Rooter Service for Indianapolis and Surrounding Cities
A rooter service is a type of plumbing repair that addresses any type of sewer line or drainpipe clogs. Rooter services include running water through your drains, using tools that snake through your drains to unclog them and sometimes taking parts of the water pipe system apart so that a plumber can take out some of the clogs manually. The name originated because of tree roots clogging drains – hence the “rooter” service. As of today it’s a term that’s used to address all types of drain clearing and drain repair problems.
Types of Clogs that Rooter Service Can Fix
Rooter service is designed to solve the commonplace problems of slow and clogged drains. How the clog or blockage affects your drains depends on the type of clog and where it is located.
- Clogs inside one of your home’s drains will usually only affect the appliance or fixture closest to the clog. These clogs are usually made up of organic debris such as food scraps, hair, and soap scum.
- If you have a larger clog that is blocking your home’s sewer line, you could notice different symptoms, such as widespread drainage issues in several areas of your home or minor backups in tubs and showers when a toilet is flushed or your washing machine runs.
- In severe cases, such as a sewer clog, you may experience wastewater backups that flood your home, causing damage and exposing family members to untreated sewage. Sewer clogs can also be due to debris buildup or non-flushable items in the pipes, or may instead be caused by tree roots invading and growing into your sewer line in search of water, forming a living, growing clog that cannot be removed without the help of your professional rooter service.
Some of the most common warning signs that you need to contact a professional plumber for rooter service include:
- Gurgling toilets
- Wastewater backups in one plumbing fixture after you use another (for example, water backing up in your tub after you flush the toilet)
- Wastewater backups that flood your home
- Slow or no drainage
- More than one drain backed up at once