Berkeley is a fairly old city, starting to grow before the Great San Francisco earthquake in 1906 and continuing to grow after 1909. The older your home or business looks, the more likely it is that you have a historical plumbing system.
Some of the most common problems in older Oakland homes are copper pipes with lead solder, which can cause health problems, corroded pipes due to the materials they were made of in the past, or clogs, leaks, and sediment buildup caused by outdated or improper installations. Most of these problems have a quick and easy solution today. If you are experiencing any of these problems in your home in the Oakland-Berkeley area, don't hesitate to call our highly skilled and licensed plumbers.
Other plumbing problems we fix often include the following:
- Low water pressure
- Clogged drains
- Slow drains
- Sewer system backups
- Sewer line repair
- Leaking pipes
- Broken water heaters
If you have a plumbing problem you need fixed ASAP, call our 24/7 emergency plumbers!
How Do You Know If Your Main Drain Is Clogged?
A problem that often pops up after heavy rainfall is a sewer system backup. A clogged main drain is a major plumbing problem and can cause slow water drainage, corrosion, flooding, and, in extreme cases, sewage backup and expensive repairs.
Usually, you can tell your sewer system is the problem by checking the status of your drains throughout your property. Early warning signs of a clogged drain are hearing bubbling or gurgling sounds coming from one or more of your drains or a strange water flow behavior. If all of your drains are slower than usual, this likely indicates you have a clog in your main sewer line.
Additionally, strange behavior with your water flow can also indicate an issue. For example, if you flush a toilet and water starts coming up the drain in your shower, you probably have a clog in your main drain.
If you have a clogged drain or suspect you may have one, contact us as soon as possible. Our plumbers work 24/7 to solve your home or business plumbing problems.
Clogs in your main drain tend to be highly disruptive, so don't wait to contact our Berkeley plumbers as soon as possible to clear the clog.