Now that the weather has finally cooled off considerably, some of Maryland’s plant life has changed gears to survive the winter. This means that some tree roots are starting to seek warmth and moisture. Unfortunately for your home’s plumbing, your sewer line and the surrounding soil are relatively warm and moist. Roots will grow at an increased rate towards your sewer line, particularly if there are any leaks. In this blog, we will discuss some of the warning signs of invasive tree roots and some of the sewer repair solutions that can resolve the issue.
Warning Signs of Tree Roots in Your Sewer Line
Like many other plumbing problems, tree roots in your sewer line cause symptoms that will worsen over time. If you experience slow-draining sinks, showers, and tubs, the culprit may not be clumps of hair, but rather the roots of a nearby tree entering your sewer line. This slow draining can eventually escalate to a total blockage. Another symptom of tree roots in your plumbing is hearing gurgling noises coming from your toilet. While many of these symptoms can also be caused by simple clogs and other issues, it is a good idea to have an expert plumber from Metcalf Plumbing take a look at your system. They will be able to assess the situation, determine the cause of any symptoms, and explain the best course of action for your home’s plumbing.
Sewer Repair Options
When it comes to sewer repair, the option that your plumber feels is best will depend on the specifics of your sewer line clog. Unfortunately, sewer repair can end up being a very involved affair. Because of this, it is wise to seek help as soon as symptoms develop. A severe sewer line clog can require a full excavation of your sewer line. This can be expensive, unsightly, and time-consuming. Fortunately, there are a few options that plumbers use to resolve tree root issues in sewer lines today. Chemical treatments and high-pressure jets of water are both options for treatment. Patching specific areas where roots have invaded is often preferable to full excavation, provided that the roots have not infiltrated extensively. If you are having issues with your home’s plumbing, tree roots may be the cause. Consult the professionals at Metcalf Plumbing to get to the root of your problem.
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Metcalf Plumbing is a customer-focused plumbing contractor serving residential and commercial clients throughout the Catonsville, Ellicott City and surrounding areas. From water heater installation, sump pump installation and repair to water and sewer line replacement, Metcalf Plumbing is a trusted resource to call on when you need help with your plumbing services. We are not commission-based and we provide honest, upfront costs with a thorough inspection of your system and suggested next steps. Our trained and courteous technicians are standing by to provide quality comfort at competitive prices. You can call us at 410-242-311 and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!