Have you ever had the unpleasant experience of sewage backing up into your home? It can definitely ruin your week, especially if the cause is deep within your plumbing system.

One issue that can cause a catastrophic backup of your sewage is When tree roots start growing into your pipes. This will usually happen when there is a crack in your sewage pipe, or if the pipes have come apart at a seam. Tree roots will be drawn to this leak and start growing into the pipe. Once this starts, the crack will only widen, causing an increase in the leaking and making the tree grow even quicker.

At this point, there is no simple solution. You will need to have the pipe dug out and fixed. While temporary relief could be had by cutting the roots out of the pipe, they will regrow quickly. If you don’t have the experience, it would be best to have the work done by an experienced plumber, since a poorly done job could soon experience the same issues again.

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