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Navigating Tree Root Invasion

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Tree root invasion is one of the leading causes of cracked pipes, leaks, and clogs in South Florida. They’re tricky to spot at times when pipes are underground. Knowing what to look for can save you time and money in the long run. It can also give you an opportunity to contact your rooter service to take a look and repair any damage caused.

When tree roots are growing, they can break through some of the toughest piping materials. You need to know some of the ways you can prevent unwanted roots from growing through your plumbing.

Are tree roots invading your pipes? Do your drains keep on clogging, or is your water pressure getting worse? These may be signs that you need to get in touch with a rooter or drain cleaning specialist today.

Art Rooter, Sewer & Drain Cleaning is your go-to contact when it comes to tree root invasion in South Florida. Offering you the best when it comes to professional, licensed and insured services. The plumbers on our team have years of experience and access to all the tools needed to fix the issue.

Signs Of A Clogged Pipe

Avoiding expensive and complicated repairs is as simple as catching an issue early. Knowing what to look out for can save you unwanted extra costs. One of the best ways to look after your pipes is to know what to look out for and call a professional in immediately.

If you are experiencing any of the below signs, be sure to call Art Rooter, Sewer & Drain Cleaning as soon as possible. We always recommend you get professional input with these kinds of issues. At Art, we are always on your side and available to help.

  • Drain Flies

    Drain flies thrive in old food or other types of decomposing matter. They are like moths and are dark in color. These bugs will often hover around an area that has a buildup of water which could mean something is wrong.

  • Bad Odor

    A bad odor is the easiest and most certain way to identify an issue in your drains. When a tree root has invaded your pipes, the water will build up where the clog is and cause a terrible smell. It’s never good to ignore a bad odor when it comes to your plumbing, call a professional as soon as possible.

  • Toilet Drainage and Overflow

    If your toilet is making a gurgling sound, or if it’s difficult to flush there may be a problem. If your toilet is overflowing when you flush, this is also cause for concern. If there is a tree rooted into your sewer pipes, you will want to get it fixed as soon as possible.

  • Decreased Water Pressure

    Decreased water pressure can be a good sign of a clogging pipe. Water pressure can decrease for several reasons, and root invasion could be one of them. If you notice your pressure decreasing, call your rooter service to check it out. There is no harm in looking, and it’s better to be safe than sorry!

How To Prevent Tree Root Invasion

Generally, roots will grow inside pipes because they are a good source of water and nutrients. They will invade cracked pipes and avoid pipes that are healthy and well looked after. Below are some ways you can ensure your pipes remain solid and healthy for as long as possible.

  • Protect Your Drains

    There are some ways you can safeguard your pipe systems. You will need to find out where your sewer and drainpipes are. Creating a barrier around them will protect them from damage or root invasion. There are also chemicals you can use in commercial areas to prevent root growth in certain areas. Contact your rooter service for help with drain protection.

  • Be Aware Of Where You Plant

    Knowing the location of your drainpipes will help you navigate where to plant your flora and fauna. Make sure you know where the plumbing pipes are underground. This will help you navigate where to plant certain plants. It also would be advisable to find the plants and shrubs that would not affect your pipes.

  • Regular Maintenance

    It is possible to get your local rooter, sewer and plumbing company to test your pipes. Regular maintenance is always the best way to avoid issues. It will also help you to spot issues early because they can become costly if left for too long.

The Importance Of Hiring A Professional Rooter Service

Hiring a professional rooter and plumbing service is essential. Plumbing can be dangerous to someone with little knowledge or experience. Make sure you call a professional, licensed plumber to help you out. Plumbing takes practice, skill and experience. Moreover, it can be costly to try and fix a problem on your own. At Art Rooter, Sewer & Drain Cleaning, we have a team of experts who are ready to solve your plumbing issues. Call us today at 1-888-773-1524! Big or small, Art Can Fix It!


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