How Trees Can Destroy Your Home’s Sewer Line

You try to be careful and ensure you keep from putting anything down the drain that would plug your pipes. You don’t flush anything besides toilet paper; you don’t put coffee grounds, meat, or oils down the sink in the kitchen; and you make sure to have filters on all your drains. But have you thought of 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 desire nutrients and their roots are how they get it, so the end of the tree root is constantly “searching for” and “reaching toward” 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 fine, intact sewer lines alone. They normally only disturb leaking, split, or damaged lines buried within the top couple feet of the dirt. When this takes place the initial damage not only gets worse, the tree roots can actually clog the sewer lines and lower the water flow, causing overflows and potentially flooding your home or building. 

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

A sewer line repair will typically be easier (and cost less) than a burst pipe, so if you think there is trouble with your sewer line, especially if you feel that tree roots are getting into the pipe, call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing as soon as possible. 

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 worry. Once the issue has been determined, our sewer line repair technician will go over all of your options with you and help you choose the best way to move forward, whether that’s a trenchless sewer line replacement or just getting rid of the tree roots. 

Keep in mind, faster growing trees, such as ash, oak, or sycamore, may cause more trouble because they grow more rapidly. 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, always plant trees far 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 entered your sewer line or you have any plumbing problems 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 good to go.