The Impact of Tree Roots on Your Drainage System and How to Deal with Them

Tree roots are a common cause of drainage system blockages and damage, as they are naturally drawn to the moisture and nutrients found within sewer pipes. Over time, the roots can grow and expand, leading to cracks, blockages, and even pipe collapse. In this blog, we will discuss how to identify tree root invasion in your drainage system and the steps you can take to deal with the issue effectively.

Signs of Tree Root Invasion in Your Drainage System

Before addressing the problem, it's essential to recognize the signs that tree roots are causing issues in your drainage system. Some common indicators include:

  • Slow-draining water in sinks, showers, or bathtubs
  • Gurgling sounds coming from your drains
  • Frequent toilet backups or overflows
  • Unpleasant odors coming from your drains
  • Wet spots or sinkholes in your yard

If you notice any of these signs, it's crucial to act quickly to prevent further damage to your drainage system.

Inspecting Your Drainage System for Tree Root Invasion

If you suspect that tree roots are causing problems in your drainage system, a professional inspection is necessary to confirm the issue and determine the extent of the damage. At Rooter Warrior Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, our expert technicians use state-of-the-art camera inspection equipment to identify the exact location and severity of the tree root invasion. This non-invasive method allows us to assess the situation without disrupting your property or causing further damage to your pipes.

Methods for Removing Tree Roots from Your Drainage System

Once the tree root invasion has been confirmed, several methods exist for removing the roots and restoring your drainage system's functionality. Some of these methods include:

  • Hydro jetting: This high-pressure water jetting technique clears tree roots and debris from your pipes. The force of the water breaks up the roots, allowing them to be flushed out of the system.
  • Root cutting: A mechanical root cutter may sometimes remove the tree roots from your pipes. This device is inserted into the pipe and uses a spinning blade to cut through the roots, allowing them to be removed from the pipe.
  • Pipe repair or replacement: If the tree roots have caused significant damage to your pipes, repairing or replacing the affected sections may be necessary. Our team at Rooter Warrior Plumbing & Drain Cleaning can assess the situation and recommend the best course of action for your specific situation.

Preventing Future Tree Root Invasion

After addressing the immediate issue, taking steps to prevent future tree root invasion in your drainage system is essential. Some preventive measures include:

  • Regularly inspecting your pipes for signs of tree root intrusion
  • Planting trees and shrubs away from your sewer lines or choosing slow-growing, less invasive species
  • Installing root barriers around your sewer lines to deter root growth
  • Performing routine drain cleaning and maintenance to keep your pipes in optimal condition

At Rooter Warrior Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, we understand tree roots' impact on your drainage system and are committed to providing practical solutions to protect your property. I

Contact Rooter Warrior Plumbing & Drain Cleaning today to schedule an inspection and receive expert advice on how to deal with the problem!