- Why do tree roots enter a sewer pipe system?
- What is done for emergency treatment of root blockages?
- How can I prevent root blockages from happening to me?
- What will happen if I don’t do anything about roots in my sewer pipes?
- I’m buying and/or selling my home. What information regarding sewer systems should I be aware of?
Why do tree roots enter a sewer pipe system?
Roots grow toward water vapor or moisture. The root grows and enters the small cracks and joints, which may be present in your pipe. After a root enters a pipe, it divides hundreds of times to form a large mass of tender root ends. This root mass will accumulate a thick coating of grease which will collect on the root mass until a blockage occurs.
What is done for emergency treatment of root blockages?
An emergency response to this type of sewer line blockage is to snake the line. Other methods can be used depending on your specific situation.
How can I prevent root blockages from happening to me?
Jetting & Root-X. The only true solution is to replace the underground pipe. But in some cases you can control the roots and help to prevent re-growth for up to one year, by treating the pipe with Root-X. NO CLOGG is a Root-X distributor.
What will happen if I don’t do anything about roots in my sewer pipes?
Ignoring the problem is a costly problem. The roots will not leave your sewer pipe, instead they will grow thicker and stronger. In a short time they will totally infest your sewer pipe causing repetitive raw sewage back-ups. A video camera inspection will allow a clear view of what is going on in the line.
I’m buying and/or selling my home. What information regarding sewer systems should I be aware of?
It is impossible to determine the condition of the sewer system by flushing the toilet or running the water. A defective sewer will still allow wastewater to pass through the system and/or seep into the soil for quite some time (this will give the illusion that the system is functioning properly). The buyer will not realize that he or she is purchasing a home with a defective sewer until the system collapses. Once this occurs, raw sewage back-ups followed by costly sewer repairs are unavoidable.
It is impossible to determine the condition of the sewer system without a sewer inspection. A sewer inspection is a simple procedure that entails pushing a miniature video camera throughout the sewer system. As the video camera travels through the system, the actual footage is being displayed on a monitor (this provides a first hand look at the condition of the sewer system from inside the pipe. The sewer system constitutes approximately 10-15% of any property’s value. If the sewer system has not been inspected, the correct value of the property has not been determined. The buyer will risk paying significantly more for that property, than it may actually be worth.
To avoid the potentially unavoidable, call NO CLOGG before buying or selling for a sewer inspection.