What Kind Of Damage Can Tree Roots Cause?

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Having tree roots invade your plumbing system can be a disaster. Pipes are beacons of water and oxygen, two of the three things that plants crave. So it’s understandable that root systems will migrate towards those pipes. That being said, if you do find yourself with tree roots in or around your pipes you might be in trouble.

At MD Water Restoration, we have qualified teams who are ready to be on-site to help with any tree root damage you might have to your plumbing. Give us a call, day or night, at (877) 707-0903. We’ll help with your tree root plumbing problems. 

Know the Signs of Tree Root Damage

There are ways to know that you have a root problem with your plumbing. Signs might be clogged drains that take a long time to drain. If so, you might be looking at a tree root problem. Tree roots will find any cracks or openings in your pipe and grow through even the smallest of pipes. This will lead to clogged drains. It can sometimes also be gurgling water noises coming from the drains and toilets. 

Plumbing Damage

There is a significant investment in repairing plumbing damaged by tree roots. The pipes sometimes have to be entirely replaced. Sometimes you can get away with just replacing a section of pipe that’s damaged, as long as you’re careful to treat it correctly. If you don’t seal it properly when replacing a section, you could invite more tree root issues in the future. 

A restoration team or plumbing company should be used to dig and replace your pipes if you do find yourself with tree root issues. Knowing where to dig and how far to dig are vital in keeping you and your family safe. Trying to tackle the job yourself, especially if you don’t have the right tools, could expose your family to bacteria and other harmful substances. 

Property Damage

Depending on the severity of the tree root damage, you might be looking at damage to your entire property. In addition to having to replace plumbing features, you may also have to adjust your yard’s landscaping after a massive dig-up. This can impact your home’s curb appeal and make the value of your property fluctuate in the short term. 

Taking a Hit on Your Home’s Value

Tree root damage that’s left untreated for a long period of time may devalue your home to a certain extent. Investments made to fix the plumbing and then re-landscape the affected areas will help your overall home value. But if left untreated, a plumbing issue could be devastating. 

Remember, if you think you have tree root damage you should always call a restoration team to help. Unless you have the proper tools and professional training, don’t try to take on tree root damage to your plumbing system. Call MD Water Restoration today and we’d be glad to help you. 

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