You try to be cautious and make sure you keep from putting anything down the drain that would plug your pipes. You don’t put anything down the toilet besides toilet paper; you don’t put eggshells, stringy vegetables, or oils down the sink in the kitchen; and you make sure to have strainers on all your drains. But have you done absolutely everything in order to help stop a high-priced sewer line repair?
Look outside because you may be overlooking the most destructive problem of all: tree roots.
Trees crave nutrients and their roots are how they get it, so the tip of the tree root is constantly “looking for” and “reaching to” a source of moisture and nutrients and they are very attracted to a leaking sewer line in need of repair.
Typically, tree roots will leave healthy, undamaged sewer lines alone. They typically only disturb leaking, split, or damaged lines buried within the top 24 inches of the ground. When this occurs the first damage not only gets worse, the tree roots can seriously clog the sewer pipes and lower the water flow, resulting in overflows and possibly flooding your home or building.
But what should you do? Call a sewer line repair expert in the U.S..
A sewer line repair will usually be easier (and cheaper) than a ruptured pipe, so if you think there is an issue with your sewer line, especially if you feel that tree roots are making their way into the pipe, call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing right away.
Sewer line repair experts at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing will use a sewer inspection camera to verify whether or not the pipe 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 choose the best way to proceed, whether that’s a trenchless sewer line replacement or just getting rid of the tree roots.
Remember, faster growing trees, such as poplar, locust, or basswood, may cause more issues because they grow faster. Slower growing trees are a better option, but they still need to be swapped out every seven to ten years to avoid their roots from damaging the sewer lines. Also, make sure you plant trees far from your sewer lines, that way you can help avoid damage and stop 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 invaded your sewer line or you have any plumbing issues 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 full plumbing maintenance to make sure your pipes are in tip-top shape.
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