Danger of Tree Root Sewer Line Invasion

Safely snuggled under your lawn are your sewer lines, whisking away the water and waste from your home. You depend on your sewer lines to keep doing their job day in and out, but they may be in danger. There could be an enemy stealthily moving underground to attack your sewer pipes. Are your sewer lines in danger of tree root invasion?

The beautiful trees in your yard that offer shade, windbreaks and privacy can be a big problem for your sewer lines. Trees need moisture to survive and their roots stretch out from their trunk base to find the moisture they need. Sewer lines are an enticing source of water, especially those made with jointed pipes. Tree roots can find tiny cracks in joints to squeeze through and access the interior pipes. Once a small root is inside, it can grow and apply pressure to the pipe, causing serious damage. In addition, the roots can clog the inside of your sewer lines, causing sewage backups.

Do You Have Tree Root Problems?

If you have large trees in your yard and older jointed sewer lines, you may want to have your pipes inspected. Many sewer/septic companies offer digital camera inspections. This method can view your sewer lines from the inside and detect any tree root issues. If there are tree roots that have infiltrated your sewer lines, hydrojetting performed by your sewer professional can remove the roots and clear the pipe.

It is important to understand the danger of tree roots to sewer lines. Avoid planting new trees near your sewer lines and proactively have your pipes inspected to detect any root penetration before it causes serious damage.

Posted on behalf of:
Seagraves Plumbing Sewer & Septic
4980 Plant Atkinson Rd SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
(494) 792-2221

Protect Your Investment With Hi-Tech Video Camera Inspections

Because drains and pipes are hidden underneath your home or business, they are easy to forget. However, drains and pipes eventually clog and over time are likely to deteriorate. In these cases, the concept out of sight, out of mind, can cause serious issues. You’re in luck – you no longer have to wait until something expensive breaks and causes expensive damage to your investment.

Video camera inspections of pipes, drain and sewer lines and septic tanks are preventative maintenance steps that can save you money and grief. Technology has improved so much that your plumber can use high tech video cameras to take images of the inside of drains, pipes and sewer lines to identify not only debris and dirt that requires cleaning, but fractured pipes, collapsed drains and tree roots just waiting to cause future damage.

For business owners, downtime caused by water or sewage damage can interrupt service and negatively impact profits. Leveraging regular camera inspections can pinpoint problem areas and help you prevent these potential financial catastrophes.

For home owners (and new home buyers), the financial loss and emotional strain caused by water or sewage damage to home and property can be devastating. Making  video camera inspections of your plumbing a part of your regular home maintenance can prevent heartache.

You can expect 3 basic steps in a video camera inspection of your drain lines, sewer lines, and septic system. First, the plumbing contractor will find an access point to insert the camera. Second, he or she will view and identify trouble areas inch by inch along the path of the camera as it is pulled or pushed through the line. Last, your plumber will provide a report including video footage that details the condition of your drain lines and sewer lines.