Clogged drains, and the resulting backups, significant problems for homeowners, including damage to their bathrooms, hallways and carpeting. One of the most common causes of clogged drains includes tree roots still in the pipes. The roots of use error in the sewer line, often resulting in extensive and costly repairs.
Cracks or leaks in the sewer lines cause the escape of water vapor inside the tube. The roots of the trees in the vicinity, drew the water vapor, often the small cracks in the pipes and enter the line. Once inside they continue to grow and slow down the free flow of wastewater. The roots extend further into the pipes, even while the tree dormancy. Ultimately blocking the tubes completely, to a back-up what.
Beware of any tree planted too close to the main channel line. Depending on the climate, can tree roots from two to seven times the height of the tree extends, according to the species. Different species of trees have different moisture needs. Trees with the highest moisture needs are the greatest threat to your sewer lines. Some of the species with the greatest moisture needs are poplar, willow, elm, maple and birch.
Typically, homeowners have the responsibility of fixing every problem with a sewer line that occurs on their property. Clearing a clogged main drain line usually requires a plumber. Obtain estimates from several and make sure that they guarantee their work. Tell the plumber about previous sewer problems that you had. The installer will probably break the blockage with a power augur, by treatment with chemicals to kill the roots followed.
Remove the clog, a backup solves the immediate problem caused, but does not give you a permanent solution. The roots grow back and other roots of another tree one could the cracks in the pipes. Even the removal of the tree may not prevent that further clogs because tree roots can continue to grow for several years after the tree is gone. The only way to fix the problem for good is to replace all faulty pipes.