Sewers & Stoppages


Sewers have one very important function: collecting and transporting waste and water from your property and dumping it into the city lateral for processing.

When your sewer is clogged, everything stops draining sinks, showers, laundry, and worst of all, no TOILETS!!!

Most homes in southern California were built between the 1940s and 1970s. The original sewers for these properties are long past their expected service life of 50 years. California-exclusive conditions such as earthquakes, soil shifting / settling, and erosion will accelerate the decline of your home’s sewer and shorten its functional life span. Materials used today are vastly superior to your original sewer’s composition materials.

  • Improper fittings during installation
  • Soil & pipe shifting, earthquakes, soil settling, erosion
  • Loss of Grade or Flat Spots
  • Separations, Misaligned and offset pipes
  • Bellies and sags develop in the pipes
  • Broken, Deteriorated, Cracked, or Collapsed Sewer pipes
  • Root intrusions, root growth, sewer lifted or pushed by tree
  • Sometimes, a combination of a few of these

SEWER LINE REPAIR for Buena Park and Orange County Residents

Expertise and Efficiency: First and foremost, our plumbers are trained professionals who have the necessary skills and knowledge to handle a variety of plumbing issues, including sewer repair and stoppages. They understand the intricacies of sewer systems and can identify the root cause of the problem quickly and accurately. This expertise allows them to provide effective solutions that not only resolve the immediate issue but also prevent future problems.

Appropriate Tools and Equipment: Secondly, our plumbers have access to specialized tools and equipment that are required sewer line repair and to clear sewer stoppages. These tools can range from simple plungers and drain snakes to more advanced equipment like sewer machines and drain cameras. The average homeowner may not have these tools on hand, and even if they do, they may need to learn how to use them properly. Our professional plumbers, on the other hand, know exactly which tools to use for each job and how to use them effectively.

Safety and Long-term Savings: Lastly, attempting to clear a sewer stoppage without the proper knowledge and tools can lead to further damage, resulting in more costly sewer line repairs down the line. There’s also a risk of personal injury if you’re not familiar with the process or proper tool usage. Our professional plumbers will ensure that the job is done safely and correctly, potentially saving you money in the long run. Plus, our technicians guarantee their work, providing you with additional peace of mind.

Sewer Line Cleanouts

A ground-level sewer cleanout is a necessary component of a home’s plumbing system, providing an access point to the sewer line and allowing our plumbing technicians to maintain and repair your sewer system. Without a cleanout, blockages, and bigger issues within the sewer line can be difficult to address, potentially leading to costly and disruptive work.

Ground-level sewer line cleanout benefits for Buena Park homeowners:

  • SAFETY – Keeps plumbers and equipment off your roof.
  • Avoids damage to the roof and vent pipes.
  • Sewer Cables with large wads of roots can become stuck on turns going from large diameter pipes to smaller vent pipes which will require more aggressive work to correct at the homeowner’s expense.
  • Running a sewer cable down a roof vent is a good way to crack a vent, requiring walls to be opened to repair the vent.
  • Ground-level cleanout provides a thorough cleaning
  • Sewer cameras and specialized equipment can gain access via your ground-level sewer line cleanout
  • Keeps sewage and equipment on the exterior of houses
  • Less expensive to service the sewer

Homes in Buena Park, Fullerton, Lakewood, Los Alamitos, Long Beach and the surrounding cities were originally built without this critical piece of plumbing. Have no fear, if your home has not yet been upgraded with a ground level sewer cleanout, the experts at DB Plumbing have you covered. Your friendly knowledgeable technician can advise you on installing one.

In Closing

We are notorious for catching and fixing small problems before they become big, expensive problems. We give permanent solutions to ongoing and frequent sewer issues.

No matter the issues causing your sewer to malfunction, our professional plumbers will have the answer. We have literally seen it all. Quite often, the issue is a simple blockage, easily cleared.

If there are bigger underlying factors and unseen issues not obvious to the untrained professional, we will find the causes, show you in detail, and explain our findings. We will present you with solution options so that you can make an educated and informed decision.

Do you have questions? We have the answers. Call us today. We are here to help you.

Does your house have an odor or smell that you can’t explain?

Do you often think, “What is that smell in my house”?

Do you smell it?

That smell.

A kind of smelly smell.

The smelly smell that smells like no other smell.

It smells, SMELLY…

You could have a broken drain or seeping sewer, losing wastewater and sewage, or venting sewer gases under your house or in your walls. When you have smelly smells, smells that smell like no other smell, call the pros at DB plumbing today, and we will get rid of the smell.

Repair, Replace, Relocate & Install, We Do It All.