Sewer Line & Tree Root Damage Repair in Greeley and Northern Colorado
Our team at Top Notch Plumbing is available to respond to plumbing repairs across Northern Colorado’s Front Range
Plumbing is never glamorous, but it doesn’t have to be catastrophic.
Our team at Top Notch Plumbing is available to respond to plumbing repairs across Northern Colorado’s Front Range, serving Greeley, Evans, Loveland and the surrounding areas.
A sewer line is the pipeline that carries wastewater out of a plumbing system and into a main sewer line, usually shared among local tenants. When a main sewer line ruptures, it can cause serious damage to surrounding infrastructure and may also bring about health and safety concerns if raw sewage is exposed.
Sewage plumbing doesn’t always need to be as messy as it seems, though – that is, if responded to in a proper, timely fashion. There are several signs that your sewer line may be in need of a tune-up without having already caused severe damage to your home or building.
When to Call Top Notch Plumbing
Symptoms of sewage system malfunction can vary, both in terms of severity and recognizability. It’s important to know the warning signs of sewer line damage. This gives us time to respond to the issue before it causes damage to surrounding areas.
The most common signs that your sewer line is in need of repair or replacement include:
- Clogged drains, backups and blockages
- Musty, moldy and/or generally unpleasant odor
- Slow or stagnant drains
- Lush and/or indented patches of grass
- Septic waste pooling
- Structural damage, such as sinkholes or cracks in the foundation
- Pests, such as rodents or insects
The above symptoms are the most common signs of sewer line damage, but there are several discrete and seemingly innocent signs that your sewage system may be at risk.
Be proactive about maintaining your sewage system’s wellbeing and functionality by paying close attention to the following phenomena:
- Shifting soil or corrosion in the ground
- Rusting pipelines
- Residue or grease in drains – especially in kitchen sinks
- Substantial debris in garbage disposals, toilets and drain
How Can We Help With Your Sewer Line Repair?
Our specialised team at Top Notch Plumbing is equipped to handle damaged piping of all kinds. We know the proper practices to execute in order to repair your pipes safely and efficiently, ensuring that your systems are back to normal and your mind is at ease.
Give us a call today (970) 404-7581
Sewer Repair for Tree Root Damage
Tree roots are commonly affect plumbing systems – especially as the roots under buildings and homes grow over time. A plumbing system may be implanted several yards away from nearby trees, but the roots are still capable of spanning into your plumbing system’s territory.
Roots typically become dangerous to your pipes when water is already leaking underground, providing the tree a source of hydration. Any broken piping that causes a leak is an opportune entry-point for the roots to grow into the piping system itself, causing the pipe to break even further.
How do tree roots affect plumbing and sewer lines?
Tree roots are commonly thought to grow large enough that the roots will physically break existing piping. While the pressure of a large root system may cause a pipe to break, it’s far more likely that a pipe was already broken if tree roots managed to find their way inside. Any water that escapes the underground piping system is a magnet for roots, which are naturally drawn toward water – especially in dry summer months.
This becomes problematic when tree roots go unattended to, tapping into your plumbing system throughout the winter months when pipes are susceptible to freezing. Therefore, it’s crucial that you inspect your plumbing system for damages and leaks prior to winter months.
Homeowners with clay pipes have yet another reason to be vigilant about maintaining their plumbing systems, as clay tends to break more easily with age and moisture compared to plastic or metal materials. Rusting pipes may also cause breakage, giving an unwelcome invite to surrounding route systems.
How do you remove tree roots from plumbing lines?
Plumbers typically take to the following methods of root removal:
1. Root cutting
This is a traditional method used to remove roots from a plumbing system. A root cutting attachment is fastened at the end of a cord which is fed into the sewer line, severing roots from the inside and allowing them to pass through the plumbing system. Root cutting is typically recommended for plumbing systems with minimal root damage. While root cutting may clear the pipes of any roots, it does not repair the remaining damage made to the pipe.
The next step taken is excavation if piping is damaged beyond a quick repair. After identifying the location of the damage, plumbers can effectively dig to that exact location and replace the broken pipe without compromising the entire plumbing system. In extreme cases of root damage, though, serious excavation may be necessary.
It’s important to have your plumbing system inspected at least once annually, and Colorado dwellers should be particularly vigilant to ensure that their pipes are functioning properly prior to the cold winter months.
If you notice any of the warning signs above, or you simply wish to have a plumbing inspection performed on your system, give us a call today (970)-404-7583.
Our tenured team earned esteemed licenses for both a plumbing contractor and plumbing master, certified by Colorado’s Department of Regulatory Agencies, guaranteeing you “Top Notch” service no matter the issue.