Tree Roots Invading Your Sewer Line
If you have leaks or condensation on your pipes, these common plumbing problems can entice tree roots to grow toward them when searching for nourishment. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of the Tri-Valley’s expert service professionals have plenty of experience handling tree root-related plumbing issues. Our years of service include witnessing roots stretching far through the ground and growing into sewage systems by slipping through tiny pipe section cracks, holes, and separations. After tree roots find a water source, the tree increases its root growth in that area. More roots will infiltrate your pipes and make small holes bigger, eventually clogging your plumbing system and bursting your pipe. Your sewage system may display signs of a problem. Some examples include tubs not draining properly, no water in your toilet bowl, sewage backups in your toilet or bathtub, and gurgling sounds coming from your toilet. If you notice any of these signs around your home, our company offers various ways to resolve them. The following are examples of plumbing solutions for tree root infiltrations:
- Pipelining – We line and seal your sewer pipe with a sleeve to resolve sewer line damage permanently. This special sleeve eliminates water leakage and may only need to go in the problematic pipe section. Resolving sewer system issues with this method doesn’t require trenching or tearing down walls and other structures.
- Hydro jetting – If a long-term solution is necessary, our service professionals can clean your pipe using pressurized water jets. We eliminate debris, tree roots, and grease buildup as we thoroughly scour your sewer line.
- Rooter work and drain cleaning – We start this method by clearing your sewer line by punching through a tree root, effectively restoring its functionality. After clearing your pipe, we assess your tree root problem's extent to determine and advise you on permanent solutions.
- Maintenance – Our service professionals can continuously inspect and clean your drains with plans to resolve and prevent household greases and debris buildup. This service option also rids your unlined pipes of tree roots before they cause clogs.
- Pipe bursting – This option breaks apart your current cast-iron, clay, or PVC sewer pipe and installs a new seamless pipe using hydraulics to resolve sewer line issues permanently.
When to Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of the Tri-Valley
A sudden or ongoing drain problem might seem like an isolated incident, but Mr. Rooter Plumbing of the Tri-Valley strongly recommends reaching out to us to prevent significant issues like a raw sewage backup. We typically use a cable device or special drain auger to open your drain, but we have more advanced methods available if these tools don’t open your drain successfully. Your drain or sewer pipe might get crushed by tree roots, and these roots can grow and infiltrate pipes by slipping through cracks and joints. You can also deal with built-up discarded food or garbage disposal waste, thick toilet paper, hair, soap residue, or sanitary products causing blockages. If a clogged drain is your only problem, we can perform quick and efficient work to clear it.
Septic System Backup Warning Signs
A backed-up septic tank can potentially worsen and develop into a wide array of plumbing issues, surpassing clogged toilets and backed-up sinks. A seasoned plumbing professional can resolve these issues quickly, and we urge you to schedule service from our service professionals while you still have a slow drain. Fixing backed-up drains and pipes before they stop completely can help you prevent system-wide issues throughout your home and around your property. You may get stuck spending a substantial price on solutions to property damage and contamination, such as environmental cleanup. Instead, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of the Tri-Valley can fix your septic system backup before it worsens and results in widespread damage and contamination throughout your house and yard. The following examples are septic system backup warning signs you should know:
- Slow-flushing and draining toilet
- Foul smells in or around your home due to an incorrectly vented or failing septic system
- Smelly black liquid or sewage backup in your toilets or drains
- Wastewater soaking and coming up from the ground close to your septic system may or may not have a bad smell
- Multiple drains in your house running slowly
- Algae or weeds growing in a pond near your home (maybe because of septic waste discharging into its surface water)
- An abundance of incredibly green grass growing over your septic system, even when the weather is hot and dry
- Bacteria contaminating your well because of septic system liquid flowing through the ground and getting into your drinking water well
Trust Our Sewer Backup Prevention System
If your residential sewer system is backing up, your plumbing system, property, and your family’s health are in danger. Many causes, including tree roots, rain, grease, and oil buildup, can lead to a sewer system backup. However, you can avoid these issues by investing in regular maintenance. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of the Tri-Valley recommends pumping your tank regularly and never planting trees in your absorption field. You can also get quick diagnosis and prevention services for any plumbing issue while saving thousands of dollars by signing up for our Advantage Plan®. Request an estimate today to get an accurate price on the plumbing solutions you need, and contact us to schedule friendly, professional plumbing service at your home.