Sewer Repair Service for Indianapolis and the Surrounding Areas
Everything that goes through a drain in your home (stuff from your garbage disposal, toilet, shower…) travels through the sewer line of your home to the city sewer lines. The main sewer line is the largest drain in your home, and all of your home’s drain pipes dump into it. The main drain line carries waste and wastewater to the home’s sewer line, and the sewer line carries waste to the municipal sewer for disposal.
Many kinds of things that can cause a clog end up in the drains of your home… food, toilet paper, grease, hair, toys, and who knows what else. Sometimes clogs are even caused by things out of your control, like tree roots growing into the sewer pipe. Clogs in the sewer line cause sinks and other fixtures in the home to drain slowly. While you focus on having the drains unclogged quickly, it is critical to find out the source of the problem in the sewer pipes so that you can prevent it from happening again.
Mainline sewer repairs can become messy. But, when sewer line repairs or replacement of underground pipes are necessary, Williams Comfort Air has the expertise you need to effectively repair sewer line problems. Our plumbers use trenchless technology to minimize the disturbance to your yard, landscaping, driveway, and other parts of your property as we work to repair sewer lines.
Repairing Sewer Line Problems Is What We Do
Williams Comfort Air does more than unclog drains. We offer a full range of sewer services, including main sewer line repair, sewer line replacement, and sewer line cleaning. Before choosing how to repair or replace the sewer line, it is critical to get recommendations from a knowledgeable, experienced sewer expert. Our plumbing professionals are trained to locate the source of your drain problem and provide options that solve the issue at hand.
We service sewer pipe issues such as:
- Backed Up Sewer Lines: Grease buildup or foreign objects restrict or prohibit proper water flow, which can lead to water and sewage backup into plumbing fixtures inside the home. When sewage seeps up through home drains, there is potential for your family to be exposed to dangerous sewer gas. Sewer gas poisoning causes serious and sometimes deadly health effects.
- Invasive Tree Roots: Tree or shrub roots penetrate the sewer line, snagging toilet paper and other foreign objects that block or prevent water flow. The roots themselves as well as caught materials form large clogs that restrict drainage. Tree roots gravitate towards water, of which home sewer lines are a source – when planting trees and shrubs with large root systems, it is important they be located far enough away from the home’s sewer pipes.
- Odor from Sewer Gas: Smelling sewer gas in or around your home or building is a telltale symptom that there is a crack somewhere in your sewer system. A sanitary sewer should be airtight everywhere with the exception of vent stacks on your roof, which allow the sewage to move downhill. It is important to prevent sewer gas exposure in the home, as it has serious and potentially deadly effects on your family’s health.
- Bellied Pipes: When section of the pipe sinks due to ground or soil conditions, this creates a valley in the sewer pipe. This dip collects debris and waste, which leads to clogs. The bend itself disrupts water flow and makes it difficult for wastewater to properly drain out of the home and into city sewers.
- Burst or Broken Pipes: Pipes are cracked, punctured or collapsed by shifting soil, frozen ground, settling, and other issues. Openings in buried sewer pipes allow sewage to escape and contaminate the surrounding soil. Cracks also create an opening for soil, pebbles, and tree roots to enter the sewer pipe and cause obstructions that block drainage in the home.
- Corroded Pipes: Pipes deteriorate and/or break over time, causing blockages in the line and restricting water flow. Sewer pipes need to be replaced to restore proper function of the home’s sewer system.
- Sewer Leakage on Your Lawn: Spotting an extra green and lush patch of grass in your yard may be due to a sewage leak underground. Since sewage acts as a fertilizer for vegetation, leakage from your main sewer line into the surrounding soil will give the surrounding grass extra nutrients resulting in a lush and extra green appearance. The source of the leak in the sewer pipe needs to be identified and repaired to prevent plumbing problems affecting the home.
- Old, Off-Grade Pipes: Existing pipes may deteriorate or corrode when constructed of substandard or outdated material. Materials used for sewer pipes long ago aren’t as strong as those preferred today – if certain sewer pipe materials are still in use, replacement is recommended.
Emergency Sewer Line Repair in Indianapolis
There are many things that can go wrong with your sewer line, but some situations require immediate attention. If you have a plumbing emergency, it is important to contact a qualified plumber to assess and repair sewer lines. Williams Comfort Air provides quality and professional sewer line services to meet all of your needs, from drain cleaning to burst pipe repair.
Indianapolis Sewer Line Maintenance
The best way to maintain your sewer lines doesn’t cost you anything. Simply do not put things down your drains that are not supposed to go down a drain. Avoid flushing baby wipes, feminine hygiene products, hair, grease, oils, large quantities of food, and harsh chemicals. Even if a product package says an item is flushable, it is probably in your best interest to not flush it down the sewer lines.
Bio Clean is a safe product Indianapolis homeowners may use to help maintain home drain lines without harsh chemicals that cause damage to your pipes. The natural bacteria and enzymes found in Bio Clean digest organic waste that builds up inside the drain line. Soap scum, hair, food, and paper are some types of organic waste that can be removed.
Indianapolis Sewer Line Replacement
Unfortunately, like everything else, your sewer line won’t last forever. A burst, collapsed, or cracked line isn’t that uncommon. All clogs have a source and identifying that source is key to making a wise repair replacement decision. Often times, finding the source of the problem requires a camera inspection which can turn up a broken, collapsed, or disjointed pipe, or roots that have penetrated the pipe.
At Williams Comfort Air, one of our plumbing technicians is able to assess the situation, explain what has happened, recommend options that eliminate the problem, and provide education on those options. We take the time to do this so you can make an informed decision on how to proceed. If you choose to replace your sewer line, we’re on call ready to offer trenchless sewer replacement services.
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