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Which tree roots invade sewer pipes? Deciduous or Evergreen?

85% of Blocked Drains are caused by tree roots

Deciduous tree roots can be more invasive to sewer pipes than evergreen tree roots. Deciduous trees have a more aggressive root system that tends to spread out widely in search of moisture and nutrients. This can cause the roots to grow into pipes and cause blocked drains or even greater damage.

On the other hand, evergreen tree roots tend to grow deeper in search of water and are less likely to spread out widely. As a result, they are less likely to cause problems with pipes. However, it’s worth noting that the infestation of tree roots can vary depending on the species of tree and the soil conditions.

It’s also worth noting that it’s not only the species of tree that matters, but also the location where the tree is planted. A tree planted near a sewer pipe is more likely to cause damage to the pipe, regardless of whether it’s an evergreen or deciduous tree.

It’s always good idea to consult with an arborist or a plumber before planting a tree near existing sewer pipes or underground utilities.

When fixing your blocked drains, a “one size fits all” approach is outdated!

The best approach depends on your circumstance and specifically, what is going on with the drains at your place.

If you’re not sure which method is best for your circumstance, ask me.

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Protecting Your Pipes And Drains From Tree Roots

If you’ve ever had to deal with tree root blocking your plumbing, you know that it’s an experience that no one would want to have twice. Drain back up leads to health hazards and removing tree root blockages can be costly.

Many home and business owners attempt to prevent future root intrusion through pipe maintenance and preventative measures.

Much of the root removal process includes measures that protect your plumbing from roots growing back into your pipes. Defensive measures include chemicals or chemical foam, such as Vaporooter,  that coats the inside of your plumbing with root killing herbicide.

Other methods of plumbing maintenance include routine pipe and joint replacement or a complete overhaul of your plumbing (known as relaying). This protective measure is considered undesirable because it’s a very expensive maintenance option.

Mechanical plumbing maintenance might include regular pulling or rodding, which clears root obstruction before it grows to completely block pipes. This sort of maintenance keeps tree roots and other obstruction at bay, but it’s not a complete protective measure.

Protecting you pipes could be as simple as regular chemical treatment of your plumbing system. Chemical powder, liquid or foam is applied to the pipe to reinforce plumbing and prohibit future tree root intrusion. However, many home and business owners are nervous about dumping chemicals down their plumbing.

The best preventive measures often include a combination of several maintenance techniques. For example, regular mechanical maintenance followed by chemical treatment is a popular way to support plumbing.

Even careful pipe maintenance may not be enough to keep tree roots out of your plumbing, epically if you have numerous tree roots growing near your underground pipes.

The best solution is one that’s discussed with, and executed by an experienced plumber. A good plumber will help you decide the management method that’s ideal for your plumbing needs, such as Vaporooter.

Vaporooter Is Safe And Guaranteed To Stop Tree Roots From Damaging Your Pipes And Drains