Tree Roots In Sewer Line: How To Prevent


When tree roots get into your sewer line, they can cause sewer backups that prevent your sewer from draining. This can lead to devastating breaks requiring expensive sewer pipe repair. But how can you prevent roots from getting into your sewer line?

How To Prevent Tree Roots In Your Sewer Line

While tree roots aren’t always preventable, there are ways to prevent larger issues in the future. Here are two different types of tree root prevention you can consider for your home!


Like your car, your sewer pipes can benefit from preventative maintenance. Addressing and recognizing issues before they appear can save you time, headache, and lots of money. Chemicals can actually be injected into your soil to prevent roots from growing in the injected section. Physical barriers can be made as well, though they should be installed when the sewer line is already dug up for the best results. 


The easiest thing you can do to prevent roots from growing around and in your sewer pipe is to avoid planting rooting plants near your sewer line. This will prevent any additional chances of problems occurring. Otherwise, you can move trees away from sewer lines. If you can’t do either of those, be sure to have someone, preferably Spencer Home Services, regularly inspect your sewer line to address issues before they can become more serious.

If you think you have tree roots in your sewer line, call Spencer Home Services today to schedule a sewer inspection or replacement, and be sure to check out our spectacular reviews!

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