Dealing With Tree Roots Causing Plumbing Problems

Posted on: 10 March 2018

Did a plumbing problem lead to you finding out that tree roots have grown into the main sewer line to your house? Was a plumber able to use jetting equipment to clear the roots out of the line but you are worried that they will come back and cause more problems? Rather than worrying about the roots growing into the main sewer line, it might be wise to do something about the tree altogether. Your first step should be to get in touch with a tree service that can assist with the situation. Take a look at the content below to learn what a professional can do to assist with your tree root problem.

Relocate the Tree on Your Property

If you want to put an end to the roots growing into the main sewer line, a professional can actually relocate the tree. You can have the tree dug up and placed somewhere on your property that is away from the sewer line. However, being that the line is located under the ground, it is important to hire a plumber to locate it first. You don't want to end up relocating the tree to an area of your yard that will still lead to tree roots growing into the sewer line. A plumber will let you know the areas of the yard to avoid when the tree is relocating.

Cut the Tree Down Altogether

Unless you enjoy having the tree in your yard, consider getting it cut down altogether. If you decide to get the tree cut down, the tree roots will eventually die and stop growing into the main sewer line. You have the option of cutting the tree down on your own, or the task can be left to a professional to take care of. The thing about cutting the tree down on your own is that you will need to invest in the right tools, and the task can take a while to accomplish if the tree is large. A professional will have the tree down and debris off of your property in no time. 

Remove the Tree Roots from the Ground

If you opt for cutting the tree down, don't forget to get rid of the roots as well. Although the roots will die and not cause sewer line problems, they can cause other types of problems. For instance, leave the roots in the ground might attract pests like termites to your property. A professional from an excavation service can excavate the ground to remove the roots. Only the areas of the ground where the roots are will be dug up, so don't worry about too much of your landscape being damaged during the process.