Save Your Sewer From Tree Root Invasion
Originally posted 2017-10-24 08:52:45.
Sewer Tree Root Invasion Can Destroy Your Plumbing
Are you in danger of suffering from Sewer Tree Root Invasion? A damaged sewage system can risk healthy living. A leaking or broken sewage system can cause contamination of the drinking water because sewage water contains bacteria, fungi, and any other disease-carrying organisms. When a sewage system is broken the waste water can be exposed to the surface, causing foul odor and a negative environmental situation. Obviously, you want to avoid serious problems that impact your sewer line and here is some information that will be helpful.
Learn More About Your Sewage System
First, if you don’t have information about your sewage system, contact your home builder to get the plumbing system layout. If you happen to purchase a new house and don’t know your sewage system, or someone else planned your sewage system during the construction of your house, it is highly unlikely you know all the details. Most homeowners don’t design their own sewage systems, so it is rare that a homeowner has all the information about their plumbing construction.
To find out more about sewage systems, here’s information from Doc’s Excavation.
knowing your sewage system
The first thing about diagnosing your problem within your sewer or septic system is having a basic knowledge of how it works. I will discuss in this blog the difference between a sewer and a septic system and how they are built.
A sewer line is a solid pipe that goes from your house, generally in one place, but in older residences may have several hook ups going into one line from your different restrooms and laundry rooms into a public sewage disposal system usually located in the street. The sewage is then taken into a processing facility where the water is reconditioned and re-used in non potable applications. In many older homes the pipe was made out of concrete and is very easily damaged.
You can use the previous article to make determinations about the type of sewage system in your home. This is valuable information if, or when, your plumbing system requires repairs. However, if you are unsure about doing this as a DIY project, you should contact a licensed plumbing contractor.
What are the causes of of sewer line problems? What are the possible solutions? Balkan Plumbing states that among the causes of sewer line problem are tree roots that can work their way inside the sewer line. If your house is located where it is surrounded with trees, there is a strong potential for tree root damage to your sewer line.
Home Sewer Problems Explained And Expert Advice
Sewer problems on a house sewer can be confusing for the typical property owner. Problems can be both misunderstood and misdiagnosed. But more importantly, incorrect advice can be given on how to correct the defect. An incorrect diagnosis can result in unnecessary excavation work, and failing to correct the actual sewer problem. Thousands of dollars can be unnecessarily wasted when sewer problems are not handled correctly.
If you are a homeowner of property owner, many times you can feel at the mercy of a contractor. You may feel pressured to simply ‘give in’ to get work started to solve your sewer problem. You should know that there are four basic sewer problems that you might encounter. Three of them can make a drain line repair necessary, one is a minor fix.
This page lists a number of situations that cause sewer line problems as well as helpful advice, solutions, and tips for solving these problems. The number one cause of sewer line damage is root invasion from trees near your home.
Sewer Line Tree Root Invasion on Video
How damaging can it be when the roots started to invade your sewer line? Watch this video to find out.
Sewer Line Repairs
When tree roots get inside a sewer line it will become harder to cut through especially if it grows into a massive size. The tree roots could potentially break through the pipe causing more damage and cost to repair.
Read more about sewer line damage from tree roots from Terry’s Plumbing blog that discusses sewer line repairs when tree roots invade.
How to Kill Tree Roots in a Sewer Line
If you’re noticing that your sinks or bathtubs are draining slowly, or if you hear a strange gurgling noise coming from your toilet, it could mean that your sewer lines have been invaded by tree roots. A small-scale root invasion will just annoy you, but if left untreated, this problem could cost you thousands.
Tree Roots are Attracted to Your Sewer Lines
Believe it or not, despite all the unsightly things that travel through your sewer lines, tree roots are naturally drawn to them. Your pipes are filled with water, oxygen, and all kinds of nutrients, so they’re prime real estate for a tree looking to plant its roots.
Often you just can’t see if the tree roots are causing a sewer main problem. Hint, if your drains are clogging, this could be a major indicator of tree roots interfering with your plumbing.
Call Henco Plumbing Services at 360-773-8039 to set up an appointment so we can examine and inspect your sewer main. We can provide you with professional sewer line scoping services to get an accurate view of your sewer pipes – we will find out if your home is suffering from Sewer Tree Root invasion. Then we will provide you with an accurate quote for any necessary repairs. We also guarantee our workmanship with a 100% one guarantee. We are licensed, insured and our employees are certified journeyman plumbers with years of experience repairing and replacing sewer lines.
Sources: Residential Plumbing