Tree Roots

Removing Tree Roots From Plumbing and Drain Pipes.

An Artists Rendering Of A Hydro-Jet Head Removing Tree Roots From a Sewer Line.

Tree Roots in your Detroit Sewer Lines?

Root damage to your pipes is is a serious problem and The Plumbing, Sewer and Drain Repair Doctors have solutions.  The Plumbing, Sewer and Drain Repair Doctors have proven to be the name in tree root sewer repairs in Detroit. Leveraging our expertise on sewer line repair and our advanced trenchless sewer repair technology on hand, we can make any issue caused by tree roots in your sewer lines disappear.

Tree root repairs to pipe lines on your commercial or residential property can be some of the most expensive, so we always aim to get the job done as soon as possible, and for less. The other guys will rip up your property, charge you thousands, even tens of thousands of dollars, for that labor, and then leave you a big mess you might have to hire someone else to fix.  The Plumbing, Sewer and Drain Repair Doctors understand that your property, and the landscaping on it, is extremely valuable.

If you have tree root damage to your sewer pipes in Detroit, MI then The Plumbing, Sewer and Drain Repair Doctors can fix it without unnecessary destruction and for less of your time and money.

How Do Roots Get Into Sewer Lines?

Roots love unprotected or damaged waste water pipes. Root systems actively look for more sources of water, oxygen, and nutrients for as long as a tree is growing. Roots will begin as tiny tendrils that scout the soil for these requirements. Broken, cracked, fissured, or otherwise exposed pipelines underground may leak moisture into the ground, attracting these root clusters. Warm water will create water vapor in the pipeline and any unsealed pipe joint or crack along the line will release this vapor into the surrounding soil.

Once the roots find the source of the vapor, they will force their way in through that opening, growing into pipelines. If this growth is left for too long, the root will thicken inside the pipeline, making cracks and fissures bigger and blocking the waste water’s flow. Roots will ball up in the waste water and collect debris as it flows past.

Its easy to see that a problem root invasion can get out of hand very quickly. The best course of action is to call The Plumbing, Sewer and Drain Repair Doctors for an inspection and repair as soon as possible.

How Do You Tell if Tree Roots are In Your Sewer Line?

Root growth in sewer lines can be a constant problem if the underlying cause is not determined or resolved. If you aren’t routinely inspecting your pipelines, tree root damage to pipes may not be detectable until a clog or drain back up occurs. By this time, root growth in the sewer line may be so bad that the integrity of the pipes have failed.

Pipe collapses are worst case scenario, however, and there are some signs that tree roots have invaded your waste water lines before this happens. If you are experiencing frequent drain clogging or water back ups, this is a good sign that your pipes have shifted or there are root balls stopping normal water flow. As well, overflowing or slow flowing drains are associated with tree root damage to sewer lines. If your toilets or drains are gurgling constantly, this can also mean that the flow for waste water from your property is obstructed in some way.

Be sure toorganize a sewer camera inspection by The Plumbing, Sewer and Drain Repair Doctors as soon as possible if this is the case.

The Plumbing, Sewer and Drain Repair Doctors Can Remove Roots from Sewer Lines a Number of Ways

Sewer Camera Inspection

The first step in removing tree roots from pipes is to get your property’s sewer line inspected by one of our experts. Inspections use a camera attached to a fiber optic cable that is inserted into your lines via a drain access point. From that point, the camera is sent along the lines, sending images back to a monitor with which you and your sewer technician can determine where the roots are.

The camera uses a length measuring tool to determine exactly how far down the line the blockage is, which eliminates any need for destructive exploratory plumbing. Sewer camera inspections ensures no hassles, no guessing, and no unnecessary damage to your property.

Hydro Jetting Tree Roots

For the ultimate pipe cleaning, hydro jetting is a surefire way to eliminate tree roots in sewer lines. As a special water scouring head is guided down the pipeline, around 18 gallons of water is pumped per minute at 4000 PSI. This means that water pressure is effectively scraping the inner lining of the pipe as the spray head moves down the line. Several passes are made on trouble areas and around root clusters, removing mineral deposits and blockages along the way.

This safe and effective pipe cleaning method is much more effective at removing tree roots that rooting alone and restores your pipe’s flow capacity. After hydro jetting, sewer pipes are like new!

Sewer Liner Repair (Cured-in-Place Pipe or CIPP)

For an assured and permanent repair to pipes damaged by tree roots, cured­in­place pipe replacements are the best option. Sewer liner repairs can fix severe damage to your sewer line by tree roots. Or, if you want to make sure trees on your property will not invade your pipes, sewer liner repairs can prevent any future invasion. CIPP repairs involve making a new pipe inside of your old pipes with epoxy resin that is cured into place by air pressure.

Once set, the liner is hardened and creates an impenetrable layer between your wastewater and the soil surrounding the pipe.  This method does not involve any large scale digging on your property, and increases the flow of your pipes as the liner is much smoother. The liners are strong and last for a very long time.  Tree root damage can be repaired permanently and pipes strengthened with sewer liner repairs.

Removing Tree Roots from Sewer Lines Saves Money

Sewer lines compromised by tree root invasion can be costly to repair later if left alone. The roots that enter pipelines don’t stop growing until the pipe bursts or if they have grown to fill the entire pipe. If you have to repair tree root damage to your sewer line, you probably don’t want to replace your pipes or remove trees on your property, ruining your landscaping. The Plumbing, Sewer and Drain Repair Doctors can save you money with a routine sewer camera inspection and our advanced, uninvasive tree root removal methods like hydro jetting and cured ­in­ place pipe repairs.

If you suspect that tree roots might be causing damage or have already caused damage to your plumbing system then give The Plumbing, Sewer and Drain Repair Doctors a call today and we’ll send out one of our technicians immediately.