Oakland Sewer Repair and Oakland Sewer Repair Inspection

Oakland Sewer Repair

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Oakland Sewer Repair

Oakland sewer repair is becoming much more common.  As of January 16, 2012 the new East Bay MUD Oakland sewer lateral ordinance is in effect.  This means that all homes being sold must pass an Oakland sewer test and receive a compliance certificate.  If the private sewer lateral does not pass the sewer test Oakland sewer repair or replacement will be required in order to close escrow.  The Oakland sewer lateral ordinance is intended to help the environment and local municipalities.  Excess rain water reaches the sewage treatment facility because of broken private sewer laterals in many cases.  The new Oakland sewer lateral ordinance mandates that a sewer inspection be completed before the close of escrow for any residential real estate transaction with the exception of condos.

Sewer Repair in Oakland, Ca

In addition to the sewer testing required by the East Bay MUD Oakland sewer lateral ordinance sewer repair in Oakland, Ca is frequently required because of old busted sewer pipes.  Many homes have their original sewer pipe that has been in the ground for over 50 years in many cases.  A lot of these old sewer lines are made out of clay which makes them brittle.  Overtime tree roots tend to grow into the sewer pipe causing it to break and or back up.  If your sewer line backs up you may need Oakland sewer repair. A great way to correctly determine the condition of your sewer line is have a video sewer inspection performed.  A video sewer inspection shows the condition of the sewer line on a video screen and can also be transferred to a DVD.  In many cases the video sewer inspection is required in order to receive an Oakland sewer certificate.  If tree roots are identified as the cause of the sewer problem you may need an Oakland sewer repair called trenchless sewer replacement.

Oakland trecnhless sewer replacement

Oakland trenchless sewer replacement is the process of replacing an existing sewer line with a new one without digging up the whole line.  2 access points are made, 1 at each end of the sewer pipe that needs to be replaced.  A cable is used to pull a newer line through the old one bursting it.  Pipe bursting is the most common form of Oakland trenchless sewer replacement, but there is another method available called relining.  Relining involves cleaning the sewer line with a hydro-jetter and then placing a sleeve into the sewer line.  The sleeve is then hardened with an epoxy.

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