If you’re having problems with your sewer system than root removal from the sewer pipes may be the solution that you’ve been looking for. Roots are a common problem for sewer systems in New England. This holds particularly true with older properties with sewer systems that are over twenty or twenty-five years old. So, if you own a commercial or residential property in New England and are having issues with the sewer system than the root of the problem may be due to tree roots. At this point you may be wondering how tree roots can actually get into your sewer pipes.

It’s fairly simple. Tree roots basically seek out two (2) things. They are water and food. Raw sewage contains both water and food for tree roots. In essence, raw sewage makes an excellent fertilizer. It must be noted that we are certainly not suggesting that you use raw sewage to fertilize your plants, vegetables or anything for that matter. Raw sewage contains elements that can cause illness and should never be used as a fertilizer. However, plants will grow rapidly when exposed to raw sewage. Here’s how it works in regards to roots invading your sewer pipes.

Did you know that a great deal of older sewer pipers leak? Sewer pipes leak when they have cracks and holes in them. Cracks and holes tend to happen when the pipes are damaged after years of shifting in the ground. In some cases the pipe materials begin to break down. When your sewer pipes are cracked and or broken the raw sewage, or a portion of the raw sewage, will escape from the pipes and enter into the ground. It also means that things, such as tree roots, can enter into the cracks and breaks within your sewer pipes.

It doesn’t take long for the tree roots to grow large enough to completely block or clog the sewer pipes. At that point, root removal is required. You should also have the sewer pipes fixed. Sometimes the sewer pipes have tiny microscopic cracks and are otherwise working fine. However, they can also be invaded by the tree roots. In essence, the roots start out tiny and microscopic as well. They are also seeking out water and food. So these tiny tree roots enter into the sewer pipe and begin drinking and feeding.

It doesn’t take long for them to grow. The tree roots will grow to the point where they clog or block the sewer pipes. At this point root removal is also required. The good news is that root removal is a simple process that can often be accomplished with a hydro jetting.

If you have any questions about our root removal/hydro jetting services in New England, or would like to schedule service we are happy to help. Please contact us today! Jolin Paving & Excavating, Inc. is your New England connection for a vast variety of environmentally related services. Our company has been serving Boston Massachusetts, Southern NH, VT & ME as well as Northern CT & RI since 1952. Please Contact us to learn more today. Environmental related issues occur all of the time, and can strike at any time. That is exactly why you need to have a local and reliable environmental services company at the helm and ready to go whenever you actually need them.

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