Increase in Water Bill

When an unexpected change in your water bill occurs, this can be a sign that something is amiss in your plumbing. Unless your water use changes unexpectedly due to using an irrigation system, filling a pool or spa, or other unusual circumstances, an increase in water bill charges should be viewed as a warning. If you have a water bill that is suddenly higher than normal, pay attention. You may have a serious plumbing leak which needs repaired that is causing this increase in water bill charges and needs immediate attention.

Finding Plumbing Leak Problems

One of the main reasons for an increase in water bill charges is a leak in your plumbing and speedy leak detection needs to be a priority. Water is escaping somewhere from a plumbing leak or other issue, increasing the water usage of your household. This results in a higher water bill. Some leaks are quite obvious; a dripping pipe under the sink or a running toilet are leaks that you may notice. However, there are also plumbing leaks that can be hidden behind walls, in your basement, under concrete slabs or underground, allowing water to seep out of your pipes. In due time this will not only cause an increase in water bill charges. It can also cause serious and expensive damage to your home and property.

Finding the leak is one of the first steps to solving your increase in water bill problem. Windsor Rooter offers solutions to fix the problem. This can include using digital camera inspections looking through outdoor water pipes to find the source of the leak. Windsor Plumbing professionals will then determine the best option to fix the problem.

Is There Flooding in the Yard or House?

An increase in water bill charges may be a subtle indicator of a plumbing problem. A more blatant sign of a plumbing leak is flooding in a yard or house. In the home, leaks are more noticeable. You may see water stains on ceilings or notice a wet carpet or floor. There could be pooling water in the basement or in other areas. However, when the flooding occurs outside, it may not be as easy to detect your plumbing leak. Sooner or later, a professional will have to deal with it.

A water pipe leak can occur underground or under a patio, making it difficult to detect at first. If the leak is in your main water line, it can seep into the ground and be invisible due to reabsorption. When the leak is continuous, it will eventually surface. You may notice wet or soggy areas in your lawn or the erosion of dirt, causing a sinkhole in your yard.

Water Line Repair Options

Often plumbing leaks are due to a crack or break in a water line. If water is leaking out of a pipe, a water main line repair may be the best solution. Our experts at Windsor Rooter can find the exact spot of the water line problem, even if it is underground. We will then complete a water line repair. The extent of the repair will depend on the damage. It may require replacement for a portion of the water line, or possibly options to repair the leak in the pipe.

At times, an issue may require a water line repair to be made underground. Windsor Rooter uses the latest technology to minimize the disruption to your yard during a water line repair. In some cases, very little digging is needed for leak repair in a water line. Yet again, other water line issues may require the removal of the pipe and even a complete water line replacement.

Water Line Replacement to Stop Leaks

If a water line repair cannot be easily done, it may need complete replacement. Our licensed and certified plumbers perform water line replacement when need arises to stop leaks and flooding. Water lines are made to last for decades, but eventually in the long run they can break and spring a leak. Common culprits of water line issues include tree root invasion, pipe corrosion, rusting and damage from exterior sources.

Water line replacement can include replacing the entire water line from your connection to the main city water line to your home. This can mean removal of the entire water line and need for new pipe insertion underground. In some cases, only a portion of the water line needs replacement. Our expert technicians at Windsor Plumbing can determine the best option to stop the leak and restore your plumbing to good working order.

Increase in Water Bill Charges? Call Windsor Plumbing

If you have flooding in your yard or house or an increase in water bill charges, these can be signs of a plumbing leak at your home. You may need a water line repair or water line replacement to stop the leak and prevent further damage to your home and property. Contact our experienced, reliable team of plumbers at Windsor Plumbing to schedule an inspection. We offer affordable water line repair and water line replacement, with service available in the greater Columbus, OH area. Call us right away when you suspect a plumbing leak in your home.

Leaking Pipe

Low water pressure and high utility bills are both signs that you may have a leaking pipe. Avoid unnecessary damage and repair costs. Once you shut off the water you will need a solution fast, call Windsor Rooter.

Fix Leaking Pipe

Leaks are a common problem. Windsor Plumbing has seen every type of leak you can imagine, and we can manage your leak repair, too.

  • Drain pipes
  • Galvanized pipes
  • Copper water pipe
  • Plastic pipes
  • Steel pipes
  • Cast iron sewer line
  • Terra cotta sewer line

We can find and fix leaking pipe under stone, block, concrete foundations, basements,and more. Repairs under some of these materials may call for demolition and rebuilding if leaks are allowed to continue. Small leaks can lead to expensive repairs in a short time. If you believe you need help to fix a leaking pipe under or around your home, call us at WindsorRooter.

