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Tree Root Infiltration Removal in Panama City, Fort Walton Beach & Pensacola, FL

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Tree root infiltration means tree roots have grown into your sewer lines, which can happen with older pipes made of porous cast iron or clay. These materials are more likely to deteriorate, crack, and collapse with age and pressure.

Infiltrating tree roots latch on and grow into a tangle that clogs your pipes. Then dirt, grease, and debris traveling down the sewer line will build up, worsening the clog.

Left unaddressed, sewer line clogs lead to complicated, costly damage that gets more expensive the longer you put off calling a professional plumber.

With sewer line obstructions, the sooner you let an expert like Peaden Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical fix the problem, the simpler and cheaper the fix will be.

Keep a minor issue from becoming a major headache by calling Peaden at (855) 557-7878 or contacting us online.

Signs Tree Roots Are in Your Sewer Line

Don’t waste time before calling Peaden if you notice any of the following signs that tree roots have infiltrated your sewer line:

  • Slow or clogged drains
  • Gurgling drains or pipes
  • Multiple plumbing fixtures backing up
  • Toilets overflowing or won’t flush
  • Drains backing up when toilets flush
  • Sulfur or sewage smells in or around the house
  • Lingering water or dampness in the yard
  • Unexplained lush and green areas of lawn

With state-of-the-art tools like video inspection equipment and hydro jetting or sewer jetting, Peaden can diagnose and remedy your tree root clogs and damaged pipes thoroughly and quickly.

Call (855) 557-7878 or contact us online today.

Tree Root Infiltration FAQ

Can I remove tree roots from the sewer myself?

Although there are DIY products marketed to kill tree roots in pipes, many are harmful to sewer systems. One common product, copper sulfate, is banned in many areas for being dangerous to animals. Plus, killing roots still leaves you with a stuck tangle of dead roots and debris — and possibly leaks, damaged pipes, and other issues that need professional attention.

Peaden uses tools like hydro jetting to remove severe clogs by shooting highly pressurized water through pipes. These water jets safely dislodge tree roots and whatever else has built up in your sewer line, restoring full water flow. 

What types of trees commonly get into sewer lines?

You’re less likely to have a tree root intrusion if you make sure not to cultivate any trees with wide or deep roots in too close a range of your sewer line.

The trees with the most invasive roots are:

  • Willow
  • Sycamore
  • Birch
  • Aspen
  • Elm
  • Oak
  • Fig
  • Maple

Can tree roots get through PVC pipes?

Next to steel, PVC is the pipe material least susceptible to root damage. Although roots can get through PVC, it’s very durable. Cured-in-place pipelines like PVC don’t provide many entry points for infiltration.

Will removing a tree root from my sewer line kill the tree?

The usual guidelines for root removal are to avoid cutting a root over 2 inches wide, that only 25% of a tree’s roots can be removed safely, and the damage done to a tree becomes more severe the closer you cut the root to the trunk.

With all this in mind, it’s clear that cutting a small bunch of feeder roots underground is unlikely to threaten a tree’s overall health.

Don’t let tree roots cause lasting damage to your sewer line.

Call (855) 557-7878 or contact us online to schedule your sewer line tree root removal today.

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