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3 Signs You Have (Tree Roots in Your Sewer Line)

September 20, 2023
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Robert Estrada
Signs you have tree roots in your sewer line
Tree roots found in the main sewer line by Red One Plumbing

In our Pearland homes, trees are a beautiful decoration for our garden but they also play an important role and that is to provide shade and at ecological levels they clean the air every day. And what can we say about the friendly animals that enjoy having their little homes in it.

But apart from the fact that trees are part of our lives and decorate our home, sometimes the roots of these large and beautiful trees can cause pain not only to our home but also to our family, and this happens when the roots get into the our drainage system causing malfunctions in the shower, sinks, toilets and the most wonderful part of the house, which is our kitchen.

When these things happen and we start to have problems with our drainage system, the best option is to call a plumbing company and request a sewer camera inspection service.

But wait, how can I tell that I have tree roots in my drainage system? Good question, in this guide we'll show you 3 signs that you have tree roots in your pipes.

1. Slow Emptying Drains & Gurgling Toilets

When drain pipes are clogged it is easy to tell, since the water tends to drain very slowly in the showers, the toilet and also in the kitchen. This means there is a problem with the main plumbing in your home. Gurgling in the toilet or sink is another indicator that the main pipe is clogged.

The gurgling sound comes from air bubbles trapped somewhere in your drain and escaping through the plumbing services in your home because something is blocking the main line and they cannot escape to the line that connects to the city.

2. Puddles and Sinkholes

Have you ever seen a puddle of water in your garden that is always there even when it hasn't rained in days? Or how about a wet area on the floor of your home, whether in a closet or the garage? Well, this humidity or these puddles of water have to come from somewhere and the bad thing is that it is dirty drainage water that is contaminating your home where your family enjoys being and playing on Sundays.

This is one more sign that there is some break in your main drainage system and that is why all this moisture and water is escaping, causing a hostile environment for the people you love.

It may be that if this is your situation right now, if you have trees near these areas, the roots of these trees are probably already living and growing inside your main drainage system.

Avoid these uncomfortable and painful situations and call a certified plumber to take action and inspect the situation of what is happening.

3. Bad odors

If you smell fumes from the plumbing pipe in your home, it is another indicator that something is wrong with your drainage system. Bad sewer odors are because the water in the main sewer pipe is stuck for days and days and something is blocking it and it cannot go to the city main line.

This foul drain odor is another sign that you may possibly have tree roots invading your home's main sewer line.

Don't Ignore a Sewer Line Problem

If you are experiencing situations similar to these signs and are living one of these nightmares, our licensed plumbers can locate the exact cause of the problem using state-of-the-art cameras on the market, whether it's tree roots growing into sewer lines or another similar problem.

Call Red One Plumbing today your drain and sewer repair experts in Pearland, TX to request a sewer line inspection and evaluation.

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Whatever problem you face, we have the equipment, tools and experience with over 15 years to solve it professionally and affordably. Call now we offer same-day service and free estimates.

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