What is Tree Root Invasion and How is it Affecting Your Pipes?

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Even when it seems that your Seattle plumbing is running smoothly and you don’t detect any problems when you turn on the water or flush the toilet, a lingering problem could be stirring just beneath your lawn. Invasive tree roots are one of the leading causes of cracked pipes, and while it may not seem likely, a tree’s roots can penetrate even the toughest pipe material.

Signs You are Suffering from Tree Root Invasion

When tree root invasion takes over your plumbing, you’ll begin to experience a number of issues. When the roots detect moisture, they will grow into the pipes, completely consuming the diameter of your pipes.

You may be battling invasive tree roots if you experience:

  • Low water pressure
  • Pooling of water or sewage in your yard
  • Unexpected increase in water bill
  • Portion of lawn is greener than rest

While these are some of the most common effects tree roots can have on your plumbing, it’s certainly not an exhaustive list.

Detecting Your Tree Roots

The most efficient way to detect invasive tree roots in your plumbing is to schedule a sewer camera inspection with your Seattle plumber. A camera inspection will allow professional plumbing technicians to access the inside of your pipes with a live camera. The feed will reveal the condition of the pipes, buildup and tree root damage.

Whether the roots have only created a small crack in your pipes, or the entire root system is growing throughout the pipes, the camera inspection will reveal the details. Once the plumbing technicians explain the tree root issue, you’ll want to act quickly to stop the root growth and prevent any further damage to your plumbing.

Safely Remove Tree Roots with Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter

If left untreated, invasive tree roots can eventually split the pipe, causing a complete pipe collapse. When roots grow inside the pipes, they can also cause the pipe to shift. Have your plumbing inspected each year with a thorough sewer camera inspection from Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter. Detect the beginning phases of root invasion and make the needed repairs to prevent further damage to your system.

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