Detecting Tree Roots in Pipes

Servicing Salt Lake and Utah Counties

One of the most common reasons for sewer line damage in Lehi, Utah, is tree root growth in underground pipes. The water from the pipes creates moisture, an ideal environment for tree roots to grow and spread quickly. Knowing how to detect signs of tree root growth is important to avoid future sewer line problems. Here are a few key signs tree roots may be beginning to grow in your pipes.

Slow Drains:

If your drains are not draining as quickly as they used to, this may be a sign of tree root growth! Most of the time, this is one of the first signs of tree root invasion in underground pipes. Being proactive and calling a plumber will help catch the problem before it turns into a big, more expensive plumbing issue.

Backed Up Drains:

Often, large clogs caused by tree roots will cause water to come back up into your sink or shower. Small clogs can be easily removed or broken down over time with routine drain cleanings, but tree roots are persistent and will need to be removed by a professional.

Gurgling Toilets:

If you are frequently hearing a gurgling sound coming from your toilet, don’t hesitate to call a plumber! Your toilets should not be frequently running or making strange sounds, and this often is a tell-tale sign that there is something wrong with your plumbing system.

Foul Smells:

Bad smells coming from your plumbing are also a sign of tree root growth. When water is stopped in your pipes, it remains stagnant and can begin to grow bacteria, which can create a strange, foul smell.

Our team of sewer line experts at Aloha Plumbing, Sewers, & Drains are here to provide you with assistance if you believe tree roots have invaded your sewer line. We’ll perform a video camera inspection to see if there are indeed tree roots growing in your pipes, and then work with you to provide the best removal options. Call us today at 801-874-0094 or book an appointment online!