You try to be careful and assure you don’t put anything down the drain that would jam your pipes. You don’t place anything in the toilet besides toilet paper; you don’t put coffee grounds, meat, or oils down the sink in the kitchen; and you make sure to have strainers on all your drains. But have you covered all your bases in order to prevent a costly sewer line repair?
Look outside because you may be forgetting the most detrimental problem of all: tree roots.
Trees want nutrients and their roots are how they get it, so the end of the tree root is constantly “looking for” and “reaching for” a source of moisture and nutrients and they are drawn to a leaking sewer line that requires repair.
Typically, tree roots will leave healthy, undamaged sewer lines alone. They usually only occupy leaking, cracked, or damaged lines buried within the top couple feet of the ground. When this happens the original damage not only becomes worse, the tree roots can completely clog the sewer pipes and reduce the water flow, causing overflows and even flooding your home or building.
So what do you do? Call a sewer line repair professional in the U.S..
A sewer line repair will typically be easier (and cheaper) than a completely broken pipe, so if you suspect an issue with your sewer line, especially if you believe tree roots are growing into the pipe, call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing immediately.
Sewer line repair technicians at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing will use a sewer inspection camera to confirm whether or not the sewer line has a tree root problem. Once the issue has been confirmed, our sewer line repair expert will review all of your options with you and help you determine the best way to proceed, whether that’s a trenchless sewer line replacement or just removing the tree roots.
Note, faster growing trees, such as cottonwood, silver maples, or tuliptree, may cause more trouble because they grow faster. Slower growing trees are a better choice, but they still need to be removed and another tree replanted every eight to ten years to avoid their roots from damaging the sewer lines. Also, always plant trees a good distance from your sewer lines, that way you can help stop damage and prevent those pesky (and sometimes costly) sewer line repairs. If you’re not sure where your sewer lines are, ask Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing to flag the path of the sewer pipes.
So if you think your tree roots have entered your sewer line or you have any plumbing problems at all, call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing in the U.S. and we are happy to visit and see if you need a sewer line repair or do a total plumbing maintenance to make sure your pipes are in tip-top shape.
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