How Trees Can Destroy Your Home's Sewer Line

June 08, 2016

You try to be vigilant and make sure you avoid putting anything down the drain that would jam your pipes. You don’t flush anything besides toilet paper; you don’t put pasta, meat, or fats down the kitchen sink; and you make sure to have filters on all your drains. But have you done absolutely everything in order to avoid a costly sewer line repair?

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

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

Most of time, tree roots will leave healthy, undamaged sewer lines alone. They usually only occupy leaking, cracked, or damaged lines buried within the top two feet of the ground. When this takes place the original damage not only becomes worse, the tree roots can actually clog the sewer system and reduce the water flow, causing overflows and possibly flooding your home or building.

So what do you do? Call a sewer line repair company in Daytona Beach.

A sewer line repair will typically be easier (and cheaper) than a completely broken pipe, so if you think there is a problem with your sewer line, especially if you feel that tree roots are growing into the pipe, call All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning right away.

Sewer line repair professionals at Service Experts will use a sewer inspection camera to verify whether or not the pipe has a tree root worry. Once the problem has been confirmed, 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 getting rid of the tree roots.

Note, faster growing trees, such as poplar, oak, or basswood, may cause more problems because they grow faster. Slower growing trees are a better alternative, but they still need to be removed and another tree replanted every eight to ten years to avoid their roots from damaging the sewer lines. Also, remember to plant trees a good distance from your sewer lines, that way you can help prevent damage and prevent those pesky (and often expensive) sewer line repairs. If you’re not sure where your sewer lines are, ask 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 problems at all, call All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Daytona Beach and we are happy to come to your home 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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