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How Do Tree Roots Get Into Pipes?

October 21, 2022 | Blog

Do the pipes throughout your home sound louder than usual? Have you noticed unpleasant odors floating around that don’t seem to have a visible source?

If either of these have occurred in your household, you may be dealing with a blockage in your pipes! Here at Gotelli Plumbing, we’ve got lots of different plumbing services for homeowners dealing with pipe issues. Our technicians are experts at their jobs and use state-of-the-art equipment to keep your plumbing running smoothly. If you believe you have some blocked pipes, we can perform a sewer camera inspection to identify the problem whenever suits you best!

Strange noises and smells can mean anything from a tree root clog to a regular clogged drain. Read on for more information about pipe problems, or chat with one of our welcoming team members at any time!

Blockages Caused by Tree Roots

Wondering how tree roots can find and damage your pipes in the first place? Trees are extremely sensitive to moisture and nutrients in the soil.

When your pipelines transport water into your home, they release vapor through any seams, loose joints or cracks and create the perfect soil conditions for plant life to thrive. Once the tree roots find your pipes, they will infiltrate any holes or crevices and begin to grow into your pipe. This can create massive blockages and put enough stress on your pipeline to cause it to cave in entirely!

Other Clogs to Watch Out For

There are many other ways for your pipes to become blocked besides tree roots. Sometimes pipes crack or shatter due to a faulty part. This can cause a clog as dirt and debris stop the water flow. Other elements such as soap scum, toilet paper, hair, grease and random objects can become lodged in your pipes and create blockages. Pipes also corrode over time, preventing your plumbing from functioning properly as rust begins to build up.

Signs Your Pipes are Blocked

So, what are some warning signs for clogged pipes? Plumbing problems are usually easy to identify. Some of the most common indicators include:

  • Foul odors
  • Brackish water
  • Drainage system taking longer than usual
  • Water bubbles forming in your toilet
  • Leaks
  • Constant noises from your pipes or toilet
  • Flooding
  • Toilet filling up too high

If you notice any of these issues around your household, it may be time to call Gotelli Plumbing and have your pipes inspected!

Contact Us at Gotelli Plumbing Today!

At our business, we strive to solve your household’s pipe problems as quickly and efficiently as possible. Sewer system issues can feel inconvenient, but when you hire us at Gotelli Plumbing, you’re guaranteed hassle-free plumbing services every time!

We offer everything from sewer line cleaning services to sewer snaking, sewer inspections and so much more, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us when your plumbing isn’t functioning correctly. Contact us through our website to set up an appointment, or give one of our friendly staff members a call today!

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