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Tree Roots and Your Plumbing

LightRay technology checking on a home's plumbing

Tree roots are an important part of the ecosystem, but they can also be a nuisance if they grow into your pipes. While a few roots in your pipes may not seem like a big deal, they can cause significant damage. In this blog, we’ll talk about the damage tree roots can cause and how to prevent them.

Damage Caused

The damage that tree roots cause can be hard to detect, but unruly roots can cause damage to your pipes. The roots of trees and shrubs are attracted to the moisture and nutrients that are found in sewer lines and drains. Over time, they can grow into the pipes, causing blockages and costly repairs. In severe cases, tree roots can even cause sewage to back up into homes and businesses. Roots can grow into cracks and breaks in the pipe, causing them to widen and eventually collapse. It’s important to stay on top of preventing their growth to avoid having to be without plumbing and being forced to spend a lot on repairs.

How To Prevent Damage

Repairing the damage caused by tree roots can be expensive and time-consuming, so it's essential to take steps to prevent them from harming your plumbing in the first place. One way to do this is to make sure that you plant trees at least 20 feet away from any water pipes. You can also hire a landscaper or arborist to come and inspect the growth of your trees.

You should also have your plumbing regularly inspected for signs of damage or leaks, as this can alert you to potential problems before they cause too much damage. By taking these precautions, you can help keep your plumbing system safe from harm.

How We Can Help with LightRay Technology

At 1st Home & Commercial Services we pride ourselves on using only the latest technology to deliver quality results. We are one of the few companies in the United States currently offering LightRay “trenchless” sewer line rehabilitation. With LightRay, we aim to save you time and money; we are able to provide a quicker turnaround time and examine your home’s plumbing without having to dig up your yard. Watch this short informational video to see how LightRay can help diagnose the problem in your home’s plumbing.

For all of your plumbing needs and questions contact 1st Home & Commercial Services at (512) 957-2992! Make 1st Home Your 1st Call.