Even the best-built homes can experience sewer line damage, as it is caused by a variety of reasons beyond your control. One of the most common reasons for damage to your sewer or septic line is tree root growth. Trees have extensive root networks that extend far beyond the radius of the tree’s overhead foliage. Even if your piping is a healthy distance away from most trees, it’s possible that the root system extends to where your pipes are. Old tree roots from trees that have been removed can also cause issues, as chopping down a tree does not remove the root system. If you hear the toilet gurgling or notice a lack of water in the bowl, the chances are that you have a tree root infestation in your sewer line.
What Can Be Done?
These issues feel and seem complicated, but with the right professional help, they’ll be solved in no time. For customers of Mr. Rooter, the process to clear drains looks something like this:
- We remove what we can from the drain and scope the line to inspect the damage and identify the problem
- Using our patented Hydroscrub technology, we blast tree roots and wreckage out of your sewer line. This technology also rids your line of harmful oil, mineral buildup, and soap scum that may be contributing to the issue
- We scope the line again to be sure we’ve solved the issue. If the damage to your pipes is extensive or it seems as though it could happen again, we will install a sleeve that keeps tree roots from growing into the pipe
- In cases of extensive damage, we will break apart and remove irreparably damaged pieces of pipe and replace them with a new pipe using Trenchless Repair.
As always, we rely on honest upfront pricing without hidden or overtime fees. At Mr. Rooter, we know that fixing a sewer line can feel scary, but we tackle projects like this all of the time. Our mission is to do what we do best while providing you with comfort and peace of mind throughout the process and beyond. Call us today to get on your way to better home plumbing.