Tree Root Damage

Rhode Island Commercial and Residential sewer line cleaning and repair specialists.

Roots grow into the pipes because they like it there! Sewer pipes contain water, nutrients and oxygen-the essential elements for trees to grow.

The flow of warm water inside sewer pipes causes vapor to escape to the cooler soil surrounding the pipe. Tree roots grow toward the vapor to the point of its source. The source of the vapor is usually a crack in the pipes or a loose joint. Once the tree roots reach the crack or loose joint, they will grow through the opening to reach the plentiful nutrients and moisture inside. Once inside the pipe, the roots will continue to grow, and if not disturbed, they will eventually completely fill the pipe. These masses can act as a net as they catch debris discharged from the residence.

What you can do if you have tree roots in your laterals and sewer cleanout pipe?

Once roots are in your lateral they will eventually cause a blockage. The proper tools and expertise is essential to properly eliminate the problem, assess the damage and make the necessary repairs. Call Sureflow Rooter and Drain Cleaning Service to safely clean out and eliminate the blockage and repair the pipes.

How can you prevent this from happening?

The best way to prevent this is to schedule regular cleaning of your sewer lateral. You may wish to hire Sureflow for a video inspection of your sewer lateral to determine its condition and if any repairs are needed.
While trees and shrubs add beauty and shade to your property, their roots can cause damage. Be aware of where your laterals are located so you can plan your future landscaping accordingly. If you do not know, ask your Sureflow professional!

Tree roots, paper products and kitchen grease are just some of the things that can cause a sewer drain clog. If you are experiencing a whole house backup or partial house backup you could have a sewer line clog. A sewer drain clog can be a real problem, at Sureflow we are here to help. A Sureflow drain cleaning specialist has the tools and experience to cut through tree roots, kitchen grease clog, or any sewer drain clog.

Call Sureflow Rooter Service to service your slow draining needs and for clogged drains in Rhode Island!

Feel free to contact us at 401-432-4708 for a free estimate and for all your drain cleaning needs in the Rhode Island area.

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