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Tree Roots Can Damage Your Pipes

Tree Roots Can Damage Your Pipes

Are you tired of struggling with stubborn clogs, overflowing toilets or other major plumbing hassles? Uncontrolled root growth may be to blame. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Ohio Valley, we provide high quality residential and commercial plumbing services for local clients, including tree root removal, sewer line repair and hydro jetting. Many homeowners aren’t even aware that their tree roots can infiltrate their plumbing system. Unfortunately, root problems are a primary cause of many common plumbing issues. Are you concerned about roots in your pipes? Here are a few of the most frequent symptoms and what you can do to find a solution to your sewer line trouble. 

Why Are Roots Attracted to Pipes? 
The top priority of tree roots is to find a dependable source of water and vital nutrients. Your sewer line provides the perfect snack for thirsty trees, shrubs and other plants. Small punctures in your pipes or loose fittings can allow tiny roots to make their way inside your plumbing system. Once there, these happy pests will flourish and grow quickly in the nutritive environment. 

Root Growth Can Create Major Plumbing Issues
Large, expanding root systems can cause a lot of plumbing problems. Not only do they block the flow of water but roots also grab onto any debris that makes its way into your plumbing system, including grease, bits of food, toilet paper and feminine products. The accumulated debris will eventually clog the pipe almost completely. When this occurs, flushing toilets, washing a load of laundry or taking a bath can become nearly impossible. Wastewater will continually rise through the drains, exposing family members to harmful bacteria. If you are experiencing frequent clogs and overflowing sewage, then it’s very important that you get help from a professional plumber as soon as possible. Neglecting to remove the clogs and repair the pipe could lead to water damage, mold growth and illness. 

What Can Be Done to Repair the Damage? 
If the roots are still relatively small, they can often be removed by plumbers with access to specialized tools. Services like hydro jetting and trenchless pipe repair can get rid of trouble causing root systems, and repair existing leaks. Unfortunately, there are times when an older home may have excessively large roots inside their sewer line. These pipes may be severely damaged or be close to collapse. In some circumstances, the sewer line may need to be taken out and completely replaced.

Do You Have Roots in Your Pipes? Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Ohio Valley Today
Have you determined that root growth is the cause of your plumbing problems? There’s no reason to wait. Call the experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Ohio Valley, and get help right away. Our team of certified, licensed and insured plumbers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your plumbing emergencies. Contact our office to learn more about our residential and commercial plumbing services or to schedule an appointment with an experienced plumbing in your Ohio Valley area neighborhood.