How Trees Can Destroy Your Home’s Sewer Line

You try to be cautious and make sure you don’t put anything down the drain that would plug your pipes. You don’t place anything in the toilet except toilet paper; you don’t put pasta, meat, or oils down the garbage disposal; and you make sure to have screens on all your drains. But have you done absolutely everything in order to prevent a high-priced sewer line repair? 

Look outside because you may be overlooking the most detrimental problem of all: tree roots. 

Trees want nutrients and their roots are through which they get nutrients, so the point of the tree root is continuously “looking for” and “reaching to” a source of moisture and nutrients and they are enticed by a leaking sewer line that requires repair

Usually, tree roots will leave fine, intact sewer lines alone. They typically only disturb leaking, cracked, or damaged lines buried within the top two feet of the dirt. When this happens the initial damage not only gets worse, the tree roots can totally clog the sewer lines and lower the water flow, leaving you with overflows and even flooding your home or building. 

But what can you do? Call a sewer line repair company in the U.S.. 

A sewer line repair will usually be easier (and less expensive) than a completely broken pipe, so if you think there is an issue with your sewer line, especially if you think 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 decide whether or not the sewer line has a tree root issue. Once the problem has been confirmed, our sewer line repair professional will discuss all of your options with you and help you choose the best plan, whether that’s a trenchless sewer line replacement or just getting rid of the tree roots. 

Note, faster growing trees, such as poplar, silver maples, or willow, may cause more trouble because they grow faster. Slower growing trees are a better option, but they still need to be swapped out every eight to ten years to avoid their roots from becoming an issue. Also, remember to plant trees away from your sewer lines, that way you can help stop damage and stop those pesky (and often expensive) 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 needs 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 complete plumbing maintenance to make sure your pipes are in working order. 

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