Tree roots are the leading cause of sewer line damage among Evergreen properties. The persistent nature of tree roots leads them to penetrate any water source, drawing them to your sewer lines due to condensation around the pipes. Tree roots will find weak points in your plumbing system in order to gain access to the water inside. When they absorb the water from your pipes, tree roots naturally expand causing significant damage to your plumbing system. If you believe that tree roots are causing backups in your home, it can be tempting to look for DIY methods. One of the most popular DIY method is rock salt– but does this really work?
The Dangers of Pouring Rock Salt into Your Evergreen Sewer System
Rock salt does kill tree roots but the problem is that when it is flushed down your sewer line in the typical crystalline form that it comes in, this can further add to the blockage. This can cause extensive damage, making the problem worse. Liquid rock salt solution may be a possibility but chances are that it will bypass your tree roots, not making enough contact to kill them. However, liquid rock salt can be used as a preventative measure for stopping new tree roots from entering your system once this problem has been properly addressed by a professional plumber. You may also consider foaming root killers which are a chemical product available from your local hardware store. While effective, foaming root killers usually take months before tree roots are completely flushed from your system. The best way to stop property damage and ensure tree roots in your sewer system are killed is by contacting your AppleTree professional.
Work with Evergreen’s Leading Tree Root Removal Experts
AppleTree Plumbing, Heating & Drains is honored to be the leading tree root removal experts serving the Evergreen area. We’ve been the trustworthy plumbing professionals offering almost 30 years of reliable, fast plumbing services. With emergency plumbing services available, we’re here around the clock to help you address any plumbing or drain concerns your home is experiencing. For more information regarding tree removal for your sewer system, please contact us!