Tree Root Invasion
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Nu Flow St. Louis is pleased to offer our modern trenchless sewer repair solutions to the state of Missouri. State-of-the-art Nu Flow technology eliminates many of the complications associated with sewer repairs, such as property damage, long, annoying, dirty repair projects, and the numerous bills that can follow an excavation. One of the most important aspects of these projects is establishing an understanding of the potential obstructions of the excavation process, such as the presence of invasive tree roots.
Tree Root Invasion
Invasive tree roots can lead to serious issues for homeowners and business owners. While you admire the mature landscaping around your home, it’s what you can’t see that’s disrupting the plumbing to your property. Tree root invasion isn’t necessarily solved by removing the tree itself. Nu Flow St. Louis works with advanced technology that allows our expert technicians to detect exactly where the problem is located and offer minimally invasive tree root invasion plumbing solutions.
Tree Roots Invade Plumbing
Tree root invasion can cause serious damage to your sewage/drainage system. Tree roots are strong and can grow into the pipes, destroying the plumbing and unsettling the soil around the entire plumbing system. The tree root typically starts invading the pipe with a small hole or crack and can ultimately grow into or even through the entire piping system if not treated in a timely manner.
When the tree root invasion reaches the pipes, it is likely to disrupt the flow of your water and sewage. Not only will your home’s plumbing system be compromised by the invasive tree roots, but once the pipe beneath the property’s foundation is cracked, more roots are likely to grow in the area through the moisture provided by the crack in the pipe. These disruptions are most effectively resolved with trenchless sewer repairs.
Signs of Tree Root Invasion
If you are purchasing a home that has trees on the lot, it’s a good idea to hire a professional for a camera inspection to determine if any tree roots are invading the plumbing system. Nu Flow of Missouri can perform a sewer camera inspection and let you know if any roots have cracked the piping. If you’re concerned about the plumbing in your home or business, pay special attention for the signs that indicate you may have a root invasion in your pipes, such as visible sinkholes, a slow-draining sink or shower, a gurgling toilet, or a general sewage odor.
Another common sign of tree root invasion into your plumbing is a change in tree growth. If one area of your lawn or one tree, in particular, looks greener than the rest, the area may be receiving moisture from a cracked pipe.
Prevent Tree Root Invasion
Whether you’re acting preventively, or you’ve just repaired your plumbing and want to stop the tree roots from disrupting another portion of your piping, there are some methods to eliminate tree root invasion. If you’ve had issues with a tree or anticipate that the roots will eventually breach your sewer line, have the problem tree professionally removed. By having a plumbing camera inspection performed every two years, you can catch small disruptions in your plumbing before they become major issues. Hydro jetting is one of the best ways to keep your plumbing lines clear, so you can detect even the smallest tree root invasion. If you want to keep your landscaping intact, install a root barrier around young trees.
If you notice the warning signs that tree root invasion may be affecting your plumbing system, call your local team of experts at Nu Flow St. Louis to schedule a pipe inspection today.