A sewer system connected to an older property in Indianapolis was overwhelmed by flooding. Lance and the team at L.D. Smith Plumbing solved this issue by installing a backwater valve to manage water flow. Lance explains the process in the video above.
Backwater valves are a common solution to prevent water from flowing toward your property. Without it, older homes, in particular, could experience significant sewer backup problems. We see this problem frequently in older properties near downtown Indianapolis. With proper maintenance, a backwater valve should last at least for years. Although this is a preventative measure for homes with overwhelmed sewer systems, it’s still important to maintain proper habits inside the home to reduce clogging the system.
The team at L.D. Smith Plumbing provides services to Indianapolis and the surrounding area. Contact us to schedule an appointment for any plumbing service.
On the job: Rerouting a sewer line
There are many reasons rerouting a sewer line is needed: Consistent plumbing issues. Clogged drains due to obstruction such as tree roots. Construction on your property. The process doesn’t have to cause significant damage to your property. Lance, owner of L.D. Smith Plumbing, visits a job site to explain one option our team uses when rerouting a sewer line.
The team at L.D. Smith Plumbing provides services to Indianapolis and the surrounding area. Contact us with questions about rerouting a sewer line or to schedule an appointment for any plumbing service.
What's the cause of sewer backups in this home? Tree roots!
Trees add so much beauty to our yards and communities, but their roots can cause problems. See our recent work for homeowners in Cicero who called us about frequent plumbing disruptions. Our plumbers discovered multiple tangled tree roots in the sewer line underneath the driveway! Our solution: Tear up the driveway to complete a sewer line repair. Click the video to see some of our work at this site.
As trees get older, roots start to spread and often get tangled in sewer lines. That’s when the problem starts. As they spread, tree roots clog sewer lines and eventually create back-ups in the home. If you have older trees on your property, watch out for frequently clogged drains and foul smells in the home. Call L.D. Smith Plumbing if you think your sewer line might be clogged. We will send one of our expert plumbers to check it out. Contact us here.