There are times when we can reroute water or other lines and simply cap off existing lines that run under concrete or other hard surfaces to prevent costly repairs. Every leak is different. Windsor Rooter will explain all the options to repair your leaking pipe.

Copper pipe leak

Pinhole leaks in copper pipes are a common problem. Pitted corrosion can eat away at the inside lining of copper plumbing and eventually wear a hole through.

Some causes of this wear:

  • High chlorine levels in the water supply
  • Corrosion from rusted water heaters
  • Old, rusty steel water pipes
  • High water pressure
  • High pH levels in the water
  • Other chemical factors in soil and water

With these things and more at work, over time, any weakened piece of pipe can develop a leak.

There are several methods to fix a copper pipe. If there is a single pinhole, or a few holes all in one piece of pipe, simply replace the holed pipe. If your copper plumbing is less than 20 years old, this could have been a weak piece of pipe.

When you solder two pipes together, this joint can sometimes be weak and eventually leak. This is because the joint material is weaker than the copper line. In these cases, Windsor Rooter can quickly and easily re-solder the lines and fix the leak.

If you keep getting pinhole leaks, even in long, straight pipes, and your plumbing is over 20 years old, it’s time for a full plumbing inspection. These are signs that a major plumbing leak or breakdown could be flowing your way. Contact Windsor Rooter right away for an inspection.

Pipe Leak Repair Outdoors

Exterior piping, like a sewage pipe leak, can also become a costly mess if not fixed quickly. Leaking sewage and wastewater presents a health hazard to everyone near the leak. When you need a pipe leak repair outdoors, call us at Windsor Rooter. Our plumbers are skilled at finding and fixing leaks in underground pipes.

Sewage pipe leak

A sewage pipe leak is a real mess if it is underneath your home. Sewer leaks can also bubble to the surface in your yard. Both of these are health hazards to your family and guests. Windsor Rooter can repair it in a few ways. Location and the type of leak help determine the best way to repair it. At Windsor Rooter, we will share the least invasive way to repair your sewer pipe and give you a cost estimate. We can do the repairs quickly and safely with the least amount of damage to your property. Handling a sewer line repair is something best left to the professionals.

Don’t settle for just any plumber when it comes to leaking pipes. Contact the leak repair specialists at Windsor Rooter.

Water in Basement Problems

If you have water in basement areas, it is not a problem you want to ignore and you quickly need a leak detection service. Finished basements will have floors and walls ruined from the water and a mold problem can flourish. Even unfinished basements with flooding need to be fixed to ensure there is not foundation damage or other problems occurring. Finding the culprit is the first step in fixing the issue. You need to know why there is water in your basement and then hire the right professional to fix the problem.

Sump Pump Failure

One reason that basement flooding occurs is sump pump problems or failure. Homes with basements have a sump, a pit that collects water to keep it away from walls and the foundation. To keep the sump from overflowing and ending up with water in basement areas, a sump pump is needed. This device pumps water up and out of the sump when it reaches a certain level, removing it away from the home.

Sumps pumps are set-up to run automatically. Most are designed to use a float device that triggers the submersible pump to turn on when the water reaches a designated level. Many different issues can occur that cause the sump pump not to function as needed. It may be clogged, need service, lose power or could need replacement. Float switches can fail or you may need a new pump installed. If it is not working and water is leaking into your basement, our plumbers at Windsor Plumbing can troubleshoot the issue and complete the needed sump pump service.

Leak Detection for Basement Flooding

Water in basement areas can be caused by a plumbing leak somewhere in or around the home. Often the main water and sewer lines come in and go out through the basement walls. Also, smaller interior plumbing pipes may run above the basement ceiling. If any of these pipes springs a leak, there can be water accumulation in the basement. You may need a plumbing leak detection professional to find the source of the leak and a plumber to fix the pipe problems.

The source of a plumbing leak is not always obvious. If a slow leak, not a pipe that has burst or a check valve, it could seep down the walls and under flooring, making it difficult to identify the source. A plumbing leak detection expert will be able to pinpoint the source. In some cases, it may be a broken water or sewer line underground near the home’s foundation that is the source of a wet basement. Our leak repair experts can offer solutions to stop basement flooding from hydrostatic pressure.

Downspout Drain Issues

The downspout drain is meant to remove water from your roof and whisk it away from your foundation and basement. Unfortunately, when a downspout drain is not working correctly, you may end up with water flowing off the roof and next to your home. This can result in water in basement rooms, seeping in from the outside through your foundation walls.

