How Trees Can Destroy Your Home's Sewer Line

June 08, 2016

You try to be vigilant and make sure you keep from 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 grease down the kitchen sink; and you make sure to have strainers on all your drains. But have you covered all your bases in order to help stop a high-priced sewer line repair?

Check outside because you may be ignoring the most damaging problem of all: tree roots.

Trees desire nutrients and their roots are how they get it, so the end of the tree root is continuously “searching for” and “reaching to” a source of moisture and nutrients and they are drawn to a leaking sewer line in need of repair.

Most of time, tree roots will leave healthy, unbroken sewer lines alone. They typically only occupy leaking, cracked, or damaged lines buried within the top couple feet of the ground. When this occurs the first damage does not only get worse, the tree roots can seriously clog the sewer pipes and decrease the water flow, causing overflows and even flooding your home or building.

But what should you do? Call a sewer line repair professional in Buffalo.

A sewer line repair will usually be easier (and cheaper) than a completely broken pipe, so if you believe there’s trouble with your sewer line, especially if you feel that tree roots are growing into the pipe, call Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning as soon as possible.

Sewer line repair experts at Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 go over all of your options with you and help you choose the best way to move forward, whether that’s a trenchless sewer line replacement or just removing the tree roots.

Remember, faster growing trees, such as cottonwood, silver maples, or sycamore, may cause more problems because they grow faster. Slower growing trees are a better option, but they still need to be removed and another tree replanted every six to ten years to avoid their roots from becoming an issue. Also, make sure you plant trees away from your sewer lines, that way you can help prevent damage and stop those pesky (and sometimes expensive) sewer line repairs. If you’re not sure where your sewer lines are, ask Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Buffalo 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 working order.

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