How Trees Can Destroy Your Home's Sewer Line
You try to be cautious and make sure you keep from putting anything down the drain that would obstruct your pipes. You don’t place anything in the toilet but toilet paper; you don’t put eggshells, bones, or fats 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 an expensive sewer line repair?
Go outside because you may be forgetting the most damaging problem of all: tree roots.
Trees crave nutrients and their roots are how they get it, so the point of the tree root is continuously “seeking” and “reaching to” a source of moisture and nutrients and they are drawn to a leaking sewer line in need of repair.
Most of time, tree roots will leave fine, unbroken sewer lines alone. They normally only occupy leaking, cracked, or damaged lines buried within the top couple feet of the ground. When this occurs the initial damage not only becomes worse, the tree roots can actually clog the sewer pipes and lower the water flow, resulting in overflows and even flooding your home or building.
But what should you do? Call a sewer line repair company in Philadelphia.
A sewer line repair will most likely be easier (and cost less) than a burst pipe, so if you believe there’s trouble with your sewer line, especially if you believe tree roots are making their way into the pipe, call Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning immediately.
Sewer line repair experts at Service Experts will use a sewer inspection camera to decide whether or not the pipe has a tree root problem. Once the issue has been determined, our sewer line repair technician will discuss 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 getting rid of the tree roots.
Note, faster growing trees, such as ash, silver maples, or sycamore, may cause more problems because they grow more quickly. Slower growing trees are a better option, but they still need to be replaced every six 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 stop damage and stop those pesky (and sometimes expensive) sewer line repairs. If you’re not sure where your sewer lines are, ask Service Experts 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 Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning in Philadelphia and we are happy to visit and see if you need a sewer line repair or do a seasonal plumbing maintenance to make sure your pipes are good to go.