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  • Sewer Lines FAQs

    • How Much Does a Sewer Repair Cost?

      Repairing a sewer line is a complex process. Since the sewer main line is entirely underground, excavating your yard is the only way to access the sewer main. Our experienced plumbers may need to use large equipment, such as a backhoe to reach your sewer main. During the process, we also need to obtain a permit from the city. All these things can certainly add up to the total amount of expenses.

      Hope Plumbing offers competitive prices for sewer repair in Indianapolis. We also make sure that our prices are upfront before we proceed with the repair. We understand that it is more important to get your sewer repair fixed rather than making a profit.

    • Is This a Dangerous Job?
      Yes. Taking safety precautions is a big part of this particular job. Our team of experts uses every safety measure to prevent cave-ins during excavation and damage to gas and water lines.
    • How Long Will the Work You Do Last Me?
      If your end up only needing to replace a section or do a spot repair on your sewer line, you'll most likely need to do some maintenance every two to five years. If you replace the whole thing, the sewer work and parts we use come with a 50-year warranty.
    • Do You Really Have to Dig Up My Yard?

      A lot of folks put off getting their sewer line replaced for fear of the big mess that has to be made when we come out to dig up the back yard. Yes, you can expect a large backhoe and possibly a shutdown of the street or alley outside your home. You'll have large piles of dirt, a deep trench and caution tape in the yard.

      Yes, it's an invasive process and you might feel more comfortable staying in a hotel or somewhere else for a night or two. But I can also tell you that you won't be sorry you took care of the problem and you can trust you're in good hands with Hope. We'll make sure to get your yard back into the best shape we possibly can. When we finish the job and backfill the dirt, there will be a two to four-foot mound of dirt left behind, lasting six months to a year. Here's a tip: If you water the mound, it can be back to normal even faster.

    • Isn't the City Responsible for My Sewer Line?
      Unfortunately, homeowners are fully responsible for the maintenance and repair of all home plumbing, including the lines that travel from residential structures out to the sewer main. This includes all blockages that occur in any public utility easements and public right of way that are defined in the property title.