If you have a clogging problem and have done all the DIY remedies you could find, maybe the root of the problem (pun intended) is in your front and backyard and probably in your neighbour’s too.
4 Ways To Clear Roots From Drain Pipes
Root growth in pipes is a common problem that can cause clogging in your home and the houses beside you. And if you see the signs, it’s time to take action before things get out of hand.
But before you do anything drastic like pouring chemicals down your drain pipes or digging a hole in your yard, you should first schedule a sewer inspection with a professional. Professionals usually use advanced equipment that can show a live feed of what’s in your drain pipes.
Doing this helps them know what’s causing the problem and its location without having to dig a hole or open up a random pipe. Not only will this save you time and money, but it will also prevent you from causing harm to your drainage system and the environment in case you were thinking of pouring chemicals down the drain.
If the plumber finds roots growing in your drain pipes, you can expect them to do any or a combination of the four things below to clear roots from the drain pipes.
One of the ways a professional can clear roots from the drain pipes is by placing chemical treatments that can prevent the root structure of the plant from growing back again. These chemicals are potent enough to kill the roots, and if you want added protection, you can opt to have the entire pipe coated with it.
However, if you are worried about harming your plants and environment, you can ask your plumber to do either of the solutions below.
Drain snaking is a cost-effective service a plumbing company can offer to clear the roots from the drain pipes. The machine plumbers use for this service is often called a drain snake, mechanical auger or rooter machine. This machine comes with a long cable, and when used with a cutter head attachment, it is effective enough to cut through roots.
The plumber will repeatedly remove and insert this machine to remove the roots from the pipes. The job will take some time considering the process, especially if your plumber is thorough.
Your drain pipes should be root-free for at least a year, but if you’re looking for a long-term solution, you should consider asking your plumber about their drain hydro jetting service.