Residential Sewer System Backups in the Greater Indianapolis Area

Solving Household Plumbing & Sewer Emergencies

Your home’s plumbing pipes can be vulnerable to damage from tree roots and debris. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Indianapolis and Central Indiana offers residential sewer system backup services to households in the Greater Indianapolis metro area. Our highly trained and experienced team performs exceptional sewer line repairs, and we are ready to re-pipe and repair plumbing at all types of homes. You can relax because our service technicians will perform every step of our process like it’s an art and will fix your sewer system backup as quickly as possible. You can end up with a sewer system backup at any time, so if you do, you should reach out to us to schedule a plumbing service right away.

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Residential Sewer System Backup Warning Signs

Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Indianapolis and Central Indiana’s talented technicians understand how households don’t always know when they have sewer system backups until the minor issues of this situation grow into obvious issues with expensive repair costs. To ensure you spot these problems early, we have put together a list of common warning signs you have sewer system problems, so you’ll know when you need immediate professional help from our service professionals:

  • Pools of water forming around your basement floor drain
  • Experiencing multiple drain backups
  • Water backing up from toilets, showers, or sink drains
  • Strong odors from your home’s drains or outside areas
  • Gurgling sounds emanating from drains or toilets

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Solutions for Sewer Line Tree Root Intrusion

If you have leaks or condensation forming on your home’s sewer pipes, tree roots searching for nourishment can grow toward them and invade them, leading to clogs and backups. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Indianapolis and Central Indiana can resolve sewer line problems caused by invasive tree roots. Roots can grow through tiny pipe section cracks, holes, and separations and spread through your sewage system. After tree roots locate water, they will increase their growth. As additional roots get into your pipes, the holes and cracks grow larger as the roots clog your system. Eventually, the infiltrating tree roots could burst your pipe. You might notice some common indications that your sewer system has this problem, including backups in your toilets or bathtubs, bad drainage in your bathtubs, gurgling noises from toilets, or a lack of water filling your toilet bowl. Our impressive service technicians perform the following services to resolve your sewer line issues:

  • Hydro Jetting – We clean your pipes using pressurized water jets for this long-term solution. Our professional team removes tree roots, debris, and built-up grease by thoroughly scouring your home’s sewer line.
  • Maintenance – Preventative maintenance can save you money and hassle in the future. Our technicians can inspect your drains and clean them to help you prevent grease and other debris buildups. Sewer line maintenance can also protect your pipes against tree roots wreaking havoc on them.
  • Cabling & Drain Cleaning – We start this service by cabling through blockages to clear your sewer line and restore its functionality. After clearing your sewer line, our technician determines why you might be experiencing problems and advises you on more permanent solutions.

Call Mr. Rooter for Reliable Backup Prevention Systems

Ignoring your drain problems and putting off repairs can be easy, but Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Indianapolis and Central Indiana strongly recommends contacting us immediately to resolve your issue before it worsens and spreads. Our technicians begin repairs using augers or drain cables to open drains. However, when needed we also use more advanced methods to handle your sewer line issue. Tree roots can destroy sewer pipes and drainpipes, but we offer sewer backup cleaning services to clear your sewer pipes and resolve the problem. Our service technicians also quickly and conclusively clear blockages due to built-up materials like discarded food or garbage disposal waste, soap residue, thick toilet paper, sanitary products, and hair. Residential sewer system backups endanger your plumbing system, property, and family’s health. We fix sewer system backups from rain, tree roots, and many other causes. You can also save thousands of dollars by signing up for our Advantage Plan®. Find out more about this plan and our professional plumbing solutions by contacting us to schedule a service.

FAQs About Sewer System Backup Services

It’s important to act quickly when you have a sewer system backup on your property. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Indianapolis and Central Indiana offers residential sewer system backup services in Indianapolis, IN. We understand you may have questions about how to fix sewer backup, so we are here to help you understand our process. We restore your sewer lines with innovative plumbing technology. Below, we answer some of your most frequently asked questions about sewage lines. Contact us if you have any other questions. 

What Causes a Sewer Line Backup?

When your sewer line backs up, you may first notice a sewage smell around your home. Some of the most common causes of this sewage smell and a sewer line backup include the following:

  • Clogged pipes filled with soap, hair, dirt, and debris
  • Tree root intrusion from trees growing into your sewer line in search of hydration
  • Damaged sewer pipes due to ground movement
  • Heavy rainfall that overloads the sewer system
  • Aging sewer system that breaks down over time
  • Municipal sewer system problems that back up into your pipes

What Are Common Sewer Backup Signs?

 A sewage backup happens when water cannot flow freely through the main sewer line. Knowing the most common sewer system backup signs is vital to catching a sewer line issue as early as possible. It’s important to contact us immediately if you notice any of the following sewer backup signs:

  • Sewage smell
  • Gurgling noises
  • Wet floor drains
  • Multiple drain backups
  • Visible sewage backup
  • Sinkholes in your yard

What Causes Indoor Sewer Odors?

Sewage is a naturally unpleasant odor. Your home’s plumbing system is designed with a vapor trap that prevents sewage odors from entering your home. If you have a sewer backup, you will smell the sewage indoors. Our service professionals will quickly address these issues.

What Is a Sewer Lateral?

Sometimes the sewer lateral is clogged. This is the privately maintained and owned sewer pipe that connects buildings to the public sewer main. 

Can I Clean My Own Drains?

 Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Indianapolis and Central Indiana is highly trained to clear clogs from your drains and pipes. Clearing water and sewer pipes is a job for the professionals. It’s important to contact us when you notice any signs of sewer backups. We perform plumbing video camera inspection services to determine the location and severity of your sewer line problem. We have the tools and expertise necessary to address your drain concerns. 

How Can I Prevent Sewer Line Backups?

Sewer lines can get naturally clogged over time. Respecting your sewer line by watching what you put into your pipes is important. Some of the best ways to prevent sewer system backups include the following:

  • Only flush toilet paper into your toilet.
  • Do not dispose of food scraps or debris into your sewer system.
  • Never pour oils, fats, or grease into the drain.

What is Hydro Jetting?

We address challenging clogs using HydroScrub® Jetting services. Hydro jetting involves a highly pressurized water system that blasts away clogs at 3500 psi. This technique allows us to effectively restore your pipes without leaving behind any debris. 

Are Sewer Backups Dangerous?

Yes, a sewage backup in your home can pose a severe health risk to the residents and may cause water damage in your home. Sewage contains harmful viruses and bacteria, exposing you to contaminants. It can also damage your walls, floors, and furniture. The nutrients in sewage are the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew. It’s important to act quickly when you have a sewer system backup.

Schedule Sewer System Backup Services 

Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Indianapolis and Central Indiana performs sewer backup services in Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, and the surrounding areas. You can count on our service professionals to determine the cause of your sewer system backup and quickly address it. We perform innovative plumbing solutions to ensure your sewer line is in excellent health. We offer preventative plumbing maintenance services to routinely inspect your sewer line and other plumbing components. We always help you understand your plumbing solution options. Contact us today to schedule sewer line backup services.

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