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    Most home and business owners do not know that tree root invasion is one of the most common plumbing problems that can cause serious damage to your East Bay Area pipes. At General Plumbing and Rooter, our team wants to help you understand what tree root invasion is in relation to your sewer and drain pipes and how we can assist you in solving them.

    Tree Root Invasion in Contra Costa County

    Tree roots systems are the ways in which trees and shrubs receive their nutrients. Roots are usually found within the first 6 to 18 inches of soil because that is where nutrients and oxygen are most readily available. However, roots will be attracted to sewage pipes because of the moisture and oxygen they provide underground. This makes the pipes susceptible to root invasion and can lead to roots cracking or breaking the pipes they invade. Sometimes, these roots are small and hair like. They obstruct the pipe but do not cause immediate major damage. However, leaving these roots over time allows them to get bigger and create blockages within the pipes, trapping debris and slowing drainage from your home or business.

    What Can Be Done to Address Tree Root Invasion?

    If you experience symptoms such as slow draining, low water pressure, or clogs this may be an indication that your pipes have been blocked or even broken by tree roots. General Plumbing and Rooter can execute a number of steps to remediate this problem. First, we would confirm what’s happening with your pipe via a thorough camera inspection. This allows us to send a waterproof camera into your piping system to confirm that the issue is the result of tree root invasion. Depending on the damage, our team may need to complete drain cleaning services or utilized other trenchless technologies to remove the roots from the pipe.

    Schedule Tree Root Removal Services with General Plumbing and Rooter Today

    If you need an inspection or assistance with a repair, contact General Plumbing and Rooters to schedule an appointment. We use innovative trenchless technology to get the job done.

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