Have you experienced the menace of root encroachment in your plumbing system lately? If yes, then you know how much trouble this can mean to your water supply line in the house. If left unchecked, roots can drive you into deep financial woes in the end.

Water lines provide sufficient moisture, nutrients, as well as oxygen for plant growth. This may subsequently inspire root growth in their direction. Any presence of leakage in your plumbing system may provide sufficient cause for roots to encroach the pipe, causing water flow issues, multiple blockages, or even break the piping.

If you are not sure how to treat pipe damage from roots, always consult the experts. However, if you do not wish for the problem to aggravate to such levels, there a few things you can do to combat root and plant intrusion into your plumbing system.

Prevent Destroyed Pipes

Here are a few ways to prevent pipe damage from roots:

If you have no control over the roots’ growth, you may have to consider cutting the section of the problematic root.

Get rid of the tree!

Should all else fail, perhaps it is time to bring down the entire troublesome tree. Once felled, you may proceed to excavate the overgrown root system as much as possible.

PSI is a plumbing service company serving the Colorado region. Talk to us for more information.

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