How Trees Can Destroy Your Home’s Sewer Line

You try to be cautious and ensure you don’t put anything down the drain that would clog your pipes. You don’t flush anything but toilet paper; you don’t put eggshells, meat, or oils down the kitchen sink; and you make sure to have filters on all your drains. But have you covered all your bases in order to prevent a costly sewer line repair? 

Check outside because you may be missing the most damaging 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 toward” 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 healthy, undamaged sewer lines alone. They usually only invade leaking, cracked, or damaged lines buried within the top two feet of the dirt. When this happens the initial damage does not only get worse, the tree roots can actually clog the sewer lines and decrease the water flow, causing overflows and potentially flooding your home or building. 

So what do you do? Call a sewer line repair expert in the U.S.. 

A sewer line repair will most likely be easier (and cheaper) than a burst pipe, so if you suspect an issue with your sewer line, especially if you think tree roots are getting into the pipe, call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing immediately. 

Sewer line repair experts at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing will use a sewer inspection camera to confirm whether or not the pipe has a tree root problem. Once the problem has been determined, our sewer line repair expert will review all of your options with you and help you decide the best way to move forward, whether that’s a trenchless sewer line replacement or just cutting out the tree roots. 

Keep in mind, faster growing trees, such as ash, sweetgum, or willow, may cause more trouble because they grow more quickly. Slower growing trees are a better alternative, but they still need to be replaced 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 prevent damage and avoid those pesky (and sometimes expensive) sewer line repairs. If you’re unsure 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 needs 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 full plumbing maintenance to make sure your pipes are in tip-top shape. 

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