How tree roots damage sewer pipes

Trees don’t have evil plans of cracking, blocking or even crushing your sewer pipes. But they are designed to seek water and will go anywhere to find it.

How tree roots enter sewer pipes

Tree roots enter sewer pipes through tiny cracks and breaks and even joins in the pipeline. They have no eyes, night vision or X-ray instruments scanning the pipeline works. Instead, they wait patiently until pipeline work gives its weak spot away. With water, that’s easy.

Rubber seals or pipes are not bulletproof. They age faster than you think especially when the ground begins to move. Once a sewer pipe cracks, water begins to evaporate at first and then to leak out into the soil.

Faulty sewer pipes invite trouble

A leaking pipe is like a hot chick in a mini skirt walking down the highway five minutes past midnight. She is a magnet for trouble! With trees close by, it’s only a matter of time before tree roots discover the fault and go for the kill.

Tree roots divide rapidly. First, a tiny shoot enters a crack then another one will find a way in and soon you have a network of living cables forcing their way in. As soon as they are in, they divide exponentially.

Trees roots may look harmless but don’t forget they possess mighty muscles enabling them to shift heavy driveways, walkways and other structures.

So, believe me when I say, if they can find a tiny little crack in your pipes or plumbing joins, they will figure out the rest using their smarts.

Tree roots usually enter pipes that have a fault. This is usually true in the case of old pipes, faulty seals or pipes that have cracked due to ground movement.

Leaking joins can also spell trouble.

Tree root blockage only gets worse with time. So if you suspect trouble then give us a call, and we will come out and give you a second opinion.

Better to be safe than sorry!

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