Every year, homeowners in Austin tend to have the same sort of problems with their plumbing. That’s because, over the course of the winter time, tree roots will travel longer distance looking for moisture — and frequently they’ll find it in your pipes! How can you tell if underground tree roots pose a risk to your sewer system, and what can you do to prevent and solve the tree root problem? You may need drain cleaning services.
Drain Cleaning Tips from Radiant Plumbing: The Trouble with Tree Roots
Right now we’re coming up on the season when tree roots start to pose a major problem for homeowners. If tree root intrusion happens to your pipes and drains, you may start to experience:
- Backed-Up Toilets
- Standing Water in Your Sinks or Tubs
- Failing Plumbing Fixtures
- Main Line Back-Flow
- Odors in Your Kitchen/Bathroom
- And Even Flooding in Your Basement
But those are all pretty common drain issues, all of which require drain cleaning. How can you tell if tree roots are the problem? At Radiant Plumbing, we diagnose sewer issues with video camera inspection. A sewer camera is an advanced plumbing tool that allows us to see inside of your pipes and discover the source of problems. Here’s how: a camera tipped cable is threaded through your main drain access port, and the image of the pipe interior appears on an exterior monitor. We can find tree roots and deal with them accordingly!
So how do you deal with tree roots? Conventional rooters often won’t work for clearing roots, and drain chemicals are almost always a bad idea. No, the drain cleaning solution for tree roots is most frequently hydrojetting.
Hydrojetting (High Water Pressure Jetting)
A water jetter is a state-of-the-art plumbing tool that can blast away roots with high pressure H2O. Not only can it clear tree root clogs that a rooter would get tangled up in, but it can also clear away the residue and grime build-up along the walls of the pipes, restoring their flow capaAustin. It’s the absolute latest in drain cleaning, and we trust it for nearly every major tree root obstruction job we get.
If you’re experiencing drain problems, the drain cleaning experts at Radiant Plumbing can help! Call Radiant Plumbing today to get a sewer camera inspection, hydrojetting, or drain cleaning for your Austin home.