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Sewer Line & Tree Root Damage Repair in Greeley and Northern Colorado

Our team at Top Notch Plumbing is available to respond to tree root sewer repair and plumbing repairs across Northern Colorado’s Front Range

Tree root sewer repair in Greeley

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 for Tree Root sewer repair / Sewer Drain repair?

Symptoms of tree roots in sewer line:

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 symptoms of tree roots in sewer line and signs 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

What dissolves tree roots in sewer lines?

There are various Chemicals available such as potassium hydroxide copper sulfate, and sodium hydroxide that can can assists to solvate tree roots in sewer lines. Please note that the above chemicals are dangerous and its best to leave this to a professional plumbing service.

At times when dissolving doesn’t work, another option is to physically remove the roots by making use of using specialized equipment. A local plumbing service may also have to replace the damaged section of the sewer line.

It may be impossible to avoid the above issues, however, regular maintenance and inspection of sewer lines from time to time can assist to  prevent the growth of tree roots in sewer lines.

How Can We Help With Your Sewer Line Repair and Sewer drain repair?

Roots in sewer line options

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.

A reliable and secure hose bib is also essential for preventing property damage due to dripping or flooding – making it an investment that absolutely can’t wait.

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.

2. Excavation

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 green and eco friendly 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.