How Trees Can Destroy Your Home's Sewer Line

June 08, 2016

You try to be wary 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 thought of everything in order to avoid a costly sewer line repair?

Look outside because you may be ignoring 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 drawn to a leaking sewer line that requires repair.

Most of time, tree roots will leave strong, intact 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 lines and reduce the water flow, resulting in overflows and even flooding your home or building.

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

A sewer line repair will usually be easier (and cheaper) than a burst pipe, so if you suspect an issue 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 professional will discuss all of your options with you and help you choose the best way to proceed, whether that’s a trenchless sewer line replacement or just getting rid of the tree roots.

Remember, faster growing trees, such as cottonwood, locust, or basswood, may cause more issues because they grow faster. Slower growing trees are a better option, but they still need to be swapped out every seven to ten years to avoid their roots from causing a problem. Also, remember to plant trees away from your sewer lines, that way you can help stop damage and stop those pesky (and sometimes costly) sewer line repairs. If you’re unsure 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 visit 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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