Anything that goes down a drain inside the home eventually moves through the sewer line and out to the septic tank or city sewer. Your home’s sewer line is the largest pipe in the plumbing system, built to collect the waste and wastewater carried by every drain line throughout the home.
Many items can contribute to a clogged sewer line. Food debris, paper, grease, hair, and other materials gather to form a clog in the sewer pipe. It can be necessary to repair sewer line issues that start from external sources – tree roots that penetrate the pipes and soil that makes its way inside also contribute to a clogged or broken sewer pipe. Whenever there is a clog in the sewer pipe, sewer repair is necessary.
Because main sewer pipe clogs cause poor drainage in the home, many Central Indiana homeowners focus on drain cleaning to solve the problem. This specific repair isn’t always the only service needed to fully resolve problems. Main sewer line repair is necessary if pipes are broken or damaged.
Mr. Plumber is a licensed plumbing contractor repairing sewer line blockages and damage for Indianapolis, Indiana homeowners. Our local plumbers are available today, tomorrow, and any time you need professional help to resolve your sewer issues. While we do our best to schedule same-day service, our plumbers are on call around the clock when a sewer or plumbing service emergency arises.
Mr. Plumber can do more for your sewer lines than simply removing clogs. We use a variety of plumbing services to comprehensively address issues with sewer pipes. Our plumbing professionals know how to correctly identify sewer issues to ensure our sewer line repair solutions provide restored functionality of your plumbing system.
Common sewer issues addressed through sewer repair include:
When grease and other materials gather in a sewer pipe, wastewater flow is restricted, and this blockage can grow to fully cut off water movement through the line. A clogged sewer line causes water and even sewage to back up throughout the home. Exposure to raw sewage and sewer gas can be dangerous to home occupants.
When air is allowed into the sanitary sewer system anywhere other than the vent stacks, sewer odors may travel back into the home. When you detect this distinct smell, it is a sure sign of problems with your sewer pipes.
Trees and shrubs planted atop sewer lines have roots that naturally grow towards these pipes. The sewer pipe is a source of water, and the roots will do what it takes to access it. Once they break through, they continue to grow within the pipe, and the opening allows soil and other matter to settle in the line. Paired with other matter captured by roots in the pipe, this issue can form a severe blockage along with the damage already caused by the root penetration.
Sewer line leaks often create sections of lush lawn above the pipe where the leak exists. Sewage leaking out of the broken pipe fills the surrounding soil with extra nutrients absorbed by the grass. Grass grows greener and fuller in these areas, making it easier to pinpoint the location of the sewer line leak.
When soil around the pipe shifts, the pipe may be unsupported in certain areas, so it begins to sag. A low area is created, which makes it more difficult for waste and wastewater to move through the sewer line. Material can also gather in this area which leads to clogs.
Burst pipes sustain damage as the soil freezes, shifts, and settles. Cracks, broken joints, and punctures in the pipes allow surrounding materials access to the pipe’s interior. Stone particles, soil, and tree roots invade the pipe and create a blockage.
As sewer pipes progress in age, they start to deteriorate and corrode. This damage leads to blockages and restricted drainage. Sewer line repair may be possible, but a replacement is often recommended.
Sewer pipes made of substandard or old material degrade, creating problems in the home. Replacement is necessary to supply the home with stronger, longer-lasting sewer pipes.
When sudden, severe sewer line issues arise, Central Indiana homeowners need a trusted plumbing business on speed dial. Knowledgeable plumbers are able to accurately diagnose problems within sewer lines and perform appropriate sewer line repairs quickly. Emergency sewer line repair services restore proper drainage in your home and allow your sewer line to function as it is meant to. When facing a sewer line emergency, Mr. Plumber is always available to help you.
Keeping your sewer pipes in good condition doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavor. Keep anything other than toilet paper and human waste out of the toilet – don’t flush feminine hygiene products, baby wipes, paper towels, or even wipes branded as flushable. With a small investment, stoppers and strainer drain covers can be installed to catch food particles, hair, and other small bits before they make their way into the sewer line.
Central Indiana homeowners can use Bio-Clean to help maintain home sewer lines. This product does not use harsh chemicals. Instead, natural bacteria and enzymes are used to break down organic matter existing in the pipes. Bio-Clean assists with the breakdown of hair, soap scum, food, paper, and other matter commonly found inside sewer pipes.
Severe sewer line issues cannot be corrected through simple sewer line repair. In some instances, replacement is the only solution. While you may have clogs in the pipes, damaged or deteriorating pipe may be a contributor to the issue – this needs to be corrected as well, or clogs will continue to form.
Mr. Plumber uses video camera inspection to assess a home sewer and plumbing system and determine if pipe replacement is necessary. If our professional recommendation is replacement, we explain the results of our inspection as well as how the replacement corrects the issue better than any other repair service. With this information, you can make the best decision for your household. We understand that time and budget are always a concern whenever taking on an extensive plumbing project.
When moving forward with sewer replacement, trenching or trenchless methods may be available. Our plumbers take time to discuss the two options with you and share the method we feel is most appropriate for your home. Trenchless technology is often preferred amongst plumbers and homeowners alike, as this method creates very little disruption to surface property. Replacement of sewer pipes can be completed faster in a more environmentally friendly manner. While trenchless technology is newer, it is growing in popularity for the full replacement of underground sewer lines.
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