Roots are another major issue for drain and sewer systems that can be avoided. Most of the time, trees and shrubs are planted far from drain or sewer lines, unless they are added after the line is installed. Make sure you know where your drain and sewer line is located and do not place any plants with extensive root systems nearby. Additionally, keep all root systems properly watered. Roots will usually only extend toward the pipes under your home if they are looking for a water source and the sewer line can provide that source.
Trimming or removing trees that are growing too quickly may be necessary. However, you should also have a professional do a drain and sewer video camera inspection of your sewer line and check for any potential cracks and leaks. Any water escaping the drain and sewer line, even in small amounts will attract root growth. If roots do grow into your pipes, immediate service is needed to avoid a complete break.
To save you time, money and headaches down the road, we collected our favorite tips and tricks for solving common household plumbing problems.
MY KITCHEN SINK IS CLOGGED, CAN I USE DRANO?
Kitchen sinks tend to block due to food or residue that are placed down the drain. Homes with garbage disposals increase the risk of a blocked drains.
Drano is good for most of the PVC pipe, when they are not used often. We recommend that if your kitchen sink is completely blocked, without any signs of the water level dropping, DO NOT to use Drano. In most cases, if Drano is placed within a clogged pipe, the chemicals will burn the seals of your pipe causeing water damages.
WATER RISES IN MY BATHTUB
The most common sign of a clogged main drain or stack will be water rising in the garage drain, basement shower drain or toilet.
In most of the cases, you will start to hear a gurgling sound coming from the drains.
If you notice that when you use the washing machine, the water starts to get in the shower or in the garage drain - This is the first clue that your main drain is blocked. A blocked main drain can cause major damage to your home. We can help you contact us and make an appointment.
MY MAIN DRAIN IS BLOCKED, CAN WE INSPECT THE DRAIN WITH A CAMERA?
When a homeowner noticed a drain is blocked, the first reaction is passing a camera to see what is causing the blockage. Before inspecting your drains, we must first unclogged the drain, to release any water within the pipe, afterwards we pass our vidoe camera to see what may have caused the blockage.
We also offer our video camera inspections for home owers looking to purchase a new home and inspecting the main drain.