May 10,2018

How to Detect and Prevent Tree Roots in Sewer Lines

Your sewer lines do a great job by transporting wastewater from your home, but tree roots can infiltrate your plumbing system and wreak havoc on the sewer lines. Some of the best possible ways of detecting and preventing the intrusion of tree roots in your underground pipes are as follows;

Know where your sewer lines are located

Ask your regional or local sewer department where the sewer lines pass through from the outdoors into your main house and make use of this help to plant your trees far away from your sewer lines. If there are no other options for tree planting except near your sewer lines, then you should consider growing the slow-growing trees that do not grow beyond 20ft. The fig tree, Eastern redbud, and Crabapple trees are some of the best options you should consider. You should contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown if you are confused about handling the intrusion of tree roots in your sewer line.

Detecting and repairing tree roots in the sewer line

If your sewer line consistently suffers from damage from tree roots, here are some of the best possible ways to handle the situation;

#1: apply mechanical forces to remove the tree roots

You can cut through the roots affecting the sewer line, with the aid of a mechanical drill- this should cut the roots blocking the sewer lines. Though, this is a temporary solution, as the roots will re-grow. Contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown, for a permanent solution.

#2: Apply recommended chemical solutions to remove the root

If a mechanical solution is not good enough, you can add a chemical removal method to the roots. Keep in mind that the chemical destruction of tree roots can be dangerous to the sewer line, hence you need to contact a professional plumber for help.

#3: Make use of a video camera to detect the problem

If you are not 100% sure that the tree roots are causing problems with your sewer line, then you will need a video inspection to know the extent of the damage and the main cause of the damage. Not everyone has access to video inspection technology, hence you should contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown, for an effective video camera detection service for sewer line damage detection.


#4: Repair the damaged sewer line

If there is extensive damage caused by tree roots to your sewer lines, the most effective option, perhaps is the use of trenchless sewer repair which is offered by Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown. The use of trenchless repair involves fixing the damaged pipe by lining it with a seamless and durable material that will prevent future intrusion and damage by tree roots. Trenchless sewer repair is not invasive and only requires drilling two small holes hence you can avoid the mess created by digging trenches (traditional sewer line repair).

We invite you to contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown for all manners of sewer line damages. Our services are cost-effective, 100% reliable, and genuine.

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