Oakland Sewer Test
An Oakland sewer test is now required as a part of a real estate transaction, with the exception of condos. The goal behind requiring an Oakland sewer test is to protect our environment. Far too much rain water enters the sewage system which ends up being treated without need, which is a waste of resources. An Oakland sewer test will determine the condition of the sewer lateral and will help to determine whether or not Oakland sewer repair is needed. In addition to rain water entering the sewer system the reverse can also happen. Sewage can leak out of the sewer line and into the environment which ultimately leads back to the bay.
Oakland sewer test services come in a few forms. An air sewer test is the most effective way to determine the condition of the sewer line. Other testing methods include a water sewer test which attempts to see whether the sewer line is water type. Video sewer inspections are a way of seeing the condition of a sewer line. An experienced Oakland sewer contractor should be hired for this. A sewer camera is placed into the sewer pipe and it is propelled through the line. This is perhaps the best way to determine the condition of the line visually. If you are required to get an Oakland sewer test and you are certain the line is broken or not working properly in any way the best solution may be an Oakland trenchless sewer replacement. This is usually the best way to avoid the sewer test altogether and keep the costs of being compliant with sewer lateral ordinance as low as possible. The Oakland trenchless sewer replacement is done without digging up the whole sewer line. An access point is dug at both ends of the sewer pipe. A cable is used to pull a new plastic sewer line through the existing one causing it to burst and leaving a perfectly working new sewer line in it’s place. Oakland trenchless sewer repair can usually be completed in one day and as a result the Oakland sewer test is not required.