Trenchless Sewer Repair in Castro Valley, CA

The Sewer repair and inspection experts serving Castro Valley and beyond

Can your sewer line be repaired without digging up your lawn and causing massive damage? Trenchless sewer repair offers you this option. The professionals at Smart Choice Plumbing are on the cutting edge of sewer pipe replacement with options for trenchless sewer repair in Castro Valley.

Many cities in the Bay Area only allow trenchless sewer relining and some may even require sewer inspection and repair before putting your home on the market. Cover your bases and contact a trenchless sewer relining specialist today.

Please note: sewer repair is known by several different names. If you’re looking for sewer lateral repair, main line repair, or regular (not trenchless) sewer line repair, you’re still in the right place.

Jack is working on a trenchless sewer repair in Fremont CA

Castro Valley Requires Sewer Certifications

According to the Castro Valley Sanitation District, all properties in Castro Valley require a Sewer Lateral Compliance Certificate before the close of escrow. Many other cities in the Bay Area require similar certifications before buying or selling a property. 

Our team can help you navigate this process and get the certification you need.

Before Repairs, Schedule a Sewer Line Inspection

The sewer pipe repair process begins with a sewer camera inspection. During the inspection, your plumbing technicians could find:

  • A clogged or partially clogged lateral
  • Grease build up
  • Sewage clogs
  • Tree root invasion
  • Leaks
  • Solid blockages and debris blockages

Some of these issues can be fixed with sewer cleaning, such as high pressure jetting, while others will require spot repairs or full pipe bursting / sewer line replacement.

Learn more about our sewer inspection services »

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Why Sewer Pipe Replacement Specialization Matters

The process begins with a sewer line inspection. Trained professionals use a specialized camera to inspect the sewer to determine how to proceed with the trenchless repair. This will give your plumbing professional an idea of how extensive the repair will need to be.

The system is then flushed and a new sewer liner is added. This trenchless sewer relining process will be much less intrusive than a complete replacement, but the skill and professionalism of your plumbers will make all the difference.

Because this process is so precise, there aren’t DIY fixes we would recommend. Contacting a professional who understanding trenchless sewer relining is your best option in Castro Valley CA.

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“Our sink decided to give up one night and Keith showed up and helped fix everything. Keith was extremely quick in responding and came by within half an hour of my call.

He was extremely professional and provided a lot of visibility into his plans with our kitchen sink’s pipes. I found him very reasonable and personable at the same time. We were satisfied with his help and will highly recommend him to other people.”

Linda S.

“Keith was terrific. Responsive and understanding and he was able to rearrange his schedule to arrive early. Dealt professionally and thoroughly with a challenging mini-disaster. Highly recommend him to others in the west Valley area.”

Steve D.

“Keith came immediately to check out my dishwasher drainage problem. It turned out to be an appliance rather than a plumbing issue, but I’m still impressed with how prompt and courteous Keith was. He waived the fee for the house call.”

Kathy T.

“Keith, was great! Super friendly and professional! Answered any questions that we had right away via text and phone call. We ran into some problems but Keith was patient and was able to get everything done. Smart Choice plumbing provided quality and great customer service.”

Shane K.

“Keith is so personable and always gets back to you when he says he will.  If you have an emergency, he’ll make it work.  Otherwise, he’ll still get there faster than anyone else.  He fixed old plumbing that was leaking under our kitchen, and then fixed a leak above the hot water tank after that.  Will keep calling him back next time something goes wrong!”

Krystal H.

Trenchless Sewer Relining and Your Next Steps

A trenchless sewer relining is a method used by professional plumbers to repair or replace sewer lines without having to dip up the old pipe first.

The process of a sewer relining done using trenchless technology involves the installation of a new pipe directly within the existing one.

This is done by inserting a lining material into the existing sewer pipe, then inflating the new pipe using a bladder.

This will hold the pipe in place while it hardens. After the new pipe has fully cured, the bladder is removed and you’re left with a newer, stronger pipe without the hassle of digging up your lawn, driveway, and sidewalk.

