How Tree Roots Can Damage Your Pipes

August 20, 2019 in Pipe Inspection, Trenchless Pipe Repair

At Environmental Pipe Cleaning, we make it a priority to help you stay up-to-date when it comes to taking care of your plumbing system. One of the most common causes of pipe problems is tree root invasion. While trees add to your landscape, shade areas of your property, create a barrier around your property, and more, their roots can expand twice the size of their system. This allows tree roots to grow directly through and around your plumbing system causing problems that disrupt your daily activities.

Trees do not need to be completely removed to protect your plumbing system from tree root intrusion, but there are several reasons they are damaging to your sewer and drain pipes.

They Ruin the Structural Integrity of Your Pipes

Generally, tree roots will grow towards your pipes because they detect moisture coming from the pipe. This moisture could come from a small pinhole leak or a frozen pipe melting and producing moisture. When this happens, the tree root will break through your pipes and ruin the structural integrity of your pipeline.

They Impede Pipe Flow

Proper pipe flow allows clean water to flow into your home and waste to safely flow away from your property. When tree roots invade your pipes, they will impede the flow of your pipes and create a barrier that prevents this from occurring.

They Damage Your System Overtime

It is amazing how long and strong trees roots actually grow. If left unchecked tree roots can grow into the pipes, then can grow directly into the foundation of the home. Tree root invasion can be difficult to detect because your pipes are underground in addition to the time it takes for tree roots to grow and cause problems.

Prevent Tree Roots from Invading Your Plumbing System Today

At Environmental Pipe, we are here to help. The number one way to stay on top of tree root invasion is to schedule regular pipe inspection and drain cleaning services. Our inspections will allow you and our team to have a clear view of the interior of your pipes, safely removing tree roots or preventing tree roots from invading your pipes in the future. We have trained and specialized technicians who are able to review and resolve the problem through our modern Trenchless technology.

What You Should Know Sewer Line Inspection and Repair

November 9, 2016 in Pipe Inspection

Most property owners suppose that sewer line maintenance is the duty of the municipality they live in. However, homeowners are actually in charge of that part of the sewer line which runs from your home to the main line located under the street. This line tends to be vulnerable to potential issues such as leaks and damage due to tree root intrusion, shifting soil, and the overwhelming weight of traffic or huge vehicles. Any damage, whether it’s a broken or clogged pipe or a system that’s worn-out over time has to be addressed to prevent further damage to arise.

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Are You Using the Sewer Drain Camera Inspection? Here is Why You Should

September 5, 2016 in Pipe Inspection

Often many things in the house and the homestead require repair. To someone who is not an expert or experienced in the task, it right takes a lot of time before identifying the problem, or at times determining where the problem is. One needs to frequently inspect their drainage systems to be sure they operate well and are in the right shape. Back in the day, it would be hard to identify any defect without digging up, or letting the sewer get to the surface then you realize that you took a lot of time to identify the problem. In the Washington DC, the residents have gone a step further in adopting technology and using the sewer drain camera inspection as a way of checking on the working of the sewer pipe. The technology has been fast adopted, and it has yielded results to the public.

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Here’s How to Fix a Pipe Without Tearing Everything Up

August 11, 2015 in Pipe Inspection

Technology has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time, and we reap the benefits of it in countless ways. One of those ways comes into play in home repair, particularly drain cleaning, sewer line repair, and other factors associated with the plumbing in your home. Camera drain inspection is used to take a look at pipes that are in disrepair, or to judge if it is time to replace them. It is suggested that if a house is over 20 years old, a sewer inspection should be had, as it is best to replace sewer systems about every 40 years to ensure good quality and efficiency.

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Video Pipe Inspection is Faster and More Efficient

July 26, 2015 in Pipe Inspection

Video pipe inspection has become one of the fastest and most effective ways to inspect a pipe problem and solve it. Petersburg, VA video pipe inspection uses the latest technology to find the specific source of the pipe problem whether it is a crack, clog, damage, corrosion or other issue. The technology is used by repair companies and service professionals and it allows for real time inspection of a pipe system.

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