The community of Reseda, Los Angeles, CA has been calling on Blu Jay Plumbing and Rooter as their primary plumber for difficult plumbing problems that they want fixed correctly.

Our customers know that we will always strive to deliver professional service at fair and reasonable prices. Our goal is to ensure our customers are always completely satisfied with their interaction with our staff and professional technicians from start to finish.

All of our services are performed by professional technicians who are fully licensed, bonded and insured.

Plumbing Services Offered in Reseda, Los Angeles, CA

  • Hydro Jetting – Blu Jay Plumbing and Rooter uses specialized equipment to utilize highly pressurized water through your drain or sewer lines to remove clogs caused by the buildup of grease, mineral and limescale buildup, tree roots and other debris.
  • Drain Cleaning – Can be done either by using a commercial grade plumbers’ snake or by using a hydro jetter. Only after performing a camera inspection, will our professionally trained plumbing technicians know which method will be the most cost beneficial and effective in solving the problem.
  • Sewer Camera Inspections – Blu Jay Plumbing and Rooter uses specialized equipment to inspect and diagnose the cause(s) of clogged drains and sewer lines to determine the most appropriate method to free up your plumbing system.
  • Leak Detection – We have trained technicians that specialize in identifying sources of hidden leaks in you plumbing system or gas lines. Once the source of the leak has been determine, we can recommend the most appropriate method to solve the problem.
  • Install or Repair Hot Water Heaters – Blu Jay Plumbing and Rooter will inspect your current hot water heater and depending on its age and overall condition, tell you if it is cost beneficial to repair or replace your current hot water heater.
  • Street Services – Blu Jay Plumbing and Rooter specializes in new sewer connections whether it is Installing new sewer laterals for new construction or for converting from a private disposal system to the city sewer system. We will extend city main lines and construct or re-modify manholes per Plan specifications.

We are very honored to have served the residents of historic Reseda that traces its roots back thousands of years when the area was inhabited by Native Americans of the Tongva tribe who lived close to the Los Angeles River.

Beginning in 1909, Reseda shares a similar history of that of Van Nuys and Canoga Park. On land that was originally part of the San Fernando Mission, Reseda originated in 1912 as the town of Marian. It was named after Marian Otis Chandler, the daughter of Los Angeles Times publisher Harrison Gray Otis and wife of Harry Chandler. The name Reseda refers to the fragrant plant Reseda odorata (mignonette) which was commonly found in gardens of the time and is native to many areas with a Mediterranean climate.

Throughout this time, the town’s name of Marian remained. In 1921, when a Fourth Class Post Office was found to be necessary, the town’s name was changed to Reseda. The new post office bearing the name was established on May 9, 1922,

The central business district began in 1915, at what is now the intersection of Reseda Boulevard and Sherman Way, with the construction of a hardware store, a blacksmith shop, an auto repair garage, a grocery store and a drug store.  Parts of the original 1920s and 1930s residential neighborhood remain southwest of Sherman Way and Reseda Boulevard as well as in Reseda Ranch near Grover Cleveland High School.

During the late 1920s and 1930s, the area’s reputation developed for its production of lettuce, lima beans, sugar beets, and walnuts, becoming known as one of the nation’s largest producers of lettuce by the late ‘30s. The Southern Pacific Railroad trains came up the middle of Sherman Way to pick up freight cars of lettuce daily during the lettuce harvest season. Around that time, manufacturing roof tile, canning poultry products, and processing walnuts began to emerge as viable businesses as well.

Reseda remained primarily an agricultural community, with a population of 1,805 in 1930. By 1940 the population had increased to 4,147. The mid-to- late 1940s saw a large increase in the number of single-family dwellings and the loss of numerous acres of agriculture. Reseda was one of the early suburbs in the San Fernando Valley. The large ranches were subdivided, for new housing just as World War II veterans were returning home. Many orange groves were plowed under in favor of housing.

Califronia Cactus Ranch
From California Cactus Ranch in Reseda, CA

In the early 1950s, the Valley’s population reached 400,000 and Reseda’s population was over 16,000, making it one of the most populated communities in the Valley. The average new Valley home, increased from $9,000 in 1949, to about $15,000 by 1955. Even at that price, though, a household income was about $6,000 per year, making Valley incomes higher than the national average. By 1960, the average market value of a Valley home reached $18,850.

During the 1970s, the above-average residential real estate values and income patterns began to decline. Land and housing costs shot upward, while most incomes only crept. By the beginning of the 1980s, the average price of a home in the Valley reached $110,000.

Northridge Earthquake

Even though the earthquake that struck at 4:31 AM on Monday, January 17, 1994 has been called the Northridge Earthquake, the epicentre was determined to have been between Arminta and Ingomar Streets in Reseda, west of Reseda Blvd and a little west of Northridge.

This was the second time in 23 years the area had been affected by a strong earthquake. On February 9, 1971, the San Fernando earthquake (also known as the Sylmar earthquake) struck the area with a magnitude of 6.5.

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