Root intrusion into sewer pipe systems is reported to cause 60% of all sewer clogs. Tree roots will naturally grow towards sewer pipes because they contain water and nutrients. When water flows through the pipes, vapor accumulates on the outside of the pipes which helps the trees to identify them. Intrusion of tree roots into sewer lines is very likely to occur in older piping. Once tree roots enter the pipes they can take over entire inside of the pipe with a net-like mass which can catch solids and debris that are flowing through the pipes and cause major clogs and problems.
Factors that contribute to damage include:
- Sewer lines that were not installed properly
- Shallow sewer lines
- Leaky sewer lines
- Trees and shrubs over sewer lines
What to look for
If you have trees in front of your Hawaii home and you are hearing gurgling noises coming from your toilet bowl, you may have slow flowing drains possibly caused by tree roots. Tree roots will continue to grow and place great pressure on to the pipes, causing them to crack or even burst. Very extreme root intrusion may mean that the pipes require complete replacement. Clean Sewer Lines Hawaii Inc. can video inspect to identify root intrusion areas and suggest best option for removal and repair.
Some ways to reduce the invasion of tree roots into your sewer lines:
- Plant trees at least 12 feet away from sewer lines
- Choose trees and shrubs that are slow-growing with less aggressive root systems
- Replace tree sand shrubs when they get too large for the planting area
- Install bio-barrier around sewer lines when planting trees and shrubs
Trees generally have as much bio-mass underground as they have above the ground, in other words, Because the roots will spread horizontally as the tree grows and matures to be as large underground as above ground. The planting process may be adjusted to maintain an optimum root environment so tree roots stay within that environment and as far from the pipelines as possible.
Clean Sewer Lines Hawaii Inc. has a solution for any root intrusion problems from maintenance contract to permanent solutions like pipe lining or excavation and replacement. Pipe lining is a joint less pipe-within-a-pipe with the capability to rehabilitate pipes and negotiate bends. Our professional technicians will diagnose your problem and work with you to choose the right solution for your situation. Call Clean Sewer Lines Hawaii Inc. today and we will repair your root problem right away.
So call Clean Sewer Lines Hawaii, Inc. now for a price estimate, to make an appointment or ask any questions you may have concerning any type of plumbing services. We service all the Hawaiian islands. And for any emergency plumbing problems, call anytime day or night. 808-621-4851