Monthly Archives: August 2014

Tree Root Got Your Pipe?

Most residential properties, and even many commercial ones, feature a landscape that includes at least a tree or two. While they look great, they can also cause major problems for the plumbing of a nearby building.

The roots of a tree can actually access the pipes a building relies on for its plumbing. Generally, it does this by snaking through holes in the piping’s joints. As time goes on, this root expands and, in doing so, it puts ever-greater pressure on the pipe. Eventually, the predictable result happens, and the pipe breaks. As you can imagine, the damage and ensuing costs can be substantial.

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