Sewer Lines & Tree Roots
Sewer lines are an integral part of a home’s plumbing system and also can be one of the most complicated plumbing issues requiring a professional Arlington plumbing company to handle it when something does go wrong with it. Very rarely will homeowners have problems with a sewer line but when there is something wrong with the sewer line it could be a much bigger problem than suspected if there are trees located on or near the property, especially near where the sewer line is run.
Damage to sewer lines is not limited to just tree roots alone. Other forms of vegetation can also infiltrate and damage the sewer line besides trees alone. For example, shrubs and bushes are some of the most common types of vegetation other than trees that can cause damage to sewer lines. If you suspect you may have a problem with your sewer line and you need help then you can give Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, TX a call to schedule an appointment. We are one of the most trusted and well known Arlington plumbing companies in the Arlington, Fort Worth, Dallas and surrounding DFW area.
What Roots will do to a Sewer Line
The roots of a tree will always seek out water. As a tree grows its roots will expand much further and deeper in search of ample supplies of water to feed itself. Trees do grow rather slowly in comparison to other forms of vegetation but nonetheless they will and if there is a tree on or near your property then you could potentially have an issue with the sewer line in the future. If your home is located within the city limits of Arlington then there is a pretty good chance that your property is attached to the city sewer system. In which case, as you can imagine, this would be a very good water source for existing trees within the area.
Whenever a tree that is still growing in size is allowed to continue, its roots will eventually expand closer to the sewer line and within time it may breach the sewer line in its quest to find a water source. This could take a very long time, but it will eventually find its way into the line and break through it. When this happens, this will cause what is called a sewer leak and is one of the most common plumbing issues that professional Arlington plumbing companies handle every year. These clogs and / or cracks can saturate your lawn with expelled sewer waste water.
How to Resolve the Problem
First, you should inspect whether there are trees or shrubs growing near the sewer line leading into your home. If you are uncertain of the location of the sewer line then you can contact a professional Arlington plumbing company, such as Ben Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, TX to assist you in locating it. If there are any trees or roots within the vicinity of the sewer line then you should look into having them removed to avoid future problems.
If you suspect that there may be tree roots that have breached your sewer lines then contact a professional Arlington plumbing company to assist you. The plumbing company should perform a video camera pipe inspection to determine if tree roots are the cause and if not the inspection will determine the reason. In the event that the Arlington plumbing company does find roots then high pressure hydro jetting will often be a fix for the issue.
In the event that the damage has been thorough the Arlington plumbing company may suggest that certain parts of the sewer line will need to be replaced. The actual amount of line that will need to be replaced will be due to the extent of the damage and the recommendations that you will receive from the Arlington plumbing company. If you would like to set up a service call for a video camera pipe inspection to determine the integrity of your sewer lines then contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, TX today to schedule an appointment.
The sewer line is a vital component to your home’s plumbing system. If you think you may have a problem with your existing sewer lines, do not hesitate to get in touch with us and we will be more than happy to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience and resolve the matter for you.
About Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, Texas
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, TX is a licensed and professional Arlington plumbing company that services Fort Worth and surrounding areas. Our experienced, courteous and friendly plumbers provide on time plumbing related services to not only Arlington but surrounding areas also. If you are in need of a professional plumber that you can count on for plumbing repairs, maintenance and / or installation then you can count on us at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, Texas.
Ben Franklin Plumbing is a leader in the field for plumbing related repairs. We are also one of the most trusted plumbing service brands in the industry with high standards of service that you can rely on. When you contact us you can rest assured knowing that you are receiving the best plumbing services in the area. Our commitment to service and excellence is reflected in our stone solid A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. If you have a plumbing related problem in your home or business and you need help, do not hesitate to contact us today. One of our professional, courteous and friendly plumbers will be more than happy to assist you and answer any of your questions and schedule an appointment with you to assess the plumbing related problem and resolve it at your earliest convenience. Give Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, Texas a call today if you are looking for a professional Arlington plumbing company that you can rely on. If there’s any delay, it’s you we pay®