Tree Roots A Major Sewer Line Concern
Tree roots in the sewer line can cause problems. Your first sign of a tree root problem may be far from beautiful, including backed-up sewage in the sink, tub, or around the drains. You may notice your toilet doesn’t work as well or makes a gurgling sound. Outside, some signs to look for that may indicate tree roots in your sewer line include visible sink holes in your yard, enhanced or accelerated tree growth, or unpleasant odors.
Because Denver has a dry climate, trees are constantly seeking water sources. During our summer months, water restrictions add even more stress on trees. Tree roots are attracted to sewer lines because they carry moisture and nutrients. When roots break through the pipes to reach the moisture and nutrients, you end up with a clogged sewer line. More importantly, once a root has created a crack or fissure, a signal is sent for more roots to follow. As roots grow inside the sewer line, clogs form from the hair, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, grease, and other debris in the line.
Tree roots can be confirmed with a video inspection. Go Direct can run a video camera on a snake through your pipes to locate problem areas. Using the sewer snake, we can remove debris in the sewer line. Because roots in the sewer line grow back, this can be a recurring issue. That’s why a regular maintenance schedule is important. Go Direct can inspect your sewer lines on a regular basis and remove new roots as needed.
If, in addition to tree roots, we see build-up and debris inside the sewer line, we will recommend hydro-jetting. With this process, a high-pressure water jet forces water through the sewer line to clear out build-up, debris, clogs, and tree roots.
If we see that the problem has gone beyond these measures of repair, we may recommend a sewer line repair or replacement. Don’t let tree roots destroy your peace of mind, call Go Direct for 24-7 service and friendly, professional service. You’ll find a special scope and clean offer at www.godirectservices.com. When it comes to your sewer line, an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure.