Roots removed from Clogged Sewer

Roots removed from Clogged Sewer


Roots removed from Clogged Sewer

It is always an unfortunate situation for a homeowner when roots start to penetrate their sewer pipes, because this can cause some of the most costly plumbing problems if not taken care of immediately. What is actually interesting here is how the roots get into the sewer pipes.

Basically, it is natural for tree roots to seek any water source. And since the water that flows through the sewer pipes is warmer, water vapor tends to escape into the cooler soil around it. The water vapor can be sensed by the tree roots and grows toward it until they reach the sewer pipe.

Then they began to probe the sewer line looking for a crack or a poorly sealed joint and extending hair-like roots into the pipe. Eventually, these hair-like roots begin to expand forming a ball, exerting pressure to crack and open the pipe more thus allowing penetration of more roots into the sewer until the line is completely blocked causing a damaging sewer backup.

To prevent these series of events from happening, it is important that the homeowner is responsible for the proper maintenance of the sewer. There are some ways to reduce the risk of having a blocked drainage caused by tree roots, Give Mock Plumbing a call for a free estimate.