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 clog your pipes. You don’t place anything in the toilet except 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 prevent a high-priced sewer line repair?
Go outside because you may be missing the most detrimental problem of all: tree roots.
Trees crave nutrients and their roots are through which they get nutrients, so the end of the tree root is continuously “looking for” and “reaching toward” a source of moisture and nutrients and they are very attracted to a leaking sewer line that needs repair.
Most of time, tree roots will leave fine, intact sewer lines alone. They usually only invade leaking, broken, or damaged lines buried within the top couple feet of the earth. When this occurs the original damage not only becomes worse, the tree roots can seriously clog the sewer lines and reduce the water flow, leaving you with overflows and possibly flooding your home or building.
But what can you do? Call a sewer line repair professional in Winnipeg.
A sewer line repair will most likely be easier (and cheaper) than a ruptured pipe, so if you believe there’s trouble with your sewer line, especially if you feel that tree roots are getting into the pipe, call Winnipeg Supply Service Experts right away.
Sewer line repair professionals at Winnipeg Supply Service Experts will use a sewer inspection camera to verify whether or not the pipe has a tree root problem. Once the issue has been confirmed, our sewer line repair professional will discuss all of your options with you and help you determine the best plan, whether that’s a trenchless sewer line replacement or just getting rid of the tree roots.
Note, faster growing trees, such as ash, oak, or basswood, may cause more problems because they grow faster. Slower growing trees are a better alternative, but they still need to be swapped out every seven to ten years to avoid their roots from becoming an issue. Also, remember to plant trees a good distance from your sewer lines, that way you can help stop damage and avoid those pesky (and often costly) sewer line repairs. If you’re unsure where your sewer lines are, ask Winnipeg Supply Service Experts to flag the path of the sewer pipes.
So if you think your tree roots have come in contact with your sewer line or you have any plumbing problems at all, call Winnipeg Supply Service Experts in Winnipeg 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.