Sewer Line Repair, Replacement, & Installation
Kitchen drains, bathroom drains, toilets, showers, tubs, dishwashers, washing machines, floor drains, and more – all of these elements of your residential plumbing system produce wastewater that must drain away from your Indianapolis home. Initially, these elements drain into individual, smaller drain pipes, but eventually, all the wastewater in your home converges into the mainline, taking water and sewage away from your home. This mainline is known as your main sewer line.
Unfortunately, damage and problems with your sewer line can – and do – occur. These issues can result in leaks, clogs, and even the entry of dangerous sewage into your home. When problems occur, it’s crucial to contact an Indianapolis plumber immediately to prevent health issues and property damage.
In Indianapolis, contact Plumb Doctor to address your sewer line repair, replacement, and installation needs. In the event of a sewer emergency, dial (317) 306-9343 for 24/7 plumbing services. Or, book your appointment online.
Warning Signs Your Sewer Line May Need Attention
In some situations, such as construction incidents or burst pipes, sewer backups and damage can happen suddenly and cause a sewer line emergency. In others, such as with tree root intrusions, corrosion, or slowly-forming cracks, you may notice sewer line damage symptoms well before you experience a catastrophic backup. The signs are a bit different than those of a normal drain clog, so be especially wary if you notice these key symptoms:
- Foul-smelling water on your lawn. If your sewer line has a substantial crack or other leak, sewage can seep up onto your lawn and cause pools of foul-smelling, standing water.
- Basement flooding. Floor drains, including utility drains and shower drains, in your basement may flood, causing gray water and even sewage to enter your home.
- Multiple drain clogs. If you notice numerous drains throughout your home – particularly on your lower level – seem to be clogged at once, a faulty sewer drain is likely the culprit.
- Worsening backups. When running additional water into any fixture in your home causes drainage issues and backups to worsen, you can assume you have an issue with your sewer line.
Reasons Your Sewer Line May Be Experiencing Issues
Older homes in the Indianapolis area have sewer and drain lines that are decades old. Over time, these pipes can corrode, wear down, and crack. The resulting leaks can seem as if they’re occurring suddenly, but the reality is, you’ve likely experienced subtle signs of damage for some time.
Newer Indianapolis homes are somewhat less likely to experience sewer line issues – particularly if your new line is installed by a quality contractor like Plumb Doctor. However, if you plant trees too close to your sewer line, roots can eventually intrude into the pipe and cause premature damage. Additionally, construction equipment can damage your sewer line during a home renovation or other projects.
Choose Plumb Doctor for Your Indianapolis Sewer Line Repair or Installation ProjectSewer issues should be handled as quickly as possible before sewage has the chance to enter your home. For 24/7 emergency sewer line repair or replacement, contact Plumb Doctor. Our licensed, insured technicians have access to high-tech camera equipment to diagnose, repair, and even replace your sewer line with minimal disruption to your property.
If you’re building a new home in Indianapolis, Whiteland, Zionsville, Plainfield, Avon, Noblesville, Lawrence, or the surrounding area, Plumb Doctor can install a brand new, sturdy sewer line that will last you for decades to come. Call (317) 306-9343, or schedule a consultation online today.