Tree root intrusion is one of the most common sources of serious pipe damage. Fortunately, trenchless pipe repair in Canton, GA can resolve most root invasion issues without digging, restoring sewer functionality with minimal disruption to the property owner.
Vegetation naturally looks for steady sources of water, and sewer pipes certainly provide an ample supply. Over time, tree roots find joints and cracks in pipes, particularly cast iron sewer lines. As the tree roots grow, they clog the line or exacerbate pipe damage.
The safest course of action is to cut down trees near the sewer system and prevent root damage before it affects water flow. However, tree roots are expansive systems, and this approach isn’t always possible. When roots prevent the line from draining, the property owner may need to consider trenchless sewer repair or look for other ways to restore the line.
A professional plumber can treat minor root issues by augering out the roots or by using hydro-jetting tools to clean the pipe. Chemical additives can slow or prevent root growth, but a better solution is to use trenchless pipe lining to restore damaged areas of the pipe. The plumber moves a hydraulic system through the pipe, expanding a liner that adheres to the old pipe with a high-strength epoxy.
This process allows for trenchless pipe replacement, essentially creating a new pipe within the old one. The new pipe is strong, durable, and resistant to root intrusion since the vegetation can no longer find a way into the line via leaks or cracks.
Most properties are candidates for trenchless sewer replacement. An expert plumber can even repair older cast iron pipes with this technology, although the homeowner should look for an experienced team that can analyze pipes with video inspection tools and other equipment to fully evaluate the extent of the damage.
The Pipe Medic specializes in addressing root invasion, corrosion, and other severe issues that prevent sewer lines from functioning properly. To schedule an inspection, call us today or fill out our online form.