Are Tree Roots Clogging My Sewage Pipe?

Large, moss-covered tree roots under fallen leavesTree roots are one of the most common causes of clogged pipes, as they can enter through small cracks and grow over time. If you notice that your sink is draining slower than usual and suspect there may be tree roots blocking your pipes, here are some steps you can take to determine if this is the case:

  1. Check for visual signs of damage to the plumbing. Has anything changed about how your sink normally drains? Are there any visible signs of damage or wear on your pipes? If so, this could indicate that tree roots may have entered the pipes and grown inside them, causing clogs.
  2. Check for visual signs of tree roots in the drain itself. Tree roots can sometimes be detected by looking into your sink’s drain or toilet, depending on where the blockage is. If you see any roots, this may confirm that they’re growing inside your pipes and causing a clog.
  3. Run a pipe inspection camera through your drains to check for damage and obstructions. You’ll need to call a professional plumbing company. A pipe inspection camera can inspect the inside of a sewer line without removing plumbing fixtures, making it ideal for checking if tree roots are causing clogs. This technology uses a camera attached to a flexible cable inserted into the pipes via a drain opening. The camera transmits images of the inside of your pipes to a display screen, letting you see any damage or obstructions.

When To Call a Professional

If the inspection confirms that there are tree roots in your pipes causing clogs, it’s best to call a professional to remove them. Tree root removal can require specialized equipment and techniques, so attempting to remove these roots on your own can result in even more damage to your pipes if done incorrectly.

Working with a professional will ensure the process is done safely and effectively, minimizing further damage to your plumbing and helping you restore normal drainage quickly and efficiently.

Don’t Let Tree Roots Destroy Your Plumbing System

If you notice slow draining and suspect that tree roots may be the culprit, it’s important to take steps to determine if this is the case. By checking for visual signs of damage to your plumbing and looking for evidence of tree roots through a pipe inspection camera, you can get a clearer picture of what may be causing clogs in your pipes and how best to address them.

With a bit of detective work and by working with a professional, you can resolve any problems quickly and easily, ensuring that your sink drains smoothly once again.

Call Mr. Holland’s Home Services Today

At Mr. Holland’s Home Services, we believe every customer should be treated like family. That’s why we go the extra mile to provide exceptional service for every job we take on, no matter how big or small.

Whether you need installation, repair, maintenance, or replacement for your plumbing system in Southeastern Wisconsin, our experts can get it done.

Contact Mr. Holland’s Home Services today at (866) 992-1717, and we’ll make sure you get the highest quality work at the most competitive prices.

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