There are a number of ways to conduct trenchless sewer pipe relining, including the spray coating method, the pull-in-place (PIP) method, and the continuous inversion method.

The one feature all of these methods have in common is that they are all formed from a cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) made from an epoxy or polymer resin that is fed into the old sewer line pipe and does not require any excessive digging or excavation of your residential or commercial property.

As you’re deciding on a trenchless sewer repair process, consider these steps:

  • Contact a professional
  • Have an assessment completed
  • Sit back and relax while the work is done

Smart Choice Plumbing proudly serves the city of Castro Valley and the surrounding area with dependable trenchless sewer repair and relining services at an affordable price.

Our Process for Sewer Pipe Replacement

Our plumbing professionals work 24/7 to ensure that you don’t have to live with emergency plumbing situations for very long. We will come out to your home and assess your sewer lines with our specialized equipment before determining the best course of action. We will do this using state-of-the-art technology to run the camera into your current system to determine the right course of action.

Once we have completed the assessment, we can begin with the trenchless sewer relining process to ensure your sewer line is repaired properly the first time.

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Your Main Line Repair and Sewer Lateral Replacement Specialists

Starting to notice a strong, pungent odor emanating from underneath your property? Chances are, there might be an issue with the sewer line that transports the wastewater from your property to the sewer system in your neighborhood.

Fortunately, our team of professional trenchless sewer line repair experts at Smart Choice Plumbing are here to help!

We highly recommend trenchless sewer repairs for home and business owners who want to avoid causing any unnecessary damage to their landscape, driveway, or the sidewalks near their home or business.

Trenchless technology is the perfect solution for situations like this because it does not require extensive excavation to unearth the existing sewer pipe. Instead, just two holes are dug—one at each end of the pipeline. From there, our licensed plumbing contractors can replace the damaged pipes with a new sewer line using seamless polyethylene pipes.

When it comes to trenchless sewer repairs, there are two main techniques. The first is referred to as a pipe relining, and it involves installing the new pipe directly into the existing one. For the second method, the damaged sewer line is first broken apart, then a new pipe is pulled through to replace it.

Not only are trenchless sewer repairs and replacements more affordable than traditional sewer repairs, but they are also more efficient to install and made from materials that last considerably longer than galvanized pipes. A trenchless sewer repair can save you time and money as long as you’re working with an experienced plumbing contractor who is well versed in trenchless technology.

Don’t let a broken sewer line ruin your day – give Smart Choice Plumbing a call today and let us get your life back to normal in a hurry! All of our trained and licensed professionals will ensure that you receive the highest quality trenchless sewer repairs in Castro Valley, saving you from future problems.

Yes and no. Trenchless sewer repair requires excavation at either end of your sewer line, but not along the entire run of the lateral. That means there is some excavation, but significantly less than traditional sewer repair methods.

Sewer line cost depends on how many obstacles are in the way, the length of the sewer line, the depth of the sewer line, and the material used.

In Castro Valley, midcentury modern homes are common. Unfortunately, many of these homes were built with poor foundations and sewer systems, which not only makes sewer failure more likely but harder to fix. 

The best way to get an accurate quote is to contact us for a no-obligation estimate.

Installed correctly, a sewer line installed via trenchless methods can last anywhere from 50-100 years. 

Sewer lines can fail for many different reasons. Some of the most common include:

  • Excessive clogging creating too much internal pressure.
  • Tree roots invading cracks in your sewer lines.
  • Corrosion of older materials, such as orangeburg pipes
  • Ground movement, such as earthquakes and foundation shifts

Slow drains, frequent clogs, and foundation cracks are the most common signs, but there are many others. One that we see often in Castro Valley is sewer lines that break under the lawn, causing unusually lush and green patches in your landscaping. 

Absolutely. A bad sewer line clog, or a perpetually clogged sewer lateral, can cause extreme pressure buildup inside your lawn, causing ruptures. 

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