How do I know if I have roots in my sewer?

While having a yard full of trees can be beautiful and provide shade, the roots can sometimes cause problems with your underground plumbing. Below are some signs that you might have tree root plumbing issues.

  1. Slow or clogged drains: If you notice that your drains are slow or clogged, it may be caused by roots growing into the pipes.
  2. Gurgling sounds: If you hear gurgling sounds coming from your drains, it may indicate that roots are blocking the pipes.
  3. Sewer backups: If you experience sewer backups or water coming up through your drains, it may be caused by roots blocking the pipes.
  4. Visible roots: If you can see roots growing out of a sewer vent or near the sewer line, it is a sure sign that roots have infiltrated your pipes.
  5. Hire a professional: If you suspect roots in your sewer, you should contact a plumber or a sewer repair service to inspect your sewer line and determine if roots are the cause of the problem. They can also use special cameras to inspect the inside of the pipes to confirm the presence of roots.
  6. Regular maintenance: To prevent roots from infiltrating your pipes, it is important to have regular maintenance done on your sewer line, such as having it cleaned and inspected regularly.