Many different problems can occur with a downspout drain. It may become clogged, unable to divert heavy rainwater to a storm drain. There could be damage to the drain or tile, causing the runoff water to accumulate around the foundation and penetrate the basement. You may need a downspout drain cleaning or complete replacement. Either of which our experts can provide if that is the cause of water in basement areas.

Troubleshooting Water In Basement Problems

When you have water in your basement, you need to fix the issue right away. Serious damage can occur both inside your basement and to the foundation of your home, depending on the source of the leak. Our experienced plumbers and technicians at Windsor Rooter are your local plumbing experts to troubleshoot basement flooding issues. We will find the source of your problem. Whether it is a plumbing leak, sump pump problem, downspout drain issue or a water heater leak, we can find the problem and fix it quickly.

At the first sign of water leaks in your basement, call Windsor Rooter for an emergency plumbing appointment. We have customer service representatives available to take care of your water problems. We will get to work on resolving the issue to protect your home and property from further damage. You will always receive excellent service and reliable repairs whenever you choose Windsor Rooter for your plumbing needs.

Doing Renovations to Existing Sewer System

There can be many reasons for doing renovations to an existing sewer system. Usually, the reason is related to problems with the main sewer line. This is the sewer pipe that connects the plumbing of the building to the public sewer system. This pipe is the responsibility of the property owner. If changes or sewer line repairs are imminent, an expert plumbing contractor will need to do the work. Windsor Rooter is the top choice for sewer system work in the Columbus OH area.

There are several steps that need to be taken prior to doing renovations to an existing sewer system. Proper closing of valves in the sewer line is one of the first. Finding possible problem areas is another. Windsor Rooter has the knowledge you count on from professionals. Without a doubt, we handle everything properly the first time.

Be assured, we close all valves to prevent any backflow into your home. We will use state-of-the-art technology to perform sewer inspection to locate clogs, leaks or breaks. As we locate your issues, we will inform you of our findings. Then we will provide you with solution options, along with estimates. We will arm you with the right information to make your decisions about doing renovations to your existing sewer system.

Sewer Inspection to Find Problems

Experience is very important when it comes to sewer line repair and replacement. Windsor Rooter uses a video camera attached to a line to inspect sewer lines. This allows us to see the interior of the entire pipe as the camera travels through it. When we do find problem areas, we can clearly tell what the issue is when we perform sewer inspection. We can even show you the video to explain what we found.

Video camera inspection of sewer lines can find problems like:

  • Broken sewer line
  • Blockage by tree roots
  • Clogged drains from hair and grease
  • Disconnected joints
  • Crushed sewer pipe
  • Frozen pipe bursting

Traditional sewer inspection uses more guesswork than facts. With video inspection, we can see what the problem is. We can also pinpoint the location that needs sewer line repair or sewer cleaning. Not every plumbing company offers these services.

Sewer Replacement of Damaged Pipe

Sometimes a sewer pipe is not eligible for repair, and you need to consider your sewer replacement options. This used to mean digging up the entire sewer main. This was costly and disruptive of property. In most cases today, Windsor Rooter can do trenchless sewer replacement.

Trenchless sewer replacement uses only one or two small holes to replace your sewer pipe. Digging up the line is not necessary. Instead, we create a new pipe lining inside your existing sewer main. This type of sewer line replacement saves time and hassle. The lining material used for trenchless sewer repair is strong. It will serve as your new sewer main pipe for many years to come.

Sewer Repair of Main Line

Replacement of your sewer line is not always necessary. Many times we can simply repair the problem with your sewer line. There may be an improper connection joint that needs to be fixed. Sometimes pipe junctions become disconnected. Other times it is the valve at the building or at the curb that needs to be repaired. Windsor Plumbing is an expert at determining what the problem is and how best to repair it. We can also be of help with water main line repair.

Sewer Cleaning of Blocked Line

One of the most common services we offer is clearing of blocked sewer lines. Sewer lines can become clogged, hampering waste flow. This is usually realized when the kitchen sink or bathtub begins to drain slower than usual. If you ignore these early warning signs, you may end up with a sewer backup.

Sewer backups due to a blocked line are not pleasant. Usually, it starts with an overflowing toilet or water backing up into a shower. These problems can also be caused by a single clogged plumbing drain. If normal plunging does not clear the drain, contact us right away.

We can determine if the problem is a clogged pipe or a clogged sewer line. We offer both sewer cleaning and drain cleaning services. You can count on us to find the source of the problem and fix it.

Hydro jet sewer cleaning

Many times clogged drain pipes are cleared only to clog again. This is usually because the original problem was not completely eliminated. Clogs often form as hair, grease and other debris accumulates in one area of your pipe. Rough deposits on the interior of your pipes snag hair and other small debris and the clog builds. Other times, it is tiny tree roots pushing their way into your sewer line that are blocking the flow. Just because you get a drain to flow again doesn’t mean you’ve cleared away all the debris.

