Clear Tree Roots From Drain Pipes / Sewer Lines in Cape Town

One of the most frequent causes of damage to your sewer line is tree root intrusion. For shade and aesthetic purposes, trees are fairly common and desirable in gardens, but they can cause serious damage to your plumbing system!

Regrettably, this is a very common occurrence in Cape Town. Plumbing systems are typically installed early on in new residential developments across Cape Town. After that, houses are constructed and landscaped, properties are purchased, and new residents settle in. Over time, residents add on a plants here and there, leaving behind potential problems like tree roots in sewer lines. As properties change hands the original plumbing plans get forgotten until eventually someone has to deal with the problem of clearing roots from drain pipes.

Tree roots can invade sewer lines, causing slow draining fixtures like sinks and bathtubs as well as unusual gurgling sounds from fixtures like the toilet. While a minor root invasion may only be an annoyance, ignoring this issue could end up costing you thousands.

To top it all off, tree roots are attracted to sewer lines, despite the fact that they carry all sorts of unpleasant things. Pipes are a great place for a tree to put down roots because of the abundance of water, oxygen, and nutrients.

If a pipe has a leak or a loose joint, the escaping moisture can travel to the ground and condense there. When tree roots are in need of water or nutrients, they naturally gravitate toward this source and eventually colonise the crevices in the pipe. In some cases, they will keep expanding until they have completely clogged the conduit. The roots form a net that will collect any debris you flush down the drain, causing a slowdown in the drainage system. The roots can cause catastrophic damage to your plumbing if they are allowed to keep growing.

AD Plumbing

A slow draining sink, tub, or shower is one of the first indicators of a clogged drain. Most homeowners would rather try a do-it-yourself chemical drain cleaner than hire a plumber to snake high-tech CCTV cameras through their pipes to identify the source of the problem. However if the roots are allowed to continue expanding inside the pipes, the issue will only get worse over time. Cape Town’s AD plumbers are drain clearing experts, armed with the know-how and equipment to clear even the most stubborn clogs. In order to avoid unpleasant odours and other issues, it is highly recommended to hire an AD plumber to clear your blocked drain.

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