You try to be vigilant and make sure you avoid putting anything down the drain that would clog your pipes. You don’t flush anything except toilet paper; you don’t put pasta, bones, or grease down the garbage disposal; and you make sure to have screens on all your drains. But have you thought of everything in order to help stop an expensive sewer line repair?
Go outside because you may be ignoring the most destructive problem of all: tree roots.
Trees desire nutrients and their roots are through which they get nutrients, so the end of the tree root is always “looking for” and “reaching toward” a source of moisture and nutrients and they are drawn to a leaking sewer line in need of repair.
Typically, tree roots will leave strong, undamaged sewer lines alone. They typically only occupy leaking, split, or damaged lines buried within the top two feet of the ground. When this occurs the initial damage not only gets worse, the tree roots can completely clog the sewer pipes and reduce the water flow, causing overflows and potentially flooding your home or building.
But what should you do? Call a sewer line repair professional in the U.S..
A sewer line repair will usually be easier (and less expensive) than a ruptured pipe, so if you suspect an issue with your sewer line, especially if you believe tree roots are getting into the pipe, call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing as soon as possible.
Sewer line repair technicians at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing will use a sewer inspection camera to verify whether or not the pipe has a tree root issue. Once the issue has been confirmed, our sewer line repair expert will go over all of your options with you and help you determine the best plan, whether that’s a trenchless sewer line replacement or just removing the tree roots.
Note, faster growing trees, such as ash, locust, or tuliptree, may cause more issues because they grow faster. Slower growing trees are a better alternative, but they still need to be replaced every seven to ten years to avoid their roots from causing a problem. Also, always plant trees away from your sewer lines, that way you can help prevent damage and prevent those pesky (and often 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 invaded 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 come out and see if you need a sewer line repair or do a total plumbing maintenance to make sure your pipes are good to go.
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