How Trees Can Destroy Your Home's Sewer Line

June 08, 2016

You try to be wary and ensure you keep from putting anything down the drain that would plug your pipes. You don’t put anything down the toilet but toilet paper; you don’t put eggshells, bones, or grease down the sink in the kitchen; and you make sure to have screens on all your drains. But have you thought of everything in order to avoid an expensive sewer line repair?

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

Trees desire nutrients and their roots are where they absorb nutrients through, so the end of the tree root is constantly “looking for” and “reaching toward” a source of moisture and nutrients and they are enticed by a leaking sewer line that needs repair.

Typically, tree roots will leave healthy, undamaged sewer lines alone. They usually only invade leaking, split, or damaged lines buried within the top couple feet of the earth. When this occurs the original damage does not only get worse, the tree roots can totally clog the sewer system and lower the water flow, causing overflows and potentially flooding your home or building.

So what do you do? Call a sewer line repair professional in Concord.

A sewer line repair will usually be easier (and cost less) than a ruptured pipe, so if you believe there’s trouble with your sewer line, especially if you think tree roots are making their way into the pipe, call Freschi Service Experts as soon as possible.

Sewer line repair experts at Freschi Service Experts will use a sewer inspection camera to confirm whether or not the sewer system has a tree root issue. 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 plan, whether that’s a trenchless sewer line replacement or just cutting out the tree roots.

Remember, faster growing trees, such as cottonwood, silver maples, or willow, may cause more issues because they grow more rapidly. Slower growing trees are a better option, but they still need to be swapped out every six to ten years to avoid their roots from becoming an issue. Also, always plant trees away from your sewer lines, that way you can help avoid damage and stop those pesky (and sometimes expensive) sewer line repairs. If you’re not confident where your sewer lines are, ask Freschi 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 Freschi Service Experts in Concord and we are happy to visit and see if you need a sewer line repair or do a complete plumbing maintenance to make sure your pipes are in tip-top shape.

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