Trees and other plants are beautiful additions to any property. They provide shade and variety to the general appearance of the place and people just plain like them. However, the parts of the tree that you can't see might be causing problems with your property's water system.
Tree roots interact with pipes very frequently and just because a pipe is made of strong materials doesn't mean it is any match for an intruding root system. According to a 2001 study
, if all of the approximately 965,000km of sewer lines in the U.S. were laid in one straight line, you would run into 1 stoppage due to roots per every 2 miles. Among the most common risks are intrusions into sprinkler lines, underground drains
, and municipal sewer mains. Fire hydrants
are also at particular risk.
Some tree species have roots that form an extensive, sprawling system, while others will have only a few large roots. A wise consideration in landscape planning would be how tree roots will interfere with the plumbing system.
Excavating the problem area, and either trimming the roots, or simply diverting the pipe in a different direction can solve the problem. In most cases, you won't have to say goodbye to your favorite tree if its roots break your pipes- that is, unless you want to. Give us a call today at (480) 615-7766
to schedule service! Or call now and get a FREE
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