Windsor Plumbing uses hydro jetting to completely clear stubborn clogs and tree roots from drains. This pressurized water system is completely safe for your pipes and does a very thorough job. Many times, using hydro jetting can remove corrosion inside your pipes, helping prevent clogs in the future.

Sewer Line Repair & Replacement in Columbus OH

Our plumbing experts are experienced in sewer line repair and replacement in Columbus Ohio. For years we have been known as the sewer line experts. As our customers continued to request more plumbing services, we have expanded to meet those needs. Today you can call on us to fulfill all your residential and commercial plumbing needs.

In addition to sewer line repair and clearing of clogged drains, Windsor Rooter also offers complete plumbing services, including:

  • Sewer installation for new construction
  • Plumbing system installation
  • Installation of plumbing fixtures
  • Video camera sewer line inspection
  • Trenchless sewer line replacement

Our plumbing technicians are highly trained and skilled at their work. In addition, Windsor Rooter prides itself on top-shelf customer service. We are quick to respond to calls. We never do work without the express approval of the customer on the work to be done and the price. Showing up when scheduled is the standard for us, not the exception. Contact us if you have questions about our procedures, we will be happy to discuss your needs.

For affordable sewer repair pricing, state-of-the-art solutions and quality customer care in Columbus, Ohio, contact Windsor Rooter.

Recurring Sewer Backups

No one wants to deal with sewer problems. Simple clogs are easy to fix. But when water backs up in the sink or shower, or toilets stop up and overflow, you have real problems. More than likely, you have a sewer backup issue and are in need of sewer cleaning. If this has happened more than once, it could be more serious than you thought and you have probably been facing recurring sewer backups.

Windsor Rooter understands that you can’t plan ahead for these types of problems. When emergencies happen, you need plumbing service fast. We will dispatch one of our plumbing repair experts as fast as possible to perform a sewer inspection and determine the cause of your recurring sewer backups.  We will provide you with solutions and cost estimates to get you a resolution to your sewer backup fast.

Sewer Inspection Services

We will begin by performing a complete sewer inspection for blocked lines. This includes all sewer lines leading from your home to the municipal connection. Windsor Rooter has state-of-the-art equipment needed to perform sewer inspection. This allows us to accurately pinpoint the location and identify the blockage.

The three most common reasons for sewer backups we find are:

  • Tree and Shrub Roots - A tree root craves water and will seek out any source, even your sewer lines. They can crack and penetrate old lines and grow within, causing serious clogs.
  • Foreign Debris Clogs - Materials that do not break down or mix with regular sewage cause these clogs. Items like grease, oil, paper, baby wipes, and feminine products.
  • Broken or Sagging Sewer Pipes - Old pipes that are broken or collapse will cause sewer backups. Even a sagging line will cause a buildup that eventually becomes a blockage.

Sewer Cleaning Services near Columbus OH

Clogged showers, toilets, or clogged drains causing water to back up means sewer cleaning services are necessary. Do not settle for some service company giving you an estimate over the telephone. Often the problems are not as obvious as you would think and a sewer inspection is in order. Diagnosing and fixing sewer and drainage problems can be complex. A qualified plumber from Windsor Rooter will be able to identify the source problem and find the best solution.

Sewer cleaning process

When you need sewer cleaning services in or near Columbus, Ohio, your first call should be to Windsor Rooter. Our sewer cleaning services usually begin at the sewer cleanout. This is a y-shaped pipe with a cap that allows access to the main sewer line running out of your home. With this access to your home sewer system and its connection to the main line, we can use whatever methods are necessary to perform a thorough cleanout.

We will often use a sewer rooter tool. The sewer rooter is a long, snake-like metal line with different heads that we can attach to the end. The line is fed into the cleanout pipe until it reaches the problem area. We then use a rotating head on the end to break up the blockage.

This is often the best way to get rid of many different types of clogs, including grease, hair, foreign objects, and even tree roots. But, it’s not the best tool for every problem. The sewer rooter isn’t long enough to reach all the way through your main sewer line. And, some blockages are simply too difficult for the tool to break up.

Hydro Jetting Sewer Lines

Hydro jetting is another great tool in our arsenal. We use water pressure to blast through obstructions in the sewer line. Your garden hose does not have enough pressure to handle this job. We bring a system that produces a stream of high-pressured water to scour the interior surfaces of the plumbing pipes. This removes any clogs and also blasts away scale, grease, and other debris that has built up in the pipe walls over time.

