General Engineering Contractor & PG&E Licensed Specialists

NorCal’s Best General Engineering Contractor

ER Plumbing & Construction (formerly known as ‘Emergency Rooter’) is a General Engineering Contractor “A” license holder and is certified by PG&E for joint trenching. As a PSL Certification Specialist, ER Plumbing & Construction can handle all of your sewer lateral certification testing and inspection needs. ER Plumbing & Construction acquired the trenchless sewer specialist, Rhino Rooter, in 2019.

Top Emergency Plumber in Oakland

Areas Served

  • Alameda County, CA
  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • San Francisco County, CA
  • Marin County, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • San Mateo County, CA
  • Tracy, CA

Services Provided

  • General Engineering Contractor services
  • Residential, Commercial & Industrial
  • Trenchless sewer repair & replacement
  • Storm drain construction
  • Authorized PG&E excavation, installation & repair

Sewer Lateral Certification Testing and Inspections

Various districts throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area are now requiring sewer lateral certifications prior to transfer of the title. There are multiple ways of testing sewer laterals depending on your area and their requirement and/or code(s). 

A Private Sewer Lateral (PSL) is the pipe that connects a business or home’s plumbing system to the City’s wastewater collection main pipeline. The lateral is considered the “private” segment when it is located on private property and serves the purposes of an individual, privately-owned building. The property owner is responsible for entire pipe length, including the wye or saddle at the point of connection to the City’s mainline.

City, County and private sanitary districts are responsible for the maintenance of the main pipelines that carry used water from homes and businesses and to protect public health and safety, these pipes are regularly inspected and repaired to maintain their integrity. With thousands of private sewer laterals in the City, property and owners are important partners in assuring that complete systems pipes are properly maintained.


General Engineering Contractor
California Contractors License
#1000384 A/C42

Serving the San Francisco Bay Area.

2346 East 20th Street
Oakland, CA 94601
(510) 388-0567

Call Us Now