How Tree Root Intrusion Can Damage Your Pipes

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Trees tend to seek out moisture through roots wherever they can be found. This is why tree root damage is a common reason to need trenchless pipe lining in Riverside, CA, a service offered by Rossman Plumbing. Below, we point out some of the ways intrusive tree roots can damage your pipes.

Expanding Smaller Cracks

Tree roots only need one tiny crack or fracture to get into underground pipes. Over time, these roots grow and expand, causing cracks to widen or form in other areas. If older pipes are affected by tree roots, cast iron pipe lining is one solution we may recommend. It’s a cost-effective way to restore and strengthen older pipes to prevent future root intrusions.

Blocking Flow

One of the early signs you may need CIPP pipe lining to repair tree root damage is having issues with indoor drains. Intrusive roots can get into pipes and grow enough to impede, reduce, or completely block flow. Should this happen, related drain issues may include:

  • Recurring backups
  • Slow drainage
  • Bad drain odors related to blocked flow

Increasing the Risk of Collapse

Underground sewer or drain lines already affected by age-related wear are more likely to fully or partially collapse if tree root intrusions are not discovered and taken care of as soon as possible. The slow, steady growth can also further weaken pipes in vulnerable areas around joints and connections.

We’re Here to Help

Rossman Plumbing is a leader among local pipe lining companies thanks to our ability to tailor our services to unique customer needs. If you’re dealing with suspected tree root issues, give us a call and we’ll find out for sure if this is the problem and recommend a sensible fix.

Contact us today to learn more about sewer pipe lining and other options we offer to address tree root damage. You may also call us or fill out the online form to schedule an appointment.

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