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What are signs tree roots might be blocking my sewer pipes?

At some point, tree roots may grow near your sewer line and damage it. You can’t see this happening, but you will begin to notice signs inside your home if your sewer line is broken or damaged in any way. At Mainstream, we can identify where the damage to your sewer line is and take care of all the necessary repairs.

  • Slow-moving drains: When water starts to drain much slower than normal from more than just one drain, it may mean that your sewer line is compromised. Tree roots are often a common cause.
  • Sewer backups: When sewage starts backing up in your drains, it’s a sign that something is blocking your sewer line. Tree roots can cause sewer lines to collapse and will block the forward flow of sewage.
  • Gurgling, noisy pipes: When your sewer line is plugged, air can be trapped in the pipes and start to gurgle as it moves through the lines.
  • Unpleasant sewer gas odors: Sewage has a distinctive odor that is quite unpleasant. When you notice sewer gas odors in your home, it’s a good sign that damage has occurred to your sewer line.
  • Puddles or wet spots in your yard: When your sewer line breaks, water will leak into your lawn, causing wet spots and puddles to form. This will put even more pressure on the pipe and damage it further.

If you notice signs of tree root infiltration, call Mainstream Electric, Plumbing, Heating and Cooling professionals to schedule service.