Drain & Sewer Rooting

Drain & Sewer Rooting in Dallas

How Do Tree Roots End Up in Your Sewer Pipe?

Tree roots in your pipes can cause sewer backups and damage, causing many to ask, “How do they even end up there?” One of the ways the roots end up there is obviously through either a cracked or loose joint in the sewer line. In many municipalities, roughly 50% of tree roots citywide enter through defective lateral sewer pipes. This is the underground piping that runs from your residence or place of business to the city’s sewer main. Maintenance of your own lateral sewer pipe and keeping it in good condition is usually your responsibility up to the point where it ties into the main, which at that point it is the cities. To reduce overflows and guard against damage, inspecting the lateral pipe and if there is an issue repairing or replacing in a timely manner can help to avoid major damage.

Reach out to Mars Services at (817) 476-7232 to speak to our skilled Dallas drain and sewer rooting experts.

What Causes the Roots to Grow in Pipes?

The tree roots can penetrate the sewer pipe, to feed off the water inside.

This is certainly a question that most would ask, and the simplest answer is that the water vapor, which escapes through either a loose joint or a crack in a pipe attracts the roots. Due to this, tree roots inch towards and eventually will penetrate through any possible opening in a sewer pipe and feed off the water once inside, helping them to grow. This can even happen during the cold winter months when you may think a tree simply lies dormant, but regardless of the time of year, once inside the pipe, the root will continue to grow until it fills the pipe, leading to backups created by a mass formed from different materials unable to pass through such as paper, grease, and other solid matter.

In the case of a very large root, combined with the mass, this is what leads to a clogged sewer. If the issue does get to the point where your sewer is clogged, you will need to call an expert like the Mars Services Professional Plumbers to rectify the problem and make sure that the roots are removed as well as checking for structural damage in your sewer pipes.

Regardless of how tree roots end up in your sewer line, if you suspect there is some type of blockage, you should address the problem immediately and call the Dallas drain and sewer rooting specialists at Mars Services, as once a root has entered the pipe and begins growing, it is just a matter of time before there is complete blockage and eventually a rupture in the pipe. 

Signs that a sewer line may be experiencing a blockage by tree roots are:

  • Slow flowing drains
  • Gurgling sounds from your toilet bowl 
  • Wet areas around floor drains and washing machine

Blockages in your sewer drain due to roots can lead to major plumbing issues. Knowing why tree roots end up in your sewer is the first step to avoiding a major plumbing disaster.

Sewer rodding is a method used to clean drains, pipes, and sewer lines. It is a specialized method, used by professional and skilled plumbers. Sometimes it is the only method that will guarantee you unblock that pipe or drain.

Make that blockage a thing of the past. Contact Mars Services today to schedule your free estimate!

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