How Tree Roots Can Damage Sewer Lines

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The roots of some trees can damage underground pipes. These trees include birch, elm, maple, aspen, oak, and sycamore. It is advisable to let professionals from reliable providers of sewer repair services such as In-House Plumbing Company.

Our professionals will help make sure that neighboring trees do not damage the sewer lines. We specialize in sewer repair in Plano, TX, especially after tree roots do a number on your system. Below are details on how tree roots can damage sewer lines.

Tree Roots Can Clog Sewer Lines

Sewer lines usually hold oxygen, nutrients, and water. On the other hand, tree roots are always looking for nutrients, oxygen, and water, so some tree roots grow towards sewer lines. If the sewer pipes are cracked, the tree roots will enter into the pipes, clogging them. A sewer pipe line repair can help unclog these pipes.

Tree Roots Can Crack the Pipes

Growing tree roots can add pressure to sewer pipes. These pipes are likely to crack due to this, especially if they are old. If this happens and the damage proves to be significant, we may need to repair or replace sewer line, depending on the severity of the issue.

The Damage Can Result in Foul Odors

Growing tree roots can damage the sewer lines, making waste stay in the sewer line pipes for long. If waste stays in these pipes for long, the sewer line will start sending up foul odors. It is advisable to consult our team for sewer line replacement or repair services.

Growing tree roots can damage sewer lines. That is why we always need to make sure that we do not grow trees near our sewer lines. If you’re in need of sewer-related services, contact us today at In-House Plumbing Company. We are an honest and affordable company that you can trust!

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