How Trees Can Destroy Your Home's Sewer Line

June 08, 2016

You try to be vigilant and assure you avoid putting anything down the drain that would plug your pipes. You don’t place anything in the toilet besides toilet paper; you don’t put eggshells, meat, or oils down the kitchen sink; and you make sure to have screens on all your drains. But have you thought of everything in order to help stop a high-priced sewer line repair?

Check outside because you may be ignoring the most detrimental 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 “searching for” and “reaching to” a source of moisture and nutrients and they are very attracted to a leaking sewer line in need of repair.

Most of time, tree roots will leave strong, intact sewer lines alone. They typically only invade leaking, cracked, or damaged lines buried within the top 24 inches of the soil. When this takes place the first damage not only gets worse, the tree roots can totally clog the sewer pipes and decrease the water flow, resulting in overflows and potentially flooding your home or building.

But what should you do? Call a sewer line repair company in London.

A sewer line repair will typically be easier (and cost less) than a completely broken pipe, so if you believe there’s an issue with your sewer line, especially if you feel that tree roots are moving into the pipe, call Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning immediately.

Sewer line repair technicians at Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will use a sewer inspection camera to verify whether or not the sewer system has a tree root issue. Once the issue has been determined, our sewer line repair professional will review all of your options with you and help you decide the best way to proceed, whether that’s a trenchless sewer line replacement or just removing the tree roots.

Keep in mind, faster growing trees, such as poplar, oak, or basswood, may cause more problems because they grow faster. Slower growing trees are a better choice, but they still need to be removed and another tree replanted every seven to ten years to avoid their roots from damaging the sewer lines. Also, make sure you plant trees a good distance from your sewer lines, that way you can help avoid damage and avoid those pesky (and often expensive) sewer line repairs. If you’re not sure where your sewer lines are, ask Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 needs at all, call Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in London 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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