How Trees Can Destroy Your Home's Sewer Line

June 08, 2016

You try to be vigilant and ensure you keep from putting anything down the drain that would obstruct your pipes. You don’t put anything down the toilet but toilet paper; you don’t put coffee grounds, bones, or oils down the kitchen sink; and you make sure to have screens on all your drains. But have you thought of everything in order to help stop a costly sewer line repair?

Go outside because you may be missing the most detrimental problem of all: tree roots.

Trees desire nutrients and their roots are how they get it, so the tip of the tree root is always “looking for” and “reaching toward” 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 strong, intact sewer lines alone. They usually only invade leaking, cracked, or damaged lines buried within the top couple feet of the soil. When this occurs the initial damage not only gets worse, the tree roots can completely clog the sewer system and lower the water flow, causing overflows and even flooding your home or building.

But what can you do? Call a sewer line repair expert in Sharonville.

A sewer line repair will typically be easier (and cost less) than a burst pipe, so if you think there is trouble with your sewer line, especially if you feel that tree roots are getting into the pipe, call Knochelmann Service Experts immediately.

Sewer line repair experts at Knochelmann Service Experts will use a sewer inspection camera to confirm whether or not the sewer line has a tree root issue. Once the issue has been confirmed, our sewer line repair professional will review all of your options with you and help you determine the best way to move forward, whether that’s a trenchless sewer line replacement or just getting rid of the tree roots.

Remember, faster growing trees, such as cottonwood, oak, or willow, may cause more issues because they grow faster. Slower growing trees are a better choice, but they still need to be replaced every six to ten years to avoid their roots from damaging the sewer lines. Also, always plant trees a good distance from your sewer lines, that way you can help prevent damage and avoid those pesky (and sometimes costly) sewer line repairs. If you’re unsure where your sewer lines are, ask Knochelmann 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 Knochelmann Service Experts in Sharonville and we are happy to visit and see if you need a sewer line repair or do a seasonal plumbing maintenance to make sure your pipes are in tip-top shape.

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