Dangers of Tree Roots In Your Sewer Line
When you become a home owner there are many financial difficulties that you will come across. You will have to renovate, repair, and eventually replace things in your home. These are all accounted for when the keys become yours but many people do not realize that they are also going to be accountable for what’s been buried in their front yard for years.
Tree roots are what spread beneath a tree to allow for upward growth. They are constantly searching for food very strong, over time. So while it is great you have a bunch of huge oak trees in your yard you must also realize that the growth beneath the trees is yours as well. With the right scenario you may have to worry about the tree roots finding your sewer lines and damaging them, causing a whole host of issues. The biggest issue that can occur because of tree roots is the destruction of your sewer line. You’ve seen the scenarios in pop-culture, where a persons front yard is flooded in sewage. It’s not very pleasant. The disrupted sewer line can also affect you inside of your home as those with basements can readily attest.
The biggest danger brought about by these roots is that they do their damage under the ground and slowly over time. [Many people just do not realize they have to pay attention to them.]1 Tracking the progress of roots is next to impossible so the better option for homeowners is to watch out for sewer related issues in the neighborhood. All home owners have two lines in relation to the sewer: the main line, which is shared by the street, and their sewer lateral which is their own private line. Issues shared by a neighbor can be a bigger issue than issues only experienced by yourself. You can also be proactive against sewer line damage by ensuring that your sewer lines are updated in new material. Old builders used to manufacture their line with clay, which breaks down over time.
The greatest defense of invasive tree roots is awareness and practicing proactive measures. Are you dealing with clogged drains in your Montgomery home? Call Cole Plumbing at (334) 279-8919 for immediate assistance.