Leaky pipes, clogs, pipe breakage and more are some of the problems we encounter with our plumbing system. While some of these problems may be detected and warrant repairs before inflicting much damage, some may go undetected until when the damage is huge. Root intrusion is an insidious threat to your plumbing system as it is difficult to detect. This is because tree roots gradually grow towards moist areas like the underground sewer lines. As the roots gravity along the sewer line absorbing water, oxygen and nutrients, they may find a crack on the pipes and grow into the sewer system. This is where the real menace can be realized as the root clog the system.
Slow drains; at first, your drainage may be working just fine, draining away small particles. But at the onset of root intrusion, the drain is slower. It is especially critical if your property is next to trees. You may call Plumbing NYC to examine your plumbing system early enough before the roots completely infiltrate your plumbing system.
Collapsed pipes; this may occur at a later stage of the intrusion as the roots expand causing broken pipes and sewer overflows.
Bad Odor; the roots may expand cracks on your sewer pipes cause leakage and bad odor.
Sinkholes; at a later stage of the root intrusion, sink holes may develop on your property. Look out as this may even infringe on your foundation.
However hard it may be to detect for root intrusions, always look out for any abnormal behaviors with your property drainage system.
Plumbing NYC experts will help you inspect and remedy any root intrusion problems. Some home remedies such as foaming solution down the drain or toilet and flushing sodium chloride in your toilet may offer temporary solutions. Its best to solve the issue with experts to avoid any future financial implications from having to repair or replace sewer lines.