Common Issues: Tree Root Infiltration
It’s often surprising to homeowners in Akron, Northeast Ohio, and surrounding areas to learn that their tree is the culprit behind their sewer line issues. Root infiltration is one of the most common causes of broken sewer lines, especially if your home has an older sewer line system. At Superior Drainage, we work to restore the health of your sewer drain system with repairs and replacements to restore full functionality.
Is there a tree near your frequently clogged sewer line? You could be dealing with a root intrusion. Call 330-733-3711 or contact us online to schedule an appointment today.
What Is Root Infiltration?
It’s exactly as it sounds. When roots infiltrate your sewer lines that lead out to the public sewer system, you have a root infiltration issue. Root infiltration can cause already corroded pipes such as cast iron, clay, and other types of outdated piping to wear down as the tree root slowly grows between cracks. Over time, the tree root grows inside your pipes and creates a blockage in your system. Eventually, your system will experience clogs within your home’s drain systems, resulting in multiple plumbing fixture back-ups.
Contact the Superior Drainage team online or call us at 330-733-3711 to learn more about tree root infiltration and how to prevent it.
How Can Tree Root Infiltration Be Remedied?
Once your plumbing issue has been identified as a tree root infiltration with advanced sewer video inspection technology, we can begin to remedy the situation. To safely remove the infiltration and clear the blockage, we provide high-pressure water jetting services to blast away debris and leave your lines clear. This safe alternative to harsh chemicals and drain snaking effectively reaches all parts of your system without the possibility of damaging already fragile pipes. In addition to removing your root intrusion issues, it cleans your pipes of mineral buildup, grease, and other bacteria-causing debris in your drain.
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How To Prevent Tree Root Infiltration?
You can do a few things to prevent a root intrusion from damaging your sewer line. When planting new trees in your yard, select trees with shorter root systems and steer clear of your sewer lines. But the reality is simply that old piping isn’t dependable. Technological advances have paved the way for sewer line systems that are more reliable. With our repiping services, you can trust that our expert plumbers will replace your old system with a newer system you can depend on.
We also provide cured-in-place piping services — a restoration technique used to save existing pipes and extend the service life of your sewer line system. To rescue the damaged piping, textile liners and liquid resin are used with hot water in calibration tubes to create a new piping system that is safe from corrosion. These cured-in-place piping systems extend the life of your pipes for up to 50 years with maintenance and strengthen your pipes from root infiltrations.
Call 330-733-3711 or contact us online to schedule a tree root infiltration service with Superior Drainage today.
Why Choose Superior Drainage?
Our licensed business has been in the industry for over 25 years. We’ve been working to provide plumbing services that treat your issues with quality work you can depend on. With full-service plumbing for all your home needs, you can trust that Superior Drainage will always be there with upfront pricing and fast, friendly service by the best plumbers in town.
We’ve got the remedy for all your root intrusion issues. Call 330-733-3711 or contact us online for expert help to restore the health of your home’s plumbing system.
Do trees grow toward your pipes?
Strange enough, yes. When there is a crack or leak in your piping system, tree roots will grow toward the water source. The roots will then slowly infiltrate your pipe to get continued access to water, often resulting in a nest of roots in your sewer line.
Can root intrusion cause sinkholes?
Yes, root intrusion can lead to sinkholes in your property and damage your home’s foundation. Sinkholes often appear during advanced cases of root intrusion and result in extensive damage if left unchecked.