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Ameriserve Repiping: Sewer Lining and Root Growth

Founded in 1979 by an experienced plumbing professional who completed his training through the California State Indentured Apprenticeship Program, Ameriserve Repiping remains family owned and operated more than three decades later. As one of Southern California’s most highly regarded repiping companies, Ameriserve specializes in copper repiping and also offers commercial and residential plumbing services that include pipe bursting, hydro jetting, leak detection, and sewer lining.

Ameriserve Repiping typically provides sewer lining services to customers who report repeated backups that interrupt normal drainage functions, particularly around toilet bowls, showers, or floor drains. These disruptions often result from long-term root growth within the sewer line, which fills the pipe with root masses that attract debris and waste from the home or business. When left untreated, root growth can obstruct the drainage system and eventually lead to the pipe’s collapse. To address problems caused by slow-flowing sewage systems and avoid the costly process of replacing damaged sewer pipes, property owners should schedule regular inspections to prevent tree roots from growing inside the line.

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The experienced team at Ameriserve Repiping can determine the cause of toilet and shower backups by inspecting the interior of the horizontal waste pipe with the assistance of a sewer camera, manufactured specifically for this purpose. By inserting the camera through a cleanout or vent, Ameriserve professionals can determine the condition of the sewer line and any necessary repairs. Root growth in sewer lines can be removed through comprehensive cleaning, and Ameriserve Repiping also offers a variety of services to repair structural damage to the pipe.

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Headquartered in Van Nuys, California, Ameriserve Repiping provides plumbing support through company locations in Riverside, Santa Clara, and North San Diego Counties. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, call (800) 713-5777 or visit TheAmeriserve.com.

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A Brief History of Ancient Plumbing and Sewer Systems

by Ameriserve RepipingDerived from the Latin word for “lead,” plumbing, as we know it, extends back to the urban environments of the Indus Valley Civilization of 2700 BCE. In its earliest inception, plumbing took the form of earthen piping that transported liquid water and waste by way of broad flanges, avoiding leaks through the application of asphalt. Later innovations in plumbing took place in ancient Greece, Persia, China, India, and Rome, where early engineers created the aqueduct, sewers, and lead piping systems for potable water.

Rough estimates place the development of the first Roman sewers in the eighth or ninth century BCE. They were initially used to drain storm runoff and marshes. Approximately 200 years later, the Cloaca Maxima (“Greatest Sewer”) built by Etruscan engineers flowed through Central Rome, draining the land surrounding the Forum and emptying into the Tiber River. The Cloaca Maxima eventually served as the main artery of the Roman sewage network, connecting individual houses and public facilities to the system. Covered in 33 B.C., the Cloaca Maxima became one of the first-known underground sewer systems in the world.

For potable water, the Ancient Romans used lead piping systems, which surprisingly resulted in infrequent cases of lead poisoning, as the rich calcium levels in the water created an internal plaque barrier, normally preventing contact with the lead itself. During the Dark Ages, much of the plumbing technology of Ancient Rome was forgotten and little modern advancement took place until the 19th century, in the midst of the Industrial Revolution.

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