The Importance of Sewage Line Maintenance

The Importance of Sewage Line Maintenance

Sewage line back up is often caused by the invasion of the tree roots from your yard into your pipes below ground. While the mature trees around your home or business offer great landscape and shade, they can create problems for sewer drains when they occupy and cause major abstractions in the pipes, causing the rest of your plumbing to fail.

The roots are attracted to the sewage lines because they thrive on the substances that flow through the pipes such as the water, nutrients and oxygen. The roots will sneak into any small crack or crevice in your pipes and make it their home. The roots can eventually invade all of your sewer pipe, reducing flow of waste water and creating a net for household waste as it tries to flow away from your home—causing even more clogging.

Signs of root invasion problems include slow drainage, gurgling noises from the toilet bowl and complete sewage backup of toilets, sinks or floor drains in the home or business. To prevent roots from growing in your sewer pipes, annual application of RootX® or Roto-Rooter’s Root Destroyer, following a sewer line cleaning, will prevent tree and shrub roots from regrowing in sewage lines, storm pipes and septic systems, but will not harm the rest of the plant. Give your Worcester Roto-Rooter a call and schedule an inspection of your sewer line.

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