Having trees in the backyard is just wonderful and adds a pleasant aesthetic appeal to the entire house. But their presence can also cause some unwanted situations when the drains are blocked by tree roots. This can turn out to be quite a costly affair. Drains are blocked by tree roots in two ways, said Orlando landscaping expert Alan Galy. In early stages, a root is just enough to capture stuff such as kitchen fats, paper and other waster material. These materials build up eventually over a period of time and clog the drains. Homeowners generally ask their plumbers to do a quick-fix kind of a repair than getting it thoroughly investigated.
Although the drain is unblocked by means of hydrojet or electric eel, it is still possible for the roots to grow deeper if not checked. This eventually damages the pipe very badly and this results in serious leaking. In some cases this begins with stump grinding to get the base of the roots.
Process of Clearing off Tree Roots
Homeowners are mostly not aware of the seriousness of the situation and might groping in the dark to figure out the cause of a blocked drainage. Once you know the culprit, although it is expensive, it is better to get it thoroughly investigated rather than just get a temporary solution. These days, plumbing issues can be easily identified by means of a cctv camera that is fitted to a long ‘snake’ like pipe. If the culprit is identified and the pipe is already damaged, you will probably be advised to get the pipe replaced and this can be very expensive.
The famous saying ‘prevention is better than cure’ applies to every problem related to home maintenance including your health and well-being. In order to avoid your drains from being blocked by tree roots, you could consider having your pipe replaced with PVC, which are tree root resistant.