Aug 06, 2022
As much as they are environment-friendly and have many benefits, trees can also become a threat to your property. As they start to grow, trees will need a larger and stronger support system to keep them upright and healthy. To access the water and nutrients they need to survive, the roots of the trees will spread over a vast area and take up a lot of space. If these deep-rooted trees are located anywhere near your plumbing system and sewer lines, they have a risk of causing damage to your pipes.
Tree roots can detect the water and oxygen coming from pipes. Since they need this to survive, they will find a way to get to the pipes. If there is a broken or cracked pipe, the roots are likely to find their way through the cracks and into the pipe. As the tree develops, the roots develop, causing increasingly more harm to the pipe. This isn't something that can just happen to damaged pipes. Pipes that are in perfectly good condition can get damaged by tree roots as well. Unfortunately, when roots start to expand in pipes, they can cause blockages and even fractures in the pipe. You won’t be able to notice something has gone wrong until it’s become a serious problem. This can lead to needing a sewer line repair and constant plumber visits.
There are different signs to look out for if you suspect that your pipes have been damaged. The signs can vary depending on the severity of the damage. Below are some signs that can let you know to prepare for sewer line repair.
There are several things you can do to prevent tree roots from damaging your property.
Now you know the dangers of root damage to your pipes and what to look out for on your property. If you notice any warning signs, start calling Sunshine Plumbers. We’ll know what to do in high-stress situations like these and can work under pressure. To start saving more money, call us today.
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