You try to be wary and assure you avoid putting anything down the drain that would obstruct your pipes. You don’t place anything in the toilet besides toilet paper; you don’t put coffee grounds, bones, or fats down the kitchen sink; 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?
Check outside because you may be missing the most destructive problem of all: tree roots.
Trees desire nutrients and their roots are through which they get nutrients, so the point of the tree root is always “seeking” and “reaching to” a source of moisture and nutrients and they are enticed by a leaking sewer line that needs repair.
Usually, tree roots will leave strong, undamaged sewer lines alone. They usually only invade leaking, split, or damaged lines buried within the top couple feet of the earth. When this takes place the original damage does not only get worse, the tree roots can actually clog the sewer lines and reduce the water flow, causing overflows and potentially flooding your home or building.
But what should you do? Call a sewer line repair company in Columbus.
A sewer line repair will usually be easier (and cheaper) than a burst pipe, so if you suspect an issue with your sewer line, especially if you feel that tree roots are moving into the pipe, call Stevenson Service Experts as soon as possible.
Sewer line repair experts at Stevenson Service Experts will use a sewer inspection camera to verify whether or not the sewer line has a tree root worry. Once the issue has been determined, our sewer line repair technician will discuss all of your options with you and help you choose the best way to move forward, whether that’s a trenchless sewer line replacement or just getting rid of the tree roots.
Remember, faster growing trees, such as cottonwood, silver maples, or tuliptree, may cause more issues 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 causing a problem. Also, make sure you plant trees far from your sewer lines, that way you can help prevent damage and avoid those pesky (and sometimes costly) sewer line repairs. If you’re unsure where your sewer lines are, ask Stevenson Service Experts to flag the path of the sewer pipes.
So if you think your tree roots have entered your sewer line or you have any plumbing issues at all, call Stevenson Service Experts in Columbus and we are happy to visit and see if you need a sewer line repair or do a seasonal plumbing maintenance to make sure your pipes are in working order.