Mainline Sewer Cleaning Services in Indianapolis
Your mainline sewer is hidden from view and often forgotten and neglected. Unfortunately, over time, things build in the sewer line, which causes it to drain slower and potentially lead to back ups (gross!).
If your sewer isn’t draining properly, call a professional. Chapman Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing understands sewer problems aren’t a “next week problem” but a “now” problem. We offer professional mainline sewer cleaning services in Indianapolis, Fisher, and Lebanon, Indiana.
Our expert plumbers will get to your home quickly and clear your sewer so you can trust your plumbing again. We offer 24/7 emergency sewer line cleaning in Indianapolis for those who need their plumbing fixed immediately.
Indications of a Clogged Sewer Line
While your sewer line is buried and out of sight, it will still give you clues that something is wrong. Watch for these signs of a problem with your sewer:
- Gurgling noises in your drains.
- Toilet water burbling or air bubbles coming from below.
- Water backing up into your shower or tub when you flush the toilet.
- When you run the dishwasher or laundry, water backing up into your sinks or bathroom.
If you notice any of these signs, you may have a clog in your sewer line. Contact Chapman for drain-clearing services in Indianapolis.
What Causes a Sewer Backup?
There are a number of things that can go wrong with your sewer line. It could simply corrode due to age or rust. Clay, Orangeburg, and cast iron sewer pipes are especially vulnerable to corrosion and rust. Other problems could be improper things being flushed down the drain or a tree root invasion.
Sewer Line Tree Root Invasion
Your sewer line could be subject to a tree root invasion. Trees send their roots out questing for nutrients and water. If food particles and water leak from your sewer line, tree roots will naturally investigate and climb into any holes or cracks.
As the roots grow, the leaks get worse, and your pipeline increasingly gets clogged with everything going down the drain and getting stuck on the roots. That’s why we encourage homeowners in Indianapolis to have their sewer lines regularly cleaned out and checked.
Call Chapman Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing if you think you have problems with a tree root invasion in Indianapolis. We’ll ensure you have a clear sewer line and will help you determine the best way to deter future root invasions.
Preventing Sewer Line Clogs
Sewer lines are often clogged up because things that shouldn’t get flushed down the drain get flushed. There’s not much you can do about a child’s toy that gets flushed down other than get a plumber to fish it out or push it through, but there are a large number of objects that get flushed down the toilet every day that should be avoided.
Here is a quick list of common items that shouldn’t be flushed down the toilet:
- FOGs, which stands for fats, oils, and grease
- Fibrous fruits and vegetables
- “Flushable” products like flushable wipes or flushable kitty litter
- Feminine hygiene products
- Paper products like paper towels, napkins, etc.
- Dental floss
- Bleach and other caustic cleaning products
A few things on that list may surprise you, as many of us have gotten into a habit of flushing things that causes problems. The rule of thumb is to avoid putting anything that isn’t liquid, toilet paper, or human waste down the drain. All trash or food waste should go in the trash.
Sewer Cleaning Services
Unfortunately, once the damage is done, it’s done. The only thing to do is move forward! If your drains are clogged and water drains slowly, call in professional plumbers!
Chapman’s professional plumbers can expertly clean and clear your sewer line and get your home back to normal. Contact us now for quick and efficient sewer cleaning in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Financing Options Available
At Chapman, we understand how important a functioning HVAC system is for your home. This is why we offer flexible financing options to help you take care of your new HVAC purchase, so you can get back to taking care of what matters most to you.
A well-maintained HVAC system can save you from having to invest in costly repairs down the road. Learn more about our priority maintenance services.