Did you know that roots from trees and plants can actually invade into your sewer pipes that are buried underground? In fact, roots love the wastewater and raw sewage that flow through the sewer pipes. In essence, roots in the ground will always seek out a water source. If that water source also contains fertilizer it is an added bonus. So how do roots actually get into the sewer pipes? At first, they start out as small sized roots that find their way into the sewer pipes through tiny microscopic cracks in the pipeline.

Once the roots actually make their way into the sewer pipes they tend to grow rather quickly due to the conditions within the pipes. The bottom line is that the roots are being both watered and fed with the raw sewage. Once the roots get large enough they can cause a tremendous amount of issues within the sewer pipes and to the sewer system. For example, they can easily block the pipes. Have you ever seen a tangle of roots? Once a tangle of roots form, it is incredibly difficult for the wastewater and raw sewage to travel past it.

The wastewater and raw sewage is supposed to exit the sewer line where it goes to one of two places. If your building is on a public sewer system the wastewater and raw sewage travel from your sewer line to the main sewer line that is buried underneath the street. From there, the wastewater and raw sewage travel to a sewage treatment plant. On the other hand, if you have a private sewer system, the wastewater and raw sewage travel from the sewer pipes to a septic tank that is buried underground at your property. So what happens if you need root removal because the roots are blocking your sewer pipe?

Actually one of two things can happen. You can contact a company that specializes in root removal to take care of it. The process is simple, efficient, and cost effective. Or you can skip it and wait for the toilets, sinks, and other drains to start backing up. So what exactly does that mean? In essence, if the waste water and raw sewage cannot get by the blockage in the sewer pipes that are caused by root invasion, the waste water and raw sewage will begin to flow back up the pipeline.

Eventually it will back up the pipeline to the point that it will exit the pipes through the toilet, sink drains, and other drains inside of your property. Not only is that costly and time consuming, but if the problem has gone on long enough, you may need to actually replace the pipes. This can cost thousands of dollars to repair as well as leave you without working plumbing in your home or  commercial property.

If you have any questions about our root removal 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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