At Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter, we specialize in a variety of inspection, cleaning, repair, and replacement services to provide Seattle and its surrounding areas with. Sewer and drain services are important to Washington residents because they need to make sure that their pipes are always healthy and free of harmful debris. Pipelines are used every day for various reasons which makes them more susceptible to damages, unless they are properly attended to. Our team at Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter understands that residential, commercial, and municipal property owners need their pipe services to be efficient and accurate year-round which is why we are experts in a variety of sewer and drain issues.
Damages of Tree Root Invasion
The most common cause of sewer and drain pipe problems is tree root invasion. Tree root invasion is when tree roots grow into pipelines and cause blockages within pipe systems. Seattle and its surrounding areas are filled with plush evergreen trees, but that does not mean the beautiful view does not come with a price. Residential and commercial property owners need to pay attention to the trees in their area because tree roots can cause major damage to their sewer and drain system.
Tree roots are extremely powerful and invasive because roots systems are often double the size of the tree they support. Root invasion prevents clean and waste water from reaching drains and flowing properly through your system. Root invasion occurs within pipe systems when there are cracks or leaks in pipes that release water, oxygen, and nutrients which alert the roots to grow towards the pipe. Roots also carve their own holes into pipe systems through weak pipes and they can grow around pipes causing them to change shape or break all together.
Finding Tree Root Invasion Washington
At Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter, we help customers stay proactive about tree root invasion through regularly scheduled sewer camera inspections. Sewer camera inspections require a single access point that does not cause any damage to the interior or exterior of your property. Sewer camera inspections allow our team to use a high-definition waterproof camera to provide us with a real-time view of the interior of your pipe system. The sewer camera inspection will reveal tree root invasion and help our team at Bob Oates locate the exact location of where the tree roots have invaded.
Solutions to Tree Root Invasion
Tree root invasion is extremely invasive which is why our team at Bob Oates offers the viable solutions to our customers. In situations where tree roots have invaded your pipelines due to cracks or leaks, we will first clean your pipeline with hydro jetting. Hydro jetting is a drain cleaning service that uses high-pressure water to clear out tree roots. After your pipes have been cleaned, our team will use cured-in-place pipe lining or CIPP to effortlessly create a brand-new pipe inside of your existing one that seals all cracks and leaks. If for some reason tree roots cannot be removed with hydro jetting, our team will use a tree root cutter to mechanically remove the tree roots from your pipeline. In the event that tree roots have completely destroyed your pipes, we will use pipe bursting to seamlessly replace your pipe with no excavation necessary.
At Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter, we will always provide Seattle and its surrounding areas with efficient sewer and drain services that take care of pipe problems in the best way possible. If you have trees on your property, it is a good idea to get your sewer and drain systems inspected. Our team is comprised of industry experts who are standing by to assist you and take care of pipie problems caused by tree root invasion.