You try to be vigilant and make sure you don’t put anything down the drain that would obstruct your pipes. You don’t place anything in the toilet except toilet paper; you don’t put eggshells, meat, or oils down the sink in the kitchen; and you make sure to have strainers on all your drains. But have you covered all your bases in order to prevent a high-priced sewer line repair?
Look outside because you may be forgetting the most destructive problem of all: tree roots.
Trees want nutrients and their roots are through which they get nutrients, so the tip of the tree root is continuously “searching for” and “reaching toward” a source of moisture and nutrients and they are drawn to a leaking sewer line that requires repair.
Most of time, tree roots will leave strong, unbroken sewer lines alone. They usually only disturb leaking, split, or damaged lines buried within the top couple feet of the dirt. When this takes place the initial damage does not only get worse, the tree roots can totally clog the sewer system 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 Long Island.
A sewer line repair will most likely be easier (and cheaper) 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 making their way into the pipe, call Matz-Rightway right away.
Sewer line repair professionals at Service Experts will use a sewer inspection camera to verify whether or not the sewer line has a tree root problem. Once the problem 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 cutting out the tree roots.
Remember, faster growing trees, such as poplar, sweetgum, or tuliptree, may cause more trouble because they grow faster. Slower growing trees are a better choice, but they still need to be swapped out every six 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 avoid damage and stop those pesky (and sometimes costly) sewer line repairs. If you’re not confident where your sewer lines are, ask Service Experts to flag the path of the sewer pipes.
So if you think your tree roots have invaded your sewer line or you have any plumbing problems at all, call Matz-Rightway in Long Island and we are happy to visit and see if you need a sewer line repair or do a complete plumbing maintenance to make sure your pipes are in tip-top shape.