The combination of a powered cutting tool and multi-directional high-pressure water cleans away any clog or debris. In fact, the scouring action of hydro jetting leaves the interior surfaces of your sewer pipes so clean, it will prevent recurring buildup and keep your lines free flowing much longer without delay.

Sewer Repair Methods

When your sewer lines have collapsed or are so clogged that they cannot be cleaned out, it’s time to repair the lines. At Windsor Plumbing, we have several ways to repair old sewer lines. The method we use depends on your needs and desires.

The traditional method is to locate the broken sewer line section, dig it out, and lay a new section of pipe. This new section is connected to the old, then tested for leaks. When the job is complete, we replace the dirt over the pipe. Of course, this leaves an ugly scar on your yard or property. Depending on the size of the repair, it could be quite large.

Another method we use takes advantage of trenchless technology. Only two small holes are dug, one at each end of the repair site. Then, a new resin-coated lining is pulled through the section to be repaired. It is then inflated and allowed to harden. This makes a new length of sewer pipe within your old broken pipe. The damage to your property is much less.

Sewer Replacement

When you need complete sewer replacement service, call us at Windsor Rooter. We can complete the job by digging only a few small holes. We pull a pipe bursting head through your old sewer line to break it apart, leaving the old pieces safely in the ground. Then a new polyethylene replacement pipe is inserted through the old pipe channel. The pipe sections are sealed together to create long sections of line without joints that could possibly leak.

This newer, stronger polyethylene sewer pipe runs through your old sewer line shaft underground, replacing the old broken pipe. We prefer this process at Windsor Rooter for replacing the sewer pipe from house to street or for replacing damaged sections of line. Because only a few small holes are of need, the damage to your yard and property is kept to a minimum. Most importantly, this also saves you on expensive landscaping repair costs.

Settling in Yard Solutions

If you have settled sections of your yard that leave noticeable low spots, this is most likely a drainage issue. Call us at Windsor Rooter to assess the problem and discover a solution. It may be a simple need for a downspout drain pipe to channel water away. It may require more extensive services like drain cleaning services or sewer line repair.

When the water isn’t draining, inside or outside your home, contact Windsor Rooter. We are the sewer backup repair service experts in Columbus, Ohio.

Clogged Drain

A clog may be caused by hair that has washed down the drain of the shower, tub or sink. It could be a toy accidentally flushed down the toilet. Or perhaps grease and food pieces causing a problem in the kitchen. These can eventually lead to a clogged sewer drain, as well. But sewer lines can also become clogged with tree roots or by the line being crushed or broken underground.

Clear Clogged Drain with Hydro Jetting

Windsor Rooter provides property owners with the widest range of preferred choices to clear clogged drains. We have all the standard tools available. We use plumber’s snakes, and additionally we have the more powerful option of using pressurized water.

Pressurized water or hydro jetting can take out the most difficult of clogs. The powerful water shoots water in both directions to clear your pipe. In addition to clearing out the clog, the water power can also clean roughness from the walls of your pipes. Smooth, clean drain pipes are less likely to form clogs again in the future. This means you are less likely to need us to clear something like a bathtub drain clog in the near future.

Grease is one of the most common causes of kitchen drain clogs in homes and restaurants. You should NEVER pour grease or oil from food down a plumbing drain. However, some grease will always make its way down the drain when washing dishes and pans. This grease can build up as it cools in the drain pipe and gradually clog your kitchen drain.

Clogged sink drain - what to do

A clogged sink can be a real problem. The first tool to be reached for almost any clogged drain is your plunger. Many times the air pressure created from the plunger is enough to unclog your kitchen sink. If you have a double sink, you will need to make sure the second sink drain is closed. Otherwise, the pressure applied to one drain may just push out the second drain without reaching the clog. Plungers require a good seal around the drain to work.

If the plunger is unable to unclog the drain, you may need to remove the trap. Underneath every kitchen sink you will find a U-shaped pipe. This is called the sink trap. Sometimes, this is where clogs form. If you have the right tools and know-how, this is something many people can handle themselves.

Water will come out when that pipe connection is opened. Before unhooking the sink drain pipe, you will need to have a pail ready to catch the water. You will also need to be prepared for the fact that the clog may not be in the trap. If not, then it’s time to call a plumber to perform drain cleaning.  Windsor Plumbing has years of experience locating clogs in drain pipes. We have the right tools to get it done quickly and get it done right.

Kitchen drain clogged by grease

Sometimes, pouring boiling water down your kitchen drain will be enough to get rid of the grease in the drain. However, you do run the risk of that grease cooling again when it hits the cold sewer drain pipe. This can be the beginning of a new clog starting in your sewer drain pipe underground. 

