Roots inside of a broken pipe on the ground.

Roots Can Lead to Plumbing Drama

Trees may be natural beauties, but they can also cast a dark shadow over your property if their thriving roots interfere with your plumbing.

At Benicia Plumbing, we know all too well that root obstruction is a common problem among homeowners but can lead to some big problems. If you have large trees planted near your home, be on the lookout this spring for some of these signs that your plumbing system has fallen victim to root obstruction.

Unusual Growth

Sometimes examining the lushness of your landscaping can be a way to spot a potential root problem. If you notice that a certain tree is thriving in comparison to surrounding shrubbery, this could mean that its roots have made an unwanted home of your sewer line.

Other visible signs of a problem include:

  • Overtly lush patches of grass
  • Extraordinary bush growth
  • Sinkholes In The Yard

If your feet begin to sink into your lawn, then you could have a plumbing emergency on your hands. Root-damaged pipes tend to create leaks. These leaks can quickly spread water throughout your yard. This flooding can create areas in the yard that sink in and will serve as a red flag for a root obstruction.

Your Home’s Drainage Slows Considerably

When your pipes become clogged up with root growth, naturally, your home will experience some problems with how pipes, toilets, and drains function.

If you notice that your drains in your sinks and tubs aren’t draining well, this is one of the earlier signs of an obstruction within your system. Don’t reach for the chemical drain cleaner for help! Not only will this solution fail to clear out a root obstruction, but it can also lead to further pipe damage within the home.

Constantly clogged or slow drains aren’t how a home should function. Find a reputable Carrollton plumber to help resolve the problem!

Foul Smells Around The Property

Remember, your sewer line runs from the front of your property. So, a rancid smell that rises from your front yard is not only a sure sign of a sewer line problem, but it’s a plumbing emergency.

Sewage and the stench that comes with it pose a serious health risk to your family and those that visit your home. Keep your nose on alert and report any waste-like odors to a top rated plumber.

About Benicia Plumbing

When you do business with Benicia Plumbing, you can count accountability, punctuality, transparency and quality and that is our non-negotiable promise. From the first interaction through the successful completion of any project, you can be certain that Benicia Plumbing, Inc. will endeavor to do everything it can to make your experience the best it possibly can. You can also rest assured that Benicia Plumbing will always maintain the necessary licenses and insurance coverage required by the State of California, and when your job is completed, we will always leave the job site cleaner than when we got there.

Sources: SF Gate and Angie's List