The pipes in your home are essentially the most important part of your plumbing system. While most pipes are designed to last for a long time, many factors can damage your pipes such as age, weather, and pressure.

    When Should I Call a Plumber?

    Hope Plumbing recommends regular check-ups and maintenance to ensure the quality of your pipes. Our skilled plumbers can quickly repair any minor damages and prevent them from becoming a huge disaster.

    Call our plumbing company as soon as you notice:
    • Leaks
    • Tube Corrosion
    • Water discoloration
    • Wall or floor stains

    At What Temperatures Do Pipes Burst?

    While there is no magical number at which all pipes burst, it’s generally acknowledged that most pipe-bursting occurs when the weather is 20 degrees Fahrenheit or less. Once temps drop below this number, the probability of pipes freezing over increases.

    On average it takes about 4 to 5 hours for pipes to freeze and burst, especially if they have no source of heat. Because this usually takes place outdoors, it can be difficult to know if your pipes have burst. That’s why taking preventative measures before winter will prevent leaks and protect your plumbing.

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    What Happens to Outside Pipes When They Freeze?

    Water bursting an exposed pipe from frozen conditions can cause a significant amount of damage. Frozen water expands inside of the pipe and pushes against the pipe walls, which will often lead to cracks or bursts.

    The thawing of frozen pipes in Indianapolis without notice can lead to large leaks and, in some cases, can go undetected for a long time. This can allow water damage to occur. A homeowner’s insurance claim resulting in over $10,000 in damages is the result of this incredibly common issue, which accounts for 20 percent of all claims.

    Sewer Lines FAQs

    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 to make a profit.

    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.

    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.

    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 backyard. 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 Plumbing. 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.

    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 rights of way that are defined in the property title.

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    We Specialize in Re-piping Older Homes

    Our Indianapolis piping specialists understand that pipes in older homes need extra care to preserve the integrity of the house. Depending on the age and material of these pipes, our skilled plumbers can recommend different options for repairing your older pipes.

    Don’t let your pipes reach their expiry before you have them checked. Schedule an appointment for piping in Indianapolis with Hope Plumbing today at (317) 641-4673!