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Dangers Of Tree Roots In Your Sewer Line


Problems with your sewer lines can arise at any given moment. Many of these problems can make your life at home pretty difficult. Not only that, if you do not take care of these problems sooner rather than later, it can become disastrous. One of the more common problems you may experience with your sewer line is the invasion of tree roots. We will discuss some of the dangers associated with tree roots in your sewer line.

Crack sewer lines: This will not happen very quickly, in fact it will take quite some time. However, tree roots are very capable of cracking your sewer line. It is no secret that trees need water for survival and if there is any type of moisture that is coming from your sewer line, they will grow toward it. Over time the roots will grow and will eventually penetrate your sewer line and would leave you with the need for some costly repairs.

Block sewer lines: This may be one of the most problematic issues that you could experience with tree roots. Once a root penetrates your sewer line, it has all the things it needs to survive, which is nutrients and water. With all of these resources, the tree root will keep growing and may even grown as big as the sewer line itself. If your sewer lines happen to become completely blocked by tree roots, then you are going to have a much bigger problem to deal with.

Once you notice there could be an issue with your sewer line, you need to contact a professional immediately. The longer you want and let the tree roots continue to grow, the more extensive and expensive problem you will have on your hands. If you are able to get to the problem before it becomes much more serious, then you will have a greater chance of limiting the damage and saving money on repairs.

Are you dealing with clogged drains in your Winchester home? Call Powell’s Plumbing at 540-665-8196 and schedule a service call today!

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