One of the costliest problems property owners face with regard to their sewer drainage systems is root intrusion. Whether it’s their residential or commercial property, tree roots can reach great distances while searching for moisture and are able to puncture small holes in drainage pipes that are laid below your property.
What Causes Tree Roots in a Sewer Line?
The flow of warm water from pipes in regular use creates condensation on the surface of your pipes. This exterior moisture, combined with humidity and dank underground conditions, provides a thriving environment that roots simply cannot resist. When roots locate a strong source of moisture, like a drainage pipe leak, growth activity is concentrated on that spot.
As roots continue to grow inside your pipe, the hole continually expands over time, allowing more and more roots to enter your drainage system. Attempts to control the problem by continually cleaning the interior of a drainage pipes with jetting, mechanical rooter equipment or the chemical application of root killers will not ultimately prevent a total pipe collapse from occurring – even a hair-thin root can grow to be the size and width of a man’s arm.
Terry’s Plumbing has seen just about every root and sewer line issue imaginable and can apply that expertise to your home or business, eradicating the problem quickly and affordably.
Even the smallest hole, crack, or separation of the pipes will allow roots to find the source of water. As these roots continue to grow inside the pipe, the hole will expand for more to intrude. Attempts to control the problem by continually cleaning the interior of the drainage pipes with jetting, mechanical snakes/rooter equipment, or chemically killing the roots in the pipe will not prevent the eventual collapse and failure of the pipe. A hair-sized root can end up growing in size to the width of a man’s arm.
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