A Mission Hills homeowner called us to perform a video sewer line inspection, and provide a detailed estimate on drain and sewer repairs for the issue that had been causing problems for a number of years. Different plumbers had worked on this 96-year-old main house drain and sewer over the years, patching the old galvanized cast iron pipes with plastic ABS. The sewer line runs under the house and then down a steep hill, before emptying into the City of San Diego lateral that runs through the canyon in the back of the many adjacent homes. After performing a video camera pipe inspection, it was determined that there were roots growing into the sewer in multiple spots, and we were hired to remove the old pipes and replace them with new ABS material, performing what is referred to as a “repipe”.
While examining the pipes with our video camera, we also uncovered an area at the bottom of the hill where the house’s sewer lateral empties into the City’s main sewer line. Previous plumbers had used concrete to cover the area over a space between the bottom of the house’s sewer line, to where it connects to the City main. After digging a deep hole to inspect and locate the connection of the home’s sewer lateral, we removed the concrete and securely attached the new ABS to the City lines.