8 Signs Tree Roots Are Damaging Your Sewer Line

Posted on April 19, 2022

Did you know tree roots can grow up to three times the length of the tree itself?

So, if you’ve been having problems with your plumbing and have a lot of trees on your property, tree roots could be the problem. Having tree roots in your sewer line is a common problem for homeowners, causing damage and blockages. Fortunately, there are warning signs. 

If you’re not sure whether or not you have tree roots in your sewer line, here are a few signs to look out for. 

  • Your sink or toilet bubbles when you run the water.
  • Your drains are slow to drain water or back up frequently.
  • You’re starting to smell unpleasant odors coming from your fixtures.
  • There are wet spots on your lawn near your sewer line.
  • You’re noticing sinkholes starting to form in your yard.
  • One tree is growing much faster than the others on your property.
  • Your fixtures are backing up at the same time.
  • You suddenly have flies, cockroaches, mice, or rats in your home or yard.

If you do have tree roots in your sewer line, it’s important to take immediate action to fix the issue. After all, ignoring the signs will likely lead to more extensive damage and expensive repairs. Start by using a root killer or enzyme treatment to dissolve the roots. If that doesn’t work, call a professional to determine the scope of the problem and recommend the best course of action. 

Having tree roots in your sewer line can be a big hassle. But the sooner you address it, the quicker you can resolve it. If you’re experiencing any of the problems listed above, don’t hesitate to call Raider Rooter. We’ve been helping South Florida maintain and manage its plumbing since 1978. So, let us put our expertise to work for you. And if you’re after tips and tricks for frequent plumbing problems, be sure to consult our blog for thorough and helpful information.

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