Sewer lines in Monrovia are a significant aspect of each household’s plumbing, unfortunately because it is below ground, maintenance is uncommon and typically works perfectly fine, the majority of homeowners never think about it. In order to keep sewer lines worry free homeowners should keep an eye on large trees in the vicinity of their underground plumbing because if any roots impede a sewer line’s water flow, major drain and sewer maintenance will be required. In the blog below we will go over a few of the most common issues rouge roots can cause, and what you can do about it.
What Roots Do to Sewer Lines
Trees actively seek water at all times. They grow slowly, but when they grow they move their branches toward sunlight and their roots toward water. On most developed properties attached to a city sewer system, the best source of water is the sewer line.
If allowed to continue, tree roots grow toward the sewer line and eventually infiltrate the line. It may take time, but eventually those roots will find seams and cracks in the pipe and break into it seeking water.
Over time, this will result in leaks, cracks and clogs in your line that can flood your lawn, back up in your home or cause problems for your neighbors.
Solving the Tree Root Problem
The first thing you should do is ensure there are not trees or shrubs growing close to your sewer line. If you don’t know where your sewer line is, check your property assessment or have a plumber help you find it. Remove any trees in the vicinity to avoid such a problem.
If you suspect a tree root problem, have your plumber perform a video inspection to check for roots and other blockages. If they find roots, high pressure jetting can often remove the problem completely.
Keep in mind that if the damage is advanced enough, you may need to have parts of your sewer line replace or relined. The actual work required will depend on the severity of the damage and the opinion of your plumber. Talk to a professional to learn more about what options are at your disposal.
A sewer line is vitally important to the operation of your home’s plumbing system. If you even suspect that a tree’s roots are infiltrating your pipes, contact Ace Pelizon Plumbing as soon as possible for an overall plumbing inspection.