How Tree Roots Affect Your Sewer Line

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How Tree Roots Affect Your Sewer Line

If you have large trees on your property, your sewer line is at risk of tree root invasions. In fact, one of the top reasons that homeowners contact a plumber in Charlottesville, VA from Speedy Rooter Plumbing is to get rid of roots that are causing blockages and other issues in their sewer line. Below, we go over how tree roots can affect your sewer lines.

Damage to Pipe Seams and Joints

One of the reasons why sewer line replacement or repair is sometimes necessary is because tree roots have damaged your pipes. Typically, roots searching for underground nutrients will get into pipes around mortar-filled joints or where pipe seams are weak or worn. Once thirsty roots get into pipes, they expand and cause all kinds of pipe-related issues and damage if left unchecked.

Blocks Drains

One of the telltale signs that you will need some type of sewer line repair in Charlottesville, VA is a blockage. When tree roots block the flow in a pipe, drains can become slow, or you may notice complete clogs or backups. Tree roots may also contribute to:

  • Sinkholes in your yard
  • Foul drain odors
  • Gurgling sounds in pipes

Can Cause Pipes to Collapse

If the tree roots have expanded far enough into a pipe, we may have to replace sewer line to restore the function and efficiency of your system. This is more likely to be the case if part of a sewer line has collapsed from the added stress and pressure.

Put Our Pros to Work for You

If you're in need of sewer pipe line repair because of tree root issues, Speedy Rooter Plumbing is at your service. We'll take a look inside your sewer line to let you know what solution will likely work best for your needs.

Contact us today to explore our full range of trenchless sewer repair and replacement services.

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