What is the clog and where is it located?

The biggest problem with any clogged drain is that you don’t know what is causing the clog. Is it grease? Hair? A solid object? Many times it’s a combination of things.

The other problem is finding out where the clog is. Is it in the sink trap or in another part of the pipe? Perhaps it’s in the plumbing pipes or is it in the sewer drain pipe? If you have a garbage disposal, you have another complication added to the problem.

For times when the clog is located in the underground sewer pipe, Windsor Rooter has video sewer pipe inspection equipment. This allows us to see exactly what is blocking the drain and where the clog is. We get rid of all the guesswork involved, thereby solving the problem quicker.

With the top technology used by Windsor Rooter, plumbing problems are easier to diagnose and fix. This means we are in and out of your home or business quicker. We want you to go on with life as usual as quickly as possible.

Bathtub Drain Clogged by Hair

Long, shiny hair is a beautiful thing, but it can create some big problems when you find your bathtub drain clogged. Those long hairs are easily caught in your drain, collecting more hairs after each bath or shower. You can help keep this issue from getting out of hand by removing your drain cap occasionally. After removing the cap, remove the hair visible at the entry to the drain pipe. Even with this kind of maintenance, hair can move further down the drain pipe and create a clog in your drain.

Do you have a slow draining tub? If your tub seems to be draining slower and slower each time, you may have a bathtub drain clog developing. If clearing hair out of the opening of the drain doesn’t improve the flow, you may need our help. Call Windsor Rooter to schedule a drain cleaning before the problem gets worse.

Clogged tub drain, again?

Have you had to unclog your tub or shower drain multiple times? Repeated clogs in the same drain shows that the clog has never been completely cleared. Each time you “unclog” your drain, you are removing some of the clog. This allows water to flow again, but that’s not enough.

When someone doesn’t remove a clog completely, rough surfaces remain that easily begin collecting hair and other residue. The clog simply begins rebuilding on the leftovers from the previous buildup. At Windsor Rooter, we’ve seen this happen many times. When our professional plumbers clean a clog out of your tub drain, we will do a thorough job. We’ll make sure the entire clog is taken care of, right down to the walls of the pipe.

Clogged bathroom drain answers

The first step to unclog a bathroom drain is to try simple air pressure to remove the clog. A toilet plunger has a nickname of “the plumber’s helper” for that reason. It is a simple device that anyone can use and every home or business with a bathroom should have one available.

If several tries with the plunger don’t succeed, then it may be time to call us. We have other tools which we can use to unclog your drain. Many times a plumber’s snake will be able to reach the clog and dislodge it. This frees the drain to flow properly. Other times it will take more advanced means to determine the location and cause of the stoppage.

Clogged sewer drain answers

When the source of your backed-up drains is located in the sewer drain, the solution becomes a bit more difficult. Now you need to locate which pipe is blocking the flow. A plumber’s snake can sometimes determine this, but not always. Even if the snake does find the blockage, it cannot tell you what is causing the problem. Video technology saves the day when this is the case.

Using video technology we can see exactly what is causing the obstruction. This is very important in choosing the solution for the problem. If it is a clog of tree roots, Windsor Rooter would clear those with an auger or hydro jet. Knowing which is the proper solution prevents waste of time and money.

If the sewer line has seen some damage, simply clearing the rubble is not the answer. This would instead call for repair or replacement of the sewer pipe. Using video inspection to locate damage or broken line also improves our ability to pinpoint the problem. This tool will send a signal showing the exact location of the pipe needing repair.

Sewer line repairs used to mean digging up the entire line to remove and replace it. That isn’t true anymore. Windsor Rooter can replace the damaged pipe by inserting a new liner with only one or two small holes.

Call Windsor Plumbing for Clogged Drain Solutions

We are a team of professionals ready to take your call. Property managers, landlords and property owners have our number ready whenever they have a plumbing problem. They know that we treat our customers with respect and just how frequently toilet clogs become an issue. That means we not only respect their property, treating it with care and cleanliness, but we respect their time. We are committed to being prompt. We will use the most efficient means possible to resolve your issue. At the same time, we will not do any work without your express approval and understanding of the options available.

Windsor Rooter is a full-service plumbing and sewer contractor. We can install or replace plumbing and sewer lines, as well as work on both residential and commercial projects. From new construction to small plumbing repairs, Windsor Rooter is the only plumber you need. Call us for your home or business in Columbus, OH.

Contact us today to learn why property owners call Windsor Rooter for their plumbing and sewer line needs.

