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Dangers Of Tree Roots In Your Sewer Line

The septic system goes unnoticed by most home owners; until that is something goes wrong with it. Once a major problem arises with a septic system, you really have to do something about it fast. Overflowing toilets can really turn a nice bathroom into a huge mess. Nothing is worse than coming home from work and having to deal with problems like this.

One major cause of septic system problems is roots in the septic lines. Planting trees in and around septic lines is not a wise move. Although at first the small trees pose no risk to the system; but as time goes by, the tree will grow and the root system looking for water, will head toward any septic lines that may be near.

If it’s too late for you and the roots have invaded your septic system, it’s time to call in a professional. Often times the lines have to be replaced with new ones and you may even have to cut down the trees that are causing the problem.

If you are experiencing problems with your septic system and are having backups inside your home, you will have to call in a professional. Once the technicians arrive, they will first use a camera system to check out your lines. If roots are found inside your pipework, they will have to be cleaned out. Sometimes the roots can be dissolved with a chemical solution, but if the problem is bad enough, the entire line may have to be dug up and replaced.

When your septic system isn’t working the way it should, don’t hesitate to call a professional to see what the problem is. Waiting around will only allow the roots to get bigger and the problem to get worse. Make an appointment today, to get your system tested.

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