Beyond the practical benefits they provide, the majority of people would agree that having many trees around your house improves its appearance. This may regrettably be troublesome and lead to more complicated difficulties than a lawn covered with leaves…
Tree roots may penetrate pipes and begin to grow inside them, causing extensive damage to your plumbing and sewage systems. Roots may restrict water flow, diminish water pressure, and threaten the integrity of the whole plumbing system.
The inside of plumbing pipes provides optimal conditions for tree roots. There are many minerals present in the environment, notably in the sewage pipes. Tree roots are more likely to seek for pipes in the spring and summer because they demand more water than they get from rainfall.
Because of this, it is crucial to discover issues early so you may take preventive measures and safeguard your pipes. Here are the top warning indicators you should be aware of.
LIKE A SNAIL…
Slow-emptying drains are the earliest and most obvious indication of tree roots invading sewage lines, which may be seen in numerous places. For instance, a toilet that takes a long time to empty after being flushed or produces a gurgling sound may suggest a blockage caused by tree roots. Similarly, sinks in your kitchen or bathroom may be draining slowly.
Before concluding that tree roots are the sole reason of blocked sewers, it is essential to get a certified plumber to undertake a CCTV check of the sewage pipes and discover the root of the issue, if you’ll pardon the pun.
CONSTANTLY CLOGGED TOILETS
If a tree’s root system has infiltrated your house, your toilet will back up on a regular basis. When tree roots invade sewage lines, they may function as a magnet for other obstruction-causing materials, such as toilet paper and wet wipes. This condition cannot be rectified without expert assistance, and debris will continue to collect until the root system becomes deeper.
THE GRASS IS MORE LUSH
Observing strange green spots on your lawn is another indication that tree roots have infiltrated your plumbing lines. If particular portions of the lawn are flourishing for no apparent reason, it may be due to plumbing lines that have been compromised. This is due to the fact that trees and grass grow more rapidly and lushly when they have direct access to more nutrients, which in this instance is given by a fractured or collapsed pipe.
Invading tree roots may cause damage to the sewage system, resulting in a foul odour in and around your property. Even though it may seem apparent, this is an important indication to watch out for! (or sniffing for ;))
IF IT IS SEVERE, SINKHOLES WILL OCCUR.
In extreme situations of tree root incursion, sinkholes may appear on your lawns.
WHY AND HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?
Tree roots may obstruct the full length of a pipe as they develop. Once the pipes get overloaded, the tree roots might shatter them, enabling water to flow into the surrounding soil. Over time, these leaks may erode the soil around the pipes, creating soft patches that cause the earth to collapse.
In certain locations, sinkholes are relatively frequent and, thus, there is no need for alarm. However, if they are not, they may be an indicator of tree root intrusion harm. If you observe a sinkhole forming in your yard, you should immediately contact a professional and have them evaluate the area.
WHAT IS TO BE DONE ABOUT TREE ROOTS IN THE DRAINS?
A CCTV inspection is the most efficient and less intrusive way to determine the source of your plumbing issues. A pipe examination will offer video proof of tree roots in the pipes if they are really there. It will also reveal the amount of the infection and any resulting damage.
As indicated before, jet blasting may effectively cure mild tree root encroachment. It is not a permanent solution, and you will need to schedule yearly drain cleaning to prevent tree roots from re-entering. The pipes may be relined or dug and rebuilt if they have been severely compromised by tree roots. The appropriate course of action will depend on the circumstances.
Call Purified Plumbing at 1300 663 667 if you would like more information on how to deal with tree roots or if you would like to schedule a CCTV plumbing check. We are professional plumbers on Blocked Drains Pipes West Pennant Hills.
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