Tree roots can be powerful and invasive, causing serious plumbing problems in heavily wooded areas like ours. They can invade your plumbing system through a tiny crack or hole and eventually compromise your pipe. The Pipeshark is the local authority for tree root invasion, and we use a variety of convenient trenchless repairs that allow you to keep the natural aspects of your property and your pipes intact.
How Can I Tell if I Have Tree Root Invasion?
At first you may think your tree root invasion is just a clog. You may notice your fixtures draining slowly, or multiple fixtures backing up at once. Strange noises or smells coming from the pipes can indicate a blockage, and wet spots or puddles around your property could mean that the roots have caused a leak.
Additionally, you may have tree root invasion if you have tried to use a plunger to clear the obstruction but it didn’t work. A plunger is typically not strong enough to remove tough tree roots, and you shouldn’t be tempted to try chemical solutions or DIY mechanical snakes. These tools can damage your pipes even more, resulting in more costly repairs.
Clearing Tree Root Invasion
The Pipeshark typically uses hydro jetting to remove stubborn tree roots. This modern drain cleaning technique is a convenient way to remove clogs without impacting your property whatsoever. We use an existing access point to insert the nozzle into your plumbing system. The nozzle sprays a pressurized stream of water that breaks down tree roots and other buildup in your pipes and washes it away.
Hydro jetting is safe to use on virtually any material and diameter of pipe. No chemical residue is left behind, and you can resume normal use of your pipes right away.
Professional Trenchless Pipe Repair
Holes, cracks, and other damage are often left behind after tree root invasion. Drain cleaning is often paired with one of the following repairs:
- Cured-in-Place Pipe Lining, which involves using a flexible tube of material coated in epoxy resin to refurbish the inside of your pipe and fill in damaged areas
- Pipe Bursting, a trenchless form of pipe replacement that involves using a machine to break apart your existing pipe and install a new one directly behind it.
- Micro tunneling, another form of pipe replacement often used for commercial and municipal projects.
We use trenchless repairs whenever possible to keep your property intact. No one wants to be stuck with costly landscaping, reconstruction, or repaving costs, so we use convenient no-dig repairs that alleviate the headache often associated with plumbing problems.
Work with Your Local Tree Root Invasion Experts
We take pride in offering speedy plumbing repairs without the mess. Our drain cleaning and trenchless pipe repairs can be completed in a fraction of the time without an unsightly trench. We are committed to friendly service and unmatched plumbing expertise honed over three generations of plumbing services in Pennsylvania. Give us a call at the first sign of a stubborn clog, and we will always clear your tree roots with personalized services that best meet your needs.