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How Trees Can Destroy Your Home’s Sewer Line

You try to be careful and ensure you keep from putting anything down the drain that would plug your pipes. You don’t place anything in the toilet besides toilet paper; you don’t put eggshells, meat, or oils down the sink in the kitchen; and you make sure to have strainers on all your drains. But have you done absolutely everything in order to prevent an expensive sewer line repair?

Check outside because you may be ignoring the most detrimental problem of all: tree roots.

Trees crave nutrients and their roots are through which they get nutrients, so the tip of the tree root is continuously “searching for” and “reaching toward” a source of moisture and nutrients and they are enticed by a leaking sewer line that needs repair.

Usually, tree roots will leave fine, undamaged sewer lines alone. They usually only disturb leaking, split, or damaged lines buried within the top couple feet of the dirt. When this occurs the first damage not only becomes worse, the tree roots can totally clog the sewer system and lower the water flow, leaving you with overflows and possibly flooding your home or building.

But what can you do? Call a sewer line repair expert in Columbus.

A sewer line repair will most likely be easier (and cost less) than a completely broken pipe, so if you believe there’s trouble with your sewer line, especially if you think tree roots are getting into the pipe, call Stevenson Service Experts immediately.

Sewer line repair professionals at Stevenson Service Experts will use a sewer inspection camera to verify whether or not the pipe has a tree root issue. Once the issue has been determined, our sewer line repair expert will discuss all of your options with you and help you choose the best plan, whether that’s a trenchless sewer line replacement or just removing the tree roots.

Remember, faster growing trees, such as ash, locust, or sycamore, may cause more issues because they grow more rapidly. Slower growing trees are a better option, but they still need to be swapped out every six to ten years to avoid their roots from causing a problem. Also, always plant trees far from your sewer lines, that way you can help stop damage and prevent those pesky (and sometimes costly) sewer line repairs. If you’re unsure where your sewer lines are, ask Stevenson Service Experts to flag the path of the sewer pipes.

So if you think your tree roots have come in contact with your sewer line or you have any plumbing needs at all, call Stevenson Service Experts in Columbus and we are happy to come to your home and see if you need a sewer line repair or do a total plumbing maintenance to make sure your pipes are good to go.

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