THE PREVALENCE OF ORANGEBURG IN TEMPE, AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW…
Because Orangeburg pipe is so common in Tempe, the City of Tempe posted this article and interactive map to educate residents. It does a great job explaining what Orangeburg pipe is and why is of concern.
In short, decades ago, many sewer lines were constructed from Orangeburg, a Bituminous Fiber – which deteriorates over time. After about 30 years, you can expect to start having trouble.
If you live in the areas indicated and have had back-ups in your toilets, tubs or sinks its a good idea to have your sewer line inspected. And because these lines are fragile, its imperative to use a licensed professional.
The City of Tempe does note that the map is an approximation. So, if your home is not in an orange-shaded area, but you have experienced clogs or slow drains, call our trained specialists to take a look before any significant damage occurs to your home.