Residential Root Cutting Services in the Raleigh Area
Are invasive roots causing plumbing issues in your Raleigh, NC area home? Call Pipetechs Plumbing Technologies at (919) 293-1221 to get industry leading root cutting services today!
The trees and shrubs in your yard add beauty to your environment and value to your home. Mature trees used in the landscaping provide shade, wildlife habitat, and aesthetic appeal but they can also cause damage. Just beneath the surface, however, these plants can pose an unseen threat. In their search for water, trees and shrubs can damage pipes and clog sewer lines. When this occurs, the need for professional root cutting services is imperative. At Pipetechs Plumbing, our expert technicians offer the best in root cutting services. Don’t just take our word for it. See what past customers have to say here!
What Causes Roots to Grow Into Your Pipes?
Aside from just seeking water, the roots of trees and shrubs need oxygen and nutrients as well, all of which can be found in your pipes. If a tree is planted too close to underground pipes, the roots may dislodge or damage the pipes in the normal course of growing. Pipes that are already cracked or have loose fittings will actually attract roots with the vapor produced by hot water and moisture from leakage.
Knowing where your pipes are located before you plant is key to protecting your sewage system. Also, planting smaller trees with compact root systems can help you avoid trouble down the road, as some varieties of trees will spread roots as far as three times the width of their canopy. Contact us for assistance in locating your pipes and for information on the types of trees that tend to cause the most damage in your area.
How Can Roots Affect Your Plumbing System?
Once a root finds a vulnerable spot in your pipe, it begins to tunnel in and grow. The pressure from the expanding root further damages the pipe. Once these roots begin to grow within your plumbing, it will either break the pipe or stop the flow of water.
If you have roots in your pipes, the first sign that you may notice is toilets that do not flush properly, or that gurgle as they refill. Slow drains that are not cleared by using typical drain cleaners may also mean roots have invaded your system. We can diagnose the problem by running a camera down your pipes to locate the blockage.
How is Root Cutting Performed?
If you have roots in your pipes, they must be removed and the pipes must be repaired to restore normal flow. While chemicals flushed through the system may provide temporary relief, the roots must be cut to prevent them from returning. Cutting involves knowing exactly where to cut and which tools to use to do it correctly. Exposing the root is the first step, then the roots must be cut using saws, augers, or other large equipment. Roots may be invading pipes in more than one location, so detecting and correcting the problems all at once is key.
What is the Importance of Professional Services?
Cutting roots to clear drains is best left to professionals. Knowing how far back to cut the roots so that they do not simply return is necessary, cutting too far back can cause damage to the tree, and often a chemical shield is added to ensure success of the operation. Annual inspection and treatment is recommended to keep everything flowing smoothly. At Pipetechs Plumbing, we have the skills and equipment to find and diagnose the issue, cut the roots, repair the pipes, and prevent a recurrence of the problem.
Are invasive roots causing plumbing issues in your Raleigh, NC area property? Call Pipetechs Plumbing Technologies at (919) 293-1221 and get our professional root cutting services today!