Clogged Sewer Line

Discovering a Main Sewer Line Clog

You may first discover the problem when you have clogged drains and you try all methods of drain cleaning to no avail. Multiple clogged drains are an indication of a larger issue. Addressing the problem as soon as you notice it is the only way to keep main sewer line clog costs low and avoid the need for sewer line repair. Waiting to fix the problem can be hazardous if people become exposed to contaminated water, and it could lead to more expensive repairs.  Keep in mind that when you have a main sewer line that is clogged it may take a while for the symptoms to show up.

Identifying where the sewer line clog may be is crucial. It may seem as though the problem may be coming from a drain pipe or somewhere in the drain line. Our professionals have tools including video inspection equipment to find the exact source of the problem. Many plumbing companies are not set up to discover the exact location of a blockage. Windsor Rooter professionals have expertise and tools to remedy the plumbing issue you may encounter.

A main sewer line clog can result in additional problems with your plumbing system. A sewer backup problem can look like an issue with the sewer drain. If it’s bad enough it can also look like a problem with other drains such as the shower drain. Using a drain snake will not solve the problem if you have a main sewer line clog.

Clearing clogged sewer lines with hydro jetting

Using drain cleaners will not help clogged sewers. One way to get sewers cleared of blockages is to use hydro jetting. The specialized nozzles will blast through the clog so that the pipes become clear of debris and can function smoothly again.

The hydro jet hose may be fed through the clogged sewer line clean out. When the nozzle reaches the blockage, high pressure water is used to clear the pipes. The nozzle forces water in both directions to break up the clog, thus clearing the pipes so sewage is free to flow again. Clearing the clogged sewer line cost will depend on how extensive the problem is.

Knowing when clogged sewer line repair is needed

The use of video cameras helps to determine whether or not damage has occurred to the sewer pipes in addition to locating where the blockage is located. Sewer line replacement will be in order if there is sufficient damage to the pipes. Sometimes tree roots will cause a problem and require replacement to part of the line.

At Windsor Rooter, we use a sewer jetter to clear the clogged lines. This device is a high pressure water jet that uses special nozzles to clear out the clogged sewer pipes. These nozzles can cut through tree roots when they are causing blockages. When tree roots cause damage, one must usually consider replacement of the line. 

Sewer Line Backup

Many homes may experience a sewer line backup at some point. There are signs that a problem is brewing. When your drains start giving off a bad smell you may have a drainage issue. Generally, more than one drain that is causing problems or smelling bad is an indication of a problem with the main sewer line and the need for sewer line cleaning.

The main sewer line is what carries wastewater from your home to the sewer. There are several branches off the main sewer line within your home that lead to the various drains, such as sinks, showers, toilets, etc. It is possible to have a clog at any point within the plumbing system. It could occur at one drain or it could occur at a branch off the main line, only affecting those drains on that branch.

When a toilet won’t flush, a plunger doesn’t help, and other drains are not working either, you have a backup problem. It is important to have the line cleared as soon as possible. You do not want to expose your family to contaminated water. If it is your business which is experiencing the backup, it could cost you customers. Fortunately, Windsor Rooter is always available to help with these types of emergency situations.

A blocked main sewer line changes everything

All the drains in the house will eventually show impact when you have a blocked main sewer line.  When you first notice a bad smell coming from a drain or have more than one drain that isn’t working properly, it is time to call in the professionals.

Outside your home if you see drainage around the sewer clean out, you probably have a blockage in the main sewer line. The sewer clean out has a cap on it and it can be seen on the ground near the house. Sometimes the caps are marked so you know they are sewer cleanouts

Another indication that you have a blocked main sewer line is if you flush the toilet and water backs up in the shower. The way the plumbing system works, when there is a problem in the main sewer pipe, multiple drains are affected since the wastewater has no place to go.

Sometimes a main sewer pipe can be damaged due to tree roots or old age. Older pipes will eventually fail and need to be replaced. The professionals at Windsor Rooter will work to keep your main sewer line clog repair cost as low as possible. With our equipment, we are able to find the blockage and remove it.  Our use of video cameras can determine the extent of any damage and what we can do to repair or replace the pipe.

Unclog sewer line with hydro jetting

There are times when the traditional plumber’s snake can do the trick to unclog a pipe. This tried and true method works in many instances; however hydro jetting clears the blockage and cleans the pipes so that sewage and wastewater can move smoothly through the pipes.

At Windsor Rooter  we work to keep the cleaning of blocked sewer lines cost as low as possible. Specifically, we determine the most efficient method of unclogging the pipes to save you time and money. Once we clean your pipes, we will also explain to you what you can do to keep them running smoothly for a long time to come.

