tree roots in pipe

Do you have a clogged drain and no idea what the cause could be? Then maybe it’s time to start thinking about the roots of the problem. Turbo Plumbing & Rooter is ready to answer your questions about the potential damage a tree root clog can do to your plumbing system.

Root Clog Origins and Causes

Broken Pipe

Pipes can develop cracks as they age or because of a manufacturing defect. Regardless, tree roots can enter through these openings.

Unavoidable Attraction To Water

Never lose sight of the fact that trees are living things that have been around longer than we have! Even so, it is important for them to drink water regularly. They are attracted to the moisture in your pipes.

These roots, drawn to the water, will eventually invade your plumbing.

Vapor Magnets

A regular flow of water through your drains can cause gases to be released into the ground. For tree roots, this is a major draw as well. The nutritious content of these fumes draws tree roots, which then clogs your pipes.

Imagine the feeling you get when the aroma of your neighbor’s grill draws you outside. Tree roots have the same opinion of your plumbing as you do, and they’ve even brought their own dish to the picnic.

Signs of a Root Clog: 

Even if your toilet doesn’t have an appetite, it may make stomach-ache noises. Foremost things first, check to see if your stomach is the source of those grunts. In contrast, a root clog is probably to blame for the gurgling sounds coming from your toilet.

Systemic Slow Drainage

In the event that tree roots have found their way inside your pipes, they may have expanded to the point where they are obstructing water flow. The progression of water is slowed because of the obstruction caused by the roots.

Curious Cases of Toilet Blockages

You may be perplexed as to why you have been experiencing such frequent jams if this is the case. A root obstruction could be the cause if you’ve already cleansed the drains multiple times. Our expert assistance is required here.

Annoying Smells of Rotting Food

Just think about how frustrating it would be to regularly clean the bathroom and still have foul odors linger. The annoyance could be as much of a problem as the smell itself. True, but it’s the reality for homeowners who have to cope with the aftermath of having roots invade their pipes.

These roots have the potential to obstruct your pipes, causing sewage backups. That garbage won’t be able to escape and neither will the odors. Possibly, instead of buying more cleaning goods, you just need one of our plumbers to come and fix the leak!

If you have a clog caused by tree roots, call Turbo Plumbing & Rooter.

Call Turbo Plumbing & Rooter right away if you suspect tree roots are blocking your drains. A sewer camera Inspection is one of the best ways to determine what’s wrong with your drains. Next, we’ll assess your drain’s unique requirements and develop a plan to fix them.

If you need any plumbing work done, we’re the ones to call!

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