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    At General Plumbing and Rooter, we understand how important your sewer and drain system is to you Contra Costa County home or business. Our team works tirelessly to make sure East Bay residents’ pipes are free of pesky problems that can lead to costly pipe repairs or full replacements. We services residents in Concord, Antioch, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Brentwood, Pittsburg, Clayton, Lafayette, and more. There is no need to suffer through troublesome pipe problems that can be quickly solved by the professionals at General Plumbing and Rooter.

    What is Tree Root Invasion?

    Tree root invasion is one of the most common pipe problems. Tree roots naturally travel towards water sources in order to gain the hydration they need, particularly when water sources are scarce. A badly sealed or damaged water pipe is an ideal place for tree roots to invade, as these provide a constant source of water for the tree to source the moisture it needs to survive. These root masses can cause severe blockages over time as they continue to grow within the pipe, catching debris, grease and other matter as it is flushed through the pipe. This reduces the capacity of your pipes to perform.

    Results of Tree Root Invasion Contra Costa County

    Our team at General Plumbing and Rooter has seen a variety of tree root problems in Contra Costa County pipes. Root invasion requires expert clearing in order to prevent complete blockage. Roots can also exert considerable pressure at the crack or joint. The increased pressure may result in broken pipes which may cost thousands of dollars to replace. Sewer lines in older homes are often constructed from clay which can be easily damaged by roots, but PVC and concrete pipes can also be vulnerable, resulting in leaks and further damage.

    Repairing Your Invaded Contra Costa County Pipes

    If you suspect a blockage due to the slow movement of water through your drains, it is prudent to address the problem before it takes its toll on your home. We will investigate by using a sewer camera to inspect your pipes to see exactly where the roots have invaded. Removal is performed completely using powerful cutting tools.

    Either trenchless technology or digging can be used to reach the pipes several feet below ground level so that replacement of the pipes can be performed effectively. Just like that cold fountain drink you enjoy on a hot afternoon, the tank portion of some toilets can be prone to sweating, especially during warmer months of the year. Condensation is created by cold water in contact with the warmer walls of the porcelain tank. The moisture can form into beads and, if large enough, will drip onto the floor, making bathroom carpet wet or potentially accumulating in puddles on a hard surface.

    Let Our Team Take Care of Your Tree Roots Today

    There is no need to suffer through pipe problems. Your team of local East Bay experts at General Plumbing and Rooter is committed to taking care of your sewer and drain pipe in the most effective way possible.

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