People tend to take things for granted in this day and age. This holds particularly true with the systems within our homes. For example, when we flip on the lights we fully expect the house to light up. When we flush the toilet, or turn on the water, we fully expect that the contents will go down the drain without issue. In fact, most people do not even give it a second of thought, that is unless the systems fail to function properly. That is the point when panic tends to set in. Imagine sitting in the dark, or worse yet the toilet backs up and floods the house.
Although the thought of being without electricity can be a bit overwhelming, it is actually far worse to be without a fully functioning sewer system. Unless you forgot to pay the electric bill, the power will go back on shortly. However, when the toilet backs up and floods it typically means that you are facing a far larger issue, and that issue could end up costing you thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars. If you are not even the tiniest bit scared at this point, you should be. The question that remains is do you know what is lurking inside your sewer system?
The Monsters That Live Inside Your Sewer System
There are monsters that live inside your sewer system. These monsters are scary, but they are not the type of monsters that you may be picturing. They are scary because they cause problems within the system, and if you fail to treat these problems properly and in a timely manner, it can cost you a significant amount of aggravation, time, and money. One of the biggest monsters that love to invade your sewer system is tree roots. These rascals cause more mischief than you can even imagine.
For example, tree roots are attracted to the water source located within your sewer pipes. Small tree roots have an innate ability to enter into microscopic cracks in the pipes in order to feed. These small tree roots tend to grow rapidly when feasting on the fertilizing components of the waste materials that travel through the pipes. As the tree roots grow, they eventually block the sewer pipes altogether, which causes the system to back up. In essence, the tree roots act as a dam that prevents the water and waste materials from flowing forward to their intended destination.
The intended destination is either a septic tank located underground at or near the property, or the main sewer line that travels under the street until it reaches the city/town sewer treatment plant. When the pipes are blocked, the wastewater and solids flow backwards until they reach a point or escape. Unfortunately, that point of escape is your toilets and sinks, and that is certainly not a mess that anyone should ever have to deal with. When the tree roots grow, they can also cause the sewer pipes to break, especially if the pipes are old.
That means the pipes will need extensive repair and may even need to be replaced. The good news is that there is a way to clean out the tree roots before they become a major issue.
Getting Rid Of The Monsters That Live Inside Your Sewer System
There is a method to remove tree roots from your sewer pipes that is efficient, effectual, and cost effective. It is called Water Pipe Jetting. In essence, Water Pipe Jetting utilizes highly pressurized water to remove any and all blocks within the sewer pipes. The water is sprayed though special hoses that are attached to a water source. The process safely removes the tree roots and pushes the broken up materials through the system without causing any damage to the pipes. If your sewer pipes are susceptible to tree root invasion, it is highly suggested that you hire a professional and experienced Water Pipe Jetting specialist to clean the system out on a yearly basis.
Please Contact us today to schedule a hydro jetting pipe-cleaning service at your home, place of business, or investment property. If you have any questions about this high-tech pipe cleaning technique, one of our industry experts will be happy to speak with you. Jolin Paving & Excavating, Inc. is your New England connection for fast, friendly, and affordable service. Our company has been serving Boston Massachusetts, Southern NH, VT & ME as well as Northern CT & RI since 1952. We look forward to working with you.