Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Edmonton Plumbing Tips: 3 Ways to Fix a Tree Root Plumbing Problem

In many residential homes, tree roots and drain pipes are often located in close proximity to each other. When the roots detect moisture coming from the pipes, that can be the start of an extensive plumbing problem. Tree roots are constantly in search of moisture, and if left unchecked, they can start to encroach upon pipes, entering through small cracks and poorly sealed joints until eventually, they’ll have filled up and clogged the pipe completely. To stay ahead of this problem, Edmonton plumbing professionals recommend that you take the following steps:

Take care of roots chemically

Removing roots from a pipe is often difficult, because you could end up damaging the pipes and other plants. Thankfully, there are chemical solutions that kill only the roots around the pipes and leave plant life unaffected.

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