How to Avoid Roots in Your Sewer

Roots growing into your sewer can cause a cacophony of issues. From clogged drains to leaking pipes, it’s never a good thing when a root breaks into your sewage system. At the American Drain Company, we specialize in repairing or replacing damaged sewer lines. Here are some of the things that we recommend people do in order to avoid root damage to your sewer. Reach out to us today for a free plumbing estimate!


Regular Maintenance

The first that we recommend that everyone do is get regular maintenance on their sewer system. Hiring a plumber to inspect your system once or twice a year can help you to both prevent and catch potential issues. For a sewer inspection, call us today!


Utilize Barriers

There are a number of barriers that you can apply to your system to make sure that roots are never a problem! Chemicals like copper sulfate and potassium hydroxide can prevent root growth around your pipes, as well as a physical metal or wood structure around your piping.


Be Safe With Your Landscaping

Another way to prevent root problems in your sewer line is to be wise with your landscaping. Planting trees and shrubs that are rated sewer-safe will protect your lines from damage. If the plants that you hope to add to your property do not have that rating, then find out where your lines are and plant away from your sewer!


Know the Signs

If you can’t avoid root damage to your sewer, then you might as well know the signs that a root may have broken into a pipe. The most common sign of root damage to your sewer system is a constant clogging of your piping. Whether that means you have to unclog your drains all the time or they drain slowly no matter what you do, it may be time to hire a professional!

At the American Drain Company, we are committed to taking care of you and taking care of all of your plumbing needs. Whether you need something inspected, repaired, or replaced, we are here to serve you. Contact us today to get your free estimate!