It’s winter here in Colorado. Your plumbing problems can’t
be caused by root damage – or can they?
In both drought conditions and the winter months, roots from trees and
shrubs will travel great distances to search for water. And in many cases
they may find what they are looking for in small cracks or poorly sealed
water and sewer lines.
Once they find water, they continue to hold on to their feeding source.
They will fill the pipe with multi root masses, and slowly start preventing
waste and water flow within the household water system. If not caught
and fixed early, the pipes will continue to erode, eventually becoming
completely clogged, or collapsing under the pressure.
If roots have entered your pipes, the only way to clear them is with power
cutting blades. Your
local plumber is qualified in repairing all types of sewer and pipe clogs, and can handle
any excavation that may be needed.