You try to be careful and ensure you don’t put anything down the drain that would plug your pipes. You don’t flush anything except toilet paper; you don’t put coffee grounds, stringy vegetables, or fats down the garbage disposal; and you make sure to have filters on all your drains. But have you thought of everything in order to help stop a high-priced sewer line repair?
Go outside because you may be overlooking the most detrimental problem of all: tree roots.
Trees crave nutrients and their roots are where they absorb nutrients through, so the point of the tree root is always “looking for” and “reaching to” a source of moisture and nutrients and they are enticed by a leaking sewer line that requires repair.
Typically, tree roots will leave fine, intact sewer lines alone. They typically only disturb leaking, split, or damaged lines buried within the top 24 inches of the earth. When this occurs the first damage not only becomes worse, the tree roots can seriously clog the sewer pipes and decrease the water flow, causing overflows and possibly flooding your home or building.
But what can you do? Call a sewer line repair company in Boise.
A sewer line repair will most likely be easier (and less expensive) than a completely broken pipe, so if you suspect trouble with your sewer line, especially if you believe tree roots are moving into the pipe, call TML Service Experts immediately.
Sewer line repair professionals at TML will use a sewer inspection camera to confirm whether or not the sewer system has a tree root problem. Once the problem has been confirmed, our sewer line repair expert will review all of your options with you and help you determine the best plan, whether that’s a trenchless sewer line replacement or just getting rid of the tree roots.
Remember, faster growing trees, such as cottonwood, locust, or basswood, may cause more trouble because they grow more quickly. Slower growing trees are a better choice, but they still need to be removed and another tree replanted every seven to ten years to avoid their roots from causing a problem. Also, make sure you plant trees a good distance from your sewer lines, that way you can help avoid damage and avoid those pesky (and sometimes costly) sewer line repairs. If you’re not sure where your sewer lines are, ask TML 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 needs at all, call TML Service Experts in Boise and we are happy to come out and see if you need a sewer line repair or do a complete plumbing maintenance to make sure your pipes are in tip-top shape.