Signs Roots Are the Cause of Your Plumbing Problems

It is recommended that you never plant a tree near your plumbing or sewer lines. This is because as the roots grow, they can grow into the pipe or break the pipe. If you are having plumbing problems, you may wonder if roots are the cause of the plumbing problems. Here are a few of the signs that may be indicative of a root-based plumbing problems.

You Have a Clog That Never Seems to Go Away

One of the signs that roots are the cause of your plumbing issues is clogs that never seem to go away. After snaking your pipe, plunging it or using commercial drain cleaners, the clog may not have budged. Or the clog may seem to keep coming back. This is because you have roots that are blocking the pipe, not an easily movable item, like hair or grease.

You Notice Unpleasant Odors Near the Tree

The second sign that roots may be the cause of your plumbing issue is an unpleasant odor near the tree. If you are having plumbing problems, go outside and stand near your tree in the direction of your pipes. Do you smell a sewage-like odor? If so, the root system may be have cracked the pipe, allowing waste to escape, causing the odor you smell.

The Tree Seems to Be Growing Faster Than Normal

The last sign that roots may be the cause of your plumbing problems is a tree that seems to be growing faster than normal. If roots burst through your plumbing pipes, the root system of the tree may be soaking up the water and waste. This helps to fertilize the tree and water it, spurring unusual growth. If you notice this, in conjunction with plumbing issues, roots in your plumbing system may be the culprit.

The only way to confirm that roots are the cause of your plumbing issues is to send a camera down through the lines to inspect them. If you need your pipes inspected in the greater Cocoa Beach, Florida area, turn to Accurate Plumbing. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.

 

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