Protecting against a fight for the ages
It sounds like something out of a horror movie, but an epic struggle between tree roots on your property and your home’s sewer line is an alarmingly real possibility. Since tree roots care about seeking moisture and out-spreading the competition, they’re inclined to overtake anything in their path, including manmade objects like sewer lines. This can have serious ramifications for your plumbing system. Fortunately, it can be prevented in many cases.
Why Do Tree Roots Affect Sewer Lines?
Although sewer pipes are made from tough, supposedly impenetrable materials, tree roots can work their way inside them over the course of many months or years. Tree roots seek and grow through sewer lines for several reasons:
• Sewer lines may be obstructing their natural growth pattern
• The root may identify the line as a root from a competing tree
• Sewer lines contain essential nutrients, including water, minerals and … Read Full Post »