If a tree root breaks through your sewer line, depend on the experts and call Sewer Squad Plumbing & Drain Services. We provide tree root intrusion repair and preventive solutions in Ajax, ON, and throughout Southern Ontario. As a family-owned and operated company, customer satisfaction matters to us.
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What Is Tree Root Intrusion?
Root intrusion is a leading cause of significant sewer and drainage issues. However, until it becomes an issue, most homeowners don't understand tree root intrusion or how it can affect the functionality of their sewer system. When a tree needs moisture and nutrients, it reaches out and seeks a water source for its needs.
Naturally, the limitless supply of wastewater typically found in a sewer line attracts tree roots to the sewer line. The roots often find their way into the sewer line through small cracks, holes, gaps, and joints between pipes. However, roots can also penetrate weak pipes.
As the roots draw moisture and nutrients from the pipes, they begin to expand within the pipe’s interior. Over time, clogs start to occur that may eventually lead to a complete sewer system blockage.
How To Clear Tree Roots from Your Sewer Line
Plumbers and sewer line experts have several remedies for removing unwanted tree roots from your sewer lines. Before anything, your plumber will devise a plan after inspecting your lines with a sewer camera. Measures typically used to fix tree root intrusion include:
- Mechanical tree root removal
- Chemical tree root removal
- Hydro jetting
- Sewer line replacement
Call us immediately if you experience signs of tree root intrusion, such as wet spots in your yard, foul odors, clogged drains, or lush areas on the lawn.
We know emergencies can happen without warning. And that’s why we offer 24/7 service and charge no after-hours fees.
How To Prevent Tree Root Intrusion
Once we’ve cleared your sewer lines of invasive roots, we can help you prevent recurring root intrusion. Our preventive root intrusion tactics include:
- Regular drain camera inspections: Ensuring your sewer lines remain free of tree roots and other blockages.
- Physical root barriers: Installing wooden or metallic barriers around the pipes to make them inaccessible to nearby tree roots.
- Chemical root barriers: Applying chemical barriers near sewer lines to discourage roots from approaching the sewer line.