You try to be careful and assure you keep from putting anything down the drain that would clog your pipes. You don’t put anything down the toilet but toilet paper; you don’t put coffee grounds, meat, 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 avoid a high-priced sewer line repair?
Check outside because you may be missing the most detrimental 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 always “looking for” and “reaching toward” a source of moisture and nutrients and they are enticed by a leaking sewer line that requires repair.
Usually, tree roots will leave fine, unbroken sewer lines alone. They usually only disturb leaking, split, or damaged lines buried within the top 24 inches of the earth. When this occurs the first damage not only becomes worse, the tree roots can actually clog the sewer lines and decrease the water flow, resulting in overflows and possibly flooding your home or building.
So what do you do? Call a sewer line repair expert in Fort Worth.
A sewer line repair will typically be easier (and cheaper) than a ruptured pipe, so if you think there is trouble with your sewer line, especially if you think tree roots are getting into the pipe, call Calverley Service Experts as soon as possible.
Sewer line repair technicians at Calverley will use a sewer inspection camera to decide whether or not the sewer line has a tree root issue. Once the issue has been determined, our sewer line repair expert 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 removing the tree roots.
Note, faster growing trees, such as poplar, oak, or tuliptree, may cause more trouble because they grow faster. Slower growing trees are a better choice, but they still need to be replaced every seven to ten years to avoid their roots from damaging the sewer lines. Also, make sure you plant trees away from your sewer lines, that way you can help prevent damage and avoid those pesky (and sometimes costly) sewer line repairs. If you’re not confident where your sewer lines are, ask Calverley 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 Calverley Service Experts in Fort Worth and we are happy to come out and see if you need a sewer line repair or do a total plumbing maintenance to make sure your pipes are good to go.