A major plumbing issue that isn’t easy to detect is tree root invasion. Tree roots have the power to grow into and through the piping in your yard. When those roots penetrate the underground piping, your Akron Ohio plumbing system will begin to experience disruptions. C. Lee Services LLC uses the most advanced technology to detect precisely where the problem is located and make invasive tree root plumbing repairs with minimal disruption to your yard or flooring.
Tree Roots Invade Home Pipes
If not treated immediately, tree root invasion can cause severe damage to your home’s plumbing. Not only will your shower and sinks be slow to drain, but you’re monthly water bill is likely to increase. When water escapes through the cracked pipes, the soil around the pipe begins to shift. The leaking water can also cause the tree roots to grow more rapidly, intensifying the problem. Effects of tree root invasion:
- Slow water and sewage flow.
- Decreased water pressure.
- Continued tree root growth.
- Increased monthly water bill.
- Wasted water through cracked pipe.
Several neighborhoods in Akron and the surrounding areas have established neighborhoods with mature trees. If you live in an area where tree root invasion is possible, be on the look out for warning signs.
Signs of Tree Root Invasion
Whether you lived in your home for decades or you’ve just purchased a new house, hiring an Akron Ohio plumber to perform a camera inspection is a good idea. Akron sewer camera inspections can help you determine if tree roots have invaded the plumbing system, but there are signs that indicate you may have a root invasion in your pipes including gurgling toilets, sewer odors, slow-draining sink or shower, and visible sinkholes.
Another visible sign of a possible tree root invasion or underground pipe leak is concentrated growth in one portion of your yard. If one area of the lawn suddenly begins to flourish, it’s getting nutrients from a source not available to the rest of the lawn. A broken pipe or one invaded by tree roots could be the cause.
Prevent Tree Root Invasion
Once you make repairs to pipes invaded by tree roots or you want to avoid the issue entirely, try these ways to prevent tree root invasion:
- Root Barrier: When you plant new trees or want to protect ones already in your yard, install a root barrier. An 18 to 24-inch trench must be gud around the root zone, but the barrier will keep the roots from growing beyond the block aid.
- Routine Plumbing Maintenance: Small plumbing issues can be treated before they turn into major repairs when you perform routine plumbing maintenance. Camera inspections every two to three years will detect invasive roots.
- Sewer Line Cleaning: Keep your sewer lines clear with hydro jetting. The powerful cleaning method will cut through tree roots and help your system run smoothly.
- Tree Removal: Have a problematic tree professionally removed if it continues to grow into your piping system. The one-time service will cost you less than continued pipe repairs or replacement.
If invasive tree roots are disrupting your Akron Ohio plumbing system, call the professional technicians with C. Lee Services. We’ll evaluate your plumbing system and offer only the services you need to make the repair.