How Trees Can Destroy Your Home's Sewer Line

June 08, 2016

You try to be careful and make sure you keep from putting anything down the drain that would jam your pipes. You don’t put anything down the toilet besides toilet paper; you don’t put pasta, meat, or grease down the sink in the kitchen; and you make sure to have strainers on all your drains. But have you covered all your bases in order to avoid an expensive sewer line repair?

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

Trees crave nutrients and their roots are where they absorb nutrients through, so the end of the tree root is always “looking for” and “reaching to” a source of moisture and nutrients and they are very attracted to a leaking sewer line that requires repair.

Most of time, tree roots will leave strong, undamaged sewer lines alone. They normally only occupy leaking, broken, or damaged lines buried within the top 24 inches of the soil. When this takes place the initial damage not only gets worse, the tree roots can seriously clog the sewer pipes and reduce the water flow, causing overflows and even flooding your home or building.

But what should you do? Call a sewer line repair professional in East Syracuse.

A sewer line repair will most likely be easier (and less expensive) than a burst pipe, so if you think there is a problem with your sewer line, especially if you believe tree roots are growing into the pipe, call Falso Service Experts immediately.

Sewer line repair professionals at Falso Service Experts 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 expert will discuss 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 cottonwood, locust, or tuliptree, may cause more trouble because they grow more quickly. Slower growing trees are a better option, but they still need to be replaced every seven 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 stop damage and stop those pesky (and often costly) sewer line repairs. If you’re not sure where your sewer lines are, ask Falso Service Experts 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 issues at all, call Falso Service Experts in East Syracuse 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.

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