Tell-Tale Signs That You Might Have Tree Roots Growing In Your Plumbing System

Tell-Tale Signs That You Might Have Tree Roots Growing In Your Plumbing System

4 November 2019
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Are you a homeowner who has trees on your property? Trees can improve the look of your property and make it beautiful, but it is important to know how tree roots can impact your plumbing system. The following points will help you identify how to know if there may be tree roots invading your plumbing system.

Indoor Drainage Issues

If tree roots are invading your plumbing system, it will not drain properly. At first, you may notice a slow drain. However, if these issues are not taken care of in a timely matter, it can cause the plumbing system to drain more slowly and eventually result in a plumbing system that is subject to backing up and spilling over raw sewage. This is a hygienic and property risk.

Bad Grass

Proper drainage ensures that your grass will not be overwatered. Even if you have a sprinkling system installed, it is possible for your lawn to become overwatered if the drainage is not working correctly. One major indication that this is occurring on your property is if you notice any grass that has yellowing on it.  You may also notice that your grass appears wet all the time despite weather conditions. During cooler months, you might experience excess frost in the areas where you would see excess moisture in the warmer months. These issues with wetness can be hazards due to them impacting the underlying earth and putting you and visitors at risk for the ground deteriorating.


There is probably nothing more embarrassing than a home that smells like raw sewage. This can happen when there is a blockage in a plumbing system. These odors should not be overlooked because some can be harmful and others can even contaminate drinking water. 

A plumbing contractor is a good resource to use to learn additional signs that there are tree roots invading your plumbing system. They can examine your property in order to properly identify where the problem is coming from and how far it reaches. This can save the trees that are impacting your plumbing system. It can also ensure that your plumbing system is not any further impacted. There are several approaches to fixing this type of plumbing issue, but the key is to amend the issue as soon as an issue is recognized. Tree roots that grow in plumbing systems can result in burst pipes and a variety of other nuisances.

Contact a plumbing service near you to learn more.

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