Windsor Rooting is here to take care of your plumbing issues. Call us if your drains are running slowly and the home remedies are not working. As previously shown, harsh chemicals are not going to get the job done. We can get your drains working beautifully again. Our systems will remove the deposits that buildup on pipes and cause problems.

Contact us when you first suspect sewer problems. Keep your family safe from contaminated water and have the job done right the first time. When you have a plumbing emergency, contact Windsor Rooter. We provide you with excellent service for all your plumbing needs.

Need Sewer Main Installed

Sewer main is not installed by the city

It is the property owner’s responsibility to have this plumbing line installed and connected to the city sewer system.

This is usually done by a plumbing contractor hired for the construction project if you need sewer main installed for new construction.

Windsor Rooter has installed new sewer mains for new construction projects in all parts of Columbus, OH and the surrounding area. We have the manpower and experience to handle any size of project. We have installed new sewer mains in large residential developments and for individual homes. Windsor Rooter has served as the plumbing contractor on large commercial and industrial projects in Columbus, as well.

Sewer Installation in Columbus OH

Columbus wastewater flows through the city sewer system to the city treatment facilities. Rural areas use individual septic systems for wastewater treatment. Cities, like Columbus, use large treatment plants to handle the large amount of wastewater. The City of Columbus has specific building codes which must be followed when you need sewer installation and water service take place. Windsor Rooter knows and follows these local codes to the letter. We know the requirements to get permits from the city zoning office. They know us well and recognize our expertise in this area which makes Windsor Plumbing an excellent choice when you need sewer main installed for new construction.

Sewer pipe installation for commercial construction

Industrial and commercial construction projects require a different level of sanitary sewer knowledge. The plumbing service for industrial plants can be complex. Water and sewer lines carry a much larger amount for many of these projects.

Windsor Rooter has the experience and know-how needed to handle these types of commercial sewer connections when you need sewer main installed for new construction. We will work with you in the early planning phases. We will make sure every part of the project has proper approval by state and city entities. Your sewer and plumbing are in expert hands with Windsor Rooter.

Public Sewer System Installation for Developments

Windsor Rooter has been around long enough to watch the city of Columbus grow over the past couple of decades. We have installed the plumbing and sewer lines for dozens of developments over the years. Developers count on us to help their projects run smoothly and finish on time. Our reputation for quality work and strong relationships with Columbus OH contractors keep us on their preferred vendor lists when they need sewer main installed.

When developers need a sewer main installed for new construction, they can count on Windsor Rooter. We have the manpower necessary to handle these large projects. We know the regulations and codes for sewer line installation in Columbus OH developments. Meeting scheduled deadlines are a priority for developers. With this in mind, Windsor Rooter consistently comes through with timely completion of sewer line installation and hookup. For that reason, we are the company to call for sewer system installation for Columbus OH developments.

Sewer Line Installation for New Homes

Many new homeowners in the Columbus, Ohio area prefer to build in a non-traditional development. Windsor Rooter does sewer line installation for individual homes too. We can be the plumbing contractor for the entire home. This includes installing and connecting the sewer main from the house to the public sewer system.

We can be an important resource for new homeowners once sewer line installation is complete. Teaching each homeowner where sewer shut-offs are located and when they might be needed is important to us. Subsequently, we will also instruct homeowners on how to recognize a possible problem with their sewer main. We know a well-informed homeowner will be able to better maintain their home. Many homeowners call us years later when they have a plumbing fixture needing repairs or replacement. Windsor Rooter should be your first call when you need sewer main installed for new construction.

Sewer or septic system - pros and cons

In most cases, a homeowner doesn’t have a choice. They either need a septic tank or need to connect to a public sewer system. The location of your property determines which sewer system you will use.

You will need to connect to the city water treatment system if it reaches your area. If your location is more rural, you may need to install a septic system on your property. In either case, Windsor Rooter can connect your plumbing to the sewer or septic system. We understand how both these systems work. It really isn’t a matter of pros and cons, but which system is most beneficial for your location.

New Sewer Main Installation in Columbus OH

When it comes to experience and expertise, Windsor Rooter can’t be beaten. Our reputation among contractors in Columbus OH speaks for itself. We can be trusted for all types of new sewer main installation. Windsor Plumbing can handle the whole job, from the plumbing system install to the final hookup to sewer and water.

No job is too big or too small. You can call us to unclog a drain or to install plumbing in an industrial building. We have crews of all sizes and areas of expertise. Windsor Rooter experts can also do sewer line replacement and repairs. We are truly your full-service plumbing and sewer line experts. Contact us at Windsor Rooter, we will be ready to address your needs.

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