What We Do
Did you know up to 90 percent of the homes in San Francisco still have original sewer lines that were built in the 1800s or 1900s? Many of these older pipes need to be inspected, maintained, and repaired due to their age and condition. This is what we do at Bay Area Sewer Inspections.
With sewer lines, it is not always easy to know for sure what exactly is going on or the specific part of the sewer system that is affected, which is why we perform in-depth video inspections. We use specially designed cameras and cables to look inside sewer lines without the need for exploratory excavation. If an issue is detected, we'll recommend an appropriate solution.
Watch an actual video of sewer inspection
Note the issues revealed: Partially collapsed/displaced sewer line and invading roots (several locations). Grease build-up is present, but not problematic.
What do video inspections suggest to the owner? Replacing one section of a collapsed pipe is a more urgent repair; de-rooting the sewer line on a regular basis is recommended. This would be a short-term, lower-budget approach. Potentially the combination of cracked pipe replacement and annual rooting of the line may suffice. Ultimately, replacing the entire line will be necessary and maybe the cheapest long-term solution. The sonar-detection unit will identify the exact location of the section in need of replacement which minimizes digging, disruption, and length of time to repair.
Without this video inspection, owners and repairmen do not understand the problem. Rooting now could actually worsen the problem by loosening the cracked pipe.
Last December I had house guests and my sewer line was completely blocked. We were unable to use our shower, our toilets or run the water without it backing up and pouring down our driveway. John explained everything that as he completed a video inspection and cleared the blockage with a hydro jet. Recently someone stole by sewer line cover from my side walk and John was wonderful to replace this for me. He is reliable and I a pleasure to work and I highly recommend him.
John and his team are absolutely awesome. These guys have years of experience and it shows. John performed a sewer inspection and lateral root cutting. The job was so well done that we have these guys taking care of our bathroom remodel. Can't wait to see the final product.
5 stars for great customer service! His son was unbelievable, Sean! These two lads definitely know their way around a pipe. My downstairs flooded, and we had to use loads of towels until John & Sean showed up to save the day. Our basement was super wet for weeks, now we have no problems. Thank you to John and Sean for taking care of all of our leaks!
I'm a Realtor and have been using John to inspect sewer lateral lines for both buyers and sellers. We love him! Always responsive, on time, professional and funny! He's thorough with his estimates/inspections and does great work. The best part is he walks you through everything so even clients that are new to the process feel very comfortable. Highly recommend!
Schedule Your Service
Bay Area Sewer Inspections is the company to call on when your sewer lines need attention in San Francisco. Whether you are buying a new home, selling your existing one, or just looking to find out the exact condition of your sewer lines, our team is ready to provide the answers and solutions. Feel free to check our client videos over at our YouTube channel for more information. Call or text us today to schedule an appointment with our industry experts. We look forward to working with you.