You try to be vigilant and ensure you don’t put anything down the drain that would clog your pipes. You don’t put anything down the toilet except toilet paper; you don’t put eggshells, stringy vegetables, or grease down the garbage disposal; and you make sure to have strainers on all your drains. But have you thought of everything in order to help stop a high-priced sewer line repair?
Look outside because you may be missing the most damaging problem of all: tree roots.
Trees desire nutrients and their roots are through which they get nutrients, so the point of the tree root is constantly “looking for” and “reaching to” a source of moisture and nutrients and they are very attracted to a leaking sewer line that requires repair.
Usually, tree roots will leave fine, intact sewer lines alone. They normally only disturb leaking, broken, or damaged lines buried within the top couple feet of the soil. When this happens the initial damage not only becomes worse, the tree roots can actually clog the sewer pipes and lower the water flow, resulting in overflows and even flooding your home or building.
But what should you do? Call a sewer line repair expert in Melbourne.
A sewer line repair will typically be easier (and cost less) than a completely broken pipe, so if you think there is an issue with your sewer line, especially if you feel that tree roots are growing into the pipe, call 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 sewer system has a tree root issue. Once the issue 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 cutting out the tree roots.
Remember, faster growing trees, such as poplar, locust, or tuliptree, may cause more trouble because they grow faster. Slower growing trees are a better alternative, but they still need to be removed and another tree replanted every six to ten years to avoid their roots from causing a problem. Also, remember to plant trees away from your sewer lines, that way you can help avoid damage and prevent those pesky (and sometimes costly) 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 come in contact with your sewer line or you have any plumbing problems at all, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Melbourne and we are happy to visit 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.