full insurance. Using our system, you restore your damaged pipe to its full potential and prevent future leaks, root intrusion, and other problems.
Sewer line problems create a lot of damage to your property. If you have a problem and need repairs, you want those repairs to be done correctly the first time. You don’t want to worry about sewage leaks and other issues happening again.
At Street Works Engineering, we guarantee our CIPP sewer line lateral repairs. Our sewer contractors deliver quality work and always go above and beyond to make sure the process takes. Our top priority is always meeting the needs of our customers in the most effective ways possible. To learn more about this service, give us a call today!
Making sewer line replacements and sewer line repairs require years of experience. Because of the precision and advanced equipment required to do these jobs, it’s so important to hire the right plumbing company. Sewer line services are a specialized trade and not something that the average plumber has the skills or tools to complete well. Only master plumbers with specialized training, the necessary insurance coverage, and an in-depth knowledge of subsurface sewer replacement should touch your home’s or company’s sewer pipes. Lucky for you, customers in Southern California don’t have to look far. They simply need to pick up the phone and dial Street Works Engineering.
At SWE, we know broken sewer lines disrupt your home and business. We also know that when these issues go unresolved that hazardous problems arise. That’s why we make it our mission to protect your home and business with 24-hour emergency sewer line replacement services. With 30 years of experience, rely on our team to deliver cost-effective, quick, and precise repair or replacement services.
Reasons for Sewer Line Repair
Determining the cause of a sewer line rupture or leak allows us to make the best repairs for long-lasting results. It’s necessary to figure out the exact cause so you don’t keep calling for repairs and spending money you don’t need to spend. Typically, sewer lines crack or break when tree roots grow into the pipe, when the pipe is old, or when large clogs form and puts pressure on the pipe.
One of the trickiest aspects of sewer line repair, though, is finding where the problems exist in the first place. Sewer lines are long and digging up the entire length of the line to find a small crack is counterproductive and expensive. At Street Works Engineering, we use locating equipment to make it easier to find the source of the problem with as little destruction to property as possible. We come to you to investigate the problem and provide a free estimate for repairs. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
What Makes More Sense – Sewer Line Repair or Replacement?
It depends on the extent of the problem. Often, we recommend that homeowners try to repair cast-iron pipes because these pipes have a general lifespan of 50+ years. However, many homeowners in the area have clay pipes. This piping tends to crack easily and even with repair service may break again in the not so distant future. For this reason, we recommend that our customers consider replacing a damaged clay pipe with a sturdy, long-lasting cast-iron pipe.
How Much Does Sewer Line Service Cost?
We know money is a concern for our customers, especially since sewer line repair and replacement services tend to be one of the priciest plumbing services. The best way to get an accurate cost is to schedule a free estimate. Our licensed and bonded plumbers take a look at the depth of the existing line, the distance from the house to street, and other factors to determine an appropriate cost.
Call Street Works Engineering today to learn more!
Do you have questions about your home’s sewer connection? At Street Works Engineering, our highly-skilled, licensed plumbers know everything about sewer connection installation and repairs. Examples of just some of the residential plumbing services we offer include: cleaning sewer pipes, diagnosing problems, swift sewer pipe repairs, and expert installation of new sewer connections from the lateral line to property line.
Home Sewer Repairs
For accurate repairs, it’s important to hire a company with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. The equipment we use at SWE find clogged and broken pipes quickly, locating the exact point where repairs need to be made. Accuracy and swift detection save our customers money. Additionally, we also offer our customers trenchless options for sewer pipe repair. However, if those options aren’t ideal for your situation, we offer traditional trenching and excavation services at excellent prices.
Sometimes what appears to be a broken sewer is really just a clogged pipe. The hydro-jetter, our most popular piece of equipment, cleans blocked pipes thoroughly and leaves pipes as good as new. If roots in your sewer pipes cause problems, ask us about our RootX treatment to keep pipes root-free for up to a year.
Other sewer repair options include the following:
- Pipe Bursting – This repair method is less invasive than traditional sewer line repair. It uses a piece of equipment with a metal tip that breaks up the old, broken pipe while installing new piping at the same time.
- Hammerhead Mole – With favorable soil conditions, this method creates a tunnel. Once the tunnel is ready, a new pipe is slid through the tunnel and replacement is made, seamlessly.
When might I need traditional sewer line repair or replacement?
That’s a question that your specialists will discuss with you. Usually, we resort to traditional repair when the job can’t be safely or accurately completed using any of the other methods. At SWE, we strive to always provide cost-effective services as well as long-lasting repairs. Although we and our customers prefer trenchless methods, we make repair suggestions based on the best overall scenario. To determine the best scenario for your repair, call us. We offer on-site, written estimates so you know the total cost and time commitment involved before we start the job.
The Proven Experts in Sewer Line Repair
Street Works Engineering has three decades of experience providing unmatched residential and commercial sewer line repair and replacement service. When you experience recurrent issues with clogged toilets, backed-up tubs or showers, or detect raw sewage anywhere on your property, call the local experts for immediate service.
Our fully-licensed plumbers show up on time to provide you with free estimates, second opinions, and 24-hour emergency services. We take great pride in providing our customers with personalized, friendly service. No job is too big or small for our talented crew of drain and sewer professionals. Our skilled workforce services all types and sizes of pipes.
Don’t let sewer line problems escalate. Call us 24/7 to schedule a free inspection and get the situation under control. It’s our pleasure to assist you morning, noon, or night!