Tree roots in drains are not an uncommon occurrence. More possible if you have an older home which has old clay pipes as building drains that lead from your house to the main city drains. However, no matter what the material of the drain, if there is a crack in the pipe; chances are that tree roots will penetrate it.
As homeowners, we’re responsible for the maintenance of the drains that are buried on our property. Once they connect to the mains, which is usually out in the street, they become the responsibility of the local council. You’re probably not even aware of the tree roots activity that’s occurring underground, tree roots can be potentially plotting to block your drains.
If there are tree roots or plants around your home, the roots naturally get attracted to moisture around the drain which in effect is a source of water and nutrients for them. Tree roots tend to grow most during spring and fall. If left unchecked, these tree roots can grow at an alarming pace and can actually end up blocking the entire drain. In worst case scenarios, if the damage to the drain is severe, the entire line might have to be replaced as well.
What Can You Do Once Roots Are In The Drains?
In the past, if you suspect a blocked drain, you would call your local plumber who would take a guess at the blockage and dig. That’s now a thing of the past. With the use of state-of-the-art-technology, Jetset Plumbing can locate the blockage, find a solution, clear it and fix any damage to prevent future blockages.