Do the trees in your front yard all of a sudden seem to flourish and grow faster than ever? While you might think that this is due to your green fingers, it is quite possible that you have a food source for the trees that is constantly supplying them with fertilized water – your plumbing.
Many plumbing systems have been backed up by a collection of tree roots inside of the pipes. A small crack or dislodged pipe is enough for the persistent tree roots to pry the pipes open and let more roots in and release more nutritious sewer water. It won’t be long before your sewer water backs up into your house.
There are some temporary fixes that will clear out the roots and clear a path through your pipes again, but unfortunately, it won’t take long for the roots to take over once more. The only permanent fix involves digging up the pipe and making sure it is sealed well.