Trees are beautiful to look at but underground, they can cause some serious damage to your sewer line. Sewer line repairs and replacements can be time consuming and expensive repairs. Luckily though, there are some easy ways to protect your plumbing while still enjoying beautiful landscaping. Here’s how to prevent tree roots from damaging your sewer line.
First Things First: Learn Where Your Sewer Lines Are
All homeowners should know where their sewer lines are located at within their yard. This way, you will easily be able to avoid them when gardening or planning to landscape. Plus, knowing the location of your sewer lines will also help you be proactive with your plumbing repairs in the future. Your HOA or city office can usually tell you where these lines are. If not, a licensed plumber with the proper equipment should be able to locate them as well.
Look Out For Red Flags
Certain changes to your yard or plumbing system can indicate a tree root has punctured your sewer line. These changes include; soft, wet areas or sinkholes in the yard, slow draining lines, gurgling sounds coming from the drain or by a strong sewage odor. Tree roots are constantly searching for sources of water. Therefore, if your water or sewer lines are near your landscaping, you could end up with damaged lines in the future. That is why it is so important to catch the problem early. If you are experiencing any of these red flags, it always recommended to have licensed technician inspect your concerns. With the proper equipment, a licensed technician is able to inspect the current condition of your line, locate the areas of repairs and explain the best options available to address the concerns.
When In Doubt, Call A Licensed Technician
If you suspect a problem with your tree roots, don’t attempt to solve it yourself! A licensed plumber can inspect the condition of your sewer line and let you know if there is any damages or repairs that are needed. They can also offer solutions to restore damaged sewer lines and prevent further issues in the future. For affordable plumbing service, with a licensed and experienced technician give Show Plumbing a call at 281-860-2000!