How Trees Can Destroy Your Home's Sewer Line

June 08, 2016

You try to be wary and make sure you keep from putting anything down the drain that would clog your pipes. You don’t flush anything besides toilet paper; you don’t put eggshells, meat, or oils down the sink in the kitchen; and you make sure to have screens on all your drains. But have you done absolutely everything in order to prevent an expensive sewer line repair?

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

Trees want nutrients and their roots are where they absorb nutrients through, so the point of the tree root is constantly “seeking” and “reaching to” a source of moisture and nutrients and they are very attracted to a leaking sewer line that requires repair.

Most of time, tree roots will leave fine, unbroken sewer lines alone. They typically only invade leaking, cracked, or damaged lines buried within the top two feet of the dirt. When this happens the original damage not only gets worse, the tree roots can totally clog the sewer lines and decrease the water flow, causing overflows and even flooding your home or building.

But what should you do? Call a sewer line repair company in Calgary.

A sewer line repair will usually be easier (and cost less) than a burst pipe, so if you suspect trouble with your sewer line, especially if you think tree roots are making their way into the pipe, call A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning immediately.

Sewer line repair professionals at A1 Chesney Service Experts will use a sewer inspection camera to confirm whether or not the pipe has a tree root worry. Once the issue has been confirmed, our sewer line repair expert will review all of your options with you and help you decide the best way to proceed, whether that’s a trenchless sewer line replacement or just getting rid of the tree roots.

Remember, faster growing trees, such as ash, sweetgum, or basswood, may cause more trouble because they grow more rapidly. Slower growing trees are a better choice, 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 stop those pesky (and sometimes expensive) sewer line repairs. If you’re not confident where your sewer lines are, ask A1 Chesney Service Experts to flag the path of the sewer pipes.

So if you think your tree roots have entered your sewer line or you have any plumbing problems at all, call A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Calgary 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 good to go.

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