How to Deal With Tree Roots in Your Sewer Line

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    Tree roots crave water, oxygen, and nutrients in your sewer lines. That’s why as soon as your pipes crack even the slightest bit, tree roots will start working their way into the opening and continue to grow. Once it blocks the pipes, sewage can back up into your home, causing extensive damage and requiring costly sewer line repair.

    If you have trees near your sewer lines, it pays to be on the lookout for potential root intrusion. Read on as Zippity Split Plumbing lists some tips on dealing with this problem.

    Look Out for Red Flags

    Never ignore plumbing issues, even if they seem minor. If your toilets are gurgling, or your drains are slowly flowing no matter how many times you clear them, it’s possible that tree roots have clogged your sewer pipes and you need a prompt sewer pipe line repair.

    Seek the Help of a Professional

    Once you notice the warning signs, enlist professional sewer repair services in Phoenix, AZ right away. At Zippity Split Plumbing, we will first perform an in-depth sewer inspection to help us get a clear view of your pipes. This involves inserting a special camera into the pipes to find the location of the root mass and determine the extent of damage on the system. After assessing the pipes, we will then come up with the best solution to clear out the tree roots and other debris in your pipes to get things flowing smoothly again.

    Consider Hydro Jetting

    Apart from mechanical and chemical root removal, your plumber in Phoenix, AZ may recommend hydro jetting for your pipes. This is the safest and most effective way to eliminate the most stubborn clogs in your sewer lines. It uses high-pressure water to blast through tree roots, grease buildup, and other debris, leaving your pipes clean and free-flowing.

    Replace Sewer Pipe

    If your pipes have sustained damage beyond repair, it’s best to replace sewer line. While it’s costly, it ensures a long-lasting solution, making sure your pipes are free of any blockage. Furthermore, modern materials like PVC pipes are more durable than old cast iron and clay pipes.

    Whether you need a sewer line replacement or repair, turn to Zippity Split Plumbing. Contact us today to book an appointment.

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