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Tree Roots Can Cause Major Sewer Line Repair

We understand that sewer line repair happens all the time due to gradual wear and tear. We also know that accidents can happen. At Black Mountain Plumbing, we help you with all of your sewer, drain, and plumbing needs. We know that when a sewer line breaks, it can happen for any reason. We are fully prepared to repair and service sewer lines. Our service is effective and efficient, and our experienced plumbers are always ready and prepared to handle any plumbing issue. For any and all questions regarding plumbing and sewer lines, do not hesitate to call us at (858) 536-4161.

Sewer Line Repair Is Often Caused by Trees


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You Can Prevent Sewer Line Repair Problems

A root is a very important part of any plant. Trees, shrubs, and even ornamental plants all require roots to thrive. However, if a tree or shrub’s roots become damaged or broken, it will be hard for them to grow.

How To Know Where Your Sewer Line Is Located

You can call your local utility company to find out where underground utilities are located. It is always a good idea to know where cables, lines, and pipes are buried before doing any landscaping or planting.

What Should Be Done About Tree Root Infestation?

If you are looking to prevent roots from growing in your pipes, the best option is to use copper sulfate and potassium hydroxide. These chemicals can be applied around the pipes and they will slow down the growth of roots in the area. Metal or wood barriers buried 6 to 12 inches deeper than the pipe and running vertically next to the pipe will also stop roots from getting at the pipe.

How to remove tree roots.

drain repair - San Diego CA - Black Mountain plumbing IncHow to Plant Trees and Shrubs for Sewer Safety

The first step in landscaping is to make a plan. This can include selecting plants and the type and size of trees. Avoid placing plants close to sewer pipes. It is best to plant trees far enough away from sewer pipes so that the roots are not within reach. If you do plant close to sewer pipes, select slow-growing trees with a small root ball.

Drain clogs happen. Root damage to sewer lines can lead to clogged, overflowing, and slow-flowing drains, sometimes accompanied by a gurgling noise from the toilet. If this is the case, it is best to call a professional plumber for sewer line repair services to assess the situation.

Maintenance And Inspection – How to Do It

Call a plumber to have your drains inspected. They will run a camera probe through the drainpipes to locate damaged areas. Once the inspection is complete, they will make recommendations. If the drainpipes have tree root damage, you may need sewer line repair and replacement.

Sewer line repair involves threading a cable through the sewer pipe that cuts through any clogs or tree roots and cleans the sewer pipe to the inner walls.

Call Black Mountain Plumbing for Sewer Line Repair (858) 536-4161

At Black Mountain Plumbing Inc we have replaced thousands of thermocouples and can do your thermocouple replacement quickly and easily for you.  We are the area experts in water heater repair, replacement, and installation.  Call us when you need sewer line repair at (858) 536-4161.

Service Areas

Serving San Diego and San Diego County for over 30 years with quality work, great service on sewer line repairs. We also service these cities – El Cajon, La Mesa, Lakeside, Poway, Ramona, Santee, La Jolla, University City, Tierrasanta, Rancho Penasquitos, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Leucadia, Sorrento Valley, Miramar, Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch, Carlsbad, Fairbanks Ranch, 4S Ranch, and Sabre Springs.


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