Roots in Your Sewer Line? (Here’s What to Do!)
When your sewer line becomes clogged, you have a bigger issue at hand. This is one of the most problematic situations that could happen to the plumbing in your home because sewer line clogs require equipment from a professional plumber.
Depending on how far out the clog is in your sewer line can determine whether your plumber will be able to unclog it or if the city could be responsible. Knowing when it is your situation to handle versus the city’s situation can save you a lot of money.
- Call a Professional
- What is Hydro Jetting?
- Ways to Avoid Tree Roots Getting Into Your Sewer Line
- Will my Insurance Cover Tree Roots in My Sewer Line?
- How Much Does it Typically Cost to Get Tree Roots out of My Sewer Line?
- Final Thoughts
- Call 1-Tom-Plumber
By the way, did you know that tree roots are one of the most common causes of clogs in your sewer line? Yes, roots can grow right into your sewer line pipe and cause major backups in your home.
Let’s talk about the best route to choose to solve this problem.
Call a Professional
A professional plumber is the number one way to solve this issue because they have access to equipment that can completely rid your sewer line of roots. This is called hydro jetting.
What is Hydro Jetting?
Hydro jetting uses highly pressurized water that can push through any debris or unwanted material in your sewer line, completely clearing it of anything that may be in the way. Not only is it great for removing tree roots, but it is also great for removing things like grease, wipes, feminine hygiene products, and other material that will clog up your system sooner than later.
The great thing about hydro jetting is that it is also environmentally safe. This is because all hydro jetting uses is water. This is great because this does not have the same effects on your pipes or plumbing system as a chemical drain cleaner would, which is terrible for your drains.
Ways to Avoid Tree Roots Getting Into Your Sewer Line
Although it would be great to never have to deal with this type of problem, it does happen to a lot of people. Especially as more time goes on, tree roots continue to grow and eventually invade sewer lines to the point where they clog completely.
Here are some ways you can avoid tree root growth in your sewer line:
Replace Old Pipes
Replacing your pipes if they are old can be a great way to prevent tree roots from invading them. Old pipes that have been used heavily over many decades will not be able to fight tree roots from entering your pipes.
Replacing these is your best option to be able to avoid tree roots. Plastic or steel pipes are the most recommended, especially plastic because they are corrosion resistant.
Check Your Drains Often
Have a professional perform maintenance on your sewer line every 6 months to a year. This can save you a lot of money in the long run. Checking your drain can prevent you from having to deal with a bigger issue. In addition, unusual growth can be taken care of before it gets too out of hand.
Understand Your Home’s Landscape
Making sure you understand where your sewer line runs underground can save you from having to deal with roots in pipes. In other words, before planting any trees, make sure you are aware of where your sewer line is.
Will my Insurance Cover Tree Roots in My Sewer Line?
Unfortunately, it is very unlikely that your insurance company will cover for tree roots in your sewer line.
How Much Does it Typically Cost to Get Tree Roots out of My Sewer Line?
On average, it costs $995 to hydro jet tree roots out of your sewer line. Depending on the damage and severity of the roots in your sewer line, it could cost more. This is why preventative maintenance is so important. Being able to catch tree roots before they get too severe will save you a lot of money.
Tree roots are a common cause of clogs in your sewer line. The best way to resolve this issue is calling a professional to hydro jet your line. This can completely clear your line of any clog. It is also advised to take the precautions we discussed above. This will help you avoid having to deal with tree roots in your sewer line again.
Don’t hesitate to contact us here or call us at 1-Tom-Plumber (1-866-758-6237) if you are having any issues with your sewer line. 1-Tom-Plumber’s certified team of plumbers and drain technicians respond immediately to any emergency plumbing, drain cleaning, or water damage problem.
We also handle the excavation of underground water lines and sewer main lines. Our immediate-response team is available every day and night of the year, even on holidays.