How to Prevent Damaging your drain lines
A Small amount of roots, can cause lots of problems: How to Prevent Damaging your drain lines
It is a fact that trees and shrubs used when you landscape are a real hazard to your drain lines . Not only in your yard but also under your house. Even if you have a concrete slab. The roots from these trees and shrubs can grow extremely long and cover a great distance. Especially if there is a drought in your area. These shrub and trees get very thirsty and start searching for water wherever they can find it.
They can chase down and find the vapors coming from the water in your drain lines when there is loose fittings or cracks in the lines. These micro fine roots can get through these cracks in your sewer lines. They will stop at no ends because the water and solids inside are great nutrients for them. These problems have to be stopped or they can fill you sewer lines with huge masses of hair size roots at each place they are able to penetrate the pipes.
This will cause food, grease and other solids that flow from your house to get caught in the root masses and either completely clog your sewer lines or slow them down considerably. Your sewer line will become completely clogged or blocked if you don’t call a plumber in Okc to clean out the roots or snake the lines. The grey water and sewer have nowhere to go so it will inevitably start to run back into your house. It will pour out at the lowest spot it can find which is usually your shower, tub, at the base of your toilet or in the garage at the drain for your central heat and water heater.
If the roots in you sewer lines are left unchecked they will cause extreme havoc on your drain line. Tree roots can lift your house off of its foundation and break concrete with ease so you can just imagine what kind of damage they can do to your sewer drain lines if you don’t call an Okc plumber to have them removed. If you have an older house that is more than thirty years old you will have cast iron drain lines under your house which have problems with corrosion and either concrete or clay tile drain lines in your yard going to the city sewer main. Clay tile and concrete are considered somewhat porous, require higher maintenance and are more than likely old and getting brittle and crumbly.
If you still have the old clay tile or concrete sewer pipes they can very ease-ally be damaged by tree roots and even the newer PVC drain line can have root problems as it ages. Now although you can still have the root problems with the PVC it is not as extreme. At least with the PVC drain lines there is much less damage done from the ground settling and loosening the joints of the piping.
The issues won’t solve themselves or just magically disappear if you are seeing slow running drains or hearing gurgling from your toilet or tub.
Call your plumber in Okc
It’s probable time for you to call some plumbers in Okc to inspect the plumbing issues. If you have roots in your drain lines a plumber in Oklahoma City will be able to remove them by snaking the lines.
The Oklahoma city plumbers may have to dig up the sewer lines (sometime several feet or deeper) to access the problem areas. When they have it exposed the plumbers will be able to install new drain lines or possibly repair the problems.
Once they have repaired the issues you may have to remove the trees or shrubs that are close to the drains. If you have to plant trees in the area try to locate them so they wont ruin you sewer lines and or drain lines.
Don’t wait until the problem gets bad.
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