How Trees Can Destroy Your Home's Sewer Line

June 08, 2016

You try to be careful and assure you avoid putting anything down the drain that would plug your pipes. You don’t flush anything besides toilet paper; you don’t put coffee grounds, bones, or oils down the kitchen sink; and you make sure to have strainers on all your drains. But have you done absolutely everything in order to help stop a costly sewer line repair?

Check 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 always “seeking” and “reaching for” 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 healthy, intact sewer lines alone. They normally only disturb leaking, broken, or damaged lines buried within the top two feet of the earth. When this takes place the initial damage does not only get worse, the tree roots can actually clog the sewer pipes and decrease the water flow, resulting in overflows and even flooding your home or building.

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

A sewer line repair will most likely be easier (and less expensive) than a burst pipe, so if you believe there’s trouble with your sewer line, especially if you think tree roots are growing into the pipe, call Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning immediately.

Sewer line repair experts at Peachtree Service Experts will use a sewer inspection camera to confirm whether or not the sewer system has a tree root worry. Once the issue has been determined, our sewer line repair technician will review all of your options with you and help you determine the best plan, whether that’s a trenchless sewer line replacement or just removing the tree roots.

Remember, faster growing trees, such as cottonwood, silver maples, or willow, may cause more problems because they grow more rapidly. Slower growing trees are a better choice, but they still need to be replaced every eight to ten years to avoid their roots from causing a problem. Also, remember to plant trees a good distance from your sewer lines, that way you can help stop damage and prevent those pesky (and sometimes expensive) sewer line repairs. If you’re unsure where your sewer lines are, ask Peachtree 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 needs at all, call Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Atlanta and we are happy to come out and see if you need a sewer line repair or do a complete plumbing maintenance to make sure your pipes are good to go.

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