How to Deal With Tree Roots in Your Pipes

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Tree roots in pipes

Tree roots are one of the most common reasons homeowners need plumbing repairs. As trees grow, their roots spread out in search of moisture and nutrients, which are both abundant in residential plumbing systems. Over time, they make their way inside your sewer system through small cracks in your pipes and completely block the flow of water.

If you notice the signs of a tree root invasion, such as slow drains, puddles of water on your lawn, or particularly lush patches of grass, get in touch with a trusted plumber in Darien, CT, like JNR Plumbing right away. Here’s how we deal with tree roots in your pipes:

Hydro Jetting

Our plumbing company would begin with a sewer camera inspection before proceeding with the repairs. This will help us determine how severe the clog is and where it is located. If the damage is moderate, a sewer line replacement is unnecessary. Once we have located the invading roots, we then destroy and flush them out using hydro jetting. This method of drain cleaning is an environmentally friendly and efficient way to get rid of roots and other blockages in your pipes.

Professional Repairs

Once the roots are gone, we will inspect your sewers again to check if there are any repairs to be done. Any cracks or signs of a leak would need prompt solutions to avoid emergency plumbing issues later on.

One of the best approaches to dealing with tree roots is pipe lining since it does not require excavation or the use of heavy equipment. The old pipes are retained, and new ones are created inside them by introducing a flexible liner inflated with resin. The liner is left to cure and harden, taking the shape of the old faulty pipe. This seals any cracks in the pipe’s interior, leaving you with a like-new surface.

For quality sewer repair and general plumbing services, look no further than JNR Plumbing. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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