Tree Root Removal in Sewer Lines
Tree root removal is welcomed by homeowners, often surprised, roots from a tree or bush several yards or even several houses away can damage their home’s plumbing system. Having tree roots in pipes is called “root intrusion”, and can create major blockage in your line.
Sewer line roots form because roots are drawn to unbroken pipes because of condensation around the sewer pipes. The roots grow alongside and around the pipe to absorb the moisture, and this is the start of tree roots in the drain and roots in your sewer line. Trees and shrubs seek water to grow, and your pipes provide a perfect, protected environment.
Sewer Line Camera Inspections
A camera pipe inspection allows for a visual inspection of underground sewer lines and other piping determining the condition inside the pipe. A flexible fiber optic cable with a specially designed high resolution video camera on its tip is inserted into the pipe for a thorough inspection. When the cable is pushed through the pipe, the waterproof camera is equipped with a strong light showing the journey and findings.
We find out exactly the condition of your line and what is causing your drains to block up. Our inspections identify and locate serious drain problems like blockages, tree roots, debris, cracked or collapsed pipes which could end up costing you thousands of dollars in repairs in the long run.
Sewer Line Repairs
Alternative Plumbing does more than just clear your drains. We offer sewer line repair, sewer line replacement and sewer line installation to correct a number of problems, including:
Broken, cracked, offset or collapsed pipe - damaged pipes due to shifting soil, frozen ground, settling, etc.
Blockage - grease buildup or a foreign object is restricting or prohibiting proper flow and/or cleaning of the line.
Corrosion - the pipe has deteriorated and/or broken, causing collapses in the line and restricting flow.
Bellied pipe - a section of the pipe has sunk due to ground or soil conditions, creating a valley that collects paper and waste.
Leaking joints - the seals between pipes have broken, allowing water to escape into the area surrounding the pipe.
Root in sewer line - tree or shrub roots have invaded the sewer line, preventing normal cleaning and/or have damaged the line.
Off-grade pipe - existing pipes are constructed of substandard material that may have deteriorated or corroded.