Reliable Plumbing Solutions for Your Home
When you’re dealing with drain or sewer problems in your home, you need a team that you can count on to provide a fast and reliable solution. Big Blue Plumbing is that team. If you have ever searched for, "drain cleaner near me", We are a plumbing company that offers both drain and sewer services in Oakland and the surrounding areas. Whether it’s a small clogged drain or an entire sewer line replacement, we’re the team with the experience and knowledge that will get your home’s plumbing flowing again.
We provide a wide range of drain and sewer services, such as:
3 Signs You Need Drain Cleaning
You don't normally think of your drainage system on a day-to-day basis. But, when your toilet is overflowing or your sink has been frequently clogging, you'll have wished you had paid attention to the warning signs. Trying to use over-the-counter chemical drain cleaners can fix your drains for a short time, but they will provide long-term problems to your drain piping by causing corrosion. Below we have provided you with 3 signs to keep an eye out for when to clean your drains.
- Slow Draining -
This may seem like a silly sign, but if you notice that your drains a moving slower for no reason, it could be that there is food, hair, grease or even soap scum buildup that is causing the clog. It's best to call our professionals rather than assume the drain will get better.
- Strange Smells -
Odd odors that are coming from your drainage system are never pleasant. These odors are likely a result of a plumbing issue, whether it be sewer gases or even waste sitting in your drains, this is something that you should call us about as soon as possible.
- Gurgling Noises -
Strange noises don't always mean that something is wrong. But, if you are hearing a gurgling noise come from your toilet or drain, this is a definite sign that needs to be addressed. The noise usually means that there is air trapped in the drainage system.
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For two decades, we’ve been helping homeowners with all their complex plumbing issues. Sewer lines, in particular, require a high level of expertise in order to provide a quality solution that will not only fix the problem at hand but make sure the issue doesn’t reemerge.
Some common drain and sewer problems we can solve include:
- Clogged drains caused by hair, soap, food particles, and dust
- Damage to sewer lines caused by tree roots
- Corroding sewer lines
- Broken pipes
- Sewer ejector problems
If you’re experiencing one of the problems above, or have another drain or sewer issue that is not listed, we can assist you with excellent customer service. It’s important to give us a call at the first sign of trouble, as problems can grow and become more costly if not attended to right away.
Clean-Out Installations & Repairs
In order to snake a drain, it is expedient and sometimes necessary to have a drain cleaning access known as a “clean-out”. Many homes have clean-outs on their drains, and many are old, jammed up, and unusable. Many homes do not have clean-outs and this can make drain cleaning difficult or impossible. It can be extremely frustrating for all involved if what should be a simple case of running a drain cable becomes impossible because there is no drain access. Nothing is insurmountable and Big Blue Plumbing can help install drain clean-outs on all types of pipes, in crawl spaces, on exterior walls, in driveways, in the street, and even underground.
Gravity works really well for ridding your home of waste, but what do you do when you have a fixture, appliance, or bathroom that is below the level of the sewer line? Well, a sewage ejector pump is a device that accepts the drainage from a lower level fixture and pumps it up to the drain to a point where gravity can take over. These ejector pumps are very effective and reliable if sized and installed correctly. Our Oakland plumbers are thoroughly experienced with these pumps and offer repairs, replacements, and new system installations. Best of all, our services are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
EBMUD Sewer Certificate
East Bay Municipal Utility Department has a program that requires a certificate of sewer lateral compliance be issued whenever a home is sold, when a remodel project exceeds $100,000, or when changing the size of a water meter. The certificate is issued after an EBMUD inspector has proof that a sewer lateral has no leaks. In reality, no clay sewer line can be verified to be leak-free, so in almost all instances, a replacement is necessary. Some municipalities have their own programs and some are more stringent than others. Give our Alameda sewer service team a call and we will be happy to discuss your sewer lateral certificate and what you may expect from the compliance certification process.
Give us a call today at (510) 939-7870 to schedule your plumbing service!
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