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In the modern era, we have made a variety of incredible technological advancements. From putting a person on the Moon, to providing access to essentially a super-computer in our pockets, we have made so many incredible strides to create the modern society we enjoy in the U.S. today. But one of the more critical advancements that we might take for granted at this point is our expansive municipal sewer systems, and the incredible and reliable service they consistently provide. We might get frustrated when our Wi-Fi is slow, but we tend to forget how important (and how much we rely on) our sewer systems, until we can’t effectively flush our toilets. Sewer line repair and replacement is a critical service that we need in order to continually rely on a flushable toilet and a clean neighborhood. That’s why Cupertino Plumbing is committed to providing high-quality sewer repair and replacement services to folks all around the San Jose area. Keep reading to learn more about these services, and how Cupertino Plumbing can serve you!

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A History of Our Sewer Systems

For many of us, we grew up with the privilege of effective and reliable sewer lines and plumbing. But it wasn’t always like that. In the 19th century, the distribution and processing of drinking water and wastewater was both intertwined, and inadequate, and led to constant contamination. The threat of disease and plague was a very real issue that affected (and killed) a lot of people all over the country, and cholera was one of the worst ones. Caused by ingesting contaminated water, cholera outbreaks killed millions all over the world, and over 150,000 people in America during this time.

This horrible decimation by disease (as well the important connections made between contaminated water and disease) lead to fundamental changes in our municipal sewer systems, like the installation of contained piped water supply, and eventually, combined sewer systems that used early sanitation methods to sanitize drinking water, as well is limit the toxicity of waste water. The methods slowly progressed and developed into the expansive sewer line system that runs through our homes and neighborhoods today, the sewer lines system that rely on everytime we flush.

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Broken Sewer Line? Cupertino Plumbing Can Help

We have all been there before. We got to flush to our toilet, and your business just circles the bowl, rather than being flush away out of sight. Or you start smelling a horrible smell of sewage, but inside your home rather than out on the street. Whatever your potential issue is, a broken or dysfunctional sewer line is not something that you fail to notice. There are a variety of potential issues that your sewer line system could be experiencing. But luckily, there are also a variety of ways that our plumbing experts at Cupertino Plumbing can help! Keep reading to learn more


Common Problems with Sewer Lines

Oily Deposits

One source of wastewater that moves through our home’s sewer line is from our kitchen sink. Regardless of how cognisant you are of limiting grease going down your drain, if you cook and clean dishes in that sink, you will simply have oily substances like fat and grease get into your sewer pipes. These types of substances cling to pipe walls and edges, and when they accumulate over time, they can constrict the flow of wastewater. Foriegn objects can also get stuck in these grease depostic, further impeding proper drainage, and potentially leading to clogged lines.

Clogs and Blockages

It’s pretty easy to recognize when your sewer system has a clog or blockage. Whether it's a toilet that won’t flush, wastewater backing up out of your drain, or gurgling sounds emitting from the drain, a clog is one of the most common problems you can have with your sewer line. Clogs and blockages can be particularly difficult to track, as they can occur in the main, or secondary lines of your sewer system; luckily, our plumbing technicians at Cupertino Plumbing utilize fiber optic camera technology to find exactly where the blockages are.

Tree Root Infestation

Thankfully, your sewer lines run in a network under the ground, underneath your home’s foundation and your yard. However, there is a large network of tree and plant roots that run underneath your property as well, and these two underground networks can potentially collide, with some unfortunate consequences. Invasive tree roots are constantly in search of moisture, so even the smallest crack or fissure in a sewer line will attract invasive tree roots, and make any small crack, a bigger issue.

Pipe Corrosion

If you think about it, your sewer pipe lines are able to withstand a number of gross, toxic, and downright corrosive substances that are funneled through them on a daily basis. But after a period of time and consistent use, even the best sewer pipes can start to corrode. With a fairly constant flow of corrosive liquid, grooves and gullies can start to appear, which weakens sewer line pipe walls, and leaves them very susceptible to breaking or cracking.

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As much as you might not want to think about it, these issues could potentially strike your home and sewer system, at any time. And if they do, your home could be stuck without reliable sewer lines and functional plumbing. Instead of experimenting with a return to the 19th century, or risking a potential outbreak of cholera (just kidding) give Cupertino Plumbing a call. Our plumbing technicians are as dedicated as they are experienced in providing effective and reliable sewer line repair and replacement services all over the San Jose area. Keep reading to learn just a few of our service features that set us apart from the rest when it comes to taking care of your sewer.

Professional and Reliable Plumbers

First and foremost, our team of professional plumbers are our biggest asset to providing effective sewer services. In addition to being fully licensed, bonded, and insured, Cupertino Plumbing has a longstanding reputation of providing reliable and effective sewer repair services, and that comes down to our teams of experienced and trustworthy plumbing specialists. You can learn more about our story here, so you can understand a bit more about why we have been San Jose’s trusted plumber for over 40 years now.

Trenchless Sewer Line Repair and Replacement

When you think of a sewer line repair or replacement, you might have a scary image in your head of huge trenches on your property and massive mounds of dirt covering your beautiful yard. But with advances in modern technology, we now have access to incredible trenchless technology, that makes trenches and a torn up yard a thing of the past. Our plumbing experts can provide quality trenchless sewer replacement services, using a variety of techniques that limit any surface disturbance, and displace the least amount of dirt possible. This ensures that we can provide the effective sewer replacement or repair service that you need, while getting your yard looking back to normal as soon as possible!

Fiber Optic Camera Inspection

Like you may have learned about clogs and blockages from the sections above, clogs can be particularly difficult to deal with as their exact location is difficult to pinpoint. With our fiber optic camera inspection services, we can feed a small cable with a camera at the end through your sewer line, and find exactly where the clog is, and what the clog is made up of. This ensures that any sewer repair or replacement service we provide is done right the first time, and as efficiently as possible. Click here to learn more about our fiber optic camera inspections services!

Sewer Repair Services from Cupertino Plumbing

Your sewer lines are what makes your toilets flush, your drains drain, and honestly, what makes your world go ‘round sometimes. So why take any risk on their effective functionality? If you have a broken toilet or a clogged drain, it’s pretty disconcerting to not have functional access to them. That’s where Cupertino Plumbing comes in. We have over 40 years of experience, providing quality plumbing services to good folks all around the San Jose area. Whether it’s a clogged sewer line, a stinky sewage smell, or even some gurgling noises from your drain that are concerning, our team of plumbing specialists can help. Give us a call today and see how Cupertino Plumbing can help you today.

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