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How Can Tree Roots Impact Your Plumbing?


The trees in your yard do more than provide shade and beauty to your landscape. On the not-so-great side, they can have a huge impact on your plumbing system. Tree roots naturally seek water, and one reliable water source is through the pipes bringing water in and out of your home. Any small leak in a pipe can provide enough water for a tree root to start growing closer and closer, eventually working its way into the pipe. That’s when they start making a big mess…

Tree Roots Make Existing Cracks Larger

Once a tree root is attracted to an existing crack because of water, the roots will begin to grow into the crack. This will make the crack spread and eventually cause the pipe to break completely. When tree roots are the cause of your water flow problems, they can be cleaned out, eliminated and the pipe repaired by an expert plumber.

Tree Roots Can Clog Pipes

While one drain flowing slowly in your home is probably a localized clog, slow drains throughout your home indicate a more systemic issue with your plumbing. Tree roots can grow into your main sewer line, causing a clog that will eventually become complete if you don’t get it treated. If you notice the drains in your home are flowing slowly, it’s time to call a plumber for help.

Tree Roots Can Cause a Sewage Leak

Wastewater is brought from your home through your plumbing pipes. Any cracks in the sewer line, and you may discover a sewage leak in your yard. While you may not discover cracks in your sewer line until it’s too late, you’ll want to look for signs that your main sewer line is getting clogged with tree roots. If your toilet is clogging frequently, or the water bubbles at times when you flush, you could be having a problem with your main sewer line.

Tree roots can lead to major plumbing problems if they are not treated right away.

When localized drain solutions don’t work, it is likely that tree roots are clogging your pipes further down the line. If you have trees on your property and you can’t find the problem to your plumbing problems, contact the expert plumbers at Adeedo! for help. Serving Los Angeles and Orange County. Schedule an appointment online or give us a call at (833) 936-1791.

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