Most homeowners never think about tree roots invading their sewage system. They are often caught off guard when a sink or toilet backs up and a plumber has to be called. At this point, calling a professional in is very important. This is something difficult to correct and needs the help of a licensed professional to
clean and repair the damage.
How to Prevent the Problem
Trees can be beautiful in the yard, however, it’s important to select the appropriate trees wisely in order to prevent future problems with your sewer system and plumbing. Look for slow growing trees that can be planted away from the sewer lines. If the tree is small and slow growing it will be less likely to hit the sewer line. Often, if it does hit the line it will be easy to take care of the problem. Due to this, Japanese Maples, for example, are a great choice because they are beautiful and have a small root system.
Some people uproot and change out trees every ten years, never allowing the root system to grow long enough to extend itself and cause problems with nearby plumbing and sewer lines. Periodic changes like these also keep landscaping looking new and fresh and provides peace of mind that your lines will be safe and secure from tree root damage.
The Importance of Contacting a Professional
It is important to plan ahead and stay on top of this potential problem. Never try to tackle clogged sewer lines on your own, as you may cause more damage. It is important to call a certified plumber to check out the problem and have the issue corrected quickly and safely so you can get back to your routine with the least interruption possible.
When selecting a plumber for your sewer work, a reliable one will give you an estimate of the total job upfront with a guarantee so there will be no surprises at the end of the completed job. They will be able to list detailed information about what needs to be done, and provide you with solid references and testimonials, so you can rest assured that the work will be done well and at the promised price you agreed to. It is often a good idea to call a few different plumbing companies to compare and make your selection.
Having sewage problems? Don’t guess or take this on yourself, contact Plumbing Solutions, your reliable Plumbing Services in Columbia today at 803-513-5749.