Tree Root Invasion

Thick, gnarled tree and shrub roots infiltrating your sewer lines is probably the last thing you would expect to be the cause of your backed up sink or slow-moving drain. When it comes to plumbing, though, tree roots are the source of more problems than you might think. If you neglect the issue, the roots can penetrate deep into your pipe network, causing your pipes to leak, flood your home and maybe even cause damage to the sidewalk or road leading up to your property.

Tree roots instinctively seek sources of moisture and nutrients – both of which are abundant in sewer lines. That’s why tree and shrub roots can and do penetrate any kind of compromised pipe material, including PVC, concrete and clay – eventually causing a plumbing emergency.

Your property, whether it’s your primary residence, place of business, or rental, is your most valuable asset. Don’t wait until you have a sewer crisis – call Specialized Pipe Technologies today to deal with your stubborn tree root blockage once and for all.

How Should You Handle a Tree Root Invasion?

Tree root invasions can cause major issues in your home or office. If, for example, one of your toilets won’t flush and has backed up entirely, spilling raw sewage all over the floor, not only are you dealing with awful smells, but the sewage is also full of bacteria that pose a serious health hazard to you and everyone else who comes in contact with it.

Your first thought might be to try using a drain snake, or to pour harsh chemicals down your toilet. However, if tree roots have invaded your water line, those two DIY solutions won’t even scratch the surface of your problem. Your best course of action is to call the experts at SPT right away.

Other warning signs that tree roots might be blocking your drain pipes include:

  • Standing water on or around your property
  • Water puddles inside your house, or moisture stains surrounding plumbing fixtures
  • Odd noises coming from your drains or pipes
  • Cracks developing in your home’s foundation

How We Solve Your Problem:

Removing roots from a sewer line requires a mechanical cleaning tool which will clean out the inside of the pipe, removing roots, buildup and debris, ultimately bringing the pipe back to original diameter. To ensure that the roots do not continue to grow back inside your pipe, we recommend our trenchless pipe lining to create a new structural pipe inside the existing pipe. This seals cracks and breaks and does not allow roots to grow through it.

Let SPT Put an End to Your Plumbing Headaches

At Specialized Pipe Technologies, we are proud to offer the most cutting-edge solutions in the plumbing industry today, as well as to employ technicians with the highest level of training and experience. Rely on us to help you put your plumbing problems behind.

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Specialized Pipe Technologies

SPT offers the most advanced pipe inspection, cleaning, and cured-in-place pipe lining technologies in the industry. With 25 years of experience inspecting, cleaning and restoring pressurized water pipes and non-pressurized drain pipe systems, SPT is the preferred choice for any sized project, whether a high-rise condominium, commercial building, or single family homes.