Tree roots showing up in your sewer lines have many causes, and Gruver Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning in Shippensburg, PA can provide several solutions.
There is nothing for frustrating and unsanitary than a backed up toilet spilling onto your bathroom floors. Most of us have been in this situation, and in most cases you can use a plunger or auger to tackle a backed up toilet or drain.
However, tree roots in your sewer lines are a much more problematic issue. They are often harder to detect and difficult to mitigate on your own.
The growth rate of trees is affected by several factors including water, soil condition, depth of root structure, etc. Roots can be divided into two parts. Permanent roots which provide stability and support, and small roots which absorb water and nutrients for sustainability. A tree’s root system can often grow four times the height of the tree.
Roots can travel anywhere to find a water source during low rain conditions, and this includes underground into your sewer lines. When properly sealed and in stable condition, sewer lines will prevent root invasion. However, damage to the line can allow moisture to escape and roots to penetrate. Once inside, the root system will continue to grow in length, width, and depth. If left unchecked, the roots will eventually block the flow of waste water within the line.
Click here to request a quote!