Pipe Spy Marin, Inc. Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Do I need to fix my sewer line right away?
A: "That depends on the extent of the damage, but you can delay the work in many cases. A new sewer line is expensive, so postponing work can often help people who are living on a budget. We’ll advise you on whether the work can be put off and for how long. Also, we can often provide temporary fixes to extend the life of your existing sewer line. "
Q: How long will it take to replace my sewer line?
A: "In most cases, it takes about two days to complete the actual work, but the job isn’t fully done until it’s inspected by the county, and that can take a while. Marin County can usually do an inspection within one day, but it can take weeks in other places. It all depends on the availability of the county inspectors. "
Q: How long will my water be off during the project?
A: "We actually don’t turn off the water. The entire job may take two days to complete, but replacing a pipe only takes about four hours. During that period, we ask that you don’t use any sinks, bathtubs or toilets. That means if we start replacing the pipe at 11am, you’ll be able to use all your facilities again around 3pm. Most people aren’t inconvenienced at all. "
Q: Do you offer trenchless sewer line replacement?
A: "Yes. In fact, trenchless replacement is our preferred method. "
Q: Is it going to smell like sewage while the work is being done?
A: "No. "