At Jim Dandy, we want to provide the highest quality of service to match the years of experience Jim Dandy has been in business. It is important for our company with information on potential plumbing problems and how our professionals can solve them. Tree roots are one of the most common causes of plumbing problems is tree root invasion which can cause severe damage to your Seattle, WA drains.
How Tree Roots Invade Your Pipes
When you think about a tree growing into your home it seems like an impossible and rare scenario. However, you would be surprised to know exactly how often this does occur especially when left unchecked. Tree roots can grow up to twice the size of the tree they are attached to. They seek moisture and nutrients that can come from your pipes if they have even the smallest crack that produces moisture. If you have a tree that is placed particularly close to your home, this is something you need to have checked by a licensed professional regularly. This is dangerous for two reasons.
Root Damage is Hard to Identify from Above Ground
Roots grow at a rather fast pace especially when the trees are being fed by a strong water source such as when it is growing within your plumbing system where your water is running through it. If this is not checked, then the roots will can a debris clog and will prevent the water from moving smoothly within your home and lead to costly repairs and replacement.
Roots Impede the Flow of Your Pipes
Do you think slow running water doesn’t sound too bad? Think again. Your pipes only have so much give. If this goes on for long enough, then this can cause a lack of water flow, cracked pipes, or even a pipe burst. The more pipes you have to repair the more time it will take to repair your system and the more money you will need to pay to repair your drains. This is why contact us now to have your home checked on a regular basis is important. Schedule sewer camera inspection services with Jim Dandy today to see how trees could be affecting your